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Legendary Classic VOLTRON is the Latest LEGO Idea

Legendary Classic VOLTRON is the Latest LEGO Idea

It does my little kid, wanted-every-toy-under-the-sun heart a lot of good to see Voltron returning to both the animation sphere and the playable plastic realm, thanks to the fabulous series Voltron: Legendary Defender, about to begin its third season on Netflix (Friday, Aug 4). But the return of the giant robotic lions joining to form and even more giant robo-warrior has also meant a return to prominence of the original ’80s series, from the cast and crew of the new show curating their favorite episodes for Netflix, to this (hat tip to io9): a LEGO Idea submission will be turned into a set you can buy!

I remember having a hand-me-down Voltron figure from my cousin, which stood like 12 inches high, and I loved that thing even though the lions weren’t separable; not only does this LEGO Idea–which has gained the necessary 10,000 votes and has been submitted and accepted by the LEGO designers for mass production–feature all five individual lions that you can transform and combine, but, because it’s LEGO, you get the satisfaction of building all of it yourself. As great as LEGO is, and as movable as some of the sets are, could you imagine actually getting to build a transforming, snap-together 16″ thing all on your own?

The design, by user len_d69, weighs about 1 kg when all put together, and surely the LEGO folks will do a bit of re-designing to make it a little sturdier for mass production (probably it’ll come out next year), but it’s already a pretty perfect design visually speaking. I’m hoping this could lead to more sets, and maybe even some new series sets. I demand a Coran minifig, because any excuse to have a Rhys Darby character in LEGO form is okay with me.

Check out more images of the LEGO Voltron Idea below!

All the lions standing!

Voltron looking majestic AF.

This looks like it could be straight out of the ’80s!

Share your thoughts on the Voltron LEGO in the comments below!

Images: LEGO/len_d69

Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. He’s written the animation retrospectives Batman: Reanimated, X-Men: Reanimated, Cowboy Rebop, and Samurai reJacked. Follow him on Twitter!

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