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

Known locations Southern Continent (Voya Nui) (formerly)
Mahri Nui (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]
Mutated Pit War Tortoise
Pit War Tortoise

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

Pit War Tortoises are large, tortoise-like Rahi.


The tortoises are an ancient breed of Rahi, who were placed on the Southern Continent.[2][3][4][5] 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.[6] He selected the fiercest tortoise as his personal steed.[7] 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 emigrated to Spherus Magna.[1] The Pit War Tortoises in the Black Waters had their mutations reversed by Mata Nui and were made amphibious.[8]

Abilities and Traits

Pit War Tortoises were originally land-dwelling Rahi,[4][5] but when Mahri Nui sank into the sea, they became water-dwellers.[7] Mata Nui later made them amphibious.[8] Pit War Tortoises have life spans in excess of 100,000 years.[7]


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

Set Information

Pit War Tortoise Set
Pit War Tortoise

The 8918+8919+8920 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 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  2. "Official Greg Discussion", post 7299. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  3. "Official Greg Discussion", post 7304. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Official Greg Discussion", post 9841. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 6000. BZPower Forums. (archived on greg.thegreatarchives.com)
  6. "Carapar." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 20.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Pit War Tortoise. LEGO BrickMaster Magazine January-February 2007, pp. 32-33.
  8. 8.0 8.1 BZPower: Farshtey Feed, 11 May 2010 (archive)