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Set Information Guide

Okay, I wanted to do this for a long time on BS01 and never got around to it. But let me start making a guide to what a set info section should have and what it shouldn't have.

Things That Belong

  • Set Number and Name: This one is a biggie. On any set information page where a specific set gets mentioned, the set number and name should be mentioned. This clarifies a number of things, including which version of a character you're referring to (if a character has appeared in multiple sets) as well as the fact that you're referring to the set by name rather than a character or other in-story content with that name. Additionally, any official image of a set should be captioned with the set name and number, unless another set image on the page or gallery already has that caption. Set names should always be verbatim, ignoring spelling inconsistencies from the pronunciation used in U.S. story information.
  • Piece Count: If the page in question constitutes the entirety of the contents (or a majority of them, excluding small constructions like weapons), then the piece count of the entire set should be listed. If a significant number of parts in the set represent something other than the page's subject, then the piece count for the page's subject AND the piece count of the set as a whole should be mentioned. This does not apply with certain weapons and other features where it is difficult to tell where they begin and end, nor does it apply with set canisters.
  • Release Date: This is an important detail for pages where the page content constitutes a full set or a major part of a set, but is unnecessary on pages for minor parts of sets like weapons. Release dates should be phrased in terms of the year and the time of year in which a set is released. Do not use words like "summer" and "winter" that vary across the world at a given date—"early" and "mid-" are preferred. Also do not specify a month since sets appear on store shelves at different times in different countries. Both of the previous rules can be ignored when discussing country-specific release dates (a BIONICLE example would be the Toa Hordika and Visorak, which had separate release dates in the U.S. and the rest of the world). Finally, remember that the official release date for sets should be given, even if the actual release date is different. Stores often release early sets for the new year in December of the previous year, but that would not make set 2063 Stormer 2.0 a late 2010 set.
  • Release Patterns: A set that is exclusive to a particular retailer in any country should be marked as such. Generally such sets are now marked on the packaging as "special edition"-- for example, 7179 Bulk & Vapour.
  • Functionality: The set information for a page's subject should always cover that subject's functional roles in the set. For instance, a weapon that acts as a functional projectile launcher in a set should be mentioned as such. The means of the functionality are also important-- whether a button must be pushed, a trigger must be pulled, or a launcher must be squeezed. Functionality is not limited to "action features"-- features like glow-in-the-dark parts (made from phosphorescent green plastic) should be observed as well. Also note that anything advertised as an action feature is fair game-- this includes the pivoting blades of Von Nebula's Black Hole Staff.
  • Alternate Models: Any alternate models for a set should be mentioned. Please do not use the term "combiner models" or "combiners"-- Transformers can keep that awkward terminology to itself. Instead, use "combination models" or "combi models". Tell where the instructions of the alternate model are available-- if it is from a magazine, specify the magazine and the month and year of the issue. If a page's subject is itself an alternate model of sets, this same rule applies.
  • Co-Injection: Weapons that are made from specialized, co-injected parts should mention such. Preferably give the official names for the colors used, although the color names needn't be capitalized. This does not apply for arbitrary contents of a set, but if a co-injected part is inherent to a set's functionality (for example, if a set's armor pieces are co-injected with transparent blue and phosphorescent green plastic), that should be mentioned on the page.
  • Promotional Gimmicks: The word "gimmick" here is not meant in a derogatory manner, but rather refers to any special tie-ins used to promote the set. On a BIONICLE wiki, this would include the "golden armor" from the BIONICLE Stars sets. Here, it includes things like the HeroPad/Creep Crushers codes on the canisters for the second wave of sets.

Things That Do Not Belong

I already mentioned a number of easy slip-ups in the "Things That Belong" section, but here are other, more general no-nos.

  • Interesting Parts: Certain interesting parts that represent something meaningful, like Hero Cores and weapons, can be mentioned in set information. However, a part that is only noteworthy due to its color or due to having a unique mold should not be mentioned unless there is a significant story role involved. Additionally, parts being reused for multiple applications are not relevant to set information.
  • Fan Reactions: These are not relevant unless there was a genuine media response to a new set-- internet discussions among fans do not count. Consider that if we were to acknowledge all fan reactions, every BIONICLE set's page on BS01 would have to mention how a majority of AFOLs think the sets are not true LEGO. Naturally, a set being recognized with an award or being challenged by a notable parental watchdog group could be considered valid set information.
  • Story Information Referencing the Set: This is trivia, not set information. Examples include the Hero Factory FM advertisement for the first wave of Hero sets or the use of villain set numbers as "criminal numbers".
  • Motivations for Design Changes: The motivations for a change in sets is not for the set information page of those sets. That can go on the overarching Hero Factory page. For instance, if green sets were to be eliminated because "green sets don't sell" (*cough*) that's really a general change that does not affect the individual sets that were later made in purple or whatever instead of green.
  • Distinguishing Features: If a set has major significance among sets in general for a reason (for instance "largest Hero Factory set"), then that can be noted in trivia, although this should only be included for subjects that TLG acknowledges themselves. Stating that a set is "the heaviest Hero Factory set ever released" when TLG has not made that claim about the set may be true, but it is simply not relevant. Also, no subjectivity can be considered relevant-- "Roodaka is the most feminine BIONICLE set" would not be appropriate on BS01, and "Preston Stormer is the most creative second-wave Hero set" has no business being here.
  • Resemblances: If two sets look alike, that doesn't mean that "X looks like Y" is valid set information. Plenty of human beings look alike, but Wikipedia doesn't make mention of that sort of coincidence. Even if sets are constructed identically, this is not relevant to set information.
  • Design Inspiration: When officially stated by TLG, this can be valid trivia. However, it is not set information and only belongs on a page if an official source states it to be true. If the inspiration is perfectly obvious (such as the Phantoka Makuta sets being based on bats), then it's completely pointless to mention that on the page. On the other hand, if the inspiration is more ambiguous and there's no official source confirming it, then it is not authoritative and can't be counted on.
  • Miscellaneous Detail: Someday, perhaps we'll have set information sections organized for info like recommended age range, countries of production, and MSRP. However, there is currently no place for these details where they would not needlessly clog the set information section. If you see something you feel should be in set information sections, check to see if any pages currently include that detail. If not, ask around before taking action.

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