"Gali 2016, was in miony opin, the worst set of the Uniters. While her newest form is not awful, I do not see it as good either. The immediate problems I realized was the large gaps; the orange Skrall armor on the left leg is placed in a very awkward way on the legs and really breaks up what would be a very strong asymmetric aesthetic. The upper right legs use a four-long azure armor piece and it covers very little, causing more gaps. More problems with the legs include the longer upper legs and shorter lower legs; it feels awkward and looks very strange from the back. The color scheme is also problematic due to the set having three shades of blue: azure, translucent dark blue and translucent blue (armor add-ons and brain stalk). However, the silver plays in well and the orange is a nice contrast. The mask feels unfeminine, in complete contrast to Gali 2015. It looks very weird, while not representing a masculine character either. To be honest, it would work well for a monster set. The black axles are a nice addition since they have not appeared in Bionicle since 2007. While the weapon looks fine, the sword piece presents another shade of blue similar to azure, worsening the color scheme issues even further. However, the sets positives come in the form of the upper arm design. While it is asymmetrical, it feels much more complete and satisfying due to the Skrall armor on the right shoulder covering up a gap and the left arm having an add-on piece. Overall, this set is not horrible, but has many flaws in which other sets does not have. I would recommend this as the last Uniter set to purchase and would suggest getting all the other sets prior to this one. Thank you for reading my review and I hope to write more in the future."
"Lava Beast, in my opinion, is a very solid set. The pieces, price, and look are all very satisfying. Lava Beast's head features some Bohrok eyes for antlers/horns. His black burnt head gives off a very molten look. I am not really too sure about the head color though, being translucent greenish-yellow. The Shadow Trap half on the back of the head is a good addition of detail. The body is very well made; I like the printing on the body armor and it gives off, again, a very molten look. The arms feel very burning as well, as it really shows off the elemental feel of this set. His weapons are arguably some of the best of this year. It has a realistic function and although I feel that they are not "wings", but more of weapons. The fingers are a very nice addition to detail. Now, getting to some flaws of the set, which would be most obviously in the form of the legs. The upper legs are fine, along with the other Elemental Beasts, but the lower leg attachments make the set really short and stubby. Using small axle parts like Storm Beast and Quake Beast would have helped make it look less awkward. In addition, the small feet are actually fitting with the aesthetics, yet the set needs more balance despite the additional parts added. The other obvious subjective flaw is its color scheme. It has black and translucent orangish-red as the main colors, gun metal as a background color, translucent grey for the shoulder shells, orange fingers, translucent greenish-yellow for the head, burnt orange for the lower leg parts and lastly, translucent orange as part of the nails on the feet. It's overabundance of colors somewhat distracts me from the overall solid look, though this is subjective. Even though Lava Beast has its flaws, he is still a great set overall. I enjoyed the build and look the result. I will recommend it to a friend, but not as the first."
"Storm Beast in my opinion has among the best gimmicks in all of Bionicle G2 along with Skull Scorpio. However, Skull Scorpio sacrificed most of its set with the tail function. Similarly, I did not expect to like this set very much but man it is awesome. At first when I saw the leaked pictures, I felt it had a messy color scheme, incoherent look, and too many exposed parts. However, my opinion took an abrupt change after opening the set. It has two major colors with the main being dark blue and secondary being black along with two minor colors being translucent neon-greenish yellow and translucent light blue. Surprisingly, the colors blend well together and gives Storm Beast a coherent color scheme. A few shades of dark pearl/gun-metal grey adds to the color scheme just fine without being distracting. The legs are very similar to Quake Beasts' and uses the Glatorian necks to connect to the feet. There are two 4-long armor pieces in dark blue to cover up the upper legs. Although decent overall, it would be great to get some Bohrok eyes on the shins as well as claw pieces on the feet. The set is well-balanced by the extra add-ons. His body is filled with Technic connectors to allow his gimmick. His head looks great with his usual colors and the new jaw piece which does slightly expose the head piece. Unlike the other beasts, this one looks good from the side due to having Bohrok eyes as shoulder add-ons. His arms are good with only one ball and socket joint. The hands are made from the smaller Hero Factory Invasion From Below feet attached with claws, but leaves open a socket. Nevertheless, the socket is not too obvious and does not distract me as much as it would with others. The tail extends far out from the back and it utilizes the Shadow Trap parts well. Maneuvering the tail can be rather difficult at first but I'm sure people will get used to it. Due to all the Technic construction on the back, it is expected to look rather hollow. Nevertheless, the back of this figure looks surprisingly consistent and thus, is not a big distraction. The Unity Mask of Ice comes with a big shade of translucent neon-greenish with this set and putting it on Kopaka really makes the hero look corrupted. All in all, I am surprisingly happy with how this set turned out. I did not expect myself to like this one so much and I can spend hours playing with it due to how brilliant that tail feature is. I am very happy with this set, enough to the point of arguing that this might be one of my favorite Bionicle G2 sets yet and maybe even better than Umarak the Destroyer. I would proudly recommend this figure to a friend and how sad that we won't be getting anymore of these awesome sets."
"Umarak the Destroyer, an utterly disgusting yet amazing set. For this set, I expected massive quality yet a completely distorted look in a good way. My expectations were certainly exceeded as this set is really amazing. This character is meant to be Umarak after he had the corrupted power of the Mask of Control on him. It was certainly a step away from Umarak's original secondary color of translucent green, but the new yellowish-green color is also suitable. The biggest complaint I see about this set is the neck. It is said to be too long and has too little armor to makeup for its emptiness, but I think it is a perfect length. It makes him look distorted like he is supposed to. He is meant to be a completely corrupted figure, and his totally distorted neck is a good way to display that. As such, I think his neck is amazing. His head is also very good, as we can all see that the Mask of Control had some serious deterioration. It may be one of the only few gold pieces (the others being his horns), yet it just shows that he has some significance as a character. The gold is perfect to display him as a subordinate of Makuta, as gold is always considered an "important" color. As such, I have no issue with his head and horns being the only gold pieces on him. His back is fairly empty with only a gun-metal skull armor yet it looks totally fine, as it blends with his color scheme well. His legs are quite empty and also very distorted, but it defines his character well and I love the way it looks despite general consensus disagreeing. The extra smaller feet in the back just stabilizes him more. His frontal body is covered very well with the massive armor piece along with Shadow-Trap halves on his shoulders. The chain attached is amazing as the color makes it look like metal and makes him look even more brutal. His legs and the Shadow-Trap halves are all very reminiscent of his Hunter incarnation. His arms are among the coolest part about him. His geared fingers are possibly the best hands we have seen in all of Bionicle since Hydraxon in 2007. The geared mechanism just adds so much amazing playability to the set. In addition, he has the waist articulation and it doesn't interfere with his balance at all. He stands perfectly tall and straight if needed and totally hunched over to look more menacing. His color scheme is extremely consistent all throughout. This character bears a lot of resemblance to Umarak the Hunter yet still looks like his own unique character. Like with Kopaka 2015 and Skull Basher, this set is virtually flawless. It also has a great price and a lot of good parts for your value. He is slightly lacking in having new parts, but the amount of rare parts he comes with makes up for this small issue. This set may possibly be the best set in all of Bionicle Generation 2, competing for the spot against Kopaka 2015 and Skull Basher (it would earn an honorable mention for my Top 10 Best Bionicle Sets List). Overall, this set is amazing, well-designed, reasonably priced and has a good towering size. Lego has certainly proven that they still have plenty of fresh and good ideas even after all this time. Excellent set, Lego!"
"The return of Bionicle has certainly impressed me. It's been a year since Bionicle returned and Hero Factory ended. Although I still miss Hero Factory, this is a worthy replacement. Lego has once again managed to prove their creativity through this amazing set. The body, legs and head are all just what you would expect for a creature. They are simple designs that aren't hard to imagine of. His overall color scheme is great, as the silver and grey complement each other well. Yellow is a good backup color, translucent green gives it the jungle vibe and every color fits in very well. I'm not sure if the grey is needed, but it blends in well and doesn't affect anything, as I already stated it complements the silver. The surprise of this set comes mainly in the wings, which I can only call "majestic". It looks absolutely amazing and very well designed, despite not being the most stable. It actually makes the set look real in a way, considering it pulls off the hummingbird look very well. The tail is good, although it has some limited rotation angles. The Shadow Trap included is probably my favorite out of the bunch. It has some creativity and uniqueness to it with the tail and the vines, giving it a jungle look. There really isn't much else to say about the set. It's just a pleasure to look at, with a good feature within the wings. The wings itself are well-made, and you can tell Lego put effort into it. Like with Lewa, this is possibly my favorite set of its kind. I originally expected the phoenix-like Ikir to be my favorite, but along with Lewa, they managed to become my favorite of both their kinds (Onua was originally my favorite Uniter). Their combination model is a clone of Tahu and Ikir's but this one seems to have more flavor with the amazing wings, jungle vibe, etc. This set is among the best sets in all of Bionicle Gen. 2, and may even have a spot or an honorable mention in my Top 10 Best Bionicle Sets List."
"Despite being the smallest this time around when compared to all the other Toa, Lewa is still a very good set. This set has everything you would want in a set: good color scheme, good parts, cool figure and has a fair price. The mask, although it doesn't really resemble his 2015 edition, looks nice and the silver is a good blend. The color scheme in general blends extremely well, with the green, trans-green, silver, and some yellow making a good mix. The blue brain stalk is not very noticeable, which is good, as it has created some awkward contrast in other sets. The biggest thing I love about this set is the leg design. Lego has finally ignored what they normally do, and made lower legs from scratch. Using the old Skrall Armor connected with the axle and Bohrok eyes work very well. The part that sticks out is slightly noticeable, but the design totally makes up for it. As with the other characters, I wished he had feet in a new color, instead of silver. I'm very happy Lego chose to do something different with this leg design, and it worked. I hope developers see this comment, and try more creative things like this with future sets (and it worked out this time). The Bohrok eyes in the feet, body and weapons are very nice, and I think they add to the bulk of this set. The torso looks fine, and the Bohrok eyes covering the back is a nice touch. Due to the way his arms are designed, he does have limitations in movement. However, it's not too big of a problem. My only major break with this set is the weapons. It looks nice, and it works, but it's too generic, and it has very little detail. The ability to rotate it is fine, but there really isn't anything special with them. It's just the two new sword pieces attached to some blades and a Bohrok eye. Nevertheless, the flaws are minimal and Lewa is definitely my favorite smaller set. More pieces could have been used to make him, but I think he has all necessary things you would want in a set. Overall, Lewa is a unique character (due to the leg design) with some cool attributes. He is lacking in the weapons department, but his positives outweigh the negatives. I'm very happy with this set, and I congratulate Lego for making such a great figure."
"Contrary to what many others think, I believe Pohatu has improved from his previous incarnation. To start off, he received a massive increase for parts count (66 to 90). This makes him the largest small Toa (Gali has 87 and Lewa has 79). Along with his parts counts going up, he also has a bigger stature, thus he isn't the shortest anymore. This makes him seem much more comparable to the other Toa. His mask is very reminiscent of his 2015 version, thus you can tell this is Pohatu. The blue brain stalk doesn't stand out too much, but I felt they should've made a trans-neon yellowish green one. His body is fine, and his entire design seems perfect. The way they attached the Skrall Armor is excellent, and it differs him from the other Toa. His leg design is good, and the crystal add-on pieces help define Pohatu's element. Out of the many positives Pohatu has, he has two flaws (one being severe). His weapon is very basic, being a Crystal Flail (the sword) and a Stone Crush Flail (the rock). The rock also helps people identify Pohatu for being the Uniter of Stone (it also traces us back to 2001, when he had the rock as an accessory), but it is very basic. It is basically a sword with a rock at the end of it. It doesn't look bad, but I find it too simple. He should have gotten a unique design with the sword (ex. Tahu's functions or Kopaka's hilt), but like Gali, it is just a plain sword with no function. I don't mind it, but it should have a more complex design. The glaring flaw with this Pohatu is his color scheme. His primary color, orange-ish brown, is only represented through his mask, and Glatorian Ball Connectors in his arm. Only three pieces in his primary color, how sad. His color scheme doesn't look disastrous, but the lack of orange-ish brown is very distracting for me. I know Lego could have used some armor pieces that they do have, from 2015, or make some new Hero Factory feet in this color. That would've given a small remedy to the problem, however, no. Overall, the set definitely isn't bad, as some suggest, but it definitely isn't one of the best.. I had a tough choice picking between 3 or 4 stars, but I think it is still a decent set. I'm slightly iffy if I would recommend this set to a friend, but I chose yes. I think it's still a decent set, but there are just some flaws that are rather severe that brought this set down. There were many things that could have been easy fixes, but we didn't get any. The tan is fine, and it looks alright, it's just him lacking his primary color. I'm fairly satisfied, and he definitely has some good positives, so I will give him a recommendation to a friend."
"I haven't been too focused on Lego lately, but Onua was a must buy. After building it, I though it is was definitely one of the best sets in the new line. I only have the new Lewa, Pohatu, Kopaka and this one, so I can't judge since I don't have Gali or Tahu yet. However, my anticipation of the best set is Onua, considering I like him more than any of the ones I have (I also don't think I would like Gali). His headpiece looks very cool, although not very reminiscent to his original. The silver slightly clashes, but it still works out fine. The weapon looks freaking amazing, and that small gun at the back of the drill looks very cool. The purple and gold colors fit perfectly together, and I love the general color scheme. His body looks fine from almost all angles, including the back, due to his black colors. His legs look fine as well, and though it is your general common design (the ammo belt is a nice touch), it doesn't look bad. I like his overall design, thus I am very happy with how this set turned out. The silver, gun metal and black mix is slightly clashing, but it's not too distracting, much less than Kopaka's dark blue armor. Overall, a very good set and I'm very happy. I'd definitely recommend this set to a friend. Though his 2015 incarnation is decent, I like this one much better. A must buy for any Bionicle fan."
"Although not as good as the 2015 Kopaka, this new incarnation brings in some refreshing features. Unlike the other Toa, Kopaka wields a Ice Blaster or whatever it's called this time around. His Ice Sword is also cool, and looks pretty good in itself. The overall color scheme is amazing, but the dark blue feels a little out of place. I wouldn't be sure if a gun and sword is the best pair of weapons a character can equip, and perhaps, I would want to see Kopaka gain a new shield. His helmet is definitely not as reminiscent to his original mask as much as the 2015 version was, but the scope part provides some resemblance. His overall look is great, and he has some cool features. The waist feature is great, but I it is rather simple, unlike the gears in 2015, which can be modified. The more disappointing part about this set was Melum. I am very positive Melum is the smallest creature, and also, very possibly my least favorite out of all. It is the typical bipedal creature with two claws, as with Terak. It has less pieces than Terak as well. The color scheme is very sweet, but I'd like to see some more white, rather than gold. The function is very excellent, but once again, it's only a modification with Terak's. I am generally satisfied with my purchase, but I expected more with Melum. Kopaka is generally good, with some slight flaws, and Melum is a nice addition, and also, I would've liked to see a Shadow Trap. I am happy with this set, and the price was reasonable, as compared to Mask Maker vs. Skull Grinder. I am happy and would recommend this set to a friend, though definitely not the first."
"This set was alright, but I really thought there were many areas for improvement. He pulls off his elemental look very well. He is pretty bulky in specific areas, and his mask seems to be one of the more elementally representative ones out of all the protectors. However, he has a rather poor color scheme. Using way too much silver on the chest makes him look like the Protector of Metal instead of Fire. I expected the silver #4 long armor pieces to be in translucent red/orange. The translucent blue brain stalk also affects the overall look. His black feet are unfitting and really sticks out, considering his legs are stubby, and so are his arms. His weapons do represent the fire element well, but looks strange for it not looking like daggers, instead, a pair of spinning knives that are good for nothing. Also, he and the Protector of Ice lack elbows, therefore, it restricts movement. They attached the gun in a decent place, which would be the shoulder. Overall, an alright set considering at least his color scheme is consistent, excluding the feet and brain stalk. However, I expected the weapon to be much more advanced, and him to also have elbows. This set is better to me than the Protector of Earth, mainly for the color, the bulky chest design and lastly, to a lesser extent, the elemental representation. I would choose to not recommend this set, unless you collect every set like me. Thanks for reading my review and I will talk to you next time."