|Known locations||Le-Wahi (formerly)|
When the Great Cataclysm brought about the creation of the island of Mata Nui, many Kewa migrated there and established themselves in Le-Wahi. In the wild, they shared their nests with their relative, the Taku. The Le-Matoran of Le-Koro found them easy to tame, and they could summon the trained birds by using Flutes. Tamed Kewa in Le-Koro lived in woven birdhouses and were often ridden as mounts in the Gukko Force.[MNOG, Ch. 6]
Kewa Bird Riding also became a popular sport in Le-Koro. Riding on a Kewa, the player would attempt knock their opponents off of the Kewa that they are riding while attempting to stay on their own. Turaga Matau himself was a famed Kewa Rider.[MNOG, Ch. 6]
When the wandering Av-Matoran Takua was tasked with the rescue of Turaga Matau, the Matoran discovered that the Turaga was trapped in a Kewa nest. Later, he made use of a Kewa bird he called with a Flute, who would transport him to various parts of Mata Nui.[MNOG, Ch. 6]
The Kewa later returned to the Matoran Universe after the Bohrok swarms destroyed Mata Nui.
Abilities and Traits
The Kewa was released as part of the 10023 Bionicle Master Builder set. The orange, red, and gray Kewa used sixty-two of the set's 102 parts and featured a flapping action when a gear on its back was turned.
- The Kewa's name was for many years not considered a part of the BIONICLE canon, having been replaced by the Gukko because of a conflict with The LEGO Group using Maori terms (Kewa and Goko-Kahu). It was later placed back into canon as a sub-species of Gukko.
- Although BIONICLE.com described the Kewa as a vulture, Quest for the Toa refers to the Kewa as an eagle.
- In promotional art and the Kewa's instruction manual, the Rahi is portrayed facing backwards.
- Kewa Building Instructions on LEGO.com (Instructions Begin on Page 26)
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