Voltron: what a great idea…

21311_Front_01Back in 1984, a Tuesday if I recall correctly (lets be honest, some of these facts are lost to the mists of time), I was starting to get a little grown up. Or at least imagine that I was. Playing with LEGO® Bricks was not holding the appeal that it once did, and cartoons were starting to feel a little childish. I was on the edge of a slippery slope. As such, Voltron – Defender of the Universe passed me by. Well, not entirely: I knew it was there, but I didn’t feel compelled to dash home after school to watch it.

Fast forward to 2016, and my son sits me down in front of Netflix, and introduces me to Voltron- Legendary Defender. No longer compelled to be a cool 16 year old, I find it quite engaging, with occasional random cows.

A a couple of months before the new series debuted, Leandro Teyag (len_d69) submitted his version of the classic Voltron LEGO Ideas.  Within three weeks, the target of 10000 supporters was reached.  Two years later, the official set is finally ready for prime time.

21311_Back_01The set will be released on Wednesday August 1st ( July 23rd for LEGO VIP customers), the set comprises 5 lion ships, which connect together to form the giant robot, Voltron. The offical pictures appear to be renders rather than actual photographs. Perhaps we will have to wait until a little closer to release to see what it really looks like in real life. Perhaps it will be on display at San Diego Comic Con in a few weeks? Time will tell. I will have to admit, after a few recent experiences, the prospect of building a classic Giant Robot model is not without its appeal for me.

Product Number: 21311

Product Name: LEGO Ideas Voltron
Age: 16+

Parts: 2321 pcs.

Price: GERMANY 179.99 EUR / DENMARK 1499 DKK / UK 159.99 GBP / AUSTRALIA 289.99 AUD / HONG KONG 1599 HKD / US 179.99 USD / CANADA 229.99 CAD

Let’s go Voltron force in LEGO® style!

Build 5 awesome lions and get ready to form LEGO® Ideas 21311 Voltron—the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! Activate interlocks! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Megathrusters are go! Form feet and legs with the blue and yellow lions. Form arms with the red and green lions. And form torso and head with the mighty black lion. Then grab the super robot’s huge sword and shield and form Voltron to defend the universe!

It’s time to defend the universe so get ready to form LEGO® Ideas 21311 Voltron, the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! This awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red and green lions with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the Voltron super robot, plus a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands. Ideal for display or to recreate thrilling action from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.

  • Features 5 buildable and posable lions that can be transformed and combined to create the giant Voltron super robot.

  • Play with the lions individually or combine them using extra-strong joints to form Voltron—the black lion forms the head and torso; the red and green lions form the arms; and the yellow and blue lions form the legs.

  • Pose the head, shoulders, arms and wrists of Voltron (legs are not posable).

  • Also includes a sword and shield (each with silver-colored elements) that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands.

  • Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and super force of LEGO® designers.

  • Display or play out exciting stories from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series.

  • Voltron measures over 15” (40cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide.

  • Black lion measures over 6” (17cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide.

  • Yellow and blue lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.

  • Green and red lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

  • Voltron’s sword measures 11” (29cm) long.

  • Voltron’s shield measures 6” (16cm) in diameter.

What do you think of this Ideas Set? Certainly, it has been anticipated for some time, and I know there will be many fans excited to finally access to this nostalgia filled set. What about you? Have you been waiting for this set to be announced with baited breath, or are you looking forward to seeing the next Ideas set make it to the shelves? Why not comment below, and until next time,

Play Well.

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