Huge Lego Voltron Toy Releases Soon, Starting At Comic-Con 2018
By Mat Elfring on
Fans of Voltron who are attending San Diego Comic-Con (or know someone who is) are in luck, because Lego will be selling a gigantic, buildable Voltron figure at the show. Based on the hit '80s anime series, as well as the current Netflix series--Voltron: Legendary Defender--this giant robot is made up of smaller cat-like robots that come together to form the iconic hero. Now, you can build it yourself with a lot of patience and time, as well as some disposable income.
If you aren't going to be at SDCC, don't worry, as it won't be your only opportunity to get your hands on it. The Voltron figure will also be available for purchase beginning on August 1. This is Lego's biggest "buildable" action figure to date, coming in at 2,321 pieces. Obviously, a Lego set of this scale is going to have a hefty price-point. This Voltron set will cost $180, and while it's not as expensive as something like the $800 Millennium Falcon--which is to scale--Voltron is still pricey, but then again, it's five robots coming together to make a larger robot.
What's really interesting about this Lego design is that it stays true to the source material. The set consists of the five cat-like robots, which connect to each other using what Lego calls "extra-strong joints." So, much like a Power Rangers' Megazord toy or Transformers' Devastator, you're getting toys that come together to create another toy, in some sort of reverse-toyception. When the lion-robots come together to form Voltron, the figure will stand at 15" tall, while the lions--expect the black one--themselves are 3" tall. Additionally, the figure comes with Voltron's sword and shield.
For an in-depth look at this toy from almost every angle, check out the rest of the gallery ahead. If you're looking for more toys and nostalgia, check out some classic TMNT action figures, cartoons starring animals from the '80s and '90s, and weird cartoons based on movies.