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The Lego Optimus Prime also transforms

This adds to the fun of building it

Are you a fan of Optimus Prime in his original version? PHOTO FROM LEGO

The Transformers series has always had a huge following. Just the mere sight of vehicles turning into giant robots is enough to excite even those who don’t like cars. And now, Lego is giving fans the chance to have fun with one of the franchise’s most iconic characters.

The cab-over truck is much easier to replicate in Lego form. PHOTO FROM LEGO

That’s because the popular toymaker now has a brick version of Optimus Prime. While depicted as a customized Peterbilt 379 tractor head in the films, the Lego rendition of the Autobots leader is based on the cab-over truck from the original animated series. Aside from nostalgia, we think there might be a good reason why such a design was chosen.

This guy comes with an assortment of accessories. PHOTO FROM LEGO

That’s because aside from giving owners the joy of putting together its 1,508 pieces, the Lego Optimus Prime can really convert between robot and truck. This is a Creator Expert set, so it isn’t as detailed and as complicated as a Technic set. The cab-over rig might have been the simpler way to integrate the mechanism that allows it to transform.

Have fun converting Optimus Prime between his two forms. PHOTO FROM LEGO

The Lego Creator Expert Optimus Prime (set 10302) is priced at $169.99 (P8,900). It may not be as high-tech and as fancy as the Robosen version, but the SRP is much easier on the pocket. It will be available at the online store and authorized retailers starting June 1.



Miggi Solidum

Miggi is an editor-at-large at VISOR. Professionally speaking, he is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He writes the 'G-Force' column.



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