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Media

From its outset in 2001, the BIONICLE storyline has been told through a plethora of Media. Debuting in an Online Game and later appearing in a series of Comics, Books, Movies, and Animations, the BIONICLE franchise has utilized many forms of consumer-oriented media.

Media Types

Websites

The main BIONICLE website, Bionicle.com, was launched in 2001 to promote the line. Since then, LEGO has also utilized numerous microsites, occasionally hosted by other companies, when distributing specialized types of media.

Video Games

The Mata Nui Online Game II

Many types of video games supplementing the line have been released; one of the first BIONICLE media was the Mata Nui Online Game, a Flash-based web game with puzzle and adventure elements. There have been three major online games, as well as numerous home and handheld console experiences.

For BIONICLE's reboot in 2015, video games came in the form of smartphone apps.

Comics

Comics have appeared as a visual media for BIONICLE starting in 2001, with the first comic written by Greg Farshtey and illustrated by Carlos D'Anda and Randy Elliott. The series went through a number of different artists during its tenure, including Stuart Sayger in 2006 and 2007, Leigh Gallagher in 2008, and Pop Mhan in 2009.

The Graphic Novels of the reboot were written by Ryder Windham and illustrated by Caravan Studio.

Movies and Animations

Animations have been used in BIONICLE to promote sets, the storyline, and other BIONICLE-related material. Many animations were created by ADVANCE and Ghost.

BIONICLE's first generation had four direct-to-DVD movies made for it: a trilogy of movies from 2003-2005, created by Miramax and Creative Capers, and a fourth in 2009 by Tinseltown Toons. The second generation featured a 3D television streaming series on Netflix, The Journey to One.

Books

BIONICLE books made their debut in mid-2003, with a series initially written by Cathy Hapka before being taken over by Greg Farshtey. They were published by Scholastic in the U.S. and Harper Collins Children Books in the U.K. In 2015, a new series debuted, written by Ryder Windham and published by Little, Brown and Company.

Competitions

LEGO has periodically hosted contests featuring BIONICLE, dating back to the inaugural year. Many contests in the earlier years featured celebrity endorsements, such as Andy Macdonald's skateboarding tour, or the All-American Rejects starring in the Free The Band campaign.

Magazines

BIONICLE has featured in LEGO's bi-monthly periodical, the LEGO Magazine (known under various names) with promotional and story information. LEGO has also released other theme-focused magazines - notably the BIONICLE Magazine series in 2016 - in conjunction with other publishers and distributors.

Tours

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Card Games

The original BIONICLE Trading Card Game appeared in 2001, followed by one expansion pack as well as three other games.

Board Games

Seven BIONICLE board games were released during the first generation of BIONICLE. The first was released in 2001, the second and third (the latter of which was based on the first movie) in 2003, and one per year through 2007.

CDs

Promotional CDs were inserted in sets for many years, starting with the Toa Mata Mini Promo CD. They contain information about the set, including promotional videos and biographies of the characters.

An example of the desk toys

Desktop Toys

Desktop screenmates which featured Takua, Tahu and Bohrok, were originally made downloadable on BIONICLE.com.

Proto-Squad

The Proto-Squad was an exclusive BIONICLE product-testing program run by the LEGO Group in the United States from 2002 to 2005.

Store Events

LEGO often hosted hosted special events at participating retail stores, as well as in their own LEGO brand stores. Below is a list of known events:

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Conventions

BIONICLE has had a presence at several large conventions, both in the U.S. and other countries. Below is a list of official conventions BIONICLE has appeared at, and a description of their booths and marketing:

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LEGOLAND

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LEGO-based theme park LEGOLAND has had several BIONICLE attractions since the line's debut.

See also