I’m really not a fan of the Bionicle range. None of them are particularly appealing to me, partly because they all seem to be about warriors and fighting. I’m not into Mech builds in general either, and the Bionicle theme strays a little bit too far from the regular LEGO aesthetic for my taste. However, I realise that there are some potentially interesting parts to be had for other purposes, with a little lateral thinking.
I won this lot on eBay recently – dirt cheap – as it was an incomplete example of set 8987 Kiina from 2011. I like the pale blue colour of some of the pieces and feel they could be used as feature details – architectural greebles, if you will – in future Micropolis builds. I will have to see what can be done with them! Here’s a taster: