Mata Nui Cow

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"The [Mata Nui Cow] is a placid animal that lives in herds on the plains of Mata Nui. Although peaceful by nature, it is quick to react to danger. Opponents would be wise to beware the [Mata Nui Cow's] horns and hooves, which it can wield with surprising speed!"
LEGO Mania Magazine

Set Mata Nui Cow Scene.png
Powers None
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Metru Nui, Mata Nui (both formerly), Spherus Magna
Pronunciation MAH-tah NOO-ee

The Mata Nui Cow is a peaceful bovine Rahi.


The Mata Nui Cow species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.

After the Great Cataclysm, the population of Cows that lived in Metru Nui migrated to the grassy plains found on the newly-formed island of Mata Nui, where they resided for 1,000 years.

When the Toa Nuva intentionally unleashed the Bohrok, these Cows returned to Metru Nui.

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Mata Nui Cows left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.

Abilities and Traits

Though naturally gentle, the Mata Nui Cow becomes considerably more formidable when faced with danger, taking advantage of its sturdy horns and hooves which it quickly adopts as natural weapons.

Set Information

A Mata Nui Cow in set form

The Mata Nui Cow can be built using parts from Toa Mata sets Gali and Pohatu. Spinning a gear on its back causes its front legs to alternately move back and forth. Instructions could be found in a 2001 LEGO Mania Magazine (now simply LEGO Magazine) or on the LEGO Club website.


  • The Mata Nui Cow was designed by LEGO employee Daniel Lipkowitz.
  • This Rahi was originally called the Mukau (a pun on "Moo-Cow"), but it has not been called by this name since 2001. The name was taken out of canon because the story team head considered it too silly.


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