LEGO Bionicle - Tahu - Master of Fire (70787)

Tahu - Master of Fire (70787)


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Heat up the BIONICLE® action with Tahu – Master of Fire! Attach the lava surfboard to the feet of this powerful, posable figure and surf into the volcanic crater in adrenalin mode. Then turn the surfboard into 2 awesome elemental fire blades ready for combat. Activate the bashing battle arm to swipe away the Skull Spider’s attempts to pop off Tahu’s mask and get to the magical Golden Mask first.
• Features a BIONICLE® head with mask and mask pop-off trigger, 6 golden BIONICLE shells, tribal chest decoration, 2 golden swords, convertible lava surfboard/elemental fire blades, wheel-operated bashing battle arm function and posable joints
• Also includes the Golden Mask of Fire and a pale green Skull Spider
• Surf the lava in adrenalin mode!
• Convert the lava surfboard into 2 awesome elemental fire blades
• Turn the wheel to power up the bashing battle arm
• Resist the Skull Spider’s attempts to pop off Tahu’s mask!
• Compete to claim the Golden Mask of Fire
• Highly posable and durable for intense action play
• Combine with 70783 LEGO® BIONICLE® Protector of Fire using building instructions available at to power up for ultra elemental battle!
• Stands over 8” (21cm) tall


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LEGO Bionicle - Tahu - Master of Fire (70787) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Figure and Promising Reboot of Bionicle One of my all-time favorite sets, and one of the few sets that I still have assembled in some (albeit modified) form is the original Tahu, Toa of Fire set from the summer 2001 launch of the original Bionicle line. I was a big fan of that line, and was excited to see it being relaunched. While this time all six Toa became available at the same time, I started with Tahu for nostalgia's sake. Quick overview: The good: – Large and solid-feeling figure. – Very posable, with moving armor pieces. – Good weapon selection. – Several interesting new elements. – Plenty of nostalgia. The bad: – Mask and head compatibility with prior sets lacking. – Lack of compatibility with non-Bionicle/Hero Factory elements in limbs. The new Tahu looks good; proportions aren't too different from the original, although the mask is about the same size for a figure close to thirty percent taller. He comes with a good selection of weapons, the larger of which have multiple functions just by themselves and multiple attachment points. The weapon storage for his shorter swords is well-done; it's unobtrusive when they're lying flat, and they have a lot of flexibility to get out of the way of any pose you want. They're also just begging to be used as super mode fins, especially in conjunction with the included golden mask (can we please call it a Kanohi Hau?). At 89 pieces, the new Tahu set has almost exactly twice the parts count as the original, and seems to have about the same distribution between small Technic parts and larger Bionicle parts. New Tahu stands head and shoulders over the original, and is at least as tall as the later Toa sets from the end of the line. Luckily, the new Tahu avoids many of the pitfalls of those later sets; he has a more bulky feel compared to the gangly proportions of the later sets, and while I'm sure most people already know this, sometime between the end of the original Bionicle and now Lego fixed their ball-and-socket joints: the ones on Tahu feel solid and robust, and none have broken so far. The return of the geared arms and back wheel is a nice touch, but the addition of a damping gear and ball-and-socket joints in the shoulders make it a lot less frustrating than the original; I would say that, for those who dislike the gimmick, it can be almost completely ignored, since it doesn't negatively impact posability. There are a few issues I have with the figure, however. Several focus on the head. While the return of masks designed to come off as a play feature is nice, and the trigger works better than the old stud connection, the masks themselves have no inter-compatibility with older heads, nor do the new heads have any ability to wear old masks. Given the wealth of mask designs present in the old Bionicle line, this is something of a lost opportunity, and looking at the new masks, they appear to have a divot that is normally seen over a stud or axle connector, making it likely that a more compatible connection as planned at some point. This wouldn't be so much of an issue if a full head swap was simple, but thanks to Hero Factory, Lego has chosen to have the ball-socket neck joint have the neck be the ball and the head be the socket, the opposite of how it was for most of Bionicle. This makes putting an old head on the new body problematic. My other big issue is similar; the new Hero Factory-style limbs make heavy use of ball joints to attach everything. While this gives some flexibility to the armor, it also costs the ability to mount much in the way of conventional Technic elements or normal bricks. Some more Technic peg holes here or there would have been a nice addition, especially on the shorter ones, and some additional Technic styling would have looked great peeking out from under the armor. Overall, Tahu is a great figure, mixing both modern elements with a good dose of nostalgia. I would recommend him or the other Toa to fans both old and new. I'm also excited to see what sets will come along next; some Rahi scaled to the new larger Toa would be nice, and it would be interesting to see a hybrid of the older style of Titan, made with Technic elements, mixed with the new Hero Factory style. And, of course, Exo-Toa, anyone? Whatever happens with the rebooted story, I will be paying close attention to the new Bionicle line for the next year.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Toa of Fire Ever sense I became a fan of BIONICLE, my favorite character has always been Tahu. He's always had attitude and an awesome design. This set is no exception. Pros: -Beautiful overall look -Golden Mask of Fire -Gear function -Color scheme works great -Lava surfboard splits into twin swords Cons: -Skull Spider was unnecessary but I guess it could also be a pro -The gear function doesn't always work. I've actually had an arm accidentally come off when using it. Luckily, the arms are easy to put back on. -Mask is loosely attached. I really hate the feature of having the mask pop off of a character's face via a trigger. It limits play at times because the masks will easily fall off when playing with these figures. Overall, this is a fantastic figure to look at but I'd rather put him on a shelf for display. A child could still play with him but might get frustrated with the character's mask constantly popping off of his face.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an awesome set this set was such a good set. it really did carry on the bionicle line and focused on making the fans of the old and the new happy. with great poseability and gears this set is a true wonder. one thing that i loved that lego has brought back is the double weapon feature (one for fighting and one for "adrenalin" mode). i thought that this was a great set and all people should look out for it in stores what i didnt like was the pricing. in australia a small toa with only about 15-25 less peices than a large toa is $20. tahu, kopaka and onua are now $30. thats five dollars more than the american price difference and because of price inflation you add another $5. that means that you pay an extra 10 dollars for a larger toa and then add 5 dollars because of price inflation. here is a comparison: USA: AUS: protector: $10 $16 small toa: $15 $20 large toa: $20 $30 the extra $5 is already unnecessary in america let alone the extra ten dollars in australia. all for 15-25 more pieces. other than that this is a great set and would still recommend it
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! ever since the new Lego Bionicle came out, I always wanted to get one of them, And I'm glad I got Tahu. He's amazing!! I love the "flame surf board" SOOOOOOO glad I got him!! :)
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Play With Fire! Tahu is back! Tahu is another favorite character of mine! I recieved him after Lewa since I was a kid and yes, I also kept Tahu on my display shelf. The new Tahu is very reminiscent of the 2001 and 2002/3 version! His build took a LONG time! There is a lot of building when it comes to making the gear box and its functions. I love the fact that the gear box is playable and posable too! Tahu comes with golden swords and HUGE fire swords that combine to make a lava board! He also have golden armor and a variety of red pieces with transparent red orange colors. His mask also reflects on his old design. He is almost the same size as Furno XL! He even towers over the new Lewa! The mask popping feature is nifty, but it causes the mask to pop off too often. The extension pieces make friction in his legs, allowing for more stable action poses! However, his shoulder armor also gets in the way of the action feature and even knocks off the mask! Well, besides that, Tahu is pretty cool! Pros and Cons time! Pros- Another favorite character, red, gold, silver, and trans red orange colors define Tahu as the hero of Bionicle! 4 swords... It's awesome, the lava board is very cool, coverage on his back is very well done, especially with the gray ball joint attachment, extension pieces increase his size, head looks great with his mask, skull spider is SCARY as ever, and who could forget the fact that LEGO finally made red body armor! =D Cons- Mask is too loose, shoulder armor gets in the way of playability, lava board sometimes topples over, and pieces get loose from friction of gear. Overall, I'm super happy about this set! Tahu is back and more powerful than he ever was! I would definitely recommend this set to the Bionicle fans! 10/10! Yes! Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays! merry Christmas and Happy New Years! =D
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get this one before it's sold out! Hello fellow Lego buyers! This is my first review, so let's get started! Bionicle is back! And with it come the new Toa. Tahu is the first of the new sets that I have. He comes in a nicely-shaped cardboard box, the same type from the Chima speedorz line, and when he's built, he is very tall! Taller than I expected. Pros: -Lots of new pieces -Red and Gold masks -Many points of articulation -Lava blades can double as lava surfboard. -Not too expensive. -Gear function works great! -It's Tahu! Cons: -Skull spider is the same as in 4 other sets -89 pieces for $20 -Shoulder pads look awkward -Feet can be hard to articulate -Ball joints sticking out on upper torso All in all, this is a great set! Despite the cons (which are very minor), if you are a fan of Bionicle you should buy this. It is a very satisfying purchase.
Date published: 2015-01-03
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