Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
EddyGould wrote:

21) How many Baterra are there?

21) Less than 50

Is it reasonable to consider that less than fifty Baterra are sufficient to stop a global scale war?

I think so, yes. I can point to more than a few historical wars on Earth that might have ended sooner (or never started) if the leaders and inner circles of the various factions had been captured or killed.

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The one, the only Greg Farshtey wants to chat with you! Party

 

That's right, the storytelling mind behind BIONICLE and Ninjago is here on the LMBs to answer your questions.

 

Please post your questions now! Greg will be visiting this topic to respond to you personally. Happy

 

 

 

 

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maletoaofwater wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
maletoaofwater wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
nekaTydaerlA wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
nekaTydaerlA wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:

 

 

 

 

writing the bionicle books wasn't your actual job?

Nope. My job was (and is) editing LEGO Club Magazine. The novels were freelance projects I did on weekends for Scholastic.

Well extra thank yous for doing that! The books were probably my favorite product the entire franchise spawned. They were still comissioned by LEGO though, yes? How were you selected as the author for them?

Actually, no. LEGO Company gave a publication license out for the books, and approved the content, but they did not commission the books. That was done by Scholastic, in this case. They scheduled, contracted, paid for, edited and published the books and paid a royalty to LEGO Company based on sales.

 

Back in summer of '03, I went down to Scholastic to give them a briefing on the 2004 story. Turned out they wanted to add one more book to the 2003 schedule, but they needed it in a few weeks. I got offered the chance to write and was told that if I did a good job, I could do more. So I never had a blanket "you are writing the series" commitment -- I got contracted for one book at a time.

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
EddyGould wrote:

21) How many Baterra are there?

21) Less than 50

Is it reasonable to consider that less than fifty Baterra are sufficient to stop a global scale war?

I think so, yes. I can point to more than a few historical wars on Earth that might have ended sooner (or never started) if the leaders and inner circles of the various factions had been captured or killed.

But were there ever more Battera? Were most of them simply destroyed over the course of 100,000 years? I'd imagine that Tuma would have destroyed quite a few when they invaded his kingdom in the northern region...

 

Did they build more Baterra? Can Baterra build themselves, or was a Great Being (Heremus built them, right?) building more and more in secret?

 

Seeking and destroying anyone who wields a weapon would make them quite a threat. Surely everyone on Spherus Magna who knows about them would want to destroy them ...right?

Makuta's Guide to the Universe-a book you wrote- is listed as being released by Papercutz on April 27th, 2010. Yet I found the book a year before its Papercut release and purchased it at a Toys R Us. Evidently it was originally published by AMEET.

 

Out of curiosity, when did you write this book?

 

(And by the way, I loved every sentence. It was a wonderful book.Thumbs up)

So... I don't think we've been given a definitive answer so far Joking

 

can you finally confirm wether or not the Great Beings are a unique species, or if they are actually Agori/Glatorian?

mrcqm wrote:

So... I don't think we've been given a definitive answer so far Joking

 

can you finally confirm wether or not the Great Beings are a unique species, or if they are actually Agori/Glatorian?

To my knowledge and understanding Mcrqm-Dono, I think that Great Being is not a species, but a title. After reading the page on BSO1, it seems to suggest that they aren't a species, rather an organisation of members of the same species, but in the trivia section at the bottom it reads "No official population numbers were ever given for the Great Beings, but in a January 2, 2015 posting by GregF on the LEGO Message Boards, he estimated their numbers to be at "less than 20"", which suggests that they are, as population is a term used for a species, or the inhabitants of a certain area, regardless of species. Hmm. This is really a question that has a very speculative and uncertain answer.

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Biomeca132 wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
EddyGould wrote:

21) How many Baterra are there?

21) Less than 50

Is it reasonable to consider that less than fifty Baterra are sufficient to stop a global scale war?

I think so, yes. I can point to more than a few historical wars on Earth that might have ended sooner (or never started) if the leaders and inner circles of the various factions had been captured or killed.

I see: if the Great Beings have created a entire army of Baterra, the Core War would have ended with the death of everybody. Plus, rumors about a squad of unstoppable robotic assassins, killing every armed combatants in their way, have certainly made a lot of warriors to give up the war.
In addition, certain facts put this into perspective, as the difficulty for a Glatorian to overcome a Skrall and the facilty for a Baterra to slay a Skrall: the Baterra sound extremely efficient and hard to defeat.
So, yeah, this number suits well with the rest, after all ^^


 

 Hi Mr Greg 

 

1.  It's Velika who proposed to the others Great Beings to create the Baterra during the core war? 

 

2.  According to Makuta's guide to the universe, The island of Mata Nui is the same size as our islands. This does not make much sense because Mata Nui is a little smaller than the planet earth diameter and the island is supposed to cover his face. So, The information was wrong? If no, The island could only cover a small part of his face. 

 

3.  How Mata Nui created the Skakdi and the Vortix? from raw material? or from nothing? And Mata Nui could he create new species outside its world (Outside of him)? 

 

4.  Who created the Rahi who have built the silver city in the pocket dimension? The Makuta? It would be a possibility in my opinion, because they had a Kanohi Olmak. My theory is that, after the Makuta have created these Rahi they realized that these Rahi were too intelligent and they decided to put them in a pocket dimension with the Olmak. 

 

5.  I do not know if I've already asked you this question, Who or what has placed the Kestora in the pocket dimension of the silver city? Is this the Great Beings who have placed them in this dimension? or something else? 

 

6.  When the Shadowed One has shot Teridax with his disintegrators beam, That did not disintegrate Teridax why? Is it because its power is less effective with the Protosteel or the Makuta have a resistance to the power of disintegration?

STARROCKS923 wrote:

Makuta's Guide to the Universe-a book you wrote- is listed as being released by Papercutz on April 27th, 2010. Yet I found the book a year before its Papercut release and purchased it at a Toys R Us. Evidently it was originally published by AMEET.

 

Out of curiosity, when did you write this book?

 

(And by the way, I loved every sentence. It was a wonderful book.Thumbs up)

I don't remember exactly when, but yes, it was an AMEET book originally.

mrcqm wrote:

So... I don't think we've been given a definitive answer so far Joking

 

can you finally confirm wether or not the Great Beings are a unique species, or if they are actually Agori/Glatorian?

No, they are not a unique species. They are of the Glatorian species.

LEGO has linked a lot of themes together through comics, TV shows, and movies. Could you please tell me whih themes are ACTUALLY in the same universe/multiverse? (E.G. When Eris appeared in NEXO Knights or what are the other realms in Ninjago?)

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2) I would respectfully disagree with you, simply because this is not my analogy -- it is the analogy created by the team that created BIONICLE in the first place. And they had the firmest grasp on the concept of what Mata Nui was and how it worked.

 

3) The problem here is that you are approaching it as if Mata Nui consciously created beings and was invested in each and every one. He didn't. He created Makuta at the beginning of his existence, but Matoran were created automatically as Turaga needed them. Mata Nui was not paying attention to every single one as they came out.

2) Okay. But I still think the fact that someone (Velika?) or something have slightly changed Mata Nui's mind, allowing him to accept and deal with the consequences of the Awakening, is needed, here :/

 

3) I have surely over-interpreted, but it's a fact that Mata Nui is the one who attribute destinies to all MUians, if I'm not mistaken. That lets me think he still had to take a final look to MUians in conception, in order to attribute those destinies.

 

Well, besides those questions and discussions about complex aspects of the BIONICLE universe (which makes me feel myself like an overzealous fan toward you at some times ^^"), I would like to point out the respect and the sympathy I have for your works and yourself, Mr.Farshtey.
BIONICLE was and always stays an amazing universe of fiction (moreover, my favorite, in front of many others), which allowed me to build up myself during my childhood, my adolescence and even today.
Your works on BIONICLE have made this universe even more original and deeper. Thank you a lot for that.

Good day sir! I've been thinking about the Nui Stone recently...

1) If a toa's toa power is drained to the point that they would normally become turaga, but they haven't completed their destiny, what happens?

2) How quickly does the Nui Stone deplete toa's reserves of power? Days, weeks, months?

Hello Mr. Farshtey,

 

Just curious, did you ever have any interaction with Cryoshell?

Do you know if any of their songs BIONICLE used were designed directly for that specific story arc (say, Gravity Hurts)?

 

Thanks for taking the time to read our questions! Smile