So at NYCC Lego had a whole showcase of the new sets and OMG WHO AM I KIDDING
I CAN'T GO ABOUT THIS CALMLY
So what, I might be 22. (Almost.)
I don't care. I'm buying all the wave 1 sets.
It's a soft reboot, and while they're respecting the roots (according to a slideshow that was used) they're going about it with some fresh air. No more Mata Nui- but they're keeping Makuta. It's now Eniku (or something) and Makuta, the two mask makers. Eniku wears the Mask of Creation, Makuta wears the mask of Control. Eniku's masks are more treasured, so Makuta gets jealous and breaks the sacred pact that a mask should never have more than one element. Makes the Mask of Ultimate Power, it takes control over him, Eniku realizes what's going on and knocks the mask off of Makuta- sends them both into a deep never-ending sleep (or something.) Island is now called Okoto, not Mata Nui. Clearly trying to appease the old fans while making the series more accessible to younger kids.
There may be some sort of animated series, akin to the old Mata Nui online flash game. They're clearly trying to emulate the sense and atmosphere of the original 2001 sets- and it's working. Yes, I have some nitpicks- but they have all the potential right now. The masterminds behind the original story are not working on this incarnation, which is leaving many with doubts, but like I said, these guys are taking this seriously and they have the potential to do wonderful things.
While I feel that they will not be able to be as good as the original, DAMN I'M GETTING EXCITED FOR THIS AND DAMN THEY'RE HITTING ALL THE RIGHT NOTES.
I don't care about my wallet, I'm buying all six Toa. Fuck what society thinks. I'm getting them.
*proceeds to spaz around the room full speed on the hype train*