2014-04-22 19:31 UTC–5Permalink
Greg, how many Internet Signatures would be required for you to reveal TSO's real name? Because I think I could legitimatley pull off any number you name (other than like 10,000 or something.) These signatures would also aknowledge that his name may be a total dissapointment and that they don't care.
2014-04-22 19:34 UTC–5Permalink
Will Ninjago see a full-feature film soon?
2014-04-22 20:32 UTC–5Permalink
I actually thought about this recently as well... i was thinking that whatever it was, it was the same way/thing that made the exo-toa block the elemental powers. Speaking of that, did the makuta specifically have them designed to do that?
2014-04-22 20:37 UTC–5Permalink
1) I don't recall where we landed on this. I would assume they are kraata powers.
So how would you like them listed? There are some users still debating whether or not your assumption can be used to confirm one way or another.
2014-04-22 20:48 UTC–5Permalink
Dear Mr. Farshtey, thanks for answering my previous questions! I hope you don't mind if I ask some more.
1) How would a Toa of Plasma (my fav element) incapacitate his opponents without killing or seriously maiming them? After all, plasma is extremely hot-it burns hotter than fire.
2) Speaking of fire, how would a hypothetical battle between a Toa of Fire and a Toa of Plasma go?
3) Earlier you said that the bones of the Spherus Magna inhabitants are not metallic. However, the Glatorian's weapons are made of animal bones. If they are not metallic, then how could they have lasted so many millenia? If they were made out of organic compounds, wouldn't they have broken down after a relatively short amount of time?
4) Does the Kanohi Kakama improve the wearer's reflexes in addition to speed, or just the wearer's speed. If it does not increase reflexes, then how do the users avoid, say, tripping on a log?
5) Were there any Glatorian occupations that didn't revolve around fighting? Could any Glatorian have been healers? Or mechanics?
6) Were the Great Beings a space-faring race? Did they ever colonize other planets?
7) Are the Glatorian/Agori cybernetics based around clockwork (e.g. pistons, gears, etc.) like the components of MU inhabitants? Or do their cybernetics more akin to microchips and devices w/ electrical components, that sort of thing?
8) Given that the Toa are superior to the Glatorian in nearly every conceivable way-they have elemental powers, mask powers, and as you previously mentioned, an edge in strength-wouldn't there be a rift between the two groups? I mean, surely the Glatorian would be distrustful of such powerful beings in their society. And I doubt the Toa would appreciate working with being who fought for sport, however noble.
9) Onu matoran don't have increased strength like Po-matoran do, right?
10) Once destined matoran become Toa, are they trained by other Toa? Surely they don't have to learn tactics on their own?
2014-04-22 21:02 UTC–5Permalink
Dear Mr. Farshtey,
Thanks for taking your time to answer my questions. I hope you don't mind, but I have several more I'd like to ask.
1) How would Toa of Plasma (my fav element) incapacitate their opponents without seriously maiming or killing them? Plasma is an extremely dangerous element-after all, it burns hotter than fire.
2) Speaking of Fire, how would a battle between a Toa of Fire and a Toa of Plasma go?
3) Were there any Glatorian occupations that didn't revolve around fighting? I mean, could there have been Glatorian healers or mechanics?
4) Earlier, you said that the Spherus Magna inhabitants do not have metallic bone structures. But the Glatorian's weapons are made out of animal bones. If they weren't metallic, then how could they have lasted a millenia? If they were composed of organic elemens, they probably would've broken down relatively soon.
5) Are the Agori/Glatorians' implants based aroung clockwork (e.g. pistons, gears, etc.) like the components of the MU inhabitants? Or are they more akin to microchips and devices w/ electrical components?
6) Are the Great Beings a Spacefaring race? Did they colonize other worlds?
2014-04-22 21:08 UTC–5Permalink
Sorry to bother you again, but I have just one more question:
Do onu-matoran have enhanced strength like po-matoran as part of their elemental traits, or just superior night-vision?
2014-04-22 22:09 UTC–5Permalink
Sorry if it seems like I'm spamming you Mr. Farshtey-I don't mea to give that impression. I have just FIVE MORE questions. I promise.
1) Once destined matoran become Toa, is it standard protocol for them to be trained by other Toa? Or would the new toa have to learn tactics on their own?
2) Do Toa recieve widgets for their duties, or are the matoran for the obliged to offer them services for free? They must have some way of acquiring provisions and say, repairing their masks and armor.
3) Given that there are less than 50 Toa left in the universe, wouldn't it be feasible for them to form one giant Toa Team?
4) Given that the Toa are superior to the Glatorian in nearly every conceivable way-they have elemental powers, mask powers, and as you previously mentioned, an edge in strength-wouldn't there be a rift between the two groups? I mean, surely the Glatorian would be distrustful of such powerful beings in their society. And I doubt the Toa would appreciate working with being who fought for sport, however noble.
5) Does the Kanohi Kakama improve the wearer's reflexes in addition to speed, or just the wearer's speed. If it does not increase reflexes, then how do the users avoid, say, tripping on a log?
2014-04-22 22:16 UTC–5Permalink
What's the difference between a Toa Disk of Ice and a Freeze Disk's abilities?
BTW guys, if Mata Nui Robot is 40 million feet (12,192 km) tall, that means he's about as tall as the Earth is wide (12,756 km).
2014-04-22 23:38 UTC–5Permalink
Thank you for replying!
2014-04-23 10:50 UTC–5Permalink
2) Yes. The comics had to show the sets we were trying to sell. That was the rule.
3) Yes. All the names had to go through Legal before we could use them, and all the story chapters had to get approved at HQ in Billund before being posted.
4) The original Pit was inside the MU, because the Barraki were sent there prior to Mata Nui crashing.
5) I doubt any Toa would have knuckled under to Makuta. But I don't know who would have been the most pessimistic.
2014-04-23 10:56 UTC–5Permalink
1) Well, if the Toa disk is imbued with the Toa's element, it could theoretically do more than just freeze things. Kopaka can do more than just freeze things.
2014-04-23 11:02 UTC–5Permalink
1) Depends on the situation. The Metru, for example had no opportunity to get trained.
2) I don't think the Toa would need to pay for that, since they are performing a public service
3) The MU was too vast for that to really make sense. Plus it is hard to manage a 50-being team.
4) There could be, sure. That kind of conflict makes for good stories.
5) It basically gives you Flash powers, so it would have to do the things to make it possible for you to use the speed effectively
2014-04-23 11:18 UTC–5Permalink
Greg, were you told not to use Pythor in your Ninjago books and graphic novels because LEGO had other plans for him? Or did you decide not to so the show could focus on him instead?
For that matter, do you usually choose which sets and characters to focus on, are you given a list of sets and characters to focus on, or are you given a blacklist of what NOT to use? Can you give some examples?
2014-04-23 12:15 UTC–5Permalink
Hi Mr. Farshtey. I know that you aren't a part of any story team, but maybe you can answer my question. You see, I have a wiki about Chima and I don't know about what I can write. So my question is: what sources can I consider as canon? I know that websites (Chima and LEGO Club), TV series and books are canon. What about comics? There is a Chima magazine in Europe which contain comics (the same as Chima graphic novels from Papercutz in USA). These are side stories and they can fit into the main storyline. Can I assume that they are canon? There are also two games: "Laval's Journey" and "Chima Online". Their storylines aren't contrary to main storyline (at least "Chima Online" storyline). Can I assume that they are canon? The last thing is "Brickmaster" book. It include new locations and vehicles exclusive to this book and several new information that aren't really contrary to what we know about Chima. Can I consider it as canon? Before in this topic you say that all story concepts have to be approved by the respective story teams. Are this refer to all types of media or only to books?