If you’re a child of the 80’s, a lover of robots or have a heart, you’re probably a fan of Voltron.
If so, rejoice, because your childhood fantasies could be made real. The Defender of the Universe could be turned into an official LEGO set.
Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s worth noting that The LEGO Group (TLG) hasn’t become involved in this, not yet at least. They have a system set up called LEGO Ideas in which fans can submit their ideas for new sets.
Once an idea has been submitted with a mock-up build and some information, fans can vote on it to show their interest. If an idea can get 10 000 votes, TLG will officially put their hat in the ring and begin the arduous process producing the idea as a retail set.
Now a new idea titled “Voltron – Defender Of The Universe” has reached the required number of votes in less than a month.
This all sounds great so far, but we wouldn’t start setting money aside just yet. Even though TLG now has to review the project, there are many, many hoops these lions will need to jump through before you can buy them.
The idea will now be internally reviewed. This is an extremely involved process which looks at the feasibility of the design being turned into a set which meets their strict internal rules as well as satisfying the intellectual property owners of Voltron. We imagine this may be a great time for the publicity, however, as Voltron is currently airing a brand new show on Netflix.
Hopefully we get to see this turned into a physical set, no matter how expensive it’s going to be. If you do want a nostalgic trip in the form of a LEGO robot, you may be in luck, because Johnny Five is very close to being a real set.
[Source – LEGO Ideas]