Lego has announced a new Optimus Prime set based on the infamous transforming space robot. It’s the latest in a long line of new sets aimed at nostalgic adults.
The Optimus Prime set looks just like the original toy released in the 80s and, just like the legendary Transformer, it can also be transformed into a truck with a few clever moves.
It’s a pretty fancy build, with 19 points of articulation, meaning it can be built into a robot and put back into a truck without taking any of its parts apart, much like how the original toy line was able to transform seamlessly between two configurations.
Transformers has plenty of fans old and new — thanks in part to Michael Bay-produced films in recent years — but avid fans have been eagerly collecting toys made by Hasbro since they first hit stores when the drawing original anime was created.
If you want to know where you can buy Lego’s Optimus Prime set as well as similar sets, keep reading below for more details.
- Price: £149.99
- Model Number: #10302
- Dimensions: H35cm (Robot mode), H15cm x W27cm x W12cm (Truck mode)
- Number of pieces: 1,508
- Age: 18+
With over 1,500 pieces, the Lego Optimus Prime set is more complex, without being too heavy for the average Lego builder. At 35cm tall, he is only slightly taller than a standard action figure and his design is true to the original robot/heavy vehicle appearance.
The set also comes with an “Autobot Matrix of Leadership” that can be stored in Optimus Prime’s chest chamber, as well as a detachable jetpack, ion blaster, and energon ax that can be used in robot mode. Other authentic accessories include an “Energon Cube” and an optional waist panel.
As a complicated set aimed at adults, there’s even a plaque included for everyone to proudly show off their new creation.
Other Lego sets you can buy
If you like the look of the Optimus Prime set – and who could blame you – then there are also plenty of similar versions to buy.
First up, this 3-in-1 Super Robot set (£8.99, Lego.com) is a suitable stand-in while you wait. He can even transform! But unlike our favorite Autobot, disassembly is required to transform it into a mecha dragon or jet plane.
If you’re looking for something more cinematic and display-worthy, the Iron Man minifigure is another suitable set (£34.99, Lego.com). He’s about the same height, fully poseable, and even has a battery-operated light for Tony Stark’s glowing chest piece.
Finally, if what you’re really looking for is another mid-80s nostalgia on wheels, then the Back to the future The Time Machine set (£149.99, Lego.com) is a worthy display piece, featuring Flux Capacitor and Doc and Marty minifigures.
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