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8544 Nuju
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Small Set
Set number 8544, 1420
Subtheme Turaga
Release date 2001
Pieces 30
MSRP $2.99 (US)
Ages 7+
8544 Instructions

Set 8544 Nuju is a small set released in 2001 portraying Turaga Nuju.

Set Information

The Nuju set was released in 2001 as one of the six Turaga sets. The set consists of thirty pieces.

An identical promotional set, 1420 Nuju, was released with Kabaya candy in Japan in 2001 as one of four Turaga. 1420 was also found in a region-specific polybag.[1]

By combining pieces from Nuju with 8540 Vakama, 8541 Matau, 8542 Onewa, 8543 Nokama, and 8545 Whenua, one can build a Turaga Nui, though official instructions were never released. The Kabaya version of Nuju was also advertised as combining with 1417 Vakama, 1418 Matau, and 1419 Nokama to create one of three possible combiners. Only one of these combiners has instructions provided.


A lever is present on Nuju's back, connected to his right arm, so lowering it causes him to lift his Ice Pick. The arm is automatically lowered due to a rubber band connecting the lever to his neck.


Nuju wears a light gray Noble Matatu.


Across its two iterations (8544 and 1420) Nuju scored a total average of 64.5 on Brick Insights, indicating poor to average reviews.


See also