I have the six original Visorak (Sets 8742, 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747) with different canisters (or boxes).

For example, my Suukorak (8747) has a white canister, and my friend's has a black one.

Here's a picture showing the canisters:

Some canisters are colored the same as their lid while others are black.


  • That's funny... all my visorak have black canisters and colored lids...
    – user6158
    Sep 7, 2015 at 2:52

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I heard a similar question about old cars and how one owner had a hood made of steel and another . . . same make, same model, same year . . . had an aluminum hood. The answer as to why was simple . . . it's the metal the manufacturer had at the time. My guess is once the molding machines are loaded with a color they keep using it until it runs out. Some of the colors were versatile and looked good on multiple sets so they could make more of those before switching colors.

  • So it's not a serial propertie or something like that ? Feb 27, 2013 at 17:36
  • I was figuring that color didn't matter just like my example about steal vs aluminum . . . but since there are THAT many different colors I'm starting to wonder. It's like minifigs where it's the same character but with a different facial expression and/or costume. Now I'm starting to wonder if it's a part of the "story" that goes with Bionicle.
    – tooshel
    Feb 28, 2013 at 16:49
  • Nope, the Visorak's canisters are not presents in the story, some of them like the Toa Mata, Piraka, Bohrok, Rahkshi or the Vahki are, but not Visorak's. Mar 6, 2013 at 12:46

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