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70783 Protector of Fire
Set Protector of Fire.jpg
Small Set
Set number 70783
Subtheme Protectors
Release date January 2015
Pieces 69
MSRP $9.99 (US)
€9.99 (EU)
£9.99 (UK)
Ages 6-12
70783 Instructions


Set 70783 Protector of Fire is a small set released in early 2015, portraying Narmoto.

Set Information

The Protector of Fire was revealed at New York Comic Con 2014 during the BIONICLE panel. The set was officially released on the first day of 2015 in the United States and some European countries.

The weapons of the Protector can be added onto 70787 Tahu - Master of Fire to create a "powered up" Tahu, as advertised of the sets box and instruction manual. Instructions for that set can be found online on BIONICLE.com. The building instructions of another model combining parts from the Protector of Fire and Tahu, known as "Special Tahu", were released on the LEGO club website.

Features

The Protector of Fire set consists of 69 pieces, including a Protector mask and a Skull Spider.

By turning a gear on the back of the shoulder-mounted Elemental Blaster, round LEGO 1x1 plates are launched.

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

Collectibles

A co-injected red and translucent orange Protector mask and a light green Skull Spider mask are included in the set.

Reception

Critical Response

70783 received mixed to negative reviews from critics. In his Eurobricks review, Action Figure Moderator Alex Stanglewicz (VBBN) called the set a "toss-up", liking the overall build (especially the torso) but disliking the short limbs and color scheme. BZPower's Blog Leader Patrick Biggs (DeeVee) gave similar sentiments, praising the "innovative" torso design, but disliking the limb design and articulation as well as the color scheme.

Community Response

The set received generally mixed feedback from fans, who said the limbs were poorly designed and restricted articulation too much. However, many agreed the set's torso was well-designed and interesting to build.[citation needed] On Eurobricks, in the included poll with the review, the set received a mixed to positive score, with a majority of 16 votes out of 35 calling the set "Average".