Story Year Animations

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The Story Year Animations were three short flash animations that appeared on's Wall of History following the 2004 update, and later featured on the Story page in 2005. There was one animation for each story year that preceded it, to include 2001: Quest for the Masks, 2002: The Bohrok Swarms and 2003: The Bohrok-Kal Strike and the Mask of Light.

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2001 Quest for the Masks Animation

This animation provides a synopsis of the 2001 storyline. This includes a brief explanation of the Legend of Mata Nui, a description of the coming of the Toa Mata and an introduction of the team's members, and a summary of the Toa's quest to retrieve the Kanohi to defeat Makuta Teridax.

2002 The Bohrok Swarms Animation

This animation summarizes the events of the 2002 storyline. This includes an introduction to the Bohrok swarms themselves, the krana and the conflicts between the Toa Mata and the swarms. It also mentions that the Toa Mata were able to defeat the swarms (Although making no mention of the Bahrag Queens) but were subsequently transformed by Energized Protodermis into Toa Nuva.

2003 The Bohrok-Kal Strike and the Mask of Light Animation

This animation depicts key events in the 2003 storyline, to include the Bohrok-Kal Strike and the Mask of Light sagas. It chronicles the attack of the Bohrok-Kal, their theft of the Nuva Symbols and their defeat at the hands of the Toa Nuva. It also relates information about the discovery of the Kanohi Avohkii, the quest to find the Seventh Toa Takanuva, and the unleashing of Teridax's Rahkshi. The animation ends with a cliffhanger and does not conclude the year's storyline.