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LEGO Ideas Voltron set available now!

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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  • Legostuff14 July 23, 2018, 11:43 AM

    I want this but, I think I it will wind up as a display model and I have to many of those. ( not enough space). I also wish that the pilots of Voltron where in this set.

    • sammy July 23, 2018, 11:49 AM

      Interesting set. I like how the whole thing comes together. It’s also great that the designers are so passionate about Voltron. I like these extended reviews.

      • jabber-baby-wocky July 23, 2018, 12:17 PM

        I like the longer interviews too. It’s inspiring to hear that Niek was able to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a Lego designer. He was so focused on his goal!

        • Tony July 23, 2018, 12:22 PM

          You can follow him on Facebook. He makes some really awesome mechs both for work and his free time: https://www.facebook.com/niek.vanslagmaat

          • admin July 23, 2018, 3:27 PM

            Wow! Some really nice models there! He also shares some interesting insights.

        • admin July 23, 2018, 3:27 PM

          Yeah, that was great to hear! Kids ask me all the time how to become a LEGO designer. I will direct them to this video. 😀

    • kingcobra July 23, 2018, 12:25 PM

      For those who are interested: Keith is the leader of the group and pilot of the Black Lion. Lance is the hot-headed ace who pilots the Red Lion. Pidge is the young genius who pilots the Green Lion. Sven is the stoic pilot who flies the Blue Lion. And Hunk is the muscular yet soft-hearted mechanic who pilots the Yellow Lion. From the Voltron wiki.

      • admin July 23, 2018, 3:28 PM

        Now I want the pilots even more! 😀

    • admin July 23, 2018, 3:25 PM

      Having pilots would have put this set over the top! I think they weren’t included because they are not in the original submission either.

  • TomTom July 23, 2018, 1:55 PM

    Are you guys seeing how HUGE this is? It’s crazy! I think it’s bigger than the Ninjago Movie Kai’s mech!

    • LEGOJeff July 23, 2018, 3:23 PM

      It’s definitely bigger. Voltron is 15 inches tall. The fire mech is 14 inches tall, but that’s with the flags. The mech is only 11 inches. I think this is the biggest mech they ever made!

      • Håkan July 24, 2018, 10:48 AM

        Hmmm, 15 inches, I guess that’s about 40 cm in standard measurements…

        • admin July 24, 2018, 9:39 PM

          Are you saying our measurement is not standard? 🙄

          • Håkan July 25, 2018, 6:18 AM

            There’s always bias, you know… Even in Sweden and Europe… 😉

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