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8540 Vakama is a BIONICLE set released in 2001 based on the character Turaga Vakama. He is coloured red and orange and carries a staff. The set is identical to 1417 Vakama, but with different packaging. Pushing the lever on his back will cause his arm to move.


Turaga Vakama started his life as a Matoran, until he was given a Toa Stone, and was then changed into a legendary Toa. He later sacrificed his Toa powers to help revive all the Matoran of Metru Nui, who now lived on the island of Mata Nui, with their memory erased. Vakama then became a Turaga, one of the six wise elders and leaders of Mata Nui. As a Turaga he had limited control over the element of Fire. After the Matoran and the island's Toa defeated Makuta Teridax, the six Turaga revealed to the Matoran about their past island, Metru Nui, and together, the Toa, the Matoran, and the Turaga returned to Metru-Nui, where they truly belonged.

Vakama and 8534 Tahu

Physical Appearance


8540 Vakama resembles a small figure, with two arms, two legs, and a head. One arm is holding a staff. A mask is placed in his face area, like all other BIONICLE figures.


Two black Part 32140s, black Part 32136, black Part 2780s, black Part 32140s, and black Part x88s are present in the body. Orange Part 32013s, orange Part 32015s, black Part 4519, orange Part 32039 and old grey Part 3749. His head is comprised of a red Part 32553, with a red Part 32573 attached. A red Part 32554 is hosted in back of the head. He holds a red Part x439. His two legs are two red Part 32553s.

Video Game Information

In the Mata Nui Online Game, Vakama is the first Turaga you meet. He is not the first character however, because after you enter the Charred Forest you can find a Matoran named Kapura, and to enter Ta-Koro you also meet more Matoran.


  • This is the same set as 1417 Vakama.
  • Vakama can be combined with Matau, Whenua, Onewa, Nuju, and Nokama to make a Turaga-Nui.
  • Vakama wears a Noble Kanohi Huna, a mask shared with several other sets but in different colors. Description This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (See an archive of the product’s page)


Famous for his quick temper and great courage, Vakama is the protector of the legend of Tahu and is Turaga of the village of fire.


See Also

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Vakama | Matau | Onewa | Nokama | Nuju | Whenua | Dume