this time Lego did not reveal a new video game, but a new optimus prime model that honors the Japanese franchise because becomes Thank you to your 19 points of articulation. The Danish manufacturer revealed the action figure Optimus Prime G1 from 1,508 pieces from transformers.
Although this version is not a walking and talking robot, like the one that was released last year (Optimus Prime self-transforming), this new model that will be released on the first of juneit is much more affordable and does not require batteries or be charged to the wall outlet to work.
The Optimus Prime measures 13.5 inches tall and it can be folded into the classic 27-inch-long semi-trailer without any rebuilding. Also includes instructions and parts to build your Ion Blaster, Energon ax translucent orange, jetpack, an Energon cube, and the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
It has a clean look, with few exposed studs but enough to make all the changes of the model to make the transformation from robot to vehicle. This is a toy that adults will enjoy more than children.
LEGO and Epic Games
The companies announced last April that will jointly develop a metaverse for children with the aim of creating a digital space suitable for all audiences and with the necessary tools to build a safe place within virtuality.
Although for now the alliance was formed as a conceptthe “digital family experience” has the objective of establishing elements of creative tools and playful dynamics to share with the youngest users.
This means that the developer of Fortnite and the company of Lego aims to be the first to earn children’s digital experiences. Although they have not yet gone into details, the official statement highlighted that their ideas will prioritize child welfare, the protection of children’s privacy and that they will provide children and adults with all the necessary tools to understand how to develop their virtual experience.
It should be remembered that the metaverse refers to a digital universe where there are three-dimensional spaces that users can access to interact with objects or other users in that virtuality.
For this, it will be necessary for each user to have a avatar, as well as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) viewers. To differentiate it from other proposals, special emphasis is placed on the people’s digital identity could take on a weight similar to the reality we already know.
However, this concept is not very far away for video games, since only a few extra things would be added to them so that the metaverse exists. People like Phil Spencer (CEO of Xbox) have stated that virtual communities have existed for a long time in gaming and that even many experiences have offered a virtual meeting space for years.
The case of the new alliance of Epic Games with The LEGO Group is an advance of two titans of the gaming industry to conquer the public that has already convinced with the video games they have released for years.
“The LEGO Group has captivated the imagination of children and adults through creative play for more than a century and we are excited to come together to build a space where the metaverse is a fun placeentertaining and dedicated to children and families”, declared Tim SweneyCEO and founder of Epic Games.