Transform and Roll Out! LEGO® “Bumblebee (10338)” Transformers Animated Edition Set to Release on July 1st

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the lovable yellow character “Bumblebee” from “Transformers,” set to be released in July as a LEGO® block set! The product has been unveiled on the LEGO® Group’s official online shop, “LEGO® Shop Official Store.”

Bumblebee (10338)

Bumblebee | 950 pieces | Ages 18+ | ¥12,980 | $89.99 (approx. ¥14,000) | July 1, 2024 Early Access for Insiders |

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Bumblebee, a popular character from the “Transformers” series, also starred in its own standalone film in 2018. This product features the iconic design from the inaugural anime series “Transformers” G1 (Generation 1), which premiered in 1985.

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  • An action figure for adults – a must-have for sci-fi movie fans’ collections.
  • Set contents include all parts for assembling the action figure, along with an ion blaster, jet pack, and information plate.
  • A LEGO® brick-built robot – a replica model transforming from Autobot to vehicle.
  • Vehicle mode? Robot mode? – Whether striking a cool pose as Bumblebee or mid-transformation dynamism, it creates a standout display.
  • A Transformer model for adults – ideal for collectors of Transformer-related goods and SF fans.
  • Compatible with digital instructions – in addition to the assembly manual, it supports digital assembly instructions through the LEGO® Builder app.
  • A LEGO® project for mindfulness – an assembly set designed for adults to experience joy in the moment of concentration.
  • Size – Autobot: Approx. 25cm in height / Vehicle: Approx. 8cm in height x 22cm in length x 11cm in width / Pieces: 950
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One of the highlights of Transformers is the rapid transformation between car and robot forms. However, in LEGO® blocks, Bumblebee can also transform without needing to be rebuilt! Isn’t that amazing?

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※ Front glass only attached.

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Bumblebee’s vehicle mode is modeled after the Volkswagen Beetle. The word “Bumblebee” in English means “bumblebee,” hence the yellow body inspired by bees. There are even bee-themed tiles on the front glass.

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Comes with an information plate detailing Bumblebee’s specs. Whether playing with its transformation or action features, Bumblebee is enjoyable and can be displayed as an interior collector’s item alongside the information plate.

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Maintaining the same scale as the currently available Optimus Prime, Bumblebee is suitable for playing together. Like Optimus Prime, it can transform from robot to vehicle without rebuilding, making it perfect for exciting battles and adventure play!

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About “Transformers”

“Transformers” is a “Japanese toy invention” content created by Takara Tomy, featuring a unique concept of “Robots in disguise” – robots capable of freely transforming into various objects and hiding among them. These autonomous robotic lifeforms battle across the cosmos, accompanied by an epic storyline.

Initially released as toys in the US in 1984, it gained immense popularity through animated series and comics. In 1985, it debuted in Japan with both toy sales and an anime series.

Starting from 2007, it was adapted into live-action films in Hollywood by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay, achieving worldwide success. The 7th installment, “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” is slated for release in August 2023.

As of July 2022, Transformers has sold over 700 million units in more than 130 countries and regions worldwide, solidifying its status as a globally beloved franchise.

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