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Protector of Earth
Small Set
Set number 70781
Subtheme Protectors
Release date January 2015
Pieces 66[note 1]
MSRP $9.99 (US)
€9.99 (EU)
£9.99 (UK)
Ages 6-12
Set Designer John Ho[1]
Instructions


Set 70781 Protector of Earth is a small set released in early 2015, portraying Korgot.

Product Description

The following is a product description taken directly from LEGO. View the source here
Defend the underground mine with the Protector of Earth!
Underground alert! The crystal mine is under attack from the Skull Spider. Spin the Protector of Earth’s powerful crystal Star Drill to bore through rock and confront the evil intruder. If the Skull Spider latches onto the Protector’s BIONICLE® head, it can pop the trigger and release the mask. Unleash the Elemental power of the rapid shooter to fend off the villain and keep control of the underground.

*Features a BIONICLE® head with dual-tone mask and mask pop-off trigger, BIONICLE shell, rocky shoulders, spinning Star Drill, Elemental chest armor with rapid shooter and ammunition, and posable joints
*Also includes a pale green Skull Spider
*Adjust the arms and legs for heroic battle poses
*Spin the Star Drill
*Unleash the rapid shooter
*Don't let the Skull Spider pop off the mask!
*Durable design for intense action play
*Combine with 70789 LEGO® BIONICLE® Onua – Master of Earth usingbuilding instructions available at LEGO.com/BIONICLE to power up for ultra elemental battle!
*Stands over 5” (13cm) tall

Set Information

The set packaging

The Protector of Earth was revealed at New York Comic Con 2014 during the BIONICLE panel, and officially released on the first day of 2015 in the United States and some European countries. The set consists of 66 pieces,[note 1] including a Protector mask and a Skull Spider.

The weapons of the Protector can be added onto 70789 Onua – Master of Earth to create a "powered-up" Onua. Both of these sets were included in collection 5004466 Protector of Earth – Power Up, to create the aforementioned model. A second combination model using the same sets was featured in the iOS version of BIONICLE: Mask of Creation. However, instructions were never released.

Features

The Protector's Star Drill can be made to spin by rotating a gear attached to it.

By turning a gear on the set's back, the Elemental Blaster that is built into the Protector's chest will launch round LEGO 1x1 studs. The blaster is able to hold six studs, though twelve are included in the set.

By pushing down the eyestalk on the back of the set's head, its mask will fly off.

Collectibles

A co-injected black and transparent purple Protector mask and a light lime green Skull Spider mask are included in the set.

Reception

References

  1. "First 4!". flickr.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The set packaging lists the set as including 60 pieces. However, on LEGO Shop, the set was listed as including 66 pieces, counting the six extra stud ammunition included in the set (for a total of twelve studs, not including "spare" parts). These pieces were also not included in the bill of materials of the instruction manual, but are present in the set's inventory on LEGO Bricks & Pieces. In later waves, extra ammunition such as these would consistently be counted into the set, such as with set 70791 Skull Warrior.