Turaga Vakama – Bionicle 2001

Vakama, Turaga of Fire was one of my first Bionicles. It is a smaller set, which I don’t really have a lot to talk about. It is still a great addition to any collection of Bionicle sets. The Turaga play a great role in the Bionicle story.

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Vakama is really easy to build. There actually isn’t much to say about him other than that he plays a big role in the Bionicle lore. The character also played in all 3 first Bionicle movies and is therefore, together with the other Turaga, the character with most movie screen time.


He comes with 27 pieces. The only real unique pieces were his mask and his staff. Vakama will later also get a Toa form in 2004 for the Toa Metru line.



He doesn’t really looks special, as intended. All the Turagas have a similar build, only with a different mask and staff (and color). Some of the Turaga are bigger or smaller depending on the pieces they used.


All of the Turaga’s aren’t very poseable with just 2 swiveling legs and a swiveling arm. The other arm had a built in action feature that with a trigger on the back could make their staff arm move up and down. (on my images I removed the rubber band)



Turaga Vakama is a very simple set, but a necessary one for the real fans of the franchise or the character.

 I give Turaga Vakama a 7/10


  • just fun to have as a fan of the franchise
  • some of the cheapest Bionicles


  • not very special for non fans these days

Is there anything I missed or something you want to know/see more about?
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