LEGO has teased a long awaited Transformers set, possibly featuring an original-style Optimus Prime.
Very little was said about the new set in its reveal tweet (below) but LEGO did promise that the “epic build” was arriving in June.
While this is the first official word of a Transformers set, LEGO news website The Brick Fan (which has reported accurately on rumours in the past) released some potential details earlier this week.
Begin the epic build. #LEGO #Transformers #OptimusPrime pic.twitter.com/rjdQbdej43
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 11, 2022
The set will apparently be based on the original, generation one Optimus Prime and includes 1,508 pieces, and yes, you supposedly can transform the build between truck and robot without removing pieces.
The rumoured price is €169.99, and likely $169.99, with Euros usually matching USD when it comes to LEGO sets. The set is also said to include Optimus Prime's Ion Blaster, Energon Axe, the Allspark, and a jetpack, plus a plaque similar to the Ultimate Collector Series line.
This Transformers collaboration is just the latest major entertainment franchise LEGO has partnered with, joining Back to the Future's DeLorean time machine as one of the more expensive sets to release recently.
It's also entered the gaming world with forays into Sonic the Hedgehog – with the Green Hill Zone set – and the Super Mario world with three separate series. PlayStation exclusive Horizon: Forbidden West even got the LEGO treatment with a Tallneck set that IGN absolutely loved building.
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