From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the Universe, comes a legend…The Legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil…and very late in coming, or at least its LEGO Ideas set is. It’s been over a year now since it passed review, but there’s still no sign of it anywhere.
The latest word we’ve had of anything concerning the LEGO Ideas Voltron set was the reported updating of LEGO Store inventories in the EU, information that included its alleged set number (21311) and price tag (€179.99/$199.99). Nothing else followed since.
At least, until this new update of sorts came from, of all places, the South Korean news website “!T Chosun”. Their article said that an official for LEGO Korea leaked that the LEGO Ideas Voltron will be released in their country August 1, the first date ever given for it.
But if this report is factual, they why did it take so long for the set to come out after passing review? The LEGO official had an answer for that too. Apparently LEGO then needed to get a license from Voltron franchise owner World Events Productions, to begin their manufacture.
It all sounds rather reasonable at first glance, but having the news broken in a general news site in South Korea rather than a more LEGO-specialized source still raises some questions on its veracity. Right now we’re really antsy waiting for the big reveal, which will happen, perhaps, during the San Diego Comic Con next month.
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