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Hero Factory
Hero factory text logo
Years:

2010–Present

Subthemes:

Hero Recon Team

Subtheme of:

TECHNIC

Related themes:

BIONICLE
Slizer/Throwbot
Ben 10
Roboriders

Hero Factory is a constraction theme that was introduced in July 2010 and still going on to it's days. The theme is centered around a group of robotic heroes, who protect the galaxy from various threats. The theme primarily uses new TECHNIC elements for each set, much like BIONICLE. Since it is the successor to BIONICLE, the first wave of sets had a label that read “From the makers of BIONICLE” printed on their boxes, just as the first Bionicle sets had the Technic logo on them.

Story

2010 - Rise of the Rookies

The storyline is based in Makuhero City.[1] The largest building and trademark of the city is 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. Founder of the Hero Factory is Akiyama Makuro.[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 and across time to defeat evil and solve their various missions.

Makuhero City with Assembly Tower

The Assembly Tower in Makuhero City

The first evil leader is Von Nebula; he has a staff with the ability to create black holes. Von Nebula used to be a hero on Stormer’s team, but 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 has some former-jail burg henchman who have banded together to help him, but that is unknown to the heroes. William Furno, the newest hero, is eager to defeat Von Nebula but is depressed when his firm-handed team leader, Preston Stormer tells him he isn’t experience to take on the most dangerous villain in the galaxy. He is joined by more rookies, Mark Surge and Natalie Breez. He is also joined by heroes Dunkan Bulk, and Jimi Stringer. Using Stormer's smarts and Furno’s talent, the heroes defeat Von Nebula.

2011.A - 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.B - Savage Planet

The 3.0 Hero Factory series is titled Savage Planet. It is set on a planet called Quatros, which has a core of quaza. The main villain is named Witch Doctor, who is trying to extract the quaza. If he succeeds, the planet will 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 is 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 is tasked to defeat Black Phantom before he can take over.

Breakout is 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 is 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

Brain-Attack-logo

The Brain Attack logo

The 2013 storyline is 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 beasts, 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 are either transparent orange, transparent yellow, trans-green, transparent lime green, transparent light blue, transparent blue, black, or glow in the dark, with red spikes and eyes. They have six legs and a long spiky tail. The villains’ heads connect via BIONICLE mask connection. There is also a new head that a normal helmet can connect to and a mask can connect to. There is a new online game which involves you as a partially-customized hero and an Alpha team hero as your sidekick.

2014 - Invasion from Below

In the city of Antropolis, a drill of a Metro Line project reveals strange creatures from within the planet that abduct the crew. Hero Factory sends in Evo to investigate, which leads to an attack on the city by giant beasts. Their objective: capture the civilians to feed them to their queen. Alpha Team is flown in to stop the monsters by building giant mechs. Breez discovers that the monsters communicate with each other, while Stormer and Furno get kidnapped. The remaining heroes build more mechs to explore the underground tunnel. After much exploration, they arrive to the center and discover the queen monster, which proceeds to call more monsters to her aid. Surrounded, Breez talks to the queen and convinces her to free the other heroes and let them all leave. However, a Jumper steps on a gun and shoots it, making the Queen think the Heroes shot it, which results in Stormer destroying the colony. They escape to the surface and the tunnel is resealed, keeping the monsters inside.

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

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
11995 11995  HERO Factory Recon       $12.99  2011 
Stormer 2.0 canister 2063  Stormer 2.0  31     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
Furno 2.0 canister 2065  Furno 2.0  30     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
Evo 2.0 canister 2067  Evo 2.0  31     $7.99 / €9.99  January 1, 2011 
Nex 2.0 canister 2068  Nex 2.0  31     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
Surge 2.0 canister 2141  Surge 2.0  30     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
Breez-2 2142  Breez 2.0  29     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2143box 2143  Rocka 3.0  30     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2144box 2144  Nex 3.0  29     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2145box 2145  Stormer 3.0  31     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2182box 2182  Bulk 3.0  30     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2183box 2183  Stringer 3.0  30     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
2191box 2191  Furno 3.0  28     $7.99 / €9.99  2011 
Drilldozer box 2192  Drilldozer  61     $12.99 / €12.99  2011 
Jetbug-2 2193  Jetbug  63     $12.99 / €12.99  2011 
Nitroblast-2 2194  Nitroblast  57     $12.99 / €12.99  2011 
2231 alt1 2231  Waspix  48     $12.99 / €12.99  July 2011 
2232box 2232  Raw-Jaw  52     $12.99 / €12.99  2011 
2233box 2233  Fangz  55     $12.99 / €12.99  July 2011 
FireLord-2 2235  Fire Lord  125     $19.99 / €19.99  January 2011 
2236box 2236  Scorpio  104     $24.99 / €19.99  July 2011 
2282box 2282  Rocka XL  174     $24.99 / €24.99  2011 
Witchdoctorfinal 2283  Witch Doctor  331     $29.99 / €34.99  2011 
2856089 2856089  Hero Factory 2.0 Collection  182     $47.94  January 2011 
2856227 2856232 2856227  Hero Factory Fire Villains Collection  306     $58.96  March 2011 
2856089 2856228  Hero Factory 2.0 Collection  182     €59.94  March 5, 2011 
2856227 2856232 2856232  Hero Factory Fire Villains Collection  306     €58.96  March 5, 2011 
40084 40084  Accessory Pack       2013 
40116-1 40116  Hero Factory Hero Minimodel  31  Natalie Breez     June 2014 
LEGO-Hero-Factory-FURNO-XL-44000-14742797-5 44000  Furno XL  103     $19.99 / €19.99  2013 
99085 44001  Pyrox  50     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
99086 44002  Rocka  43     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
99087 44003  Scarox  46     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
99088 44004  Bulk  50     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
99089 44005  Bruizer  62     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
BREEZ-brainatack 44006  Breez  49     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
99093 44007  Ogrum  59     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
44008 alt1 44008  Surge  66     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
44009 alt1 44009  Dragon Bolt  149     $19.99 / €24.99  2013 
44010 alt1 44010  Stormer  69     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
44011 alt1 44011  Frost Beast  60     $12.99 / €12.99  2013 
44012 44012  Evo  51     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
44013 44013  Aquagon  41     $9.99 / €9.99  2013 
44014 alt1 44014  Jet Rocka  290     $34.99 / €34.99  2013 
Hf ifb 13 44015  Evo Walker  51  Nathan Evo   $9.99 / €9.99  2014 
Hf ifb 15 44016  Jaw Beast vs. Stormer  49  Preston Stormer   $9.99 / €9.99  2014 
Stormer Freeze Machine1 44017  Stormer Freeze Machine  88  Preston Stormer   $14.99 / €14.99  2014 
Furno Jet Machine1 44018  Furno Jet Machine  79  William Furno   $14.99 / €14.99  2014 
Rocka Stealth Machine1 44019  Rocka Stealth Machine  89  Rocka   $14.99 / €14.99  2014 
Flyer Beast vs Breez1 44020  Flyer Beast vs. Breez  91  Natalie Breez   $14.99 / €14.99  2014 
Splitter Beast vs Furno & Evo1 44021  Splitter Beast vs. Furno & Evo  108  William FurnoNathan Evo   $19.99 / €24.99  2014 
Evo XL Machine1 44022  Evo XL Machine  193  Nathan Evo   $24.99 / €24.99  2014 
44023 alt1 44023  Rocka Crawler  49  Rocka   $9.99  2014 
44024 alt1 44024  Tunneler Beast vs. Surge  59  Mark Surge   $9.99  2014 
44025 alt1 44025  Bulk Drill Machine  113  Dunkan Bulk   $14.99  2014 
44026 alt1 44026  Crystal Beast vs. Bulk  83  Dunkan Bulk   $14.99  2014 
44027 alt1 44027  Breez Flea Machine  102  Natalie Breez   $14.99  2014 
44028 alt1 44028  Surge & Rocka Combat Machine  188  Mark Surge
Rocka  
$24.99  2014 
44029 alt1 44029  Queen Beast vs. Furno, Evo & Stormer  217  William Furno
Nathan Evo
Preston Stormer  
$34.99  2014 
4648933-1 4648933  Accessory Pack       2012 
4659607 4659607  Booster Pack       2012 
6200 alt1 6200  Evo  36     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
Lg6201 6201  Toxic Reapa  42     $8.99 / €9,99  2012 
6202 alt1 6202  Rocka  55     $12.99 / €12,99  2012 
6203 alt1 6203  Black Phantom  124     $19.99 / €19,99  2012 
6216bag 6216  Jawblade  45     $7.99 / €9.99  2012 
6217bag 6217  Surge  39     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
6218bag 6218  Splitface  50     $12.99 / €12.99  2012 
14217908 120727123000 6221  Nex  39     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
6222 alt1 6222  Core Hunter  51     $12.99 / €12.99  2012 
6223 alt1 6223  Bulk  61     $12.99  2012 
6227bag 6227  Breez  55     $12.99 / €11.87  January 2012 
6228bag 6228  Thornraxx  44     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
6229 alt1 6229  XT4  39     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
41FS3H56sbL. SL500 AA300 6230  Stormer XL  89     $24.99 / €19.99  2012 
31Wgue9dZaL. SL500 AA300 6231  Speeda Demon  192     $34.99 / €29.99  2012 
Stringer package 6282  Stringer  42     $8.99 / €9.99  2012 
41P2pxT3tEL. SL500 AA300 6283  Voltix  61     $12.99 / €12.99  2012 
6293bag 6293  Furno  56     $12.99 / €12.99  2012 
IMG 2846 66404  Hero Factory Combo Value Pack 1  61       2011 
66414-1 66414  Hero Factory Twin-Pack         2011 
BoxVN 7145  Von Nebula  156     $19.99 / €19.99  2010 
BoxX 7147  XPlode  45     $12.99 / €12.99  July 2010 
BoxM 7148  Meltdown  50     $12.99 / €12.99  July 2010 
BoxC 7156  Corroder  40     $12.99 / €12.99  July 13, 2010 
BoxT 7157  Thunder  47     $12.99 / €12.99  July 13, 2010 
BoxFB 7158  Furno Bike  165     $29.99 / €29.99  July 2010 
DS-5 7160  Drop Ship  394     $49.99  2010 
BoxR 7162  Rotor  145     $19.99 / €19.99  July 2010 
Preston-2 7164  Preston Stormer  17     $7.99 / €9.99  2010 
Natalie-2 7165  Natalie Breez  19     $7.99 / €9.99  July 2010 
William-2 7167  William Furno  19     $7.99 / €9.99  2010 
Dunkan-2 7168  Dunkan Bulk  17     $7.99 / €9.99  July 2010 
Mark-2 7169  Mark Surge  19     $7.99 / €9.99  July 2010 
Jimi-2 7170  Jimi Stringer  17     $7.99 / €9.99  July 2010 
BV-2 7179  Dunkan Bulk and Vapour  89     $24.99 / €24.99  2010 
853083 853083  Hero Factory Mission Log Book     $3.99 / €2.99  January 1, 2011 
HF Ultimate Sticker Collection LEGO  Hero Factory Ultimate Sticker Collection       $12.99  July 15, 2013 
Alien Attack Book LEGO  Hero Factory: Alien Attack       $3.99  July 15, 2013 
Brain Wars Book LEGO  Hero Factory: The Alien Wars       $3.99  July 15, 2013 
No image LEGO  Meet the Heroes          
Hero Factory Book 2 Secret  Mission 2: Legion of Darkness         2012 
Hero Factory Book 3 Secret  Mission 3: Collision Course         2013 
Hero Factory Book 4 Secret  Mission 4: Robot Rampage         2013 
No image Secret  Mission 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

Makuhero City skyline

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 the July - 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 are 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) is not continued in the Hero Factory theme, instead colours like silver, gold, orange and yellow are reintroduced. However, in some instances of BIONICLE, like 8696 Bitil & 8989 Mata Nui, the figure has 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.
  • The 2.0 Heroes have four-fingered fists instead of the 2009/2010 three-fingered fists.
  • Unlike the 2010 heroes, the 2011 hero's arms can bend at the elbow.
  • In the fourth wave, Breakout, every set comes with a new type of Hero Core (even the villains) which come printed with a code on the back for use with the new online game.
  • The Breakout series is the only series to date with all the Hero characters.
  • The 2012 hero cuffs use chain elements originally from 8730 Toa Hewkii and 8764 Vezon and Fenrakk.
  • Universal Studios is making plans on developing a live action 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 do not contain the same pieces as most minifigures. They are 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 have a different voice.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Hero Factory

  • Issues with Canon

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    • Is the infamous Episode 11 supposed to be follow-up of Episode 10 (which I consider the Fianle of the original cartoon) or is it a reb...
    • I think it appears after the Breakout, but it's stupid because they don't care about continuation.
  • Has Hero Factory Been Rebooted?

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    • Well, in Breakout Rocka gained some respect for being on Hero Recon Team, and IFB take place quite a while after Savage Planet.. The one thin...

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