Transport and vehicles: The main form of
transportation on Metru Nui is the protodermis chutes. The chutes are tubular
force fields containing high-speed flows of magnetic protodermis. You can jump
in through weak spots in the field at chute stations, though the field pulses,
so you can leap out midway if you time it right; that method is very dangerous
though, and then there's the matter of the average chute-to-ground distance
Occasionally, there are flaws in the field, and when
that happens, a piece of the field breaks of and wraps around itself, becoming a
sphere of magnetic energy called a force sphere. Force spheres travel through
chutes at high speed, sucking in tools, bits of junk, Great Disks, and other
things. The longer the sphere exists, the stronger it becomes, until it tears
apart the chute itís in with its power, making the chute collapse. The sphere
then implodes under the wreckage, taking everything inside with it.
Ussal-driven carts are used in Le-Metru for
transport and light freight. Wheels do not exist on Metru Nui, so, strangely,
Ussal carts have...legs.
There is a vehicle that the Vahki squads use;
truck-like vehicles propelled by big insectoid legs, like Ussal carts. They're
in the next movie.
protodermis canals distributed throughout Metru Nui, and flatboats sail them,
used for carrying particularly big carvings and pieces of equipment, as well as
other large objects.
There are also flying cargo ships. You can see one up
close in Whenua's movie, available through the mini-game.
The Rahi and Rahkshi come from other islands and
environs surrounding Metru Nui; some get there by swimming, some get there by
subterranean tunnels, some fly, but there might be other ways, according to
Metru Nui is dotted with huge display screens,
controlled from Turaga Dume's chamber. This is how Matoran can learn what's
going on in the city.
Matoran on Metru Nui play a sport called Akilini,
involving Kanoka and disk launchers. Exactly how Akilini is played is something
that will be cleared up in the next few months.