LEGO has officially revealed the highly anticipated LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime (10302). After yesterday’s disaster, we can finally reveal the 1,508-piece set that will be released on June 1 for $169.99.
Optimus Prime will also have a large selection of accessories including Ion Blaster, Energon Ax, Allspark and jetpack. There will also be a panel in the style of UCS with its technical specifications. The main advantage here is that it is able to switch from robot mode to truck mode without having to remove any parts.
LEGO Set and Transformers: ENGAGE BRICK MODE
The LEGO Group and Hasbro unite to reveal the all-new, fully transformer LEGO® Transformers Optimus Prime
• This collaboration marks the first time these leading global gaming companies have worked together
• Features Robot and alt modes, and is one of the few LEGO sets that switch between two different models
• Huge set includes more than 1,500 LEGO pieces and exceeds 35 cm in robot mode and 15 cm in alternate mode
Billund, Denmark, May 12: The two leading global toy companies, LEGO Group and Hasbro, Inc., unite. (NASDAQ:HAS) debuts to revive the iconic Transformers Autobot, Optimus Prime, in LEGO® form – complete with alternate mode. The new LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime set is a tribute to the heroic Autobot leader with over 1,500 detailed LEGO pieces. Once the figure is assembled, it features 19 points of articulation that allow propellers to convert from the robot to the truck’s alternate mode and back again. This is one of the first times a LEGO set has been able to convert between two models, without the need for rebuilding.
The new LEGO set will take fans back to 1984 to the time Transformers first exploded into popular culture with its collection of original games and animated TV series. Similar to the G1 Optimus Prime figure, the new LEGO set includes remarkable attention to detail and features such as an ion blaster, Energon Pickaxe, Energon Cube, and Autobot Matrix of Leadership that can be stowed in the chest room.
Joseph Patrick Kidd, Chief Designer of the LEGO Group, says of the collaboration: “It has been an honor and a joy to work together with Hasbro to develop a LEGO version of Optimus Prime! I am excited to see these two toy companies come together for the first time to celebrate the leader of the Autobots. Optimus Prime has become A popular culture symbol of courage, selflessness and great leadership as well as a great toy that embodies problem-solving skills and creativity that both companies value so much.It was a great and challenging task to bring him to life with LEGO bricks, especially making sure he can change poses without disassembly and stay true to his signature shape and style “.
Casey Collins, Head of Licensed Consumer Products and Business Development at Hasbro, noted: “We are excited to bring two of the world’s largest gaming and entertainment companies together to celebrate this iconic larger-than-life character – Optimus Prime. We know fans everywhere will be delighted with this collaboration as it enables fans and families of all ages to create memories as they work together to build LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime.”
Once this 1,508-piece model is completed, fans can proudly enjoy their build by adding a display board to pay tribute to the iconic Transformers.
The LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime set will be available globally from LEGO.com/optimus and in LEGO stores starting June 1 at $169.99/€.
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