2013-07-04 17:43 UTC–5Permalink
Hello Mr. Farshtey. Or can I call you Greg?
I remember over 10 years ago reading the first Bionicle comic..... Man that's a good memory. I thought it was awesome. It's what got me into writing/drawing comics, and I also remember going to the store to buy Tahu.
Thanks for making me a LEGO nut.
Oh and question: Have any of your stories/ideas ever been rejected by LEGO? If so, what reason?
2013-07-04 18:21 UTC–5Permalink
Greg, whats Ninjago Book #7 about?
2013-07-04 18:40 UTC–5Permalink
A historicd moment! you used a smiley
2013-07-04 18:58 UTC–5Permalink
2013-07-04 19:21 UTC–5Permalink
There are a few places you could post continuations to the Bionicle story. Here are the places that would make the most sense:
BZPower (Bionicle fan foums, it's huge, let me tell you)
BioSector01 (I know you've answered some questions from them beofore)
The BioMedia Project (It's an archive of all Bionicle Media they can get their hands on that isn't paid for-they're working on launching one for other themes as well)
I'm sure LEGO would let you prevent us from being left hanging if you ask. I'm going to take a look at the serials myself soon via BMP's Bioniclestory.com archive.
And best of wishes to you in your personal life as well as your work! I know it must be so busy for you. It's amazing that you've found the time to put up with us.
2013-07-04 21:26 UTC–5Permalink
Hey Greg! I was wondering, during episode 25, "Return of the Overlord", Ninjago, there's one scene where Lloyd is asking why the Garmatron is heading towards the coast, he's wearing his old outfit. Ten seconds later, he's in his Kimono again! Is this a glitch? And in "Ninjaball run", when Kai is asking if Nya just tuned up their Ultra Sonic Raider, he's in his original gear (Instead of his ZX gear). Also, I noticed you changed the theme song of Ninjago during the first few episodes of the season, "Rise of the Snakes". Why is this? If you think I'm criticizing Ninjago, I'm not. I'm a big fan of the show and the sets! I'm going to get Garmatron tomorrow.
2013-07-04 21:45 UTC–5Permalink
It did with me_
2013-07-04 22:07 UTC–5Permalink
Greg, where can I find some of the old BIONICLE comics like IGNITION and Battle for Power? I just started reading number 2 and need number 1. Notice the need. Yes, BIONICLE is that good.
2013-07-04 22:14 UTC–5Permalink
Sorry, no idea
2013-07-04 22:15 UTC–5Permalink
I don't have plans to do more BIONICLE writing at present -- for one thing, there is no place to post it. As for the rest, it has been a few years since I wrote any BIONICLE and details are not fresh in my mind on some things at the moment.
2013-07-04 22:16 UTC–5Permalink
2013-07-04 22:17 UTC–5Permalink
1) The only one of the movies I had anything to do with was the last one, I wrote the story for that.
2) There are no plans I know of for additional BIONICLE sets.
2013-07-04 22:18 UTC–5Permalink
I think the same thing would apply. As a LEGO employee, anything I do online, especially related to LEGO, is seen as coming from an official LEGO source. So I cannot do what amounts to fan fiction.
2013-07-04 22:19 UTC–5Permalink
It's important to keep in mind that the overall plot for the year -- the beginning and ending -- came from the story team as a whole. I filled in the middle and wrote side stories, but I did not do all the plotting for it. And my favorite characters tended to be ones like Mavrah that I created.
2013-07-04 22:23 UTC–5Permalink
1) Fans were asking about talking with me, so someone at LEGO asked me if I would be willing to do this.
2) No idea.
3) No, I am a writer, not an artist. I have no talent for set design.
4) I was hired as the LEGO Club Writer in October of 2000, after the first story bible for BIONICLE was already written. BIONICLE was always a side job for me, my main job is and always has been Club magazine and website.
5) I answered an ad.
6) No idea. You would need to ask the people who hired me.
7) Well, first off, there would be no place to post any of it. Second, I don't have a lot of free time these days to be able to write stuff like that, especially since no one at LEGO is asking me to