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Just a quick reminder that the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron set is now available for LEGO VIP members. Below, I have included the official description of the set, as well as the designer-video, and more. Enjoy! 🙂

The #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron was originally designed and submitted to the LEGO Ideas platform by Leandro Tayag (a.k.a len_d69), a software architect from the Philippines. You can learn more about the model here: LEGO Ideas Voltron Set Announcement. Once the project was approved, LEGO designers Niek van Slagmaat and Mark Tranter turned it into an official LEGO set. They share some very interesting details and insights about working on this project, and being a LEGO designer in general.

To learn more about the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron set from a LEGO fan’s perspective, Chris from the Brothers-Brick shares an informative and detailed video-review of the building experience, some of the building techniques, play-features, and how the lions are transformed and connected.

Here is the official description of the set: Let’s go Voltron force in LEGO style! It’s time to defend the universe so get ready to form the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron, the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! Activate interlocks! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Megathrusters are go! This awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red, and green lions with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the Voltron super robot, plus a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands. Form feet and legs with the blue and yellow lions. Form arms with the red and green lions. And form torso and head with the mighty black lion. Then grab the super robot’s huge sword and shield and form Voltron to defend the universe! Ideal for display or to recreate thrilling action from the original 1980s animated Voltron TV series and the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series. Voltron measures over 15” (40cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide. Black lion measures over 6” (17cm) high, 8” (22cm) long and 5” (15cm) wide. Yellow and blue lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide. Green and red lions each measure over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide. Voltron’s sword measures 11” (29cm) long. Voltron’s shield measures 6” (16cm) in diameter. 2,321 pieces. Price: $179.99 – BUY HERE

The #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron is a fantastic looking set. Even if you are not a fan of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe television series, learning how to build giant robots like this can be really fun and educational. The lions transforming and connecting to make up the robot is especially well done. There are some limitations, especially in the movement of the giant robot, but it’s good to see that the model is sturdy and won’t fall over easily. I wish there were minifig riders for each of the lions, but other than that, I think any Voltron fan and/or giant mech fan would be happy with this set.

What do you think? How do you like the the #21311 LEGO Ideas Voltron set? Are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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After much teasing at LEGO’s social-media pages, the #10262 LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 has been finally revealed at a special event at the Leicester Square LEGO store a couple of days ago. And, even if you are far from London, you don’t have to wait; the set is already available at the Online LEGO Shop. Details below. 🙂

Here is the official description of the set: Get a license to build with the awesome #10262 LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5. This impressive replica model captures the elegance and timeless sophistication of Agent 007’s iconic 1964 sports car, and comes with a wealth of authentic details and functioning gadgetry. Open the doors and you’ll discover a detailed interior with a concealable radar tracker and a door compartment containing a telephone. And, when it’s time for action, activate the passenger ejector seat, turn the revolving number plates, raise the rear-window bulletproof screen, deploy the wheel-mounted tire scythes and pull back the gearstick to reveal the front wing machine guns. This collectible model car also features a detailed straight-6 engine, drum-lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, moulded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts and front and rear Aston Martin logos. The model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia—a must-have for fans of the Aston Martin DB5, James Bond movies and LEGO building sets. Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. 1,295 pieces. Price: $149.99 – BUY HERE

  • Authentic replica of the world-famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sports car, featuring a classic design with drum-lacquered silver front and rear bumpers, moulded silver-colored wire wheel rim inserts, opening boot, bonnet and doors, and a wealth of James Bond gadgetry, including a working ejector seat, revolving number plates, rear-window bulletproof screen, front wing machine guns and wheel-mounted tyre scythes.
  • This LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 model also features opening doors and a detailed interior with a concealable radar tracker and door compartment with telephone.
  • Lift the bonnet to check out the straight-6 engine detailing.
  • Pull back the rear bumper to eject unwelcome passengers.
  • Revolve the number plates, raise the rear-window bulletproof screen and deploy the wheel-mounted tire scythes.
  • Pull back the gearstick to reveal the front wing machine guns.
  • Own this collectible replica of the Aston Martin DB5, as featured in the classic James Bond Goldfinger movie.
  • New-for-August-2018 special elements include a drum-lacquered macaroni connector, 2×4 tile and 1M beam, plus a printed 1×2 tile with grille pattern.
  • Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
  • This set includes 1,295 pieces, and is suitable for ages 16+.

Feedback on the LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5 has been a bit mixed. While most LEGO fans agree that the gadgets and special features are amazing and very fun, the shaping of the vehicle has been somewhat controversial. The LEGO model appears too boxy from certain angles, however, from other angles, it’s a great representation of James Bond’s iconic ride. In the official designer video, LEGO designer Mike Psiaki talks about the challenges faced when working on this set, including the scale, choice of parts, and play-features. You can watch it below.

While the shaping may not be perfect, the built-in play-features and gadgets of the #10262 LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5 are fantastic! In the video-review below by the JANGBRiCKS, you can see how the ejector seat, rotating license plates, and wing machine guns work, and also check out all the hidden compartments and other features.

If you like what you see, and you are ready to get the #10262 LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5, prices are as follows: US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £129.99 – FR 149.99€ DK – 1399DK (Euro pricing varies by country). And yes, that’s a pretty high price for a LEGO Creator vehicle, but this is a super special licensed car with lots of unusual functions, so overall it’s not too bad. You can find it at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Also, to celebrate the release of the new set, LEGO is offering LEGO VIP members the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to 007 Elements, the ultimate James Bond experience! This is a new James Bond cinematic installation built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. To enter the sweepstakes, just follow the link and fill in your information. That’s all there is to it! The winner will be notified via their LEGO VIP email address on or around August 19th, 2018.

What do you think? How do you like the #10262 LEGO Creator Expert James Bond Aston Martin DB5? Is this a set you are interested to get? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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