The Lego set is not just a statue of Optimus Prime. You can transform the 1,508-piece Optimus Prime G1 action figure with 19 points of articulation.
It's no walking, talking robot like the $750 self-transforming Optimus Prime we played with last year, you need to do that conversion yourself. The Lego version is more affordable and doesn't require electricity just to stand.
The instructions and pieces to build his ion blaster, translucent orange Energon axe, jetpack, and an Energon cube are included in the package.
It is a slick-looking build with very few exposed studs but still enough brick-like construction to easily be identified as Lego, based on the many, many enlarged pictures I will share with you immediately below. If it sells, I can see other G1 Transformers going this route. Things have happened.
At the very least, we need the trailer for Prime. I suppose I could build my own.
One of the first times a LEGO set has been able to convert between two models without the need to rebuild is in Lego. It takes a tad to unfurl the sails, shake off the overgrowth, and build a pirate ship out of Legos, but I'm a big fan of them.
Years ago, the company tried to make its own Legos to build Transformers. It was nice to see the companies working together again after it didn't go well.