I never gave Bionicle much thought. It just wasn’t something that appealed to me. It’s got its place in LEGO’s portfolio as one of the most successful in-house brands ever created. And it took Jon Palmer’s M-wing model for me to give the theme a second look.

The disc throwing mechanism actually worked really well. The arms are made of a stiff rubber and can be pulled back and then released to give it a flinging action. The only difficult part of the feature was keeping the disc on the hand as it had a tendency to slide off. Understandable since a kung fu grip would make the throwing action a bit more difficult to achieve.

1388 Huki was part of a series of McDonald’s Happy Meal toys. 1388 in particular was important for it was the foundation for the M-wing fighter utilizing both the feet and the mask. Two copies of the set were necessary for to build an M-wing. The other Bionicle sets in the Happy Meal line may not have had the Kakama mask, but the feet were still useful as they came in a variety of colors should you want to make an M-wing in other color ways.

These are the only parts you need to care about.

I’ve made many M-wings, many kits, in many colors. Even themed M-wings; I had a whole Batman plus Rogues Gallery fleet at one point. I still have my Power Miners ones built and on display. I realize I’m going on a tangent far from the point of this review. I should be talking about this small Bionicle figure and not reminiscing of a fan-made model. But I really can’t talk about just 1388 Huki. For one could not exist without the other in my personal LEGO history.

M-wing not included in the raffle.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


Purely from a parts perspective, this set rocks!


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