It's been a long wait, but it looks like LEGO Voltron will finally be ready to form — and we now have the official first images of it. While most LEGO sets based on existing properties have become synonymous with a certain cuteness factor, thanks mostly to the design of their minifigs (think Harry Potter or Jurassic Park), the soon-to-be-released Voltron set might change all that.
The set will be available for purchase on Aug. 1 for a cool $179.99. Clocking in at 2,321 pieces, it will be the largest buildable mech set LEGO has ever made.
However, those attending San Diego Comic-Con this year may get a chance to pick one up ahead of the official release, though only a limited number will be available there.
The set was brought to life thanks to the LEGO Ideas program, where creative builders can submit their own designs and users then vote on whether they want to see each set made available to the public. Once the proposed designs get 10,000 "yes" votes, LEGO puts them into mass production.
Roughly two years ago, user len_d69 submitted his Voltron creation, which featured the five robotic lions. Naturally, it wouldn't be a Voltron set if they didn't combine to form the towering robot warrior itself. Then, just under a year ago, the set received the 10,000 required votes, and LEGO Voltron was officially a go.
Even then, it took the Danish toymaker almost another year to refine the design before it was ready for mass production.
The set was inspired by the look of both the syndicated Voltron cartoon that ran back in the mid-1980s and the Netflix reboot Voltron: Legendary Defender, which premiered back in June of 2016.
Regardless of what era of Voltron you're a fan of, this thoroughly impressive LEGO set is a brick builder's dream. What do you think, will you be picking up one of these bad boys later this summer? Check out the image gallery below to whet your appetite in the meantime.