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The Protocairn is a BIONICLE combiner model which was released in 2005. It uses the pieces of the sets 8736 Toa Hordika Vakama, 8738 Toa Hordika Whenua and 8740 Toa Hordika Matau. One of Whenua's Thumpers is used as the tail, while Vakama's flames are used to simulate breathing fire. Whenua's mask is the primary headpiece, and there are 2 Rhotuka launchers on each side of the body. Its instructions were once available on LEGO.com.
In legend, Protocairns are villagers from an island who exposed themselves to Energized Protodermis on purpose in order to become more powerful. However, as is with Energized Protodermis, it was a gamble, and instead, they turned into destructive, amphibious beasts. Every now and then, Protocairns appear on island shores and cause immense destruction, even destroying the shore itself in some cases. Oddly enough, Protocairns die soon after this, and their bodies fuse into a landmass. Unwittingly, they help undo their damage by creating more land, which is then used to build upon.
The land that the Great Temple is built upon was created after an attack by Protocairns, who destroyed the first land. When they live, they are near impossible to stop, and even the Vahki on Metru Nui have little success against them. Parakrekks follow after Protocairns, as they feed off the rubble that they create.
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