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Boxor
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Item №:

8556

Pieces:

157

Price:

Flag-US $14.99
Flag-UK £12.99

Ages:

8+

Released:

July 2002

Theme:

BIONICLE
    Titans

8556 Boxor is a BIONICLE set that was released in 2002. It contains the Matoran, Nuparu, and the Boxor vehicle he invented.

Description

The Boxor is a small, single-manned vehicle. The pilot—Nuparu, the designer—sits in a small chair-like section. Underneath the seat are two, mechanically-operated "feet", which control the movement of the Boxor. Behind the chair are two "arms", which are used to repel Bohrok with the hook-like weapons on the end. Directly above the seating is a Bohrok shell, perhaps as a shield or emblem.

Background

When swarms of Gahlok flooded Onu-Koro, Nuparu, Onepu, and Taipu were left trapped in a dark cave. In the cave with them was a Gahlok, disabled because it lost its Krana. While Onepu and Taipu tried to move some of the rubble so they could escape, Nuparu began tinkering with the Gahlok, eventually rebuilding the Bohrok into a towering robot-like machine that could be operated by a Matoran pilot. With Nuparu in the driver's seat, the newly-christened Boxor smashed through a wall in the cave and out into the flooded remains of Onu-Koro. Confused by the machine, the Gahlok fled the village.

The Boxor's primary attack feature is a pair of arms that struck forward with sufficient force to disable a Bohrok Va. Sometimes, if multiple Boxors worked together, they could even disable a Bohrok. Boxors were deployed throughout the Bohrok's invasion of Mata Nui - firstly, they were used to attack Lehvak and Nuhvok during Kongu and Tamaru's attempt to retake Le-Koro.

When Toa Onua went looking for Lewa, who was infected by a Krana, he brought some Boxors with him to confront the Lehvak who were chasing them.

Later, when the Toa entered the Bohrok Nest, some Boxors were stationed at Ta-Koro to defend it against Bohrok.

Soon after, they were used in Ga-Koro during the Pahrak invasion of the village. However, the lily pad that the Boxors were resting on was upturned by the Bohrok, and the Boxors and their drivers were cast into the waters. Maku and Kotu succeeded in rescuing the pilots (one of whom was Nuparu), but the Boxors were lost. Since then, Nuparu has suggested adding floats to the Boxors, allowing them to remain afloat in water.

After "The Rebuilding", Nuparu modified the Boxors slightly so the Matoran's new forms would fit.

Nuparu later brought the Boxor to Metru Nui to defend the Matoran against any new threats that may be lurking in the City of Legends. He also had plans to construct new ones using the Bohrok stored in the Onu-Metru Archives.

LEGO.com Description

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Defend Mata Nui with the Boxor!

The Matoran have made an amazing discovery – the Bohrok are not truly alive, but are mechanical creations! Using parts from fallen Bohrok, they have built mighty defense vehicles called Boxor. But can even the Boxor stand up to the swarms? Push down on the Boxor to strike with either or both arms! Includes a Matoran.


Notes

  • This is the only Matoran set released in 2002.
  • It is the first Bionicle set to include a vehicle.

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