Lego Optimus Prime is the retro toy I never knew I needed

Lego Optimus Prime
(Image credit: LEGO)

As I kid, Optimus Prime was the toy I desperately wanted but never had, and Lego was practically the reason for my existence. It's perhaps strange, then that I never thought, 'would that there were a Lego Optimus Prime.' But almost 40 years later, Lego themselves have finally had that brainwave it, and the result is perhaps the greatest 80s toy that was never created (no hyperbole whatsoever).

Lego's teamed up with Hasbro to make the ultimate treat for any 80s kid who now has more money to spend on toys than they did when they were six years old. Yes, we finally have a Lego Optimus Prime, the toy we never knew we needed. And the result of the retro mashup, It looks incredible, and is pretty much guaranteed to make it into our pick of the best Lego sets for adults.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.