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E.T. the Extraterrestrial

Bionicle
by yo go re

Phone home. What do you mean, "out of service area?"

While visiting the Earth at Night, a group of alien botanists is discovered and disturbed by an approaching human task force. Because of the more than hasty take-off, one of the visitors is left behind. The little alien finds himself all alone on a very strange planet. Fortunately, the extra-terrestrial soon finds a friend in 10-year-old Elliot.

When the new Bionicle series, Metru Nui, reached shelves, a lot of long-time fans complained about the new colors - the figures were still red, white, black, green, blue and brown, but most were new shades never before seen in Lego blocks. These new pieces, they said, couldn't be integrated into their existing collections and would surely be useless for custom projects.

However, when I first saw Onewa, the Toa of Stone, one idea immediately came to mind: use that new, more tan set of bricks and his distinctive mask to make friendly little E.T.

The challenge was to use mostly the pieces included in the set - after all, there was no other place to get that brown. I turned the torso upsidedown to make ET's squat little belly, and used a few bricks to extend his neck. As it turned out, the clear red finger was the only piece from an "outside" set that I had to use.


E.T.


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