"Nui-Jaga very hugebig. Bog snakes are many, but small. So what to do when hungry Rahi comes around? Bog snakes come from in front, behind, uptree, downtree, all at once. Nui-Jaga gets confused. Too many for even sharpstinger to stop."
— Toa Nuva Lewa, Tales of the Masks
|Known locations||Onu-Metru (formerly)|
|Set||10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set (instructions)|
Bog Snakes are venomous serpentine Rahi.
The Bog Snake species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.
On Metru Nui, Bog Snakes lived off the muddy shallows of Onu-Metru. When traveling the coast, Onu-Matoran were well-advised to tread carefully so as not to disturb a Bog Snake nest.
When the Great Cataclysm struck, several snakes migrated to the newly formed island of Mata Nui, where they were most often found in the Fau Swamp of the Le-Wahi region. During the deforestation of the Le-Wahi jungle caused by the Bohrok swarms, the Bog Snakes lost the shelter of the trees and were forcefully displaced from their habitat.
After 1,000 years on Mata Nui, the Matoran returned to Metru Nui, and the Bog Snakes followed.
After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Bog Snakes emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.
Abilities and Traits
Bog Snakes are venomous and have extremely bad temperaments. They are natural enemies of the Ghekula and other small reptiles and amphibians that live in the swamps. They are also preyed upon by Nui-Jaga, although they often swarm the scorpion when it attacks, confusing it enough to avoid its stinger tail.
The Bog Snake was part of the 10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set. It used 46 of the set's 102 pieces. When a gear on the model is turned, the head strikes forward.
- Before the Māori lawsuit against The LEGO Group, the Bog Snakes were called Kuna. Since the name was not approved by The LEGO Group's legal department, Greg Farshtey could not use the term Kuna in any publications after 2002, necessitating the rename to Bog Snake.
|BIONICLE Sets of 2002|
|Small||8550 Gahlok Va | 8551 Kohrak Va | 8552 Lehvak Va | 8553 Pahrak Va | 8554 Tahnok Va | 8555 Nuhvok Va|
|Medium||8560 Pahrak | 8561 Nuhvok | 8562 Gahlok | 8563 Tahnok | 8564 Lehvak | 8565 Kohrak |
8566 Onua Nuva | 8567 Lewa Nuva | 8568 Pohatu Nuva | 8570 Gali Nuva | 8571 Kopaka Nuva | 8572 Tahu Nuva
|Large||Standard||8556 Boxor | 8557 Exo-Toa | 8558 Cahdok & Gahdok|
|Special||10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set|
|Collectible||8559 BIONICLE Krana | 8597 Kanohi Nuva & Krana Pack|
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