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First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338

Transformers News: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338

Friday, June 7th, 2024 10:09PM CDT

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Thanks to Brickclicker (who is sent tips on Lego leaks), we have the first image of the upcoming Lego Bumblebee set. This one is also said to be transformable. We can see that this is based on Bumblebee’s G1 design. The release date is July 1st 2024 and it will be going for $90 USD with 950 pieces, which is a much better price per parts ratio than we had with Optimus Prime.

The set number is 10338.

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Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181186)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 7th, 2024 @ 10:46pm CDT
Neat. Wonder if it actually turns into a VW. Would assume you need VW's license for that though, which is probably pricey on top of getting Hasbro's license.
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181188)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 7th, 2024 @ 11:23pm CDT
I never considered buying the Lego Optimus. Way too expensive for me. Especially for something so "simple" and huge.

But if that Bee blows my mind, especially for the transformation, I may consider it.
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181189)
Posted by Spider5800 on June 7th, 2024 @ 11:49pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:I never considered buying the Lego Optimus. Way too expensive for me. Especially for something so "simple" and huge.

But if that Bee blows my mind, especially for the transformation, I may consider it.


I have it, and while it wasn't a great price, it IS a pretty awesome set. Hopefully this one is as well.
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181192)
Posted by Emerje on June 8th, 2024 @ 1:25am CDT
I really like Prime, it was like Lego meets MP, surprisingly complex (despite the limited articulation) and really looked like a proper OP.

This one is probably going to be a pass. Just based on looks alone I would have preferred something closer to the original toy or the cartoon. This looks like Lego Titans Return Bee which wasn't a great design, mostly because of those weird arms. Even looks like it transforms the same way with the arms becoming the back of the car and the backpack filling in the space between.

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More interested in the life sized Lego cat at about the same price...

Emerje
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181204)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on June 8th, 2024 @ 10:01am CDT
That Legends Bee is an amazing figure, with the best Bumblbee head. Looks great in both modes and fits a passenger. Deserves praise not hate. This Bee looks so much more interesting than the Lego Prime
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181208)
Posted by Emerje on June 8th, 2024 @ 11:25am CDT
SkyFire Prime wrote:That Legends Bee is an amazing figure, with the best Bumblbee head. Looks great in both modes and fits a passenger. Deserves praise not hate. This Bee looks so much more interesting than the Lego Prime

It's OK, but I've never liked the arms on it, felt the alt mode was too far away from a Beetle. It was good at the time, but I upgraded when the Takara version came out (as well as picking up RoadBurn) and upgraded again with the Netflix figure. Looks like I'll be upgrading once more when the A Level figure is released.

Emerje
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181210)
Posted by SkyFire Prime on June 8th, 2024 @ 11:56am CDT
Honestly the best Deluxe Bee is Legacy Animated. People have slept hard, the G1 Bees keep giving Bee clown shoes
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181211)
Posted by Emerje on June 8th, 2024 @ 12:33pm CDT
SkyFire Prime wrote:Honestly the best Deluxe Bee is Legacy Animated. People have slept hard, the G1 Bees keep giving Bee clown shoes

That's because he's often drawn with clown shoes, though ironically when Animated Bee was revealed a lot of people complained about his feet being too small.

As long as nobody is drawing him like Pat Lee we're all good.

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Emerje
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181217)
Posted by steve2275 on June 8th, 2024 @ 8:48pm CDT
Why is that em?
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181218)
Posted by Emerje on June 8th, 2024 @ 10:23pm CDT
steve2275 wrote:Why is that em?

Because the original toy had big feet made from the entire front of the car. It just sort of became a thing that Bee has big, round feet. Cliffjumper got lucky (sometimes) since he has flatter, more angular feet.

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Emerje
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181227)
Posted by steve2275 on June 9th, 2024 @ 5:02pm CDT
Ah thank you team jumperbee or is it cliffbee
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181452)
Posted by Brokebot on June 13th, 2024 @ 6:11pm CDT
Yeah, vehicle mode isn't even close to a VW. This is an easy pass.
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181554)
Posted by william-james88 on June 17th, 2024 @ 1:09pm CDT
Lego is betting big on this Bumblebee release. A few months ago, they organized a reveal presentation to a slew of influencers, showcasing the transformation and scheduling interviews with designers. The presentation was kept under wraps until the official reveal of the set to the public so now there is a bevy of content available.

We have one such video below which includes the transformation and an interview with the designers. The transformation is far more involved than Optimus' but it also has partsforming. It should be noted that while Optimus' designer used to be a Transformers designer at Hasbro, Bumblebee's designer was not. Still, it is very impressive to see the lego set go from car to robot form with such minimal partsforming.

There is no preorder, the set will simply be released July 4th for $89.99. It can be ordered on the Lego site then, which is a good option for more expensive sets since they often have gifts with purchase: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/bumblebee-10338

Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181561)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 17th, 2024 @ 4:18pm CDT
That does not look good.
In any modes.

The Optimus was okay, but that Bee is horrendous.

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>:oP
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181577)
Posted by Emerje on June 18th, 2024 @ 12:41am CDT
Kinda sad that the only thing that looks a little right is his feet, but it doesn't translate well into a good front end for the car mode.

Emerje
Re: First Look at Lego Transformers Bumblebee Set 10338 (2181578)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 18th, 2024 @ 7:14am CDT
Car mode is rough, but I wasn't expecting too much. Bee was going to be hard to do no matter what using existing pieces without having to make unique/new pieces for the car mode. Prime's alt mode and transformation made things relatively easy for LEGO, Bee not so much. At least the plus side is it looks so little like a WV Beetle that they didn't have to bother with licensing.

I'm still getting it, but will wait and hope of a Christmas time sale, like they did do for Prime last year.

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