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This is a list of BIONICLE sets considered the rarest. This is based on numerous factors, including their original status as limited edition sets, or their current availability/prominence on sites such as eBay and Bricklink. The list also assumes these sets are used, as unopened sets would be worth significantly more. 

This list does not include exclusive masks as well as contest prizes.

Sets by Year

2001

Original Tohunga Sets

All six original Matoran, including 1388 Huki, 1389 Onepu, 1390 Maku, 1391 Jala, 1392 Kongu and 1393 Matoro, are generally harder to find two decades later - especially complete sets with their respective disks. Originally retailed for free as promotional sets, currently sell for around US $15 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Certain colored limbs and masks may be harder to come by.

8539 Manas

454 pieces, contains two Manas crabs. Originally retailed for US $89.99, currently sells for US $130 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Does not contain any notable rare parts. 

2002

8558 Cahdok and Gahdok

630 pieces, contains Cahdok and Gahdok. Originally retailed for US $59.99, currently sells for US $80 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include part #43093, which the set has 22 of in white. It appears in hundreds of sets in blue, and this is one of three LEGO sets to feature it in white. 

2003

10201 Takutanuva

399 pieces, exclusive combiner of Takanuva and Makuta, contains "Takutanuva". Originally retailed for US $49.99, currently sells for US $100 and up on eBay and Bricklink. The set is identical to 3287 Takutanuva, except it includes a rare movie edition of the Kanohi Kraahkan, which on its own sells for US $30 and up on eBay and Bricklink. 

2004

10202 Ultimate Dume

555 pieces, exclusive combiner of Nidhiki, Krekka, Dume and Nivawk, contains Ultimate Dume. Originally retailed for US $49.99, currently sells for US $70 and up on eBay and Bricklink. The set is hard to find, as very few listings are online. The "Mask of Power" is exclusive to this set, though it's easy to find on Bricklink for US $4 and up.

2006

8626 Irnakk

132 pieces, exclusive combiner of Thok, Vezok and Reidak, contains Irnakk. Originally retailed for US $24.99, currently sells for US $50 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include Irnakk's gold spine. 

2007

8923 Hydraxon

165 pieces, contains Hydraxon. The set's exclusivity is up for debate; it originally retailed for US $19.99, but it currently sells for around US $50 and up on eBay and Bricklink. It was never a limited edition set. Rare pieces include the gray shark tooth blade (part #57567), and Hydraxon's mask can be hard to come by. 

8935 Nocturn

116 pieces, Walmart special edition set, contains Nocturn. Originally retailed for US $14.99, currently sells for around US $50 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include glow-in-the-dark spines and Carapar mask, as well as the pearl Kalmah tentacle. 

8939 Lesovikk

159 pieces, special edition set, contains Toa Lesovikk and his Sea Sled. Originally retailed for US $19.99, currently sells for US $40 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include Lesovikk's green Kanohi Faxon and his sword (part #57567). 

8940 Karzahni

373 pieces, special edition set, contains Karzahni, the Matoran Sarda and Idris, and a trap. Originally retailed for US $39.99, currently sells for US $130 and up (for the complete set) on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include Idris's recolored blue Great Ruru (US $25 and up), recolored green Vakama Hordika masks (each US $10 and up), and Karzahni's cape (US $20 and up). Some recolored parts, such as Pridak's recolored green feet and Carapar/Mantax's recolored green armor, are also harder to come by, though not as pricey. 

2008

8942-2 Jetrax T6 (Limited Edition)

419 pieces, limited edition yellow recolor of the Jetrax T6 set, contains a yellow Jetrax T6 and an adaptive Antroz. Originally retailed for US $49.99, currently sells for US $130 and up on Bricklink (no known listings on eBay). Rare pieces include the three yellow panels (part #61805) used on the engines and middle of the Jetrax.

8953 Makuta Icarax

159 pieces, Toys 'R' Us special edition set, contains Icarax. Originally retailed for US $19.99, currently sells for $60 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include Teridax's four-holed Kanohi Kraahkan

2009

8996 Skopio XV-1

849 pieces, contains Telluris and the Skopio XV-1. Originally retailed for US $89.99, currently sells for $120 and up on eBay and Bricklink. Rare pieces include several of Telluris's recolored bright light orange parts, including his armor (59577), lower legs (47297), and helmet (62326) - which on its own costs $10 and up on Bricklink.

8998 Toa Mata Nui

366 pieces, limited edition set, contains titan Mata Nui. Originally retailed for US $49.99, currently sells for around US $150 and up. Rare pieces include the pearl gold Kanohi Ignika, considered one of the rarest and most sought after masks, as well as the four yellow panels (part #61805) used on the figure's legs. 

Rarest Sets

Based on their prices, 8935 Nocturn, 8940 Karzahni, 8953 Icarax and 8998 Toa Mata Nui are among the rarest of the sets listed above. Compared to their original retail prices, these sets are currently sold for three times their original worth. Other sets, like the limited edition 8942 Jetrax T6, are extremely hard to find in the first place. 

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