Photo credit: Robodp82 via Kotaku
For anyone who doesn’t know what Voltron is, it’s basically an animated television series franchise that features a team of five space explorers who pilot a giant Super Robot known as “Voltron,” and the original television series first aired in Japan from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. More recently, Netflix released Voltron: Legendary Defender in 2016 and it had a successful eight season run through 2018. One super fan who goes by Robodp82 decided to turn a Voltron Castle of Lions playset from 1984 into a fully-functional PC. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Hardware features include five color-coded lion M.2 SSDs, a Gigabyte H370N motherboard, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM, and plenty of colorful LEDs that match the colors of each space explorer in the Voltron series. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it doesn’t play the theme song when turned on. However, there was a LEGO Ideas set based on the classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe robot that quickly sold out in 2018 and now commands a hefty premium on reseller sites.
- System: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz (4.2GHz Max Turbo); 8GB DDR4 RAM; 240GB SSD; Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB dedicated graphics card; VR ready; Display connectors: HDMI, DisplayPort
- Connectivity: 4 x USB 3.0; 2 x USB 2.0; 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000; Audio: 7.1 Channel
- Special Add-Ons: Tempered Glass RGB Gaming Case; 802.11AC Wi-Fi Included; 16 Color RGB lighting case; generic keyboard & mouse no bloatware
- Warranty: 1 year parts & labor + free lifetime US tech support; Assembled in the U.S.A
- Build 5 posable Voltron lions and combine them all to create the Voltron super robot toy!
- Display or recreate scenes from the original Japanese anime TV series, Beast King GoLion, the 1980s Japanese anime Voltron TV series, and the DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender series
- Voltron figure measures over 15-inch (40cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) long and 8-inch (21cm) wide
- 2321 pieces – Voltron toy building set for boys and girls aged 16+ and for fans and big kids of all ages
- The LEGO Ideas Voltron 21311 robot toy can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building