|Subtheme||Makuta & Rahkshi|
|Release date||Late 2003|
|The following is a product description taken directly from LEGO. View the source here|
|The master of shadows!|
Makuta is the powerful enemy of the Toa Nuva, who schemes to keep Mata Nui asleep forever. Using his power of darkness, he turns friends into enemies and tries to rob the Matoran of their three values: unity, duty and destiny. Use the gear on his back to make Makuta turn from side to side. Includes the all-new Kanohi Kraahkan, the Mask of Shadows. Combine with #8596 Takanuva to build the mighty Takutanuva!
The Makuta set contains 199 pieces, and was first released in the fourth quarter of 2003.
By combining pieces from Makuta with 8594 Jaller & Gukko and 8595 Takua & Pewku, one can build the Makuta Nui combiner model, which represents a monstrous form Teridax takes to inject fear into the hearts of enemies. Makuta could also be combined with 8596 Takanuva to build the Takutanuva model. The Makuta set was later included in the bundled set 3287 Takutanuva, as well as the special edition 10201 Takutanuva, the latter of which included a special Movie Edition Kraahkan.
By spinning an axle on Makuta's back one could cause his entire upper torso to swing left or right.
Due to production changes, some copies of the set feature a Kraahkan that had four holes instead of the original six.
8593 Makuta scored a total of 79 on Brick Insights, indicating generally positive reviews. The set received an overall positive review from BZPower's then-admin and co-owner Kelly McKiernan (later the webmaster for BIONICLE.com and HeroFactory.com). Kelly gave the set a 7/10, praising the imposing look created by the final product, but criticizing the build process as being inelegant, especially compared to other large 2003 sets.
- 10202 Ultimate Dume - Teridax's winged titan form
- 8924 Maxilos & Spinax - features the guardian robot formerly possessed by Teridax
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