Product Idea |

Macross VF-1 Valkyrie Variable Fighter


The Concept:

Earth, in the not so distant future: An alien ship appears out of nowhere and crash lands on the deserted Macross island. The ship is explored by all the nations of the planet who learn of a potential extraterrestrial threat that could come to retrieve it. In response, the nations of the world unite to create the United Nations Space Navy, or UN Spacy for short. For ten years, the ship is rebuilt as the Super Dimensional Fortress One (SDF-1) and its technology is adopted for use. During this process it was quickly discovered that the aliens who built the ship were actually a race of giant warriors! To be able to counter that threat, the UN Spacy developed a variable fighter, that can not only rule both air and space, but also fight any giant alien invader hand-to-hand on the ground! This variable fighter would soon be known as the the VF-1 Valkyrie...

The Build:

This model above is a replica the iconic VF-1 Valkyrie from the Macross/Robotech series. The model not only is fully transformable, but it is also proportional in all three modes: Fighter, Gerwalk, and Battroid.

This model consists of both Standard LEGO bricks and Technic pieces, no custom bricks/pieces were used. The end result is a transformable model that not only closely resembles the original designs but is very much playable and is solid in all three forms. In Battroid(robot) mode, the model stands approximately 10.5 inches (266.7 mm) tall.

The model also comes with additional accessories that would each be separate LEGO mini builds. Builders can have fun mixing and matching their fighters weapons to create their own battle ready Valkyrie fighter! In the picture above we see the the VF-1 with the added super parts (fast packs).

The ultimate goal for this project would be to introduce the Macross series to a new generation of fans, as well as bring a sense of nostalgia to those older LEGO fans who remember it. I also hope that this kit ignites the imaginations of the younger fans and inspire them to create things that may seem impossible at first.

I am sure there are thousands of LEGO fans who remember this series and would love to see LEGO release an official set. That being said, I believe that this product would be a big hit for LEGO, and a unique addition to their current line-up.

With the recent news of Big West, Studio Nue, and Harmony Gold, being in agreement to distribute the Macross/Robotech series worldwide; now would be the perfect time to create an official LEGO set for the series!

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