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8532 Onua.jpg
Medium Set
Set number 8532
Subtheme Toa
Release date 2001
Pieces 30
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8532 Onua is a canister set released in 2001 portraying Toa Mata Onua.

Product Description

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Mighty as the earth
Wise and powerful, Onua has huge, clawed hands to dig tunnels in the ground and infrared vision to allow him to see in the dark. Turn the wheel on his back to move his powerful arms!

Set Information

The set's canister

Onua was released in 2001 as one of the original six Toa sets. The set consists of thirty pieces.

By combining pieces from Onua with 8531 Pohatu and 8534 Tahu, one can build Toa Kaita Akamai. The set can also be combined with 8531 Pohatu to make a Fikou.

Some Onua sets contain a Toa Mata Mini Promo CD.


Onua will swing his arms up and down when the gear on his back is turned. This function can be used to try to knock off the mask of another Toa or Rahi set.


Onua wears a black Pakari.


8532 Onua scored a total of 82 on Brick Insights, indicating average reviews. The set was praised for its atypical design compared to most of the other Toa Mata and the utility of his function.


  • Some preliminary materials,[1][2][3] as well the parts inventory page of the instructions for Akamai, depict the set with a white eyestalk. This was likely intended to be a glow-in-the-dark piece, which was prototyped with element ID 4143503.[4]


  1. "(ENG+RUS Sub) 2001 Bionicle Segment on KB-Legonaut (Possible Original Pitch Footage).". Youtube.
  2. "8532-prod-1589406573.png," Stock Photos, 2001. BioMedia Project.
  3. "Onua-Website.jpg," Advance Art, 2001, Sets, Toa, Onua. BioMedia Project.
  4. "bionicle_elements," Google Sheets.

See also