Some folks claimed that Lego's new direction meant the end of the traditional "free play" values the company had always touted, that sets with storylines and defined characters limited the fun kids could have. Well, the Lego Club soon disproved that when they began offering alternate instructions for the Bionicle sets.
This cow is a placid animal that lives in herds on the plains of Mata Nui. Although peaceful by nature, it is quick to react to danger. Opponents would be wise to beware the Mata Nui Cow's horns and hooves, which it can wield with suprising speed.
When I first saw this set, I pronounced its name "mu-KAH-oo," because that sounded like the same sort of Maori terms that the rest of the line employed. Eventually it was pointed out that you could also pronounce it "moo cow" like the bovine that it is.
Instructions for building this set are available online for free to members of the Lego Club in the "Buildit" section.
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