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Hero Factory was a constraction theme introduced in July 2010 and discontinued in 2015. The theme was centered around a group of robotic heroes who protected the galaxy from various threats. The theme primarily used new TECHNIC elements for each set, much like BIONICLE. Since it was the successor to the original BIONICLE, the first wave of sets had a label that read “From the makers of BIONICLE” printed on the bottom corner of their boxes, just as the first BIONICLE sets had the TECHNIC logo on them.

Story

2010 - Rise of the Rookies

The storyline was based in Makuhero City.[1] The largest building and trademark of the city was the Assembly Tower, a 589 meters high, 715 meters wide and 924 meters long tower, located in the center of Makuhero City.[1] It is driven by "cold fusion" and it employs a total of 11,127 employees.[1] This tower is the "Hero Factory" that constructs various robot heroes which are sent out when the Call Center receives calls from victims. They can report their emergency and call on a robotic hero. The founder of the Hero Factory is Akiyama Makuhero.[2]

Inside the Assembly Tower, these heroes are built every day. They are the product of work from design experts and robot construction specialists. These robotic heroes are fitted with solid fiber-carbide plating, Quaza cores and equipped with helmets and equipment to fight evil with guts and gadgets. Once constructed, they are placed in special hero pods and beamed across the galaxy to defeat evil and complete their various missions.

The Assembly Tower in Makuhero City

The first villain of the theme was Von Nebula. He had a staff with the ability to create black holes. Von Nebula, formerly known as Von Ness, used to be a hero on Stormer's team; however, during a mission, his cowardice nearly caused the destruction of a city. Blaming Stormer for his failure, Von Nebula swore vengeance on Hero Factory. He employed some former jailbird henchman who banded together to help him, but that was unknown to the heroes. William Furno, the newest hero, was eager to defeat Von Nebula but was depressed when his firm-handed team leader Preston Stormer told him he hadn't the experience to take on the most dangerous villain in the galaxy. He was joined by more rookies, Mark Surge and Natalie Breez. He was also joined by heroes Dunkan Bulk and Jimi Stringer. Using Stormer's smarts and Furno’s talent, the heroes defeated Von Nebula.

2011. - Ordeal of Fire

The first wave of Hero Factory sets in 2011 was called Mission: Ordeal of Fire. In a Hero Factory book given out with a LEGO magazine in December, it gave this description:
Sent out on a dangerous mission to save a refueling station, the heroes are attacked by vicious Fire Villains, who prove too fast and too strong. To defeat these notorious villains, the heroes must be redesigned and re-equipped with special new weapons and gadgets. But will the redesign work? The history of the Hero Factory rests on its success!

2011. - Savage Planet

The 3.0 Hero Factory series was titled Savage Planet. It was set on a planet called Quatros, which had a core of Quaza. The main villain was named Witch Doctor, who was trying to extract the Quaza. If he succeeded, the planet would die and break apart. The six heroes, Stormer, Furno, Bulk, Nex, Stringer and the new rookie, Rocka now with animal powers, must travel to Quatros and stop the villain from killing the planet. But there are savage beasts that attack them, Waspix, Fangz, Scorpio, and Raw-Jaw, who are controlled by the Witch Doctor.

2012 - Breakout

The fourth series was titled Hero Factory Breakout and features a villain called Black Phantom, who breaks into the Hero Factory tower - with the help of mastermind Von Nebula - and allows the other villains to escape. While all of the heroes are distracted by the escapes, Black Phantom stays behind to destroy the Hero Factory assembly tower. With the mission manager captured and all of the other heroes out, Rocka was tasked to defeat Black Phantom before he could take over.

Breakout was the second series to include an XL hero (Preston Stormer), as well as the first series to include all of the original nine heroes (not including the Drop Ship pilot). Each set also contains a hero core with a secret code on the back, used for the Breakout online game. Breakout is also the first Hero Factory line scheduled to have two waves of sets, one in December 2011/January 2012 and one in summer 2012.

The December 2011/January 2012 sets had Rocka, Furno, Surge, Evo, and Breez, who didn’t come out until summer 2012 in the US, with Bulk, Stringer, Stormer, and Nex. Bulk, Breez, and Nex didn’t appear in the TV show for unknown reasons.

Despite for Bulk, Breez, and Nex not appearing in the TV show, there’s a second trailer where Bulk is knocked down by Voltix, and Nex being knocked down by Speeda Demon, and Breez didn’t appear in the trailer but in the FOX Sports Cleatus.

As far as the television series is concerned, it was the first part to have recurring villains, one of which has a main role as the ‘mastermind’ of the Breakout. Voltix seems to be the ‘breaker-outer’ of the villains, since he was the one who allowed Von Nebula to break himself out of his own black hole staff, creating a black hole and allowing the villains to escape.

2013 - Brain Attack

The Brain Attack logo

The 2013 storyline was about a mysterious factory that produces brain parasites to turn creatures of the Hero Factory universe evil. The brains go to different areas on the planet, infecting ice beasts, lava critters, desert crawlers, jungle ogres, rock monsters, sea creatures, and one brain infects an electrical dragon. Meanwhile, in Makuhero City, the heroes are going around in the public, signing autographs, giving away robo-balls, and giving interviews. Surge complains to Breez that he wants action and doesn’t want to be a puppet. Suddenly, the code red alarm goes off, and the heroes rush back. Zib explains that the brains are forcing the hosts to destroy Hero Factory, and they need upgrades. After getting their upgrades, Furno sends Evo into the service canals to combat a wave of Aquagon, sets Surge to guard the Factory (much to Surge’s annoyance), and sends everyone else into the streets. After much trial and error, Bulk finds out that the brains can be removed if they are hit on the spikes. After knocking all the brains off, they notice that Surge's signal is inside the Hero Assembly Tower, so they head back. Dragon Bolt rams into Hero Factory, causing a mass evacuation. Rocka is left to the job of fighting the dragon, while the heroes find Surge. Inside, the heroes find that Surge has been taken over by a brain and has made an army of drones to destroy the factory. As the heroes fight them, Rocka equips himself with 44014 Jet Rocka and goes after the dragon. He manages to remove the brain, and Breez removes the brain on Surge's head, and they shut off the drones. As they walk into the street to help out, Breez asks Surge if this experience changed anything about how he feels to help. Surge replies that since he now knows what being a real puppet is, he won’t turn down anything he can voluntarily do. But in the factory, there are more brains lying in wait for innocent minds, and they latch onto a repair crew, giving the heroes a new challenge to deal with.

The Winter releases were 44000 Furno XL, 44004 Bulk, 44002 Rocka, 44006 Breez, 44003 Scarox, 44001 Pyrox, 44005 Bruizer, and 44007 Ogrum, with 44008 Surge, 44010 Stormer, 44012 Evo, and 44014 Jet Rocka, 44009 Dragon Bolt, 44011 Frost Beast, and 44013 Aquagon being released in the summer. The Heroes resemble knights and their helmets have a transparent covering over their eyes. The villains have special parasite heads, holding parasite brains which have many similarities to the Krana and Kraata from BIONICLE. These brain creatures appeared in various transparent colors as well as black and glow-in-the-dark, with red spikes and eyes. They have six legs and long spiky tails. An online(or offline, if you have the app) game was released, which involves the player as a partially-customized hero and an Alpha Team Hero as his or her sidekick.

2014 - Invasion from Below

In the city of Antropolis, a Metro Line drill project revealed strange creatures from within the planet that abduct the crew. Hero Factory sent in Evo to investigate, which led to an attack on the city by giant beasts. Their objective: capture the civilians to give them to their queen. Alpha Team was flown in to stop the monsters by building giant mechs. Breez discovered that the monsters communicate with each other, while Stormer and Furno were kidnapped. The remaining heroes built more mechs to explore the underground tunnel. After much exploration, they arrived at the center and discovered the queen monster, who proceeded to call more monsters to her aid. Surrounded, Breez talked to the queen and convinced her to free the other heroes and let them all leave. However, a Jumper stepped on a gun and shot it. The Queen thought the Heroes shot it, which resulted in Stormer destroying the colony. They escaped to the surface and the tunnel is resealed, keeping the monsters inside. An online game (or offline, for the app) was released, featuring the player as an Alpha Team hero fighting different beasts and earning power-ups. In the main menu, the player can strengthen the heroes with certain types of powerups, or select beasts to fight (some being premium).

List of Hero variations

Hero Character 1.0 2.0 3.0 Breakout Brain Attack Invasion from Below
Natalie Breez 7165 Natalie Breez 2142 Breez 2.0 6227 Breez 44006 Breez 40116 Hero Factory Hero Minimodel,
44020 Flyer Beast vs. Breez
and
44027 Breez Flea Machine
Dunkan Bulk 7168 Dunkan Bulk 2182 Bulk 3.0 6223 Bulk 44004 Bulk 44025 Bulk Drill Machine
and
44026 Crystal Beast vs. Bulk
Nathan Evo 2067 Evo 2.0 6200 Evo 44012 Evo 44015 Evo Walker
and
44021 Splitter Beast vs. Furno & Evo
and
44022 Evo XL Machine
and
44029 Queen Beast vs. Furno, Evo & Stormer
William Furno 7167 William Furno
and
7158 Furno Bike
2065 Furno 2.0 2191 Furno 3.0 6293 Furno 44000 Furno XL 44018 Furno Jet Machine
and
44021 Splitter Beast vs. Furno & Evo
and
44029 Queen Beast vs. Furno, Evo & Stormer
Julius Nex 2068 Nex 2.0 2144 Nex 3.0 6221 Nex
Daniel Rocka 2143 Rocka 3.0
and
2282 Rocka XL
6202 Rocka 44002 Rocka
and
44014 Jet Rocka
44019 Rocka Stealth Machine
and
44023 Rocka Crawler
and
44028 Surge & Rocka Combat Machine
Preston Stormer 7164 Preston Stormer 2063 Stormer 2.0 2145 Stormer 3.0 6230 Stormer XL 44010 Stormer 44017 Stormer Freeze Machine
and
44016 Jaw Beast vs. Stormer
and
44029 Queen Beast vs. Furno, Evo & Stormer
Jimi Stringer 7170 Jimi Stringer 2183 Stringer 3.0 6282 Stringer
Mark Surge 7169 Mark Surge 2141 Surge 2.0 6217 Surge 44008 Surge 44028 Surge & Rocka Combat Machine
and
44024 Tunneler Beast vs. Surge

Minifigures

Sets

Rise of the Rookies

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
BoxVN.png7145Von Nebula156$19.99 / €19.992010
BoxX.png7147XPlode45$12.99 / €12.99July 2010
BoxM.png7148Meltdown50$12.99 / €12.99July 2010
BoxC.png7156Corroder40$12.99 / €12.99July 13, 2010
BoxT.png7157Thunder47$12.99 / €12.99July 13, 2010
BoxFB.png7158Furno Bike165$29.99 / €29.99July 2010
DS-5.png7160Drop Ship394$49.992010
BoxR.png7162Rotor145$19.99 / €19.99July 2010
Preston-2.png7164Preston Stormer17$7.99 / €9.992010
Natalie-2.png7165Natalie Breez19$7.99 / €9.99July 2010
William-2.png7167William Furno19$7.99 / €9.992010
Dunkan-2.png7168Dunkan Bulk17$7.99 / €9.99July 2010
Mark-2.png7169Mark Surge19$7.99 / €9.99July 2010
Jimi-2.png7170Jimi Stringer17$7.99 / €9.99July 2010
BV-2.png7179Dunkan Bulk and Vapour89$24.99 / €24.992010


Ordeal of Fire

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
Stormer 2.0 canister.png2063Stormer 2.031$7.99 / €9.992011
Furno 2.0 canister.png2065Furno 2.030$7.99 / €9.992011
Evo 2.0 canister.png2067Evo 2.031$7.99 / €9.99January 1, 2011
Nex 2.0 canister.png2068Nex 2.031$7.99 / €9.992011
Surge 2.0 canister.png2141Surge 2.030$7.99 / €9.992011
Breez-2.png2142Breez 2.029$7.99 / €9.992011
Drilldozer box.png2192Drilldozer61$12.99 / €12.992011
Jetbug-2.png2193Jetbug63$12.99 / €12.992011
Nitroblast-2.png2194Nitroblast57$12.99 / €12.992011
FireLord-2.png2235Fire Lord125$19.99 / €19.99January 2011


Savage Planet

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
2143box.jpg2143Rocka 3.030$7.99 / €9.992011
2144box.jpg2144Nex 3.029$7.99 / €9.992011
2145box.jpg2145Stormer 3.031$7.99 / €9.992011
2182box.jpg2182Bulk 3.030$7.99 / €9.992011
2183box.jpg2183Stringer 3.030$7.99 / €9.992011
2191box.jpg2191Furno 3.028$7.99 / €9.992011
2231 alt1.png2231Waspix48$12.99 / €12.99July 2011
2232box.jpg2232Raw-Jaw52$12.99 / €12.992011
2233box.jpg2233Fangz55$12.99 / €12.99July 2011
FireLord-2.png2235Fire Lord125$19.99 / €19.99January 2011
2236box.jpg2236Scorpio104$24.99 / €19.99July 2011
2282box.jpg2282Rocka XL174$24.99 / €24.992011
Witchdoctorfinal.jpg2283Witch Doctor331$29.99 / €34.992011
2856089.png2856089Hero Factory 2.0 Collection182$47.94January 2011
2856227 2856232.png2856227Hero Factory Fire Villains Collection306$58.96March 2011
2856089.png2856228Hero Factory 2.0 Collection182€59.94March 5, 2011
2856227 2856232.png2856232Hero Factory Fire Villains Collection306€58.96March 5, 2011


Breakout

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
4648933-1.jpg4648933Accessory Pack6 2012
4659607.jpg4659607Booster Pack6 2012
6200 alt1.png6200Evo36$8.992012
Lg6201.jpg6201Toxic Reapa42$8.99 
6202 alt1.png6202Rocka55$12.992012
6203 alt1.png6203Black Phantom124$19.992012
6216bag.jpg6216Jawblade45$8.99 / €9.992012
6217bag.jpg6217Surge39$8.99 / €9.992012
6218bag.jpg6218Splitface50$12.99 / €12.992012
14217908 120727123000.jpg6221Nex39$8.99 / €9.992012
6222 alt1.jpg6222Core Hunter51$12.99 / €12.992012
6223 alt1.jpg6223Bulk61$12.992012
6227bag.jpg6227Breez55$12.99 / €11.872012
6228bag.jpg6228Thornraxx44$8.99 / €9.992012
6229 alt1.jpg6229XT439$8.99 / €9.992012
41FS3H56sbL. SL500 AA300 .jpg6230Stormer XL89$24.99 / €19.992012
31Wgue9dZaL. SL500 AA300 .jpg6231Speeda Demon192$34.99 / €29.992012
Stringer package.jpg6282Stringer42$8.99 / €9.992012
6283.jpg6283Voltix61$12.99 / €12.992012
6293bag.jpg6293Furno56$12.99 / €12.992012


Brain Attack

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
40084.png40084Accessory Pack6 2013
LEGO-Hero-Factory-FURNO-XL-44000-14742797-5.jpeg44000Furno XL103$19.99 / €19.992013
99085.jpg44001Pyrox50$12.99 / €12.992013
99086.jpg44002Rocka43$9.99 / €9.992013
99087.jpg44003Scarox46$9.99 / €9.992013
99088.jpg44004Bulk50$9.99 / €9.992013
99089.jpg44005Bruizer62$12.99 / €12.992013
BREEZ-brainatack.jpg44006Breez49$9.99 / €9.992013
99093.jpg44007Ogrum59$12.99 / €12.992013
44008 alt1.jpg44008Surge66$12.99 / €12.992013
44009 alt1.jpg44009Dragon Bolt149$19.99 / €24.992013
44010 alt1.jpg44010Stormer69$12.99 / €12.992013
44011 alt1.jpg44011Frost Beast60$12.99 / €12.992013
44012.jpg44012Evo51$9.99 / €9.992013
44013.jpg44013Aquagon41$9.99 / €9.992013
44014 alt1.jpg44014Jet Rocka290$34.99 / €34.992013


Invasion from Below

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
40116-1.jpg40116Hero Factory Hero Minimodel31Natalie Breez June 2014
40117-1.jpg40117Villains Minimodel28 2014
Hf ifb 13.jpg44015Evo Walker51Nathan Evo$9.99 / €9.992014
Hf ifb 15.jpg44016Jaw Beast vs. Stormer49Preston Stormer$9.99 / €9.992014
Stormer Freeze Machine1.jpeg44017Stormer Freeze Machine88Preston Stormer$14.99 / €14.992014
Furno Jet Machine1.jpeg44018Furno Jet Machine79William Furno$14.99 / €14.992014
Rocka Stealth Machine1.jpeg44019Rocka Stealth Machine89Rocka$14.99 / €14.992014
Flyer Beast vs Breez1.jpeg44020Flyer Beast vs. Breez91Natalie Breez$14.99 / €14.992014
Splitter Beast vs Furno & Evo1.jpeg44021Splitter Beast vs. Furno & Evo108William Furno, Nathan Evo$19.99 / €24.992014
Evo XL Machine1.jpeg44022Evo XL Machine193Nathan Evo$24.99 / €24.992014
44023 alt1.jpg44023Rocka Crawler49Rocka$9.992014
44024 alt1.jpg44024Tunneler Beast vs. Surge59Mark Surge$9.992014
44025 alt1.jpg44025Bulk Drill Machine113Dunkan Bulk$14.992014
44026 alt1.jpg44026Crystal Beast vs. Bulk83Dunkan Bulk$14.992014
44027 alt1.jpg44027Breez Flea Machine102Natalie Breez$14.992014
44028 alt1.jpg44028Surge & Rocka Combat Machine188Mark Surge
Rocka
$24.992014
44029 alt1.jpg44029Queen Beast vs. Furno, Evo & Stormer217William Furno
Nathan Evo
Preston Stormer
$34.992014


Misc.

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
IMG 2846.jpg66404Hero Factory Combo Value Pack 161 2011
66414-1.jpg66414Hero Factory Twin-Pack  2011
853083.png853083Hero Factory Mission Log Book1$3.99 / €2.99January 1, 2011
11995.png11995HERO Factory Recon $12.992011
HF Ultimate Sticker Collection.jpgLEGOHero Factory Ultimate Sticker Collection $12.99July 15, 2013
Alien Attack Book.jpgLEGOHero Factory: Brain Attack $3.99July 15, 2013
Brain Wars Book.jpgLEGOHero Factory: The Brain Wars $3.99July 15, 2013
Hero Factory Book 2.jpgSecretMission 2: Legion of Darkness  2012
Hero Factory Book 3.jpgSecretMission 3: Collision Course  2013
Hero Factory Book 4.jpgSecretMission 4: Robot Rampage  2013
No imageSecretMission 5: Mirror World   


Combiner Models

Clothing

See LEGO Pre-Spring 2011-
  • Hero Factory Chequered Shirt
  • Hero Factory Denim Jacket
  • Hero Factory Jeans
  • Hero Factory Knit Cardigan
  • Hero Factory Pants
  • Hero Factory Socks
  • Hero Factory Sweat Cardigan
  • Hero Factory Sweat Pants
  • Hero Factory Sweatshirt (Silas 202)
  • Hero Factory T-shirt (Tom 200)
  • Hero Factory T-shirt (Tom 201)
  • Hero Factory 7169 T-shirt
  • We Build Heroes Sweatshirt

Notes

The skyline of Makuhero City

  • The villains' Meteor Blasters use the same elements as BIONICLE Thornax Launchers, except for the ammunition.
  • Before Breakout came out, the skyline of the Hero Factory homepage changed to match the time of day and Makuhero city weather.
  • A Hero Factory Comic was published in July or August 2010 BrickMaster magazine and on the Hero Factory website. Another was released in September with Corroder as the main villain.
  • As with BIONICLE, there were six main heroes released per line (this tradition did not continue with the Breakout waves and beyond). The colour scheme of the heroes and villains (red, blue, white, black, green, brown) was not continued in the Hero Factory theme, instead, colours like silver, gold, orange, and yellow were reintroduced. However, in some instances of BIONICLE, like 8696 Bitil & 8989 Mata Nui, the figure had a different colour than the basic one (i.e. brown to yellow).
  • A four-episode TV series was released in the week of September 20, 2010.
  • A Direct-to-DVD movie was released November 16 2010, titled 2856076 Hero Factory: Rise of the Rookies.
  • From 2011 onward the characters were modeled with four-fingered fists instead of the 2009/2010 three-fingered fists.
  • Unlike the 2010 heroes, the 2011 hero's arms could bend at the elbow.
  • In the fourth wave, Breakout, every set came with a new type of Hero Core (even the villains) which came printed with a code on the back for use with the new online game.
  • The 2012 hero cuffs use chain elements originally from 8730 Toa Hewkii and 8764 Vezon and Fenrakk.
  • Universal Studios was at one point developing a Hero Factory movie. [1]
  • Starting with the Breakout series in 2012, heroes and villains came in an all-new bag-like container, rather than a box or canister like the previous sets.
  • "Makuhero" is a pun on Make-a-hero.
  • 2014 saw the release of the first Hero Factory Minifigures. Up until then, characters had only been produced as the larger, articulated Ultrabuild figures. These did not contain the same pieces as most minifigures. They were more similar to the Droids and Robots from the Star Wars and Exo-Force themes.
  • In Invasion From Below, all the heroes that star in the episode had different voice actors from previous iterations of the show. This is because episode is made by Advance and animation company Ghost instead of Threshold Animation
  • The Mini-Robots figures had an exclusive unique armour piece, that were reused only for Drillex in Ultra Agents.
  • Roblox promoted Hero Factory's Brain Attack wave with a multiplayer game. The player controls either Furno or Pyrox, and attempts to capture and hold points on the map. The team that holds them for longest wins, and the winners are awarded with Hero Factory prizes for their avatar, such as Furno's helmet.

Online Games

Gallery

List of episodes

  1. Trials of Furno
  2. Core Crisis
  3. The Enemy Within
  4. Von Nebula
  5. Ordeal of Fire
  6. Savage Planet: Part 1
  7. Savage Planet: Part 2
  8. Breakout: Part One
  9. Breakout: Part Two
  10. Brain Attack
  11. Invasion from Below

Videos

References

External Links