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"Quicksoaring Kahu-riders treelaunch, and great battles fought!"
— Tamaru, Mata Nui Online Game
|Known Locations||Le-Wahi (formerly), Spherus Magna|
Kahu are hawk-like Rahi.
When the Great Cataclysm brought about the creation of the island of Mata Nui, many Kahu migrated there and established themselves in Le-Wahi. The Le-Matoran Gukko Force utilized Kahu as flying steeds in their fights against infected Rahi of Le-Wahi. Some Kahu had Disk Launchers mounted on their backs for combat purposes. Le-Matoran could summon the bird using Flutes. Kahu were launched by a Matoran with signal flags.
1,000 years later, the Kahu migrated back to the Matoran Universe when the Bohrok swarms were awakened to cleanse the island.
Abilities and Traits
A Kahu's wings light up with energy during flight.
The Kahu model can be built out of the two Nui-Jaga in the Nui-Jaga set released in 2001. The instructions for this combination could be found in the purple Nui-Jaga instruction booklets. Its lower body featured a trigger that allowed the Kahu's mouth to open and close.
"Traveler, will you be my second? My Kahu stays treebound without a Disc-thrower!"
— Kongu, Mata Nui Online Game
- The Kahu was, for a long time, not considered to be a part of the official BIONICLE canon, having been completely replaced by the Gukko bird because of a conflict of The LEGO Group using Maori terms (Kahu being a Maori term). It has since been reapproved by Greg Farshtey as a canon creature but a subspecies of the regular Gukko, along with the Kewa.
- Kahu Building Instructions on LEGO.com (Instructions Begin on Page 22)
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