We're finally getting a Lego Voltron thanks to this Pinoy

Legendary Classic VOLTRON is the Latest LEGO Idea

Legendary Classic VOLTRON is the Latest LEGO Idea

Soon LEGO builders will be able to assemble five lion robots to form the giant robot known as Voltron: The Defender of the Universe.

The official LEGO set based on the project will be released in 2018.

Leandro Tayag poses with his Voltron Lego set, which gives fans an idea on just how big the final product will be.

The next batch of LEGO Ideas projects are already in review.

We got our first look at it back in May of past year, and it didn't take long for designer Leandro Tayag to amass the 10,000 supporters he needed to get his creation in front of Lego's reviewers. After that, he became something of a minor celebrity in the Voltron fandom (which has seen a resurgence since Netflix's revival series), and was even interviewed on the official Voltron Podcast with WEP President Bob Koplar, the Voltron rights owner.

It took the 41-year-old software designer just three short weeks, no doubt partly due to the popularity of Voltron: Legendary Defender... but when an Ideas set looks this great and taps into 80s animation nostalgia, well, it's going to attract a lot of attention. Tayag said he was on his way to LEGOLAND Malaysia, a LEGO-inspired theme park with over 70 attractions, when the build ticked over to 10,000 votes. A LEGO Ideas submission immortalizing the giant robot has been approved, and will come to retail and online stores.

The Voltron build consists of over 2,100 individual LEGO pieces.

The LEGO Ideas Blog interviewed Jacob back in May 2017, where he talked about the challenges he faced creating the model.

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