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Competitions
Prisoners Of The Pit Building Contest.jpg
A contest entry page from 2007
Media
Type Contests
Years released 2001-2010, 2014-2016


LEGO has periodically held Competitions (or Contests) involving BIONICLE, dating back to the line's inception in 2001. These competitions have taken various forms and resulted in a number of different prizes.

History

2001

Build Your Own BIONICLE Web Site

The Build your Own BIONICLE™ Web Site Contest was one of the first BIONICLE contests, and tasked entrants with designing their own website based around the BIONICLE theme. The contest was divided into two categories: "13 and Over" and "12 and Under", with the winners of each category receiving a 14k Solid Gold Hau. The winner for the 13 and over category was Kelly McKiernan (later webmaster for BIONICLE.com) and the winner for the 12 and under category was Jacob Andreas.[1][2]

2002

2003

2004

Rahi Building Challenge

Contest entry page

The Rahi Building Challenge was announced in the March/April 2004 LEGO Magazine, and was the first BIONICLE competition to feature a prize of appearing in the story. Entrants were asked to build a Rahi of Metru Nui, with the winner being drawn in an issue of the BIONICLE comic series. The winner was Justin Lamb, who designed the Tahtorak; the model was featured in Comic 21: Dreams of Darkness, made an appearance in BIONICLE Adventures 8: Challenge of the Hordika and appeared on the cover of the BIONICLE: Rahi Beasts guide. Other winning models of the contest featured in the Rahi Beasts Guide, including Archives Mole, Artakha Bull, Blade Burrower, Catapult Scorpion, Crystal Climber, Dermis Turtle, Doom Viper, Fader Bull, Frost Beetle, Furnace Salamander, Kanohi Dragon, Metru Mantis, Phase Dragon, Proto Drake, Razor Whale, Silver Chute Spider, Spiny Stone Ape, and the Vahki Hunter. The "Yari" model was among the winning models,[3] but it was excluded from the Rahi Beast Guide. The Rock Lion was another winner of the contest, but the builder did not submit the model for an official photo, so it was reduced to a mention in the guide.[OGD]

2005

Toa Building Challenge

Contest entry page

Announced in the January 2005 LEGO Brickmaster Magazine was the Toa Building Challenge, a competition asking entrants to build a Toa who "once lived in Metru Nui, but vanished on a dangerous mission". The Toa would make an appearance in BIONICLE Adventures 10: Time Trap. John Dexter won the contest with his model Krakua, the Toa of Sonics, although his storyline role was later changed.

Dark Hunter Building Challenge

Contest entry page

The Dark Hunter Building Challenge was announced in the May 2005 LEGO Magazine, asking entrants to build their own Dark Hunters. The winners were published in the BIONICLE: Dark Hunters guide, the models being Darkness, Airwatcher, Amphibax, Ancient, Charger, Vanisher, Gatherer, Prototype, Dweller, Mimic, Firedracax, Gladiator, Kraata-Kal, Savage, Poison, Seeker, Minion, Primal, Ravager, Shadow Stealer, Conjurer, Eliminator, Subterranean, Spinner, Guardian, Tyrant, Hordika Dragons, and Tracker. Silence, Vengeance and Devastator were also featured in separate Brickmaster editions of the LEGO Magazine, whilst Phantom was featured as an entry in the BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated.

2006

Fusion Building Challenge

The BIONICLE Fusion Building Challenge was a contest featured in the January-February 2006 LEGO Magazine. The challenge was to merge two of the Piraka into one monstrous being. The winner was BZPower member and Staff Writer ChocolateFrogs, and his creation appeared in Comic 5: In Final Battle as the Piraka Fusion.

2007

Prisoners of the Pit Building Challenge

The Prisoners of the Pit Building Challenge was promoted in the March-April[citation needed] 2007 issue of LEGO's Brickmaster Magazine. The challenge was to build the prisoners of The Pit. Winners of the contest were: Drewdika by Andrew Hugna, Tinnurron by Andy Urschel, Xyron by Christopher Sanchez, Zakron by Ethan J. Slepitis and Zarnak by Dale Cerett. In 2011, the BZPower Bionicle Story Squad convinced Greg Farshtey to canonize the models, although the names were not canonized as that would require sending them through LEGO's legal team.

2008

Makuta Building Challenge

In January 2008, a BrickMaster-exclusive Makuta Building Challenge was announced in that month's BrickMaster magazine. Entrants were asked to create a Brotherhood of Makuta member to aid in the assault on Karda Nui, with the grand prize winner's creation appearing in the 2008 story. The grand prize winner was Sarah Newkirk, whose model now represents the former Brotherhood of Makuta leader Miserix, although he was never present in the battle of Karda Nui, instead attacking Teridax directly in the Core Processor. In addition to the grand prize winner, four first place winners were chosen to appear alongside the winner in the May/June BrickMaster magazine. The four first place winners were: Olena Zozulevich, Nick Santoni, Jonas Liptak, and Joshua Guthrie; who is also known as ~GreenBioGuy~ on BIONICLEsector01 and BZPower.

2009

Glatorian Building Challenge

The Glatorian Building Challenge was a contest featured in the August-September[citation needed] issue of the LEGO Magazine. Entrants were tasked with building a Glatorian warrior, with prizes going to the 20 best entries.

2010

Who Am I? Contest

Gaardus in set form

In March 2010, the Who Am I? contest was announced in the final comic of the BIONICLE Glatorian series. Entrants were asked to create a biography for a character based on a combiner model of the six Stars sets of 2010. The winner of the contest had their character featured in The Powers That Be, who was named as Gaardus.

2014

Battle For The Gold Mask

2015

Bionicle Mask Hunt

The Mask Maker Challenge

2016

The Makuta Challenge

References

  1. Build your Own BIONICLE™ Web Site Contest - WINNERS on BIONICLE.com (Archived - 20 February 2002)
  2. Web Design Winners by Mike P. on BZPower.com, 16 December 2001.
  3. BZPower: Lego Bionicle Building Challenge Winners, 8 January 2007

See also