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"Miserable, ill-smelling and ill-tempered creatures, Frostelus were happy to invade your territory but hated it when you invaded theirs."
— Narrator, Legacy of Evil

Sapient Species
Powers Rhotuka spinners (varied by individuals)
Status Unknown
Locations Matoran Universe (formerly)
Spherus Magna
Pronunciation frost-TELL-lus[1]
Set number 8737+8739+8741 Frostelus (instructions)

Frostelus are a mysterious species of intelligent beings.


6,000 years before the Great Cataclysm, a large group of Frostelus launched an attack against a group of Toa tasked with guarding the Makoki Stone and stationed at a fortress. When constructing the fortress, the Toa had failed to examine the nearby icebergs which the beings used as camouflage and armor, and so did not realize that they viewed the territory as being theirs. The Frostelus killed all of the Toa in the fortress except for the young Lhikan.[2]

Two of the Toa Hagah, Norik and Iruini, also ran into some Frostelus during their travels, but they managed to defeat them by combining their Elemental Powers to create a cyclone of molten lava.[3]

Immediately following the Great Cataclysm, a group of icebergs appeared to the north of Metru Nui.[4] 1,000 years later, after the Matoran repopulated the city, this group made repeated attempts to invade, but Toa Takanuva battled them and drove them off.[1]

The Dark Hunters saw the Frostelus as being useful allies, and the Shadowed One sent Subterranean to discuss an alliance with them.[5] However, these negotiations went poorly.[6]

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

Alternate Universes

The Kingdom Alternate Universe

In this alternate universe, the Frostelus were among the many beings that fled to the island of Mata Nui when the Great Spirit died. They made their home in the region of Ko-Wahi with the Ko-Matoran.[7]

Abilities and Traits

Frostelus are creatures that appear to be somewhere between a Rahi and a Toa.[4] Their armor has eight limbs, with six ending in claws or hooks. They have the ability to launch dual Rhotuka spinners from their shoulders. As a result of their intelligence and sapience, the powers of their spinners vary between individuals.[8] The Frostelus are also known to travel within icebergs, which serve as homes and protection for the Frostelus as they float across the sea.[4][1]

Frostelus are fiercely territorial, and are not afraid to attack in large numbers. Their attacks are devastating, and even Toa have fallen before them.[2]

Set Information

The Frostelus combiner model

The 8737+8739+8741 Frostelus can be built out of the Toa Hordika sets 8737 Toa Hordika Nokama, 8739 Toa Hordika Onewa and 8741 Toa Hordika Nuju. Its building instructions were featured on, although they are no longer available. Both sides of its body feature a Rhotuka Launcher and silver Rhotuka spinner.


  • Though often mistaken for them, the Frostelus are not Rahi,[9][10] evident from the fact that they possess individual Rhotuka powers and moral balance.[8][11]
  • The Frostelus may have been former victims of the Visorak or an undiscovered species.[4]
  • In an alternate timeline created in the mind of Toa Lesovikk by Karzahni's Kanohi Olisi, Lesovikk's Toa Cordak joined forces with Lhikan's besieged team and saved them from the Frostelus.[12]


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Story Serials

Short Stories


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Frostelus." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 34.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Chapter 1." Legacy of Evil. BIONICLE Legends 4, p. 17.
  3. "Birth of the Rahaga". BIONICLE 25.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Frostelus." Encyclopedia, p. 23.
  5. "Subterranean." Dark Hunters, p. 67.
  6. "Chat with Greg Farshtey", post 9712637. LEGO Message Boards. (archived on
  7. The Kingdom.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1342. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  9. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1398. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  10. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1585. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  11. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 2547. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  12. "Chapter 9." Dreams of Destruction.

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