Voltron... at last!

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Voltron

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It seems like ages ago that it was announced that len_d69's Voltron - Defender of the Universe project would become an Ideas set, and that's because it was!

In February last year, it was stated that the project was still being considered when the second 2016 review results were announced, then in August, when the 3rd 2016 results were presented, LEGO confined that it has passed.

Now, nearly a year later, we finally get to see what the finished set looks like, and in a few weeks we'll be able to buy it.

21311 Voltron will contain 2321 pieces and retail for US$179.99 / £159,99 / 179,99€ / 1499DKK / AU$ 289,99 and CA$ 229.99 when released to VIPs on 23rd July and everyone else on 1st August.

What do you think? Worth the wait? I know nothing about Voltron but I think it looks awesome. I've no idea why the limbs detach to become cats -- no doubt someone will enlighten me -- but it's a pretty cool idea!

More images after the break and on the set details page.

138 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This is really cool

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By in Ireland,

The cats combine to become the robot, not the other way around. Basically Super Sentai (Power Rangers). Not a show from my childhood but I don't think that matters with a set this good.

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By in United States,

Wow, about time XD
This was well worth the wait, even though I myself am not a fan of Voltron. However, that being said, it still looks tempting to pick up and add to my growing collection.
Sorry wallet!

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By in Venezuela,

OMG

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By in United States,

I was a huge fan of the original series. This looks to be based on that. And it looks great!

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't know anything about the show, but this reminds me of the Power Ranger mechs that my brother had as a kid where animals/builds went together to make a huge mech. I thought they were pretty cool, but they seemed pricey at around £50. Yes they weren't Lego which limited their playability / customability, but I can't really see many kids having £159.99 to buy this. So will this be popular with AFOLS? I have no idea of how wide a target audience the show reaches, but I can't say this interests me. It's a very clever build and yet still feels old somehow. I am genuinely interested to know how many people want to buy this set. Obviously it reached 10,000 supporters but will they all buy this?

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By in Italy,

NO WORDS

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By in Singapore,

I thought TLG would try to shorten the legs to be consistent with all their mech designs.

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By in United States,

Looks really cool, but is there *any* articulation in the legs? From the pictures it looks like there isn't any at all, and that would be a HUGE dealbreaker for me.

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By in Netherlands,

Must ... have.....

Seriously, watched it as a child and I’ve been watching the netflix reboot too, and this set is just a day one purchase for me

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By in United States,

Finally! I think the finished product looks great and I can't wait to add this to my collection.

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By in United States,

The only major complaint I have is the lack of minifigures. Other than that, awesome.

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By in United States,

Not really being interested in watching Voltron (or really knowing what it is) I'll pass.

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By in United Kingdom,

The only reason I will buy this set is because I'm trying to collect all the Ideas sets. I think it is hideous and too expensive. There's no danger that I'll want to build it.

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By in Austria,

Seems a bit overpriced...

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By in France,

Not a fan of the serie and won't buy the set, but I must say that this set is a such a good Idea and design. Must have been a real puzzle to combine all these different elements which must eventually gather in another bigger AND coherent one. Several vehicles which eventually combine to transform themselves into a bigger is somehow a masterpiece talking about a Lego design and brickbuilt toy. Impressive.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like something Bandai would have made in the '80s. Meh

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By in United States,

The "cats" were vehicles piloted by the human protagonists, and as others have mentioned, they could combine to form the super robot, Voltron.

Even as a kid I always wondered why they didn't just immediately turn into Voltron and use the one super move Voltron had that would always defeat the villain (after Voltron's ineffective moves failed yet again). Every episode would end that way.

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG LEGO stop just stop... I am running out of space AND money and you bring me Harry Potter and Voltron at the same time? With new DC Superhero Sets to come? Do you know how many VIP points a kidney is worth?

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By in Australia,

Beautiful but expensive though. I can buy 2 real Voltrons for the price of this.

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By in United States,

@BrickPirate: Overpriced? 2300 parts for $180 is a pretty good deal.

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By in United States,

WHOA. That is epic!

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice - but I think here it's a bit niche - don't know what it's uptake is elsewhere in the world - a bit like the "Adventure Time" set which passed me by as well..

It's a bit to Giant Power Gobot Transformer Rangery for me - they are all a bit of an amorphous mass.

I do like the inverted 3x1 curved slope with looks new - and will be a great addition to the piece arsenal...

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By in United States,

For those who aren't familiar with Voltron, it's a TV show from the 80s (or the 2015 reboot) about five space travellers who go to another planet which is being attacked by bad guys. Then they find five ancient lion mechs to fight the bad guys. The mechs can combine to form the big mech, Voltron, the most OP being in the universe.

As for the set, it looks spectacular! The lions and the big mech both look nearly perfect, which is no small feat considering the lions form the mech. Plus the price/part ratio is great. The only downside I can see is the lack of minifigures. It's not big enough for minifigures scale, but a stand with the five figures like in the Yellow Submarine or the Ecto-1 would have been nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

I had no interest in this set when it was approved and completely ignored all news on it. I see this one photo and now I must have it, just when I was taking a break from a Lego you drag me back in.

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By in United Kingdom,

I... don't get it.

It just doesn't seem to work as a LEGO set, in that it's a toy that doesn't need to be made from LEGO, and doesn't gain anything from being realised in LEGO; it's just a mess of mismatched sub-assemblies.

Also, Voltron fans: where does the sword go when they're all running around as lions/bears?

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By in Australia,

Absolutely beautiful and ticks the nostalgia box.

But price wise, need to wait for a discount.

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By in United States,

I don't know jack about Voltron but this looks amazing.

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By in United States,

Fantastic!!! Words! Keystrokes! Wow. I was really worried about the modularity of the lions and the ability to attach accessories, but the combination of the original fan design and the LEGO designer's rework may have created space magic here. My personal hype meter is reading extraordinarily high because I just yesterday finished watching the latest season 6 of the modern show (which is, shockingly, vastly better than the original).

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh it’s darn near perfect! It doesn’t look as big as Sandlin’s version, which will be nice for display and transportation purposes.

I don’t know how many this will sell, but I bet it’ll pull in a few new AFOLs who are big Voltron fans but haven’t yet come back to LEGO.

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By in United States,

I've never had interest in Voltron but this model is absolutely amazing!

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By in United States,

Set as is looks IMHO quite good...

I second the point though for it being a kid's toy. The set as a whole might be great for kids, but the price is not. Although admittedly there are quite a few big Lego sets that this holds true for as well (Destiny's Bounty, anyone?) that see to be intended as sets for kids.

Then again, most Ideas sets I have seen are not truly sets for kids (or rather, sets kids can save up for).

Put this one on the wish list for me...

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By in United States,

@bananaworld ....I don't understand your comment at all. What toy does "need" to made out of LEGO? Your same argument could have been made about the Saturn V, and look how well that turned out.

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By in Canada,

I know nothing about the property, but it looks pretty cool. If this is the July 23rd VIP release then what’s July 18th? I’ve heard Hogwarts but I’m afraid it could be the new James Bond car...

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By in United Kingdom,

Finally!! This will be mine despite the fact that it looks like the original show while I was hoping it would be more like the 2016 reboot on Netflix. But not matter, this is Lego and I'm sure we can find a way to tweak it and bring it in line with the more modern design :)

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks absolutely incredible, but it's big and its pricey. Had it been done on a smaller scale I might have been interested, but this seems a bit too much for someone who's not a raging fan of the cartoon. I don't remember the original series being broadcast at all in the UK, though I know the new reboot is.

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By in United States,

Oh my. It's like a piece of art.

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By in Serbia,

I am not a raging fan of Voltron (which was mediocre even by 80s anime standards), but this is as close as we will get to LEGO Transformers so I'm getting it on day 1 :) It's nicely executed, they could have cheated on the transformation but I don't think they did.

Pity we don't get the pilot minifigs :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Never watched an episode but this looks great and will be a wonderful display model. Will have to get it I think

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By in United States,

@bananaworld
80s cartoons are not concerned with such petty matters as physics. If I remember correctly, the sword materializes from nowhere. Although it's possible that there was a hilt on Voltron and just the blade materializes. It's been years since I watched the original show.

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By in Canada,

In my nerdyest voice possible....they are LIONS not cats!

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By in United States,

As far as the Lions combining to form Voltron, for those unfamiliar with the show, just think of the Transformers Constructicons that combined to form Devistator. It's along the same lines.

As far as getting the set, I definitely want it but I just convinced the wife to let me get the roller coaster (probably in October during double VIP), I dont know how I am going to get her seal of approval on this one too.

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By in United States,

I was a huge fan of the show as a kid (and the vehicle Voltron as well), and had the Matchbox diecast set. I can't wait for this to come out!

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By in Canada,

230$ in Canada and NO MINIFIGURE PILOTS? I mean didn't the original idea include all five pilots in Minifigure form or am I misremembering? I like the overall look of the models and that it can combine and stuff, but Voltron without the pilots seems like a huge missed opportunity.

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By in United States,

Instant buy.

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By in United States,

@ewokswithbricks: No your memory is correct. Keith would shout “Form Blazing Sword!” and then Voltron’s “hands” would bang together and it would just appear as they spread apart, like it was being pulled from another dimension or something. Or being configured out of pure energy.

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By in United States,

Voltron looks great!

I always liked the show as a kid, and loved the toys. Watching it as an adult, it...doesn't hold up all that great, but the current Netflix series is very well done and most enjoyable.

I love how the lions are numbered like the original toys from back in the day. I'm actually kind of glad that it doesn't include Minifigures, as that would have just bumped the price up, but some Microfigures like in the SHIELD Hellicarrier would have been neat.

And a licensed Ideas set with 2321 pieces selling for $179.99 US is simply ASTOUNDING.

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By in United Kingdom,

At last... a 2018 Lego set I don't want!
To be fair, it is quite a good looking set and the design work looks great but I have never seen Voltron and have no interest in it so I am glad to be able to hold back for once.
However, I am a Transformers fan so I hope this set opens the door for Lego Transformers

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm sure this will go down a storm with people who loved the original. As someone who'd never heard of it before this Ideas set came out, I have to say it lacks any real appeal for me. It's a very accurate looking recreation of something that's fundamentally an ugly 80s toy. Technically very impressive, utterly uninteresting without the benefit of nostalgia.

Suspect it will sell like hot cakes.

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By in United Kingdom,

Never heard of it so it will be a pass which is very good for my bank account!!

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By in Canada,

There is so much cleverness in this set. I wish I was a Voltron fan so I could justify buying it. But I'm not. I'll wait for the next one.

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By in Canada,

$229.99for us Canadians... very impressive look though!!!! Will wait for double VIP to get this set!!! Not a voltron fan but it looks way too good to pass!!

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By in United States,

it looks like a moc!
lego never puts out mechs like this.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not sure about Voltron's popularity in UK. Never saw it on TV when I was younger... Now if someone made a Lego Dogtanian, Danger Mouse, or Thundercats ideas sets I'd be all over them

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By in United States,

Only $180!? I thought it would be $200 that's fantastic! I haven't actually watched the original (only clips and plot details,) but been really into the Netflix series lately and looking forward to this, I hope someone mocs the other variants sometime.

For those wondering why it splits into five lions, if my memory is correct from what I've seen of the original Voltron was once a powerful god like entitiy. He abused his power and was cursed, being split into five robotic lions. The if the five lions could each find a pilot and those pilots could focus on working together the lions could reform Voltron as the new Defender of the Universe! In later series such as the Netflix one it's story was simplified, some dude built five robot lions for his team to drive, the five lions could combine to form Voltron, and then the dude and his team died so Voltron has new pilots.

As far as where the sword goes, he summons it out of thin air when the pilots in the head and arm decide to work together. He has a lot of summons like that, like a giant shoulder cannon and bigger wings.

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By in United States,

What the. I am sick of these autoplaying ads. I was trying to read this article and 4 times, an ad started playing with sound that nearly blew out my eardrums because the volume was so loud. Makes me not want to visit Brickset any more.

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By in United States,

@peterlmorris
Maybe it was the shield. Doesn't it form from the two spikes on the back, or is that just in the reboot?

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By in United States,

Designed by Niek van Slagmaat, who has a passion for making mechs.

I had the pleasure of having dinner with Niek in May during the second night of my Inside Tour. There was a bunch of speculation on Brickset and the forum that licensing was the issue for the delay in releasing this model, but Niek told me that was not the case. It is a very complicated design as he made it structurally sound and morphable while building as much as possible with System bricks rather than Technic. I jokingly asked him how many of the 2,321 pieces were Technic, and he paused, counted them up in his head, and it was somewhere in the 40s (I forget the exact number).

I hope @Huw or @CapnRex101 is able to do an interview with Niek, as much of his work up to this point has been on Boost and Mindstorms.

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By in United States,

I just had a funny realization. I wasn't even around in the 90s, yet here I am telling adults about an 80s TV show. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like megazord from power rangers too, but what an incredible set, well worth the wait, just like the creator roller coaster and the Ucs Millennium Falcon..

Bring on the Jetsons, Thundercats, He-man, and Gi-joe as lego themes:

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By in Philippines,

Here's Optim... er, Peter Cullen rendering the epilogue of each episode.

https://youtu.be/CiDn6CnjgF8 pyr


If my memory serves me right, the alliance sent four new potential pilots to the planet where the lions were. There, they had to find the vehicles one by one in different places as they were hidden away by the late king (?), hence their respective colors: The green lion was hidden in the forest, the red lion was at a volcano, the yellow lion was from the desert, and the blue lion was from a lake or similar body of water. The black lion was hidden in plain site: it was at a statue near the castle/base. They eventually had transporters to bring them to these locations whenever they had to go and complete a mission so, yeah, it's like Power Rangers in a way. The 5th pilot was the King's daughter and hers was the blue lion. Each pilot had a key to the vehicles.

So, after practicing a lot (with some drama added in between the narrative) during their training, they eventually mastered their vehicles. So that's how they eventually got to kick up the bad guys.

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By in Malaysia,

This very much reminds me of Transformers from the mid-80s, some of which combined to form larger robots.

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By in United Kingdom,

At least it's not Power Rangers...

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By in United States,

Nostalgia vs. budget in an epic contest. Never was a fan of Voltron during my childhood, however this is one very cool set. As others have said though not including the lion pilots was a miss. I hope this does well and leads the way to more large Ideas sets.

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By in Netherlands,

I might buy this, but definitely not day 1. It is a cool set but i have no connection to voltron (or golion, for that matter).

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By in United States,

Ive gotten burnt out collecting Star Wars lately and my list of must haves is down to. . . was down to none.

I need this! The new Voltron series on Netflix is amazing!

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By in United States,

Totally worth the wait. I was obsessed with Voltron went if first came out in the US. I used to build my own version out of bricks as a kid because my parents won't buy me the real thing. First using Duplos and later Lego bricks. None my creations ever looked this good. I'm super excited about this. Personally I never thought this one would pass review.

There are several version of Voltron. There's the original Japaneses version, the 80's American dub/rewrite, the 90's American version, a 2011 version and the current 2016 version. In the 80's versions Voltron starts off as a semi-sentient robot and is then divided into 5 separate robots. After the first five episodes I think the show becomes a very formulaic anime with a monster of the day. Voltron wasn't the first anime/tv show to have the five in one (or many in one) concept of mechas, but it was highly influential in popularizing the concept in the West.

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By in United States,

I found this gem in the official description.
"Activate interlocks! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Megathrusters are go!"
Ahhh. Cheesy 80s verbal greebling is great.

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By in United States,

It's amazing.

Edit 1. For those who were not Voltron fans from way back (myself included), at least watch the first episode of the Netflix series. It's a good show.

Edit 2. Microfigures would have been nice.

Edit 3. How is this already on eBay? Suspicious.

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By in United States,

NOW THIS. THIS IS WHAT LEGO IDEAS SHOULD BE ALL ABOUT.

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By in Canada,

I was more a fan of Voltes V in the 80’s, another five vehicle set that “volts in” to form one giant robot. I always thought Voltron was a rip-off of that show...anyone who grew up in the Philippines will agree with me.

But I still watched a bit of Voltron to familiarize myself with it. For those wanting a new take on the show, Netflix has it right now!

The designer being of a fellow Filipino upbringing, gives me reason to pick it up!

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By in United States,

It was so worth the wait that I am tempted to get it. It is a shame that the legs aren't posable but that isn't a problem.

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By in United States,

> I don't know anything about the show, but this reminds me of the Power Ranger mechs that my brother had as a kid where animals/builds went together to make a huge mech.

> Looks like something Bandai would have made in the '80s. Meh

> It's a bit to Giant Power Gobot Transformer Rangery for me - they are all a bit of an amorphous mass.

> This very much reminds me of Transformers from the mid-80s, some of which combined to form larger robots.

A lot of people in here are hilariously ignorant.

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By in Singapore,

Since childhood, classic Space / Police... As an AFOL, exclusively buy LEGO Star Wars... with 2-3 exceptions / diversions (Disney Castle, Tron, Cars, Incredibles)... but I will be buying this... LEGO is killing me... I want to buy everything... but must resist.

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By in United States,

Set looks great! While it may not be for everyone I personally would rather have this set over the Tron light cycle or the Story Book for instance. Yes, it's a little larger and more expensive than I expected but I think it was necessary to provide enough detail for the modular mechs to connect together.

This is definitely a "put your $$ where your mouth is" moment. Many people voiced their interest and moaned when the idea was delayed or even seemed far from getting created but we'll see how many of those same people slap down the cash for one now.

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By in Ireland,

never seen the show, no interest at all

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By in Serbia,

No minifigs :(

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By in Belgium,

I've never seen Voltron, so there's no nostalgia here. But wow, this set looks cool.

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By in United States,

My inner child is doing backflips and cartwheels and squealing with delight.
I can't tell you how miserable I was trying to build these out of my limited Lego collection back in the mid 80's. Now its just a short wait away!
I've managed to get everything in order. I've already pre-appologized to my wife about picking this set up and cleared a portion of a shelve for it to be displayed.

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By in Australia,

Come on, its not like you're gonna swhooosh this thing.

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By in United States,

Looks pretty neat!

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By in United States,

Incidentally, this show is what Wu-Tang Clan was referring to in one of the outtakes on Enter the 36 Chambers, "We form like Voltron, and GZA happens to be the head."

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By in United States,

I agree with all of you on the fact that missing minifigures is a pity, but based of the size of the heads, I don’t think that they would fit. Still, I think Lego could’ve just included them with a stand for the side like in the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome was just wishing for a voltron set yesterday!

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By in United States,

Not sure if I'll get it because I'm generally more into minifig scale stuff but this thing is a feat of engineering. Big props to all involved in the design.

Also, met a random nice guy in the Lego aisle at Wallyworld a few nights ago. He said, "You like this stuff too? I thought I was the only adult who does!" And I said, "Naw man, there's A LOT of us" & mentioned Brickset.

So if you read this Ivy, what's up! =)

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By in Sweden,

This looks like an excellent, and functional!, recreation of an 80's toy/cartoon character. It does look really, really good! And it's possibly fun to build as well.
Having said that, I doubt I'll get it. It's just too big. And that's more of a space issue than a money issue. I have no idea where I would even put the box, let alone the build set. Also, while I would be in the right age group for the 80s show, I don't remember ever having seen Voltron, so no nostalgia for me here.

Somebody further up said that a toy like this doesn't need to be made in Lego. But whatever does need to be made in Lego? Do we really 'need' an X-wing or a batmobile in Lego form? I think it's a bit of a mute argument: Ideas sets are very much for AFOLS (only). They are sets from adults to adults if you look back at what has been in the line so far.

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By in United Kingdom,

Reminds me of the combiner robots from transformers.

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By in Canada,

Absolute favourite comment: "It looks like something Bandai would have made in the 80s." That's either a beautiful shot in the dark, or sublime sarcasm.

And this baby is going on my shelf if I have to sell a kidney... or even a liver.

I wanted to be a Voltron paladin when I was a kid in the 80s.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not previously a Voltron fan - never heard of it until the Ideas announcement, in fact - but loving this model, and therefore off to watch episode 1 of the Voltron reboot after the England game....

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By in United States,

It's neat seeing the technique used for the shoulder joints of Voltron in an official set, I've played around with similar designs in some of my MOCs.

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By in United States,

This is amazing!!!! I can’t wait to pick this up!!! I’ve only watched the newer cartoon, which doesn’t use this design but I have been meaning to go back and watch it and the original design has always looked truly awesome to me! This design also does make several strides towards being more screen accurate, too, including Voltron’s face, and his critch area. That being said my biggest complaints would be 1. the lack of the Paladin minifigures (an integral part of Voltron itself) 2. Many of the other changes the LEGO Group made. There are several glaring annoyances (some of which I’ll have to revert back to the original Ideas design) including the upper chest which is now incorrectly shaped and now has exposed studs. The waist part is now incorrectly shaped, too. They also switched the small Mixel balljoints in the wrists for the larger ones, which was needed, but has thus removed most of the neck ring. But these are all just gripes (many of which were likely essential for mass-production) and honestly everything down to the box screams 80’s robots, which is just awesome.

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By in United States,

I'm usually not a fan of licensed sets and have pretty much passed on all the latest idea sets. However, this seems quite clever. Hmm ... I may pick it up.

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By in United States,

Voltron was a little before my time so I have no frame of reference for this, but WOW, this set is impressive. I wonder about the stability when fully standing, but otherwise this looks great.

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By in United States,

This child-of-the-80s-AFOL here literally could not say anything else besides "OMG" for several minutes after seeing this in my inbox. This is a day one purchase, no doubt. $180 for 2321 pieces is actually pretty cheap, being less than 10 cents per piece. Heck I'd by this even if it was $380 like my Roller Coaster...

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By in United States,

WANT!! I grew up watching Voltron in the 80's, had all the lions to form Voltron. Wish I still had them, this is my dream set!!!

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By in Netherlands,

hahahahahahahaha

never ever

ever...

What a waste of other great ideas, another set specifically for only a few of the followers of a niche cartoon.

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By in United States,

Reminds me of the Shogun Warriors from the 1970s. Cool looking set, but unlikely that I'll buy unless it is on clearance.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've just started watching the reboot of Voltron to see if I would be interested in this set and unfortunately (for my wallet) I am, but I will probably wait for a reduction.

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By in United States,

It's almost too weird that they're making Lego versions of another company's toy line. Sometimes the Ideas line fills a gap in the IP, like the Tron set or Yellow Submarine, to correct an oversight and show that enough people are interested to make a niche product profitable. And those models really had to be pulled out of thin air, being designed from scratch without being beholden to comparisons to other moulded plastic products.

The most interesting Ideas sets so far have been the women scientists and Women of NASA. Those sets were so well-made and so beloved that I hoped it would set TLG on a path of correcting its rather heavy boy-bias.

The tangent I really enjoy is basically TLG adaptations of MOCs. My favourite Ideas set to date is the Fishing Store, and I would rather see Lego rewarding people's creativity than just feeding fanboy/retro nostalgia. Which is just a really long way of saying I'd like to add more buildings like the Fishing Store so I can complete my oceanside marina.

The danger of a giant Voltron set is it sets a troubling precedent... are they going to be open to He-Man sets? GI Joe? I know that would make a lot of people happy but there's already an ongoing struggle for what could be described as the soul of Lego, and it's already had to survive a Big Bang Theory set. I don't think it can take much more.

In some ways, Lego has made its bones out of not pleasing specific groups. If it were interested in that it would listen to our pleas to bring back Castles or Classic Space. It's always kind of prodded and pushed us along with its new developments. I admire their resistance to doing what is easy, mainly repackaging old designs for new buyers. So why are they doing it for another company's toys?

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow - what an amazing job (of course obvious compromises here and there), very much looking forward to it!
Plenty of gadgets to add from the new Netflix series (and enemies to build!).
Form Voltron!

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By in United States,

COUNT ME IN! I've never been a Voltron super fan, but I have very fond memories of it from childhood. I remember having a giant Voltron toy that I absolutely loved and played with all the time. I think it was even a cheap knock-off, but even so, I loved the heck out of it. This set looks absolutely amazing and I can't wait to add it to my collection.

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By in United States,

Ho. Lee. Crud. This looks epic! I know nothing about voltron, and I still want this anyways! That 16+ age rating also sounds promising...

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By in United States,

Me used to buy Voltron toys from Trendmasters when I was a kid.

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By in United States,

Wow. The set seems accurate. I love Voltron and was therefore excited with the announcement. However, I was hoping to get minifigures and am very dissappointed in the lack of such. 170 bucks is way too expensive for no minifigs. Would buy, not gonna. Looks epic though.

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By in United States,

Looks incredible and a nice price...Definitely picking up this set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I really wish people would not use the words 'universe' and 'galaxy' as if they interchangeable and meant the same thing. I thought toy makers claimed their creations were educational.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ok, I know absolutely nothing about Voltron. Never watched it before and don't know anything about the character or stories. This definitely looks a very cool and unique set though. I like it a lot.

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By in United Kingdom,

As a British guy that wasn't even alive in the 80s, there is zero nostalgia value in this set for me. The build is fantastic so don't get me wrong it's an amazing set with a crazily good proportional price - but am I going to spend £160 on something I'll need to look up to explain to my friends? Unlikely. They'd probably think it was a Megazord anyway.

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By in United States,

aaaaaaa DANG it I was hoping it would be from Legendary Defender (reboot). Also, that's quite a price on it. Ah well, I might end up getting it anyway, but probably not at this point.

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By in United States,

I am so excited for this set. I loved Voltron growing up and this looks great!

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By in Australia,

Such a shame it wasn't a Super Sentai mecha.

I'm honestly amazed that so many people are so unfamiliar with the Voltron franchise. I've never watched a single episode (Super Sentai and Power Rangers is my indulgence), but still, I know who Voltron is.

I love the idea of the set, but it's so gigantic, and about $300 AUD, that I just don't know. But it's awfully tempting.

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By in Australia,

Time to bring back nostalgia and binge watch the series on Netflix. I hope this paves a way to many more combination mecha sets in the future or at least a transformable sets without much disassembly.

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By in Singapore,

Beautiful set! Though I only watched very few series of Voltron, this set looks amazing!

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By in Venezuela,

Bad render image of the yellow lion. The image of the lion seen from above is not correct, if you look closely the number 5 is not present where it should be

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By in New Zealand,

US$180 but NZ$350 - way to go LEGO - a hike of 32% for us poor folks in Aotearoa. Definitely one to wait for retail discounts on - such a rip off!!

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By in United States,

A set for fans and virtually no one else. I'm okay with that. I'll be picking that up at Con!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oops, I should have known better than to express an opinion online...

Thanks for the sword explanation, ewokswithbricks!

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By in Germany,

Did I know of "Voltron" before the Ideas review last year? No.

Do I care about the source material at all? No.

Will I get the set? Absolutely yes.

Why? I loved Transformers back in the 80s, and I will just pretend this is another Transformer. No more incentive needed. Plus, the price seems really reasonable (and will get even better on discount), so no criticism from me there either.

Thumbs up!

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By in Australia,

This brings back so many memories. I barely remember any details about the original series from the 80's, I was only about eight or nine, but I was a huge fan of the toy and somehow convinced my parents to buy me all five lions.

Funny how many people from Europe have never heard of it. Voltron was massive in Australia, and I suspect USA and Japan as well. It was a big competitor to Transformers. Definitely not niche. I didn't know there was a new series though, I thought Voltron had disappeared entirely by the end of the 80's, along with hammer pants and flat top haircuts! I guess I must be older than I thought, I don't do 'streaming'.

As an owner of the original toy I'm highly impressed with how they've managed to get the proportions of each lion correct and even the slightly odd way they pose individually when not combined is spot on.

This is a definite buy for me. Pity about the jacked up AUS/NZ price. All things considered, it's not the worst price I've seen for a licensed set.

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By in Germany,

@Strymon: it's no wonder that many people from Europe have never heard of Voltron, as the show never aired over here.

And going by the history of the show, it is somewhat of an anomly anyway, as it originated in Japan, but as two completely independent shows. These were then combined and heavily edited/changed for the US market and called "Voltron". The Japanese originals had completely different names, sounds, characters and storylines.
Fascinating.

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By in Philippines,

I was pretty much lucky enough to have met Lendy Tayag, the designer of Voltron during one of Abrick Adabra brick conference in the Philippines. He's a very humble and passionate guy. I had my t-shirt signed and had a photo op with him. Proud moment! Mabuhay Philippines! Mabuhay Lendy!

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By in United States,

This is Catstory in the purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect making!

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By in Germany,

Something I always wanted as a kid, it's so cool.. but it looks like legs aren't very flexible, so are the hands. Anyway, weapon and shield are both well designed and I like the colors and different lions. Will buy this monster! :)

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By in United States,

The only thing that could have made this more perfect would have been a set of pilot microfigures, or minifigures on a display stand like they did with the SHIELD Hellicarrier.

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By in Canada,

Wow, the set looks awesome. This is what Lego Ideas is all about!!! That's one big and very cool set and looks like one or two (or three) will be coming my way. Well done by the designer AND by Lego. They got this one right!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Clearly Voltron keeps his sword in Optimus Prime's trailer when he's not using it.

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By in United States,

@Joefish
Sounds about right.

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By in Germany,

Wow. Though I am no real fan of the series, but I know, my son will love Voltron! For this, a must have.

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By in United States,

Sweet. Now I want Ultraman and Godzilla...

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By in United States,

Just what I wanted, a $200 set standing at attention. I'm curious to know the design logic behind the immovable legs. Not being able to pose this set is probably going to save me $200.

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By in Serbia,

Voltron absolutely aired in Yugoslavia in the late 80s - along with other anime shows such as Mado King Grandzort and Triton of the Sea. We never got the toys, so it was never as big as He-Man, Transformers, or TMNT, but everybody here watched it nonetheless.

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By in United States,

@sigvicious: I suspect it's due to the model's sheer size and weight. LEGO designers have explained that that's a factor in why more of their mecha sets don't have knees. Once you get beyond a certain size it can be hard to have a joint that's tight enough to support the weight of the model in multiple poses, yet not so tight that that the force it takes to bend it will literally pull the bricks apart. A Technic core can solve this, but only if the legs are wide enough to allow for that — in this case, the upper legs are only four studs wide and a lot of the space where a Technic core could go is eaten up by the need for the black lion's paws to fold up inside.

That said, the hips ARE posable — they have to be, in order for the black lion to transform into Voltron's body!

I have no nostalgia for classic Voltron as the original cartoon was before my time and I only got into Voltron with the current Netflix reboot, "Voltron: Legendary Defender". So I don't think I'll go out of my way to get this set. But it's interesting to me seeing how many people here especially from Great Britain had never even heard of Voltron! According to Wikipedia it was the top-rated syndicated children's show in the US for two years during its original run. Even though it was before my time (I was born in '91), I feel like just being active on the internet is enough to inundate me with references to 80s pop culture like that. It would be like if Americans reacted this way to the Doctor Who set!

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By in Canada,

This is quite interesting. Can’t wait for a video review!

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By in Italy,

In Italy, Voltron is a cult cartoon (and Toy) that wrote the childhood of many of us born in the last 70s/80s. We absolutely waited for him so... We are really, really, really happy!

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Bright colors and structurally challenging... but the subject is way too much of a niche to get really interested in this. Good option for Ideas since shelf life for those isn't too long and I guess after the fans buy this, interest will wither away.

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By in United States,

As a huge Voltron fan, old and new alike, this is an absolute day one purchase for me! I am definitely very happy at this news!

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By in Belgium,

Don't know the show at all and have no particular interest in it, but I can see why this would be a very, very exciting set for those people who actually do know and love the show. Not to mention that it's great to see Ideas-sets vary in piece-count, means anything goes as long as the idea and design is rock solid :)

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