Official LEGO VOLTRON Will Debut at SDCC

Robotic lions are awesome. This is a fact of life, nature, and of cartoons. Multiply that by 400 if those robot lions combine to form an even bigger, more powerful robot. And if you yourself are the one who gets to build and combine all of them? WHAAAA?! Voltron has been a favorite of mech-loving animation fans since the 1980s, and the current Netflix series Voltron: Legendary Defender is low-key one of the best series on television. To celebrate all things Voltron, an official LEGO Idea has been greenlit for a full set of five combinable lions, and will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con!

Ohhh sweet, sweet nectar. We first told you about this LEGO Idea submission close to a year ago, and in that time, the classic ’80s Voltron set has gotten through all the necessary stages to reach consumers, joining the likes of Doctor Who‘s TARDIS and Ghostbusters‘ ECTO-1 as projects that began in the mind of fan designers.

The Voltron set features 2,321 pieces and consists of all five individual lions, which can be built and posed separately or combined into the full Voltron robot (and, come on, you’re gonna want to display that bad boy all together). The Black Lion measures six inches tall while the other four lions are about three inches high apiece. All together, Voltron is 15″ with a sword of 11″ and a shield of 6″ in diameter. It’s a really nice looking set, as you can see from all the photos below.

The set will run you $179.99 and will be available August 1, but if you happen to be at San Diego Comic-Con next month, a limited number will be available there to pick up.

This is one of the coolest sets on offer in a long time, and you can’t hope to defend the universe any better way. Will you be “lion” in wait once they hit retail? Let us know in comments.

Images: LEGO

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