Lego has partnered with nonetheless an additional common franchise, recreating its IP with small plastic bricks. This time, it truly is Transformers, the 1980s toy line of robots that change into vehicles and vice versa. The 1st established to emerge is none other than collection hero Optimus Key, chief of the great-man Autobots. Amazingly, like the primary toy, the Lego robot also transforms into the tractor fifty percent of a semi truck.
The Lego Optimus Primary is comprised of 1,508 items and stands 13.5 inches tall in robotic form. Thankfully, it’s the authentic 1980s depiction somewhat than the needlessly sophisticated variation from the Michael Bay reboot motion pictures. In robotic method, it has 19 details of articulation, which is likely extra than what the primary toy experienced.
In addition, Optimus comes with a ion blaster gun, an “energon” struggle axe, and jetpack. It also comes with a (the?) Matrix, an orb that bestows leadership on the holder according to series lore, and an energon cube, the glowing Clif Bars digested by the inhabitants of the Transformers universe.
In truck mode, the first Optimus was primarily based on a Freightliner FL86. The Lego kit isn’t really an exact match for it, but receives the COE type generally proper. In car or truck mode the Lego edition steps 10.5 inches lengthy. There is certainly no trailer like the initial toy experienced, not even one you can obtain independently. It’s possibly just as properly, mainly because its visual appeal and disappearance in the cartoon was so nonsensical that lovers have had to conjure an complete backstory to make clear it.
Lego is undoubtedly plumbing the depths of 1980s nostalgia, with kits for the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and the Again to the Foreseeable future DeLorean time device comprising other the latest releases. The Lego Optimus Primary will expense $169.99 when it goes on sale June 1.