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Medium Set
Set number 8533
Subtheme Toa[1]
Release date February 2001 (IN)[2][3]
July 2001 (AM)[4]
Pieces 35
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8533 Gali is a canister set released in 2001 portraying Toa Mata Gali.

Product Description

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Powerful as the ocean
Gali, the only female Toa, controls the waves themselves! When she's angered, she can cause tidal waves and storms. Explore the waters around Mata Nui with her and use her powers to fight Makuta. Her hook arm helps her get out of trouble when danger threatens.

Set Information

The set's canister

The Gali set was released in 2001 as one of the six Toa sets. The set consists of 35 pieces.

By combining pieces from Gali with 8535 Lewa and 8536 Kopaka, one can build Wairuha using instructions provided at the end of the manuals for the three sets. The set can also be combined with 8531 Pohatu to make a Mata Nui Cow.

In addition to the instruction manual, the set includes a poster of Gali. The back of the poster featured advertisments for other LEGO products. Additionally, some copies of the set also contain a Toa Mata Mini Promo CD, indicated on the packaging.

The set was included in 65024 The Complete Toa Collection, 65025 BIONICLE Mata Nui Collector Pack, 65130 "Toa 3-Pack 2", K8531 Ultimate Toa and Turaga Collection Kit,, K8532 Ultimate Toa Collection Kit, K8533 Find the Power Kit, and K8554 Ultimate Bionicle Collectors Set.


Gali's arms can be swung up and down by turning a gear in her back. This function can be used to try to knock off the mask of another Toa or Rahi set.

The set's canister represents a Toa Canister in the story. Using heads and technic axles included 8525 BIONICLE Masks, the canister lid could be used for displaying masks, and as a representation of a Suva.


Gali wears a transparent blue Kaukau.


8533 Gali's score on Brick Insights indicates average reviews. The transparent blue element of the mask was often noted for its unique quality when compared to other Kanohi.


  • In BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui, Gali is constructed with extra pin pieces attached to her legs rather than her hips. It is unknown whether this was a feature of a prototype or if it was an alteration made for the game model.


See also