The Bionicle story is set in a science fantasy universe in a time pre-dating recorded history (dubbed in the story as "the time before time") featuring part-organic, part-machine sapient beings. It was told on a multimedia platform developed by a team of eight Lego employees led by Bob Thompson who decided which piece of media got which part of the story (e.g. comic books, online games, animation videos, etc.). Three direct-to-DVD films were also released between 2003-2005. I worked on the first 3 films at Creative Capers Entertainment, doing visual development on the first two movies, The Mask of Light and Legends of Mata Nui art and art directing the third, The Web of Shadows.
Takua and Jaller
Takua and Jaller on the quest for The Mask of Light.
Makuta stands watch as the newly hatched Visorak leave their egg- like canisters to join his force.
Tahu was the Toa Mata of Fire on the island of Mata Nui. After his exposure to Energized Protodermis, he was transformed into a more powerful being known as a Toa Nuva, and then transformed back into a Toa Mata by the Ignika. Here he surfs the Mata Nui tributary in search of Jahla and the Mask of Light.
About 100,000 BGC, the Makuta species were created by Mata Nui as the Brotherhood of Makuta, one of the known factions that used to serve the Great Spirit. The species was created out of Antidermis, which was kept in a pool on an island in the Southern Islands. All of the beings in the Makuta species were in the Brotherhood of Makuta, and all members of the Brotherhood were of the Makuta species. One hundred Makuta were created. Their purpose in the Matoran Universe was to create Rahi.
Village of Ta-Koro
Ta-Koro was located inside Mangai Volcano. The village was located on a small island in a lake of lava and the buildings were made of cooled magma.
Mining transport ship (concept sketch)
The mining ship returns to the mineral pits of Kai-Boa.
Toa Gali battles The Makuta
Gali was the Toa of Water on the island of Mata Nui. Later, after exposure to Energized Protodermis, she was transformed into the Toa Nuva of Water.