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Friday, November 11, 2011

LEGO Hero Factory MOC: The Remainder

Zeyek's latest revelation was that The Remainder had been awakened on the planet Quatros.  What exactly is The Remainder?  Is it a villain?  Will the LEGO Hero Factory need to fight it?  I have answers!
The Hero Factory's sudden return of most of the stolen Quaza crystals directly to the core of Quatros released a jolt of life-giving energy that enveloped the planet.  It was such a strong wave that full vitality was restored to not only things that had been dying, but even some that had been fully dead. 

The Remainder is a sentient, yet zombie-like creature formed from the corroded, decayed components of all previous bio-robotic life forms on the planet. Its form and behavior are influenced by all of the creatures that contributed to its physical mass. Partially restored consciences cluster together and mingle, and where the cluster is most dense, the enormous creature takes shape, emerging from the ground in a sequence that most closely resembles melting, but in reverse.

The Remainder has shown no aggressive tendencies.  In fact, because it has no single "brain," but instead what might be called partial "spirits" of tens of thousands of creatures, it appears to have no discernable motivation of any kind.  It isn't good or bad, it just is. It walks, it roams, it dissolves, it reintegrates.

I hope I'm not reading too much into Zeyek's own words, but it sounds as if The Remainder is now a permanent part of the Quatros landscape.  For as long as the planet exists, so shall the Remainder.

LEGO Hero Factory & Bionicle prices at TRU raised?

I visited Toys R Us today to pick up a couple small sets for some spares, and also some new toy-grade RCs to review.  I didn't realize they were having a BOGO 50% off sale, but I did realize that prices on canister sets were up.  Hero Factory Heroes (2.0 & 3.0 alike) and Bionicle Stars sets (still lingering, nobody wants 'em) were at $9.99 US instead of the previous $7.99.  Thank goodness for the sale, but wow, I never expected prices to go up on old stock.  Has anyone else seen this locally?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Working on something new...

While I still have a whole series of unpublished MOCs (actually two completely different renditions for each member of the series), I'm already working on yet another set, a miniature hero type with a simpler and slightly larger skeleton than the style used for Rocka XL XXS and Epic Witch Doctor.  The whole reason I'm going for something smaller than "normal" is actually just to make it so that I can more easily make vehicles for them!  Too few vehicles in the Hero Factory universe so far, don't you think?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011