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Promotional Set
Set number 1393
Subtheme Tohunga
Release date September 2001
Pieces 8
Ages 4+/7+

Set 1393 Matoro was a promotional set released in September 2001 portraying Matoro. It specifically portrays him as he appeared after his diminishment from being inside a Matoran Sphere.

Set Information

The McDonald's version of the set packaging

The set consists of eight pieces. At least four different versions of the set has been released.

It was originally included in McDonald's Happy Meals in September 2001 in the US as one of the six "Tohunga" sets. Each Happy Meal came with one of the six sets, randomly selected. The packaging labeled the set as number 2 out of 6, and and had the recommended age of 4+.

The set was also released through McDonald's in Australia during 2002. The packaging of this version featured a caution label in place of the warnings found on the American version. It also did not contain a piece count, and featured a different Happy Meals logo.

Also during 2002, it was released internationally through unknown means. This version did not contain the McDonald's branding, or the warning labels and piece count found on the American packaging, and had a recommended age of 7+ instead of the 4+ found on the McDonald's releases.

Packaging for the 2003 release of 1393

The set was also given away for free in C1000 supermarkets in Holland during 2003 with the same set number, alongside eleven other sets.[1] This version of the polybag had the numbering and the recommended age of 7+ in left top corner, replaced the McDonald's branding with the LEGO logo in the right bottom corner, and the instructions advertised the Rahkshi.

By combining pieces from Matoro with 1390 Maku and 1392 Kongu, one can build a Matoran Kaita. Matoro can also be combined with 1388 Huki, 1389 Onepu, 1390 Maku, 1391 Jala, and 1392 Kongu to create a Matoran Nui.


Matoro's arms can be pulled back and released, making them shoot back forward. His right hand is capable of holding a Bamboo Disk, and doing this while he is holding the disk causes him to throw it. The disk could also be stored on his back.


Matoro wears a sand blue Akaku. Also included is a Bamboo Disk featuring Kopaka's Kanohi Akaku and the mask's name.


1393 Matoro scored a 69 on Brick Insights, indicating poor reviews.


  1. "1393: Matoro." Brickset.

See also