Today, LEGO revealed not one, but TWO LEGO Ideas projects that will arrive in stores in 2018. AND ONE OF THEM IS VOLTRON!
Though the image above was by Len_d69 when he submitted the idea to LEGO, expect to see some changes when the set finally arrives. Here is how Len_d69 originally described the set.
Megathrusters are Go!”
“Let’s Go Voltron Force!!”
This is one of the popular super robots in the 80’s. Based on the Japanese Anime “Beast King GoLion”, it is made up of 5 robotic lions that combines to form Voltron.
A childhood favorite, I tried to recreate Voltron as faithfully as I could in both lion and combined form. Adding in details to make it look as close as possible to its Anime version.
There are basically five separate lions in the set, each having their own unique articulation. They can be played with individually or as one big robot.
1) Black Lion – Forms the head and the body
2) Red and Green Lions – Form the arms
3) Blue and Yellow Lions – Form the legs
When combined, they form Voltron which stands around 16 inches in height and weighs close to 1kg
I can dig this, and can’t wait to see how LEGO puts this together. Obviously this is going to be an expensive set that will sell out quickly – more than likely in the first hour – and I am going to bet with all the pieces involved, there will be a hefty price tag as well. Finally, with Voltron Season 3 ready to hit Netflix any day now, excitement for this set should continue to be high when it finally arrives sometime in 2018.