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8574 Tahnok-Kal
Canister Set
Set number 8574
Subtheme Bohrok-Kal
Release date Early 2003
Pieces 41
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8574 Tahnok-Kal is a canister set released in early 2003, portraying Tahnok-Kal.

Product Description

The following is a product description taken directly from LEGO. View the source here
Electrifying energy!
Six reasons to hide!
From the depths of Mata Nui, they came... six elite Bohrok, the Bohrok-Kal, with one mission: to free the Bohrok queens and unleash the swarms again! Only the Toa Nuva stand in their way... but the Bohrok-Kal have stolen the elemental powers of the heroes, leaving them helpless. Will the Toa Nuva's first adventure be their last?

Fast and powerful, Tahnok-Kal is the leader of the Bohrok-Kal squad. Its power shield can hurl lightning bolts or create an awesome force field of electrical energy that no Toa Nuva can overcome! Look for 72 Limited Edition genuine Sterling Silver Krana-Kal and 5,000 Limited Edition silver-colored metal versions in Bohrok-Kal packages. They're randomly packed so you never know where the power of Silver might be found (not available in Europe)!

Set Information

The Tahnok-Kal set was released in winter 2003 as one of the six Bohrok-Kal sets. The set consists of forty pieces.

By combining pieces from Tahnok-Kal with 8573 Nuhvok-Kal and 8577 Pahrak-Kal, one can build the Bohrok-Kal Kaita Za.

Combination Models

Tahnok-Kal is involved in the following combo model:

Bohrok-Kal Kaita Za


By pushing a button in Tahnok-Kal's back, its head will snap forward to attack. A rubber band causes its head to retract once the attack is over. Pressing its eyes will cause its krana-kal to shoot forward.

Tahnok-Kal can also be curled up into a ball. A piece included will clip onto Nuhvok's lower back, and can be used to hang Tahnok-Kal from the lid of its canister when it is in its ball shape. The canister itself is modeled after an individual cell of the Bohrok Nests, and the hanging Tahnok-Kal represents the Bohrok-Kal's dormancy.

Early copies of the set included a Tahnok-Kal Mini Promo CD.


A dark gold rubber krana-kal, randomly chosen from one of the eight types, was included in the set.

Tahnok-Kal sets potentially carried one of 72 sterling silver Krana Xa-Kal or one of 5000 white metal Krana Xa-Kal, along with a certificate of authenticity.


See also