Lego’s 1500-piece Optimus Prime actually transforms into a truck

Lego has partnered with but another preferred franchise, recreating its IP with minor plastic bricks. This time, it is Transformers, the 1980s toy line of robots that improve into automobiles and vice versa. The very first set to emerge is none other than sequence hero Optimus Key, leader of the very good-man Autobots. Amazingly, like the primary toy, the Lego robot also transforms into the tractor 50 percent of a semi truck.

The Lego Optimus Primary is comprised of 1,508 parts and stands 13.5 inches tall in robot variety. Fortunately, it’s the primary 1980s depiction somewhat than the needlessly advanced variation from the Michael Bay reboot motion pictures. In robot mode, it has 19 details of articulation, which is almost certainly much more than what the initial toy had.

In addition, Optimus arrives with a ion blaster gun, an “energon” fight axe, and jetpack. It also comes with a (the?) Matrix, an orb that bestows management upon the holder according to sequence lore, and an energon dice, the glowing Clif Bars digested by the inhabitants of the Transformers universe.

In truck manner, the authentic Optimus was dependent on a Freightliner FL86. The Lego kit isn’t really an specific match for it, but gets the COE variety generally accurate. In car method the Lego edition steps 10.5 inches long. There’s no trailer like the primary toy experienced, not even one particular you can purchase separately. It truly is in all probability just as well, because its visual appeal and disappearance in the cartoon was so nonsensical that admirers have experienced to conjure an overall backstory to clarify it.

Lego is absolutely plumbing the depths of 1980s nostalgia, with kits for the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and the Again to the Long term DeLorean time device comprising other latest releases. The Lego Optimus Primary will charge $169.99 when it goes on sale June 1.

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