Many times when in Gizmodo we talk about Lego we mention kits of thousands of pieces and hundreds of dollars that are incredible, but with a high price that not everyone can afford. This Optimus Prime, however, is affordable enough for us to find a way to justify spending $170 on a spectacular Lego kit based on Hasbro’s legendary series.
The new Optimus Prime Lego has 1,508 pieces and 19 points of articulation, to put him in different poses and even use various accessories such as his emblematic rifle or blaster and his energy ax (or Energon). In addition, these joints also allow him to transform by performing the same movements that the leader of the Autobots did in the legendary generation 1 (G1) series in the 80s.
Just a year ago Hasbro introduced the ultimate toy of the Transformers, an Optimus that not only transforms, but does so automatically with the push of a button or a voice command. It was priced at $600 and was available in a limited edition. The Lego one, on the other hand, only costs 170 dollars and does not need electronic parts or motors. Its owner has to transform it, and let’s face it, it’s more fun that way!
In addition to his signature weapons, Lego’s Optimus Prime includes a jetpack, a matrix of leadership, and an Energon block. When in Autobot mode, he has a height of about 34 centimeters. When in truck mode, he has a length of about 68 centimeters. It will be available from June 1. [vía Lego]