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So is it from a style guide? I'm not opposed to it, I'd just like more information. If it's part of a style guide, for instance (which I think it might be?) it might be a better fit for the eventual style guides page. -- {{StaffLink|Dorek}} '''<sub>[[User talk:Dorek|<font color=DARKGREEN>Talk</font>]]</sub>''' <img>https://biosector01.com/images/LUG_Ambassador_LOGO_1_-_2014.png" width="100px</img>  18:21, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
 
So is it from a style guide? I'm not opposed to it, I'd just like more information. If it's part of a style guide, for instance (which I think it might be?) it might be a better fit for the eventual style guides page. -- {{StaffLink|Dorek}} '''<sub>[[User talk:Dorek|<font color=DARKGREEN>Talk</font>]]</sub>''' <img>https://biosector01.com/images/LUG_Ambassador_LOGO_1_-_2014.png" width="100px</img>  18:21, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
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:I agree with this, definitely seems like style guide material, and if so, probably belongs on a page with the style guide itself. Nice find though; can't say I've heard of it before. --[[User:Snaptor|<font color="#ff0000">S</font><font color="#ff6600">n</font><font color="#ffcc00">a</font><font color="#00cc00">p</font><font color="#00ccff">t</font><font color="#0000ff">o</font><font color="#9900ff">r</font>]]([[User talk:Snaptor|talk]]) 21:29, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

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BIONICLE Facebook Page

Page will be made.

This wiki should probably have some way of referencing the happenings of the Bionicle Facebook page, which often releases images and videos that are either exclusive or are not released on another source until later and hosts events such as contests. Bionicle websites have articles so it should seem logical that the facebook page should as well. Even if a page is not made, there should be some way of referencing events that unfold on the facebook page as well as images, videos, and other content. This could mean a nav template or a category of some form. Post your thoughts.

Someone wanna get cracking on a sandbox for this? --Angel Bob (talk) 19:47, 31 October 2016 (CET)
Would someone make a sandbox? -- SurelNuva (Talk) 13:06, 14 February 2017 (CET)


Merchandise

Regardless of exactly what we call it, I feel as though we need a single page for all the obscure merchandising items Bionicle had during it's run, such as the Toa Mahri Dart Shooter or the Sponge Morbuzakh or even the Soft Foam Takadox Mask and Twin Knives, which clearly aren't important enough to deserve pages of their own but could probably be compiled onto a single page. The only issue I can see with this is that some of these are very difficult to find reliable citations for that extend beyond photographs (Otherwise surely there would be some mention of the wearable glow-in-the-dark Piraka teeth on the wiki) --Snaptor (talk) 01:24, 25 September 2017 (CET)

Page will be created.

Comments on merchandise

I think this will be a good page to have - but i think we have to be very careful in drawing the line between regular sets and stuff and all the ancillary merchandise that was available. Intelligence4 (talk) 00:48, 28 September 2017 (CET)

I found a TTV topic that has a huge list of this sort of thing. It obviously wouldn't qualify as an actual source, but it could certainly help as a sort of "checklist" to see exactly what sort of things we're looking for. Are we allowed to link to TTV here? (Also, on a more amusing note, I'm not sure I've seen something gather eight votes this quickly in ages, I was expecting this to be controversial. =P) Snaptor (talk) 11:10, 28 September 2017 (CET)

I just realized this only technically counts as seven votes, oops. Snaptor (talk) 23:49, 28 September 2017 (CET)
MY VOTE COUNTS FOR EVERYTHING -- Dorek Talk External Image 03:39, 29 September 2017 (CET)

Clock set pages

"7397 Bionicle Clock", "Set:4193353 Bionicle Tahu Nuva Clock" and "4285303 Bionicle Clock" were three sets released in 2002, 2003 and 2007 respectively. You can find them on Bricklink or Brickset if you want to see images. Yes, these technically count as "gear", however they are built up out of pieces. What particularily makes me interested in making pages for these sets though is that 7397 includes a red noble Ruru, which has other wise only been released as a misprint. ~ Wolk (talk) 19:44, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Create Set:7397, Set:4193353, Set:4285303

  1. ~ Wolk (talk) 19:44, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
  2. Planetperson 22:28, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
  3. --"LBX battle on!!!" ~Prof. Srlojohn 17:32, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Do not create Clock set pages

  1. I feel like these would belong on a page with other Merchandise-related content, but individual pages for each clock seems like opening a can of worms (what does/does not constitute a set?) --Snaptor(talk) 08:41, 2 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. I agree with the above. Additionally, one of (if not the) largest LEGO item data base, Brickset, considers this gear. If we consider this a set, what next? Shows with Kraana? Toothbrushes with Nuva masks? --Eljay Johnsen (talk) 05:54, 1 October 2018 (UTC) talk

Comments on Clock sets

So to broaden this out even further, there's stuff like the Trading Card Game which may have included LEGO elements or may not have which have set numbers, and things like T-shirts too. I'd argue it's an all or nothing gambit; either everything that has a set number, or keep it to the core buildable figures. -- Dorek Talk External Image 04:11, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Meant to type "shoes." But I certainly feel that this should be kept to items designed with the express purpose of being entirely constructed, such as the buildable figures and Playsets. --Eljay Johnsen (talk) 05:56, 1 October 2018 (UTC)talk

Style Guides

Style Guides! What are they? How do they work? Are they related to magnets? All this and more could be learned! I might just make the page anyway, but that's because I do what I want! -- Dorek Talk External Image 02:55, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Page will be made.

Comments

Of the ones been put online so far, there's 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008... and I think that's it? -- Dorek Talk External Image 02:55, 5 June 2018 (UTC)


Music of the BIONICLE films

If the topic is deemed worthy of its own separate article, I would very much like to create one for the soundtracks to the Bionicle movies. I believe a suitable title would be "Music of the BIONICLE films". The Music article would be given a link to it at the top of the "Movie Scores" section (e.g. Main article: Music of the BIONICLE films).

This article would encompass the full details of the Miramax trilogy soundtrack releases as well as their history, using as much data about them as I can find. It would cover subjects such as how Nathan Furst was initially brought on board to score the films, why they remained unreleased for such a long time, and the efforts made to release portions of the score prior to the official releases. It would also include any available information on the score of The Legend Reborn; even though that film has not been given a soundtrack release, it is possible there could be one in the future. It would not include information about the music of The Journey to One since that is a web series and not technically a movie.

I believe this topic is worthy of its own article due to the large amount of relevant information about it, in contrast to the other sections of the main Music article. I would, of course, be happy to assume responsibility for creating and maintaining the article.

Please post your thoughts below; any support would be greatly appreciated. I'd really love to be able to move ahead with this article.

--User:Metalla

Create Music of the Bionicle Films Page

  1. Definitely. —Planetperson 22:55, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. I like this idea :D — SurelNuva (Talk) 23:25, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  3. Seeing as each is it's own release, i say a separate page --"LBX battle on!!!" ~Prof. Srlojohn 17:33, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Don't Create Music of the Bionicle Films Page

  1. As much as I love these soundtracks, I can't see them warranting their own page, although I agree that the information on the Music page is lacking. I feel that any relevant info on these albums should either be added there, or on the page for Nathan Furst (which is another page that could use a rewrite). --Snaptor(talk) 01:29, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
  2. I gotta say no here. Info should just be put on the relevant existing pages (i.e. music, nathan furst, each movie's page, etc) (The preceding unsigned comment was made by Intelligence4)
  3. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 01:42, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Comments on Music of the Bionicle Films Page

In response to Snaptor's comment in the "No" section at 01:29, 23 August 2018: Some of the information I had hoped to include in the proposed article is actually stuff I previously put on the Music page in the Movie Scores section, but another user seemed to think it was too excessive for that page and removed most of it (while also suggesting that I try to AFC a page). --Metalla (talk) 02:21, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

That was probably me! Personally, I find a lot of it extraneous. I don't need to know where in Web of Shadows that minutes 1:05-2:37 of song 23 appear. We're not a Furst fanpage, no offense to the guy. The information needs to be relevant to more than just itself. -- Dorek Talk External Image 02:40, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Understandable. This is why I feel a separate page would be a worthy undertaking, as there is a fair bit of information on these scores that people may like to explore and/or simply have a comprehensive database to refer to. Of course, I wouldn't include information that's just plain unnecessary like, say, a detailed list of where each track appears. --Metalla (talk) 03:36, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

I think if Metalla wants to spend his personal time contributing useful information to this wiki, even if some of you find it more detailed than necessary, there's no good reason not to let him go ahead and do it. —Planetperson 00:00, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you Planetperson, I appreciate the support! --Metalla (talk) 00:58, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
While I do appreciate Metalla's enthusiasm here, and also agree that we could most definitely use more information on the soundtracks, there is a point where, even on an extensive wiki such as this, there can be simply too much information. Imagine if we went to Greg Farshtey's page and added everything we know about him from the ask Greg topics over the years; nobody needs to know what his favorite pizza topping is (seriously, I think someone did actually ask that). If we really want to make pages for these soundtracks, we should make one for each album (I feel a page for an actual album release is plenty justifiable if we have pages for fifteen second flash animations and the like). I just don't think we should make one, big page that would likely end up reading like a Nathan Furst fan tribute; as awesome as he and his soundtracks are, this is still a wiki and should remain objective. I support the movement for more information on these soundtracks, we just need to think about how we go about doing it. Individual album pages would have my vote, as long as we are discerning with exactly what we put on them. --Snaptor(talk) 01:29, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
I get what you're saying. But given the amount of verifiable information that's currently available on the soundtracks (keep in mind it's only 3 albums, maybe eventually 4 if we're lucky), I really think a single cumulative page would be the best fit, at least for now. It would be better to have a page that encompasses all of the soundtracks in a complete and concise way rather than have multiple pages that are fairly short and contain redundant information. I would of course be very open to edits by other users, especially since there could be additional relevant information I am leaving out. --Metalla (talk) 04:59, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Okay, been a little over a month since this section had any activity so I kinda wanted to touch base. Opinions on this AFC seem pretty mixed so far, though it doesn't look like a lot of people have voted. To anyone who has a definitive opinion on whether this article should be created or not, I'd love for you to share it and/or cast your vote in the appropriate section, as I'm eager to have a more clear idea of whether this thing is gonna fly or not. Furthermore, the possibility of creating individual pages for each of the 3 albums has been suggested; if more people voice approval for that idea, I'd be willing to change the proposal (or create a new one altogether) and advocate for the creation of those instead. --Metalla (talk) 15:00, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

I think it is actually possible to create another voting option for the individual albums in the same poll - some others have added third sections after another option becomes apparent. --Snaptor(talk) 09:00, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

Cast

A list of BIONICLE voice actors, per User:Doomdorm64. A sandbox is available at BIONICLEsector01:Sandbox#Cast. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 01:52, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Create Cast

  1. (User:Doomdorm64, implicitly)
  2. (User:Vahkiti)
  3. User:Lihkan435 00:21, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Don't create Cast

  1. What PlanetPerson said. ~ Wolk (talk) 02:10, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. For me the cast page doesn't make sense.— SurelNuva (Talk) 10:57, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 23:25, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. If we're just talking about the voice actors, this can fit on the movies' pages. If we're talking about the movies' credits, that can perhaps be their own pages. ~ Zumoro Rahkshi - Mouth-speak {Helpings} 22:45, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. -Proto talk 23:24, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  6. This information is present both on the movie pages and under the trivia sections of the respective characters. It would feel somewhat redundant to create a third page when the information is already very easy for anyone to find. --Snaptor(talk) 23:01, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
  7. put it on the respective movie pages. --"LBX battle on!!!" ~Prof. Srlojohn 17:34, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Comments on Cast

It makes more sense to me to keep this information on the pages for their respective movies. —Planetperson 19:29, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

I guess we could maybe do a table and call it "list of cast members in BIONICLE films" or something like that? That's the only way I can see it working. -- Dorek Talk External Image 02:05, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Rename "Reformation of Spherus Magna" to "Restoration of Spherus Magna"

I think "reformation" is a poor choice of word here. The word "reformation" normally refers to correcting an institution or practice, not repairing a physical thing. It also has religious undertones. The term "restoration" would be more suitable.

Definitions: reformation, restoration

Do rename "Reformation of Spherus Magna" to "Restoration of Spherus Magna"

  1. Planetperson 00:20, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  2. ~ Wolk (talk) 15:55, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  3. SurelNuva (Talk) 17:29, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  4. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 23:25, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  5. -- Toa Jala Converse 02:30, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  6. --"LBX battle on!!!" ~Prof. Srlojohn 17:36, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
  7. "Reformation" never sat right with me, you hit the nail on the head. --Angel Bob (talk) 20:07, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Don't rename "Reformation of Spherus Magna" to "Restoration of Spherus Magna"

  1. Feels somewhat unnecessary, the three fragments are literally "re-forming" into Spherus Magna, so the new name actually feels more vague to me. Only real argument I can see against this is that restoration does better describe the re-greening stuff Mata Nui did. --Snaptor(talk) 23:05, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Name "Reformation of Spherus Magna" to something else

Comments on renaming "Reformation of Spherus Magna"

Rename "Assembler's Villages" to "Assembler's Village"

It doesn't really make sense for the page name to be in plural, in comparison to other pages such as Rahi (Artakha Bull, Stone Rat, etc.), objects (Zamor Launcher), occupations (Crafter). Additionally the BEU entry on page 11 is not in plural. ~ Wolk (talk) 17:58, 9 April 2019 (UTC)


Do rename "Assembler's Villages" to "Assembler's Village"

  1. ~ Wolk (talk) 17:58, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Don't rename "Assembler's Villages" to "Assembler's Village"

  1. --"♫We're driving old smokey! Porkchop's at the wheel! When we hit the junk realm, we'll make the drones squeal!♫" ~Prof. Srlojohn 20:52, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Comments on renaming "Assembler's Villages"

i say no, because some of the guides say that there are multiple villages spread around Po-metru. --"♫We're driving old smokey! Porkchop's at the wheel! When we hit the junk realm, we'll make the drones squeal!♫" ~Prof. Srlojohn 20:52, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Right, but there are also multiple Zamor Launchers? ~ Wolk (talk) 20:59, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
A long time ago, back when the Vahki staffs were their own pages, there was a conversation about how they were named plurally ("Staffs of Command") while the Rahkshi staffs were named singularly ("Staff of Anger"). Somebody told me it was because each single Vahki had multiple staffs, but each single Rahkshi had only one staff. Not sure how to apply that to this, but thought it was worth mentioning. Is it accurate to describe this page as about the Assembler's Villages as a collective unit? -- Master Inika (Talk) 21:25, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Glatorian action figure game

I was looking this up the other day to remind myself of the rules. For some reason though, there's only a note in the set information for glatorian of all places. It seems strange for it to not have it's own page, or at least it's separate section or sub section on the glatorian page. --"♫We're driving old smokey! Porkchop's at the wheel! When we hit the junk realm, we'll make the drones squeal!♫" ~Prof. Srlojohn 20:07, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

make "Glatorian action figure game"

  1. --"♫We're driving old smokey! Porkchop's at the wheel! When we hit the junk realm, we'll make the drones squeal!♫" ~Prof. Srlojohn 20:07, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  2. ~ Wolk (talk) 17:32, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

make section on Glatorian

Don't make either

comments

BIONICLE Synopsis

BIONICLE Synopsis was a offical LEGO book-ish thing made in 2003. I am not sure about the circumstances of its creation and release, but it does cover the story of the Coming of the Toa up until the Bohrok-Kal Strike, and has story bits/texts unique to it. Unlike Chronicles #1, it even features the Toa Mata absorbing the Shadow Toa. I'm not sure if this one can be considered canon, but as far as I've seen there are not contridictions and it appears based on the story bible. I think it would be worth an article, and if it is canon, citations as well.~ Wolk (talk) 17:32, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Make BIONICLE Synopsis

  1. ~ Wolk (talk) 17:32, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Don't make BIONICLE Synopsis

Comments

Is there a link or something where I can read more about this? I'm curious. -- Dorek Talk External Image 18:23, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

All I really know is that it exists because I have seen scans of it, provided by BZP user Toatapio Nuva. I'm hesitant to link the BZP topic though, since scans aren't exactly legal. ~ Wolk (talk) 18:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Since I'm far too lazy to search BZP myself I don't mind if you link it here. Just need to get a better sense of what it is to decide how worthy a page would be for it. -- Dorek Talk External Image 07:06, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Alright, https://www.bzpower.com/board/topic/27194-bionicle-guide-collection/ here you go. ~ Wolk (talk) 07:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

So is it from a style guide? I'm not opposed to it, I'd just like more information. If it's part of a style guide, for instance (which I think it might be?) it might be a better fit for the eventual style guides page. -- Dorek Talk External Image 18:21, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

I agree with this, definitely seems like style guide material, and if so, probably belongs on a page with the style guide itself. Nice find though; can't say I've heard of it before. --Snaptor(talk) 21:29, 23 April 2019 (UTC)