At long last, the largest LEGO Ideas set to date, LEGO 21311 Voltron is now available for purchase for VIP members! Be sure to login to be able to buy the set.
The massive 2321-piece monstrosity of a LEGO Ideas set is one of my most anticipated sets of 2018. I’ve had to take a bit of a mental break from LEGO in the last few months, but I wasted no time in getting out of hibernation to order the set today.
The LEGO Voltron set doesn’t come cheap, here are the regional pricing and links for your convenience:
- LEGO 21311 Voltron – US$179.99 [US]
- LEGO 21311 Voltron – AU$289.99 [AUS]
- LEGO 21311 Voltron – GBP£159.99 [UK]
- LEGO 21311 Voltron– CAD$229.99 [CAN]
- LEGO 21311 Voltron– €179.99 [EU]
The public release date is 1 August 2018, but if you’ve had your eye on this set, I highly recommend buying it as I can see this set selling out of its initial run. Just a hunch.
As a reformed Anime tragic, Voltron holds a special place in my heart, not because of its profound impact on pop culture, but because the set just looks absolutely bonkers.
It was amazing to watch the LEGO Designer video and you can immediately tell that the designer poured in so much care and attention into the design, complete with an exceptionally healthy reverence for the source material.
I can completely empathise with designer Mark Tranter in the video when he says “who doesn’t love giant robots”.
The very fact that they designed it in a way that incorporates each Robot Lion into the model, just blows my mind away and I love that LEGO took a massive risk greenlighting a 2000+ piece, 40cm high robot based on a classic Japanese anime.
Obviously, if you’ve never watched the classic cartoon, or even the modern reboot on Netflix (which is bloody excellent), the appeal of this set dramatically plummets.
But from what I’ve seen of the set, and from chatting to people who have built it, it’s clear that this is a sensational, challenging and one-of-a-kind build, so if you’re into LEGO Mechs, you owe it to yourself to pick this set up.
I love when LEGO innovates and takes bold risks, so I’m voting with my wallet and picking this up on day one. I want more sets like this and absolutely can’t wait for this set to arrive for a build and review.
Are you going to be ordering the LEGO Ideas Voltron set? Let me know in the comments if you’ve been anticipating this set as much as I have!