Dikapi

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"The Dikapi is a hardy desert bird with a strong beak and a distinctive flute-like whistle. Although it cannot fly, it can run for hours upon end without stopping for food or rest. Some Dikapi have been trained by the Matoran of Po-Koro to carry scouts and messengers quickly across the sands."
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Dikapi
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Rahi
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Matoran Universe[1] (formerly)
Po-Wahi (formerly)
Spherus Magna[2]
Pronunciation DIGH-kah-PEY[1]
Set 8531+8542 Dikapi (instructions)


Dikapi are large, flightless bird Rahi.

History

The Dikapi species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[3]

When the Great Cataclysm caused the creation of the island of Mata Nui, a population of Dikapi migrated to the island from an unknown region and integrated into the Po-Wahi ecosystem.[1] The Po-Matoran tamed the Dikapi to act as scouts and messengers rode trained Dikapi across the vastness of the Po-Wahi deserts.[4]

1,000 years later, the Dikapi migrated with the Po-Matoran to Metru Nui.[5]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Dikapi emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[2]

Abilities and Traits

Identifiable by a flute-like, whistling cry, these Rahi are notable for their strong beaks and endurance, running for hours without stopping to refresh.

Set Information

A Dikapi in set form

The Dikapi can be built out of 8531 Pohatu and 8542 Onewa sets. Turning its left wing caused its head to turn and vice-versa. Instructions were once on the LEGO Club website.

Trivia

  • The Dikapi was designed by LEGO employee Daniel Lipkowitz. Before it was made canon, it was posted as a MOC named Pikari on Lipkowitz's fan page The Sands of Mata Nui, along with the Mata Nui Cow, Kirikori Nui, and Ranama.[6]
  • In the original MOC and the photograph on the LEGO Club website, the Dikapi has dark grey legs; the official instructions call for tan.
  • According to the URL of the LEGO Club instruction images, the Dikapi are ostrich.

Appearances

Books

Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dikapi." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", page 300, post 11964. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  3. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  4. Inspired by BIONICLE: Dikapi Building Instructions. Build It Home. Lego Club.com (archived 17 October 2006 on the Wayback Machine)
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", page 34, post 1357. BZPower. (archived on The Great Archives)
  6. Lipkowitz's BZPower profile identifies The Sands of Mata Nui as his web site.

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