1980’s nostalgia reigns supreme in the 21st century, that’s a fact and one that LEGO has been making the most of to sell new sets for some time.
LEGO Dimensions saw the release of multiple sets influenced by the decade, it was a cornerstone of the game’s expansive franchise collection, The A-Team, Back to the Future, E.T., The Goonies, Knight Rider, Gremlins…just to name a few.
Now, those of us thirty-somethings still reminiscing in 1980’s awesomeness may soon be able to add another legend from the decade to our LEGO collections with the announcement that a Voltron: Legendary Defender set will be coming out soon.
Featuring all five lions along with Voltron’s sword and shield, the LEGO Ideas Voltron set is set to be the biggest mech-based LEGO set ever released.
The set looks glorious, and here’s a rundown of the specifics:
- 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.
- This set includes over 2,321 pieces.
- 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.
The current price tag on LEGO.com is $179.99 and it will debut with a limited number of sets at July’s San Diego Comic-Con before being available to the wider audience on August 1.