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8578 Gahlok-Kal
Canister Set
Set number 8578
Subtheme Bohrok-Kal
Release date Early 2003
Pieces 40
MSRP $7.99 (US)
Ages 7+

Set 8578 Gahlok-Kal is a canister set released in early 2003, portraying Gahlok-Kal.

Product Description

The following is a product description taken directly from LEGO. View the source here
Master of magnetism!
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?

Gahlok-Kal's magnetic powers are so great that this Bohrok-Kal could root Lewa Nuva to the ground -- and not even the Mask of Speed could break him free! Its magnetic shield can also be used to create a powerful force field. Gahlok-Kal can slip in and out of any place without being detected, actually "flowing" around obstacles in its path. 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 Gahlok-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 Gahlok-Kal with 8575 Kohrak-Kal and 8576 Lehvak-Kal, one can build the Bohrok-Kal Kaita Ja.

Combination Models

Gahlok-Kal is tied with the other Bohrok-Kal for having the least amount of combination models involving it, only having one:

Bohrok-Kal Kaita Ja


By pushing a button in Gahlok-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.

Gahlok-Kal can also be curled up into a ball. A piece included will clip onto Gahlok-Kal's lower back, and can be used to hang Gahlok-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 Gahlok-Kal represents the Bohrok-Kal's dormancy.

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


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

Gahlok-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