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  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Nice
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,451
    Never watched Voltron. But he looks like a sub prime Optimus Prime to me. What came first Voltron or Transformers? Or are they one and the same?
    SprinkleOtter
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 763
    ^Pfff they're obviously one and the same. 

    Jokes aside Peter Cullen, who voiced Optimus Prime since G1, did the narration and other voices in Voltron. 
    77ncaachamps
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,223
    Impressive as it is, its an easy pass from me. Was a Transformers kid anyway!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,601
    If I somehow can drum up the money, I will totally get this one. I was shocked when I saw that the original project could come apart without rebuilding.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,392
    I'm getting this on day 1. I knew it wouldn't have the pilots so I picked up the chinese ones at a comic book store last week. They'll look good together.
    FowlerBricks
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 492
    I'm 100% buying this! Definitely worth the wait.
    FowlerBricksmattytreks
  • bkprbkpr Texas, USAMember Posts: 295
    It would've been great(er) if they had the five pilots!
    77ncaachamps
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 380
    It would have been nice if they included the five pilots, six if they included both Lance and Allura but it would have probably raised the price by $20 or so. I'd still would have gotten it though :)
    mattytreks77ncaachampsbmwlego
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,092
    I was never into Transformers or Voltron, as I'm probably (ahem) a bit old for them. It's a very impressive set, but not for me.

    With that said, with over 2300 parts, it's going to be pretty imposing and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it.
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    Had this set included the five pilots, it would have been the greatest set of all time.

    As it stands now, it’s still going to be my favorite LEGO set of all time :)
    77ncaachamps
  • UmandraugUmandraug Doomstadt, LatveriaMember Posts: 69
    Huh. Does this indicate that we’ll be seeing a live action Voltron movie?
  • ceniackceniack Oklahoma CityMember Posts: 25
    I wish the legs had more articulation. That said, I’m getting this one for sure.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    My sister wasn't very happy when I showed her this. Apparently the new series is significantly better than the old.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,148
    TheFew said:
    Never watched Voltron. But he looks like a sub prime Optimus Prime to me. What came first Voltron or Transformers? Or are they one and the same?
    They're both from 1984. I guess you could say Voltron was first, as it's an American bastardisation of 1981's Beast King GoLion, with the violence edited out?

    Voltron and Transformers might look similar to you as they're both in the Super Robot genre. (Ancient civilisation/mad scientist created robot with superpowers piloted by teenagers, often including transforming/combining).
    By the time these series came out, the 70's Super Robot genre had already become a parody of itself. That has potentially a quality of its own, but I never was a fan.

    Not sure yet whether I'll get this set. It looks really good, but even if you know nothing of the Voltron series, it obviously looks like a Super Robot. I much prefer the Real Robot/Mecha genre, like Macross and Gundam (insert 5 million disclaimers here about the "real" and absolutely 100% pinky swear not absurd parts of this genre).
    Of course this is probably the closest we'll ever get to an official Lego anime mech, so might get it for that reason alone.
    TheFew
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    TheFew said:
    Never watched Voltron. But he looks like a sub prime Optimus Prime to me. What came first Voltron or Transformers? Or are they one and the same?
    From memory - Voltron and Transformers appeared in the west right around the same time but Voltron was a dub of a Japanese cartoon made a few years  earlier.  Neither were the first transforming robot though...
    TheFew
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=319060

    Heres a great link that gives some transforming robot history!
    bandit778ricecakeTheFewMaffyD
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    As a collector of everything Voltron, from my original GoLion Voltron,  the Matty Collector Voltron,  to the newest Legendary defender, I will definitely be picking this up. I will probably end up picking 3 up total,  1 to build and combine, 1 to build into just the lions and one to keep sealed. I really love the improvements that the lego team made from the original design. I really like the re worked legs on the lions and the improvements to waist on the black lion. 
    mattytreks
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 785
    It's gonna be a real shame if that mouth is a sticker. Everything else seems to be a sticker, but I havent looked at the mouth.
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    Never saw Voltron, but it reminds me of Power Rangers more than Transformers for sure.

    Really wasn't planning on spending another $200.  Must resist
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    I've been on a Lego hiatus for about a year now, but will be returning for this set. I loved Voltron (still do), but never had a proper Voltron toy as a kid.  I spent a lot of time trying to build this guy from my very limited brick selection back in the day and it always ended poorly.  So yeah... this is going to happen Day 1.  I owe it to that 7 year old kid!
    Switchfoot55mattytreksBumblepantssid3windr
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    I will probably end up picking 3 up total,  1 to build and combine, 1 to build into just the lions and one to keep sealed. 
    Great minds think alike!  I too will be picking up three sets for this exact same reason.

    What really guts me though...is why LEGO is not having the set designer doing the box signing at San Diego Comic-Con -- the very epicenter of comics and pop-culture -- instead of Shanghai.  Huh?

    And that is not a knock against Shanghai...love the people, city, and food.  But a Voltron signing at Comic-Con would have fit so incredibly perfectly.

    That said, I totally respect if Shanghai simply worked better for the set designer, logistically.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,444
    http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=319060

    Heres a great link that gives some transforming robot history!

    Thanks for the link! As I suspected, Voltron is a descendant of the Shogun Warriors. I had several of the Mattel Shogun Warriors from the mid 1970s, both the 5-inch diecast and the 2-foot tall ones, but my attention had shifted to cars around the time Voltron arrived. 
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 590
    I'm getting this on day 1. I knew it wouldn't have the pilots so I picked up the chinese ones at a comic book store last week. They'll look good together.
    Can you post a photo of the pilots? 
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 590
    And for those transformer fans, definitely take a look at NFLX series' The Toys that Made Us.  Season 2 has an ep on Transformers.  ;)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,802
    Baby_Yoda said:
    My sister wasn't very happy when I showed her this. Apparently the new series is significantly better than the old.
    If nothing else this is certainly true of the animation… classic Voltron’s animation was very low-budget as is typical of many 80s cartoons, while the new series on Netflix is animated by Studio Mir, a Korean animation house whose animators worked on series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and last year, LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale.
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    Gooker1 said:
    I'm getting this on day 1. I knew it wouldn't have the pilots so I picked up the chinese ones at a comic book store last week. They'll look good together.
    Can you post a photo of the pilots? 
    I found these guys on eBay:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/232819588507
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,781
    It baffles me that there wouldn't be a compliment of minifigs with this set.
    Baby_YodaBumblepantsJohnyk668
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    ^ Saaaaay, that's a niiiice Minifigure!
      Not sure if it's a spell check thing or one of those American/English  English things (and not trying to stir the pot)...
      Are compliment  and complement interchangeable in the States?
    SumoLegoBaby_YodaMrKettleJern92
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,781
    I compliment your astute observation of the misuse of compliment for complement...
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAmattytreksricecake560Heliport
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:
    Japanese cartoon
    You're damn lucky that this forum is among the more civilised on the Internet. Those of 4chan's /a/ board would tear you apart!
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 885
    My 20 year old bootleg diecast Voltron is waiting impatiently. :) 


    mattytreksBumblepants77ncaachampsBaby_YodaalldarkerricecakeLegoboyMuftak1
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    Recce said:
    My 20 year old bootleg diecast Voltron is waiting impatiently. :) 


  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    Recce said:
    My 20 year old bootleg diecast Voltron is waiting impatiently. :) 


    I may have to unpack all my voltrons and take a new pic one i get my lego ones. 
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    Recce said:
    My 20 year old bootleg diecast Voltron is waiting impatiently. :) 
    For a Lepin version of the set?
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRABumblepants
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    Baby_Yoda said:
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:
    Japanese cartoon
    You're damn lucky that this forum is among the more civilised on the Internet. Those of 4chan's /a/ board would tear you apart!

     I know I'm highly medicated at the moment... But I don't get it!
    is it because Japanese cartoons (which they most certainly are) are supposed to be considered anime (which they most certainly aren't)?
    In the immortal words of a famous red headed clown from our neck of the woods...Please explain.
    Baby_Yoda
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 885
      carnage717 said:
    Recce said:
    My 20 year old bootleg diecast Voltron is waiting impatiently. :) 


    I may have to unpack all my voltrons and take a new pic one i get my lego ones. 
    This is the only Voltron I had. Missed the Soul of Chogokin Voltron previously and decided not to buy the Toynami 30th Anniversary Voltron few months back when it was on sale.
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 763
    Voltron....so close now. Can not wait to build this the day it launches. I've been excited about getting sets day 1 of their availability but I can't recall wanting to get the set at store opening and wanting to rush home to build it that same day. 

    I truly hope that LEGO makes a 6 pilot mining blister pack.

    if anyone is on the fence about the Dreamworks/Netflix version, it is awesome and worthy of the name "Voltron" (unlike previous reboots).
    mattytreks77ncaachamps
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    bmwlego said:
    I truly hope that LEGO makes a 6 pilot mining blister pack.

    if anyone is on the fence about the Dreamworks/Netflix version, it is awesome and worthy of the name "Voltron" (unlike previous reboots).
    And honestly if they don’t make one, those eBay customs I linked to above a honestly not bad!

    re: the Netflix series...agreed.  It’s amazing in every way – especially when viewed in 4K!

    Side question for the group- what have your experiences in the past been like when ordering large sets like this from [email protected], as it pertains to handling and box damage on arrival?
    77ncaachamps
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I've been eagerly waiting for this set ever since I first saw it posted on the Ideas site, and was absolutely thrilled when it passed review.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,193
    Baby_Yoda said:
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said:
    Japanese cartoon
    You're damn lucky that this forum is among the more civilised on the Internet. Those of 4chan's /a/ board would tear you apart!

     I know I'm highly medicated at the moment... But I don't get it!
    is it because Japanese cartoons (which they most certainly are) are supposed to be considered anime (which they most certainly aren't)?
    In the immortal words of a famous red headed clown from our neck of the woods...Please explain.
    It's impossible to convince some people that a cartoon is, in fact, a cartoon. Anime is Japanese for animation; therefore, the likes of Shrek and Rick and Morty would be known as anime in Japan. I'm just grateful that the people of Brickset are a bit more down-to-earth than some.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    Returning back to Voltron news...I found out a piece of very interesting information today.

    While the fan designer of the Ideas Voltron set will be doing a signing in Shanghai, the actual LEGO set designer from Denmark will be flown in to do a signing at...*drumroll*...San Diego Comic-Con!

    I am beyond thrilled to hear this.
    Baby_Yoda77ncaachamps
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    @mattytreks I think the primary issue with non TLG figs is most people  and definitely the purists won't want to pollute their collection with them.

    as far as 'big box' [email protected] orders, my own experience (and that which I see most commonly reflected here on the forums) is damage caused by additional smaller sets and GWP's damaging the set during shipping.  Obviously this is exacerbated by the fact that most people wait until there is a GWP promotion to purchase.
  • Ray1204Ray1204 USAMember Posts: 69
    Day one purchase for me.  Been waiting for this all year.  Very pleased with the design and price.
    77ncaachamps
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 497
    Saw the display set in my local store. It looks amazing. The attention to detail on the lions is great and they actually “transform” - you don’t need to rebuild them to make Voltron.

    Also, the face isn’t stickers. In fact the only stickers I could easily see were the numbers... 
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 338
    edited July 2018
    Ideas sets don't usually have any stickers at all, I'd be surprised if the numbers were!
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 133
    Ideas sets don't usually have any stickers at all, I'd be surprised if the numbers were!
    LEGO intentionally made the numbers as stickers, to give the builder the option of representing their build in either format – some iterations of Voltron are depicted with numbers, while others are not.
    bgl_84Aanchirricecake
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 797
    Ideas sets don't usually have any stickers at all, I'd be surprised if the numbers were!
    Don't forget the Old Fishing Store
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,435
    ^ & ^^ Ideas/CUUSOO sets with stickers:

    #21100 Shinkai 6500 Submarine
    #211001 
    Hayabusa
    #21302 
    The Big Bang Theory
    #21310 
    Old Fishing Store
    #21311 Voltron

    That's 5 ou
    t of 22 so just over 25%
    BumblepantsFowlerBricksmak0137
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    If this thing sells reckon Vehicle Voltron will come at some point? I think he had a helicoptor hand. You know how Lego is about their GD helicopters...
    Baby_Yodaricecake
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