I recently acquired four Bionicle feet from the Thok figure, in a bulk lot. I’d been saving them to use as architectural greebles, as I had done previoiusly with Kiina House. Eagle Imports is the result.
Having confessed in the recent post about Bionicle that I’m not a great fan of Mechs in general, I do sometimes make an exception. Mostly because this one is utility based rather than shoot-em-up, and it’s a really cool design by space-head Peter Reid for LEGO Ideas, the Exo-Suit (21109).
It is now out of production, but I managed to find a complete but used boxed copy from eBay for a reasonable price. It looks great, and hopefully it will go very well with my future NCS MOCs.
To be honest, if you ever see one of these for sale, even if it isn’t complete, then go for it – there are some great parts for greebling in it!
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: