|Release date||Early 2003|
Set 8578 Gahlok-Kal is a canister set released in early 2003, portraying Gahlok-Kal.
|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)!
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.
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-Kal Xa or one of 5000 white metal Krana-Kal Xa, along with a certificate of authenticity.
|BIONICLE Sets of 2003|
|Small||8581 Kopeke | 8582 Matoro | 8583 Hahli | 8584 Hewkii | 8585 Hafu | 8586 Macku|
|Medium||8573 Nuhvok-Kal | 8574 Tahnok-Kal | 8575 Kohrak-Kal | 8576 Lehvak-Kal | 8577 Pahrak-Kal | 8578 Gahlok-Kal |
8587 Panrahk | 8588 Kurahk | 8589 Lerahk | 8590 Guurahk | 8591 Vorahk | 8592 Turahk
|Large||Standard||8593 Makuta | 8594 Jaller & Gukko | 8595 Takua & Pewku | 8596 Takanuva|
|Special||3287 Takutanuva (Limited Edition)|
|Collectible||8580 Kraata | 8599 Krana-Kal|
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