JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Thanks for the explanation
To be fair though, the Bionicle construction method is a bit different, not to different, but noticeably so. There were multiple eras of bionicle, and with those eras, there were multiple types of construction and articulation.
2001 was bionicle first proper year, with constructions being simple, and focused around simple, or complex gear movements depending on the figure size.
It was around 2003, and 2004 when the figure began to focus less on the gear based movement, and rather on ball jointed articulation:
Around 2006 saw gears phased out, and the structures became more monotonous,
this set is from 07, but the concept is the same
Around 08, Bionicle focused instead of putting each of the sets in a standard format, but rather making a central theme, in which the charcters were built around, leading to similar parts and construction methods being used between sets, to different purposes and affects