This was a line of Lego construction toys aimed towards 8-to-16 year-olds. It was originally part of Lego’s Technic series, the line launched as a stand-alone theme in the early 2000’s. Over the following decade, it became one of the Lego Group’s best-selling themes, even expanding into a franchise. It also played a major part in helping the company recover from its financial crisis of the late 1990s. It was originally thought that the series would run for about twenty years, it did become evident though that this was not the case and by 2010 production had ceased. There was a brief reboot of the theme in 2015 but this would only last for a further two years.
What helped Bionicle achieve its great success was the fact that it was conceived with an accompanying story. This story told the tale of a diverse race of cyborgs called the Toa whose responsibility was to protect the Matoran a villager like populace
The Bionicle line of toys has now become quite a collectible item within the Lego range of products.