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Medium Set
Set number 8534
Subtheme Toa[1]
Release date February 2001 (IN)[2][3]
July 2001 (AM)[4]
Pieces 33
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+
Set Designer Christoffer Raundahl[5][6]

Set 8534 Tahu is a canister set released in 2001 portraying Toa Mata Tahu.

Product Description

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Fierce as fire
Tahu, the Toa of fire, is respected for his power and feared for his quick temper. He can surf on molten lava and cut through solid rock with his sword of flames! Use the wheel on his back to raise and lower his sword.

Set Information

The set's canister

The Tahu set was released in 2001 as one of the six Toa sets. The set consists of 33 pieces, as well as a poster. Addtionally, some Tahu sets contain a Toa Mata Mini Promo CD.

By combining pieces from Tahu with 8531 Pohatu and 8532 Onua, one can build Akamai using instructions provided at the end of the manuals for the three sets.

In addition to the instruction manual, the set includes a poster of Tahu. 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, 65129 "Toa 3-Pack 1", K8531 Ultimate Toa and Turaga Collection Kit, K8533 Find the Power Kit, K8532 Ultimate Toa Collection Kit, K8534 Toa Kaita Akamai, and K8554 Ultimate Bionicle Collectors Set.


Tahu's right arm can be swung by turning a gear in his 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.


Tahu wears a red Hau.


8534 Tahu's score on Brick Insights indicates average reviews. The red/orange color scheme was considered a highlight, while the overall parts ratio was criticized.


See also