Next Lego Transformers Character Is Bumblebee
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Next Lego Transformers Character Is Bumblebee 

Lego announced that a set based on Transformers character Bumblebee is about to take flight. The new release in the Icons line will cost $89.99 when it shows up on the official site on July 4, 2024, though people who are part of Lego Insiders will get early access on July 1, 2024. 

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Bumblebee consists of 950 pieces to build, and the recommended age is 18+. It features two modes to it. The one allows you to see Bumblebee as a robot. This also includes a gun the character can equip. However, you can transform it into a Volkswagon Beetle. This is done by strategically moving parts around, like you would a normal Transformers action figure, rather than taking apart and completely rebuilding the set.

Here are some initial images, including one of Bumblebee as it is going from robot to car form.

This is the second Lego character in this Transformers line. The first was Optimus Prime. It launched in June 2022. It set the precedent for sets to have the capability to swap between robot and vehicle modes without needing to do any rebuilding. As that kit consists of 1508 pieces to Bumblebee’s 950, it costs $179.99.

This isn’t the only crossover product between Transformers characters and other merchandise brands. For example, many of them are also part of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo figure line. A feminine adaptation of Optimus Prime debuted in January 2023, and Bumblebee followed in August 2023.

Lego Bumblebee will launch on July 4, 2024, with Lego Insider Early Access running July 1-3, 2024. 

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