Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” reboot has continued to inspire new creations on LEGO Ideas, but a set from user wahkaka0321 looks to be one of the coolest among them, allowing builders to combine all five original Zords to make Megazord.
“‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ (MMPR) is a childhood memory of many, including myself,” wahkaka0321 wrote in the project’s description. “I still recall the happy days when I would rush home from school just to catch the latest episode, singing along to the catchy theme song and re-enacting ‘It’s morphin’ time’ transformation sequence. The newly rebooted “Power Rangers” movie, re-ignited my childhood passion. So I set out to build the best LEGO Megazord there is out there, that has to be faithful to the original toy, be it the transforming or combining features.”
While it’s far from being a reality, the project has already gained over 700 supporters on the platform. LEGO Ideas is a place where LEGO-lovers can submit their custom creations in hopes that their projects might become a reality. Once an idea reaches 10,000 supporters, LEGO designers and marketing representatives evaluate the project to see whether or not they’ll go forward with producing it. The platform has helped make several pop-culture-inspired sets a reality in the past, with creations based on “The Big Bang Theory,” “WALL-E,” and “Adventure Time” having entered production. However, not every project on LEGO Ideas is based on pop-culture: the platform has also resulted in sets like Women of NASA.
Wahkaka0321’s project is also not the first Power Rangers-inspired creation to gain popularity on the site since the movie’s announcement and release. In November, a set by user bruceywan attracted 1,393 supporters in a week. Bruceywan’s set re-created the Command Center from the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” TV series. Currently, that project is still just shy of the 10,000 supporters mark, with just over 9,500.
These projects have come out around the release of “Saban’s Power Rangers,” the universal reboot of the 1993 children’s superhero show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” The show, which originally aired on Fox, followed the exploits of five teens who were tasked with defending the Earth from evil by the alien sage Zordon. Massive robots called Zords aided the Rangers and, in times of need, combined to make Megazord. With the help of Megazord, the Rangers defended their hometown of Angel Grove — and the world — from Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd and their minions.
“Power Rangers” is in theaters now. A production of Lionsgate and Temple Hill Entertainment, the Dean Israelite-directed film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks.
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