Set 8539 Manas is a large boxed set released in 2001, portraying the Manas.
The Manas set was released in 2001 as one of the five Rahi sets. The set consists of 454 pieces.
Two Manas are built from the set. One of the Manas is black and yellow, while the other is white and orange.
An alternate model for the set also exists, depicting a Mana Ko, for which instructions were included in the orange model's manual.
Each Manas contains a battery-powered motor brick. These motor bricks are each controlled by battery-powered infrared remote controls. A total of 12 AA batteries are needed to power both Manas. Each device has three frequencies, so three Manas can be controlled in an area at once. The Manas are capable of punching their arms and moving around through use of the motors. The motor bricks contain two motors, each controlling one arm and one tread. This makes it possible for the Manas to move and punch at the same time. If a Manas's mask is knocked off, a foot drops and the Manas becomes incapable of moving, as if in injury.
Each Manas wears two masks. The black and yellow Manas wears two yellow Noble Komau, while the white and orange Manas wears two orange Noble Ruru.
8539 Manas scored a total of 77 on Brick Insights, indicating average reviews. The set was lauded for its motorized action feature, unique to BIONICLE sets.
|BIONICLE Sets of 2001|
|Small||8540 Vakama | 8541 Matau | 8542 Onewa | 8543 Nokama | 8544 Nuju | 8545 Whenua ||
|Medium||8531 Pohatu | 8532 Onua | 8533 Gali | 8534 Tahu | 8535 Lewa | 8536 Kopaka|
|Large||8537 Nui-Rama | 8538 Muaka & Kane-ra | 8539 Manas | 8548 Nui-Jaga | 8549 Tarakava|
|Collectible||8525 BIONICLE Masks|
|Promotional||1388 Huki | 1389 Onepu | 1390 Maku | 1391 Jala | 1392 Kongu | 1393 Matoro|
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