8596 Takanuva

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Maybe they will not see me win today. But the Matoran will go on, and someday they will triumph!
―Takanuva to Makuta

8596 Takanuva is a BIONICLE Titans set released in 2003, containing the character Takanuva, the Toa of Light, and his Ussanui, a vehicle that helped him travel to Mangaia, the lair of Makuta.


Storywise, this was the first set to contain the famed Toa of Light, Toa Takanuva. This set is one of the three sets to ever feature Takanuva.

The Kraata holders are both set-wise and storywise correctly six, each for every Rahkshi. It also features some Bohrok-Kal shields. In the storyline, the Ussanui is made of the defeated Rahkshi and Bohrok-Kal.

This set was based of the character Takua or Toa Takanuva from the 2003 movie, BIONICLE: Mask of Light. In the movie, the Matoran Takua and Jaller are tasked with finding the Toa of Light using the Mask of Light. After donning the mask himself, Takua transforms into the Toa of Light at the end of the movie, and sets out on his Ussanui to find and defeat Makuta, therefore completing the Turaga's prophecy.

8596 Takanuva can be combined with 8593 Makuta to create Takutanuva.


Takanuva was the Toa of Light. He could fire beams of light, banish darkness, create blinding flares and create holographic projections. He was briefly the Toa of Twilight after being attacked by a shadow leech and having his powers greatly weakened due the exposure. He was later cured of this by the healing sonic blast of a Klakk, however. Description[edit]

Red2x2.png This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. The Toa of Light will save Mata Nui!

Legends tell of a mysterious and powerful Seventh Toa who will save the island from Makuta… and now he has arrived! Wearing the Kanohi Avohkii, the Mask of Light, and carrying the Kolhii Staff of Light, he will challenge the darkness of Makuta to free the Matoran. His vehicle, the Ussanui, can speed through the ancient tunnels beneath the island to reach Makuta's lair. The final challenge is about the begin! Push the lever down on Ussanui to make the landing gear come down. Fit the kraata into the Ussanui to help it track down Makuta! Combine this model with #8593 Makuta to build the powerful Takutanuva!


  • Takanuva is a pun on Toa Nuva and Takua, his former name and a type of Toa respectively.
  • He is sometimes called Takua Nuva or Taka Nuva, due to the fact that he at first thought he was a Toa Nuva.
  • This set also included a Trans-Glitter version of the Kanohi Avohkii, the Mask of Light.
  • This is the second Bionicle set to contain a vehicle, the first being 8556 Boxor.


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