Pit War Tortoise

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"These massive creatures now live in waters around Mahri Nui and are believed to have life spans in excess of 100,000 years. They have been recruited by Carapar into his undersea army and the fiercest serves as his personal steed in battle."
LEGO BrickMaster Magazine January-February 2007

Pit War Tortoise
Pit War Tortoise

Creator Great Beings
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Southern Continent (Voya Nui) (formerly)
Mahri Nui (formerly)
Spherus Magna
Mutated Pit War Tortoise
Pit War Tortoise

Pit War Tortoise
Status Mutations reversed, made amphibious
Location Mahri Nui (formerly)
Black Water
Set number 8918+8919+8920

Pit War Tortoises are large, tortoise-like Rahi.


The tortoises were some of the first Rahi ever created, brought into existence by the Great Beings[citation needed] and placed on the Southern Continent.[OGD][OGDi] When the Great Cataclysm caused the Voya Nui landmass to dislodge from the Matoran Universe and rocket to the surface of Aqua Magna, several tortoises were carried with it.

When the coastal city of Mahri Nui fell into the ocean, these specimens went down with it, and were mutated by the Pit Mutagen in the Black Water. The tortoises were recruited by the Barraki Carapar into his undersea army. He selected the fiercest tortoise as his personal steed.[Pit War Tortoise] Carapar was later recaptured by Hydraxon's replica, and the Pit War Tortoises were released from his service.

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Pit War Tortoises within left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna. The Pit War Tortoises in the Black Waters had their mutations reversed by Mata Nui and were made amphibious.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Pit War Tortoises were originally land-dwelling Rahi,[OGD][OGDi] but when Mahri Nui sank into the sea, they became water-dwellers.[Pit War Tortoise] Mata Nui later made them amphibious.[1] Pit War Tortoises have life spans in excess of 100,000 years.[Pit War Tortoise]


Carapar mounted two Squid Launchers on all of his Pit War Tortoises.

Set Information

The Pit War Tortoise can be built out of 8918 Carapar, 8919 Mantax, and 8920 Ehlek using instructions included in the January-February 2007 issue of LEGO BrickMaster Magazine. These instructions could also be found on BIONICLE.com. This model depicts the tortoises that were affected by Pit Mutagen.





  1. 1.0 1.1 BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 11 May 2010 (archive)

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