I’ve been sitting on this piece of news for a couple of months now and thanks to our friends over at Promobricks, I can share with you some of the details surrounding this very surprising collaboration with toy rival Hasbro.
The set is to feature Autobot leader Optimus Prime and is said to be a Ultimate Collector’s Edition styled set with a piece count of 1508pcs.
He is reportedly sporting his wingblade jetpack along with a weapon, either his sword of judgment or his energon battle axe.
This is most likely a tie-in with the latest Transformers movie that was supposed to be released in June this year but got pushed back to 2023 so I guess LEGO is going ahead with the launch regardless.
The design for Optimus Prime for the new movie follows more closely to the G1 iterations so we should see the classic Freightliner in all it’s LEGO glory.
LEGO Optimus Prime is also said to be able to transform from vehicular mode to robot without any disassembling. He will also come with a UCS style plaque like the Hulkbuster.
The set should be available in May 2022 and will have a recommended retail price of 169.99€