Saturday, July 6th, 2002 at 10:39am by Mike E., KP Founder
As previously reported on Kanohi-Power.com in this article,
the Toa Nuva have risen from the Protodermis and onto LEGO Shop@Home. European versions of the S@H web site indicate two of the Nuva are currently
Onua Nuva and 8567
Lewa Nuva. Thinking it may only have been a programming error, a lucky few
Kanohi-Power staff sent in orders to see if this was too good to be true.
We are happy to announce that these two Nuva are indeed shipping, and on Friday morning (yesterday)
the UK Parcel Post Service dropped off a box containing the Nuva from the order
that we placed online.
As many of you are aware, some Kanohi-Power staff members already have a copy
of Onua Nuva, which is due for release in Fall 2002 (September in Europe) thanks
to LEGO Public Relations. Please see previous articles on Kanohi-Power and
BionicleZone Community about Onua Nuva Reviews. A list of these are below
Now onto Lewa Nuva: as before, the Nuvas come in a new-style container which
is transparent like the Bohrok cans. The canister tops
have Technic axle holes like the Toa
cans from 2001, in which you can hook up to six Krana or Kanohi. But the main
reason for the tops is the addition of six new Kanohi Nuva, which appear to be replacing the current 8559 Krana Packs. There are also two unknown posts as well in the middle of the canister top.
So after ripping the seals off on the side of the can and tipping the
continents into a tidy pile, we have a selection of parts that we've already
seen in the building of Lewa. However, with the new
line-up there have been some major changes to the body limbs, and new tools/weapons (see below). The next photo shows the contents of an opened 8567 Lewa Nuva.
As shown in the image above, all of the new Toa Nuva come with a new body limb, in which the legs are bent at an angle from the knee. This is handy if you want to give your Toa or new MOCs a better and organic look.
As shown by Dimensioneer in his review of 8556 Onua Nuva on BZCommunity.com we see the new armour parts that are the main differences (along with their Kanohi Nuva) in the Toa Nuva. Bear in mind the color is a metalic grey, which goes along with the story of Protodermis.
At last - an image of the new blades for Lewa Nuva. These blades currently have two uses in the Bionicle storyline: Lewa Nuva uses them for chopping and cutting, and if needed can use them for flying, to get to troubled areas a lot faster than swinging in the trees.
The Kanohi Nuva are quite interesting, and a wonderful feature of the Nuva. This makes Lewa Nuva a really good model, as his Kanohi Nuva stands out. On Nuva Pakari the first thing that will strike you is that it's enormous... and the Miru Nuva has teeth! Take a look at the Miru Nuva next to the original Miru:
After just a few minutes we have built a new Lewa Nuva, who is ready to take on the new enemies of Mata Nui and progress the Bionicle story into 2003 and beyond.
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