Air Launcher

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"The air spheres were fired from a shoulder-mounted launcher. When they struck their target, they 'shattered' and went back to being a gas. Though harmless against Matoran or other air-breathing species, the weapon was devastating to water breathers, for whom air was a toxic substance."
— Narrator, City of the Lost

Air Launcher
Manufacturer Matoran of Mahri Nui
Users Mahri Nui Matoran
Function Drive away aquatic intruders
Status Out of use

Air Launchers were weapons used by the Matoran of Mahri Nui to fire Solidified Air Bubbles.


Dekar firing his shoulder-mounted launcher

These launchers were invented by a Le-Matoran scientist inspired by the hydruka's natural means of defense. They were originally intended for quick transport as a replacement for swimming, but after a fatal test in which the scientist accidentally launched himself into the arms of a Tarakava, the invention was turned into a weapon. Solidified balls of air were shot at a target and then dispersed back into gas. Since air is toxic to underwater creatures, the weapons were very effective at defending the city.[1][2]

When the Matoran of Mahri Nui rejoined their fellow villagers of Voya Nui, they stopped using Air Launchers as they no longer lived underwater.[citation needed]

Example Usage

In City of the Lost, the Matoran of Mahri Nui used Air Launchers to defend their home from Venom Eels and Ehlek.


Set Information

Air Launchers can be found in the Dekar, Defilak, Morak, and Thulox sets, the four small sets of 2007. Physically, they are built from the same parts and in the same way as a Zamor Launcher.