We've already seen toy versions of the Megazord and the T-Rex Battle Zord, and we'll undoubtedly be inundated with countless dozens more "Power Rangers" collectibles in the wind-up to the March 24 debut of the new movie. However, few are likely to strike a chord with fans like this "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" LEGO set.
The only problem is it's not real -- at least not yet.
It was submitted last week to LEGO Ideas, where brick fanatics share LEGO sets they've created in hopes of seeing them placed into production. If a project attracts at least 10,000 supporters, it automatically qualifies for review by the toymaker. Those that pass the evaluation process are transformed into an official LEGO product, with the creator receiving royalties from sales.
Submitted by user bruceywan, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" set recreates the television show's Command Center, complete with computer terminals, a viewing globe, power spires and a custom-printed energy tube depicting Zordon's floating (and studded) head. The set would feature minifigures of Alpha 5 and seven Power Rangers: Black Ranger, Pink Ranger, Blue Ranger, Yellow Ranger, Red Ranger, Green Ranger and White Ranger -- each with a removable helmet.
"I’ve loved the concept of LEGO Ideas from its inception and have been impressed by every set released," writes bruceywan. "I’ve been waiting for the right idea and the right time to try my hand at a project. As a lifelong LEGO builder (and Power Rangers fan!), and now the proud father of two Power Rangers fans, this set seemed like a no-brainer. Please help me make LEGO Power Rangers a reality; if not for me and my sons, than for everyone to celebrate the upcoming movie and/or the Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary in 2018!"
The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" set has already attracted 1,393 supporters -- and it still has 603 days to go, which means it was a good chance of reaching the all-important milestone to qualify for review. That is, if Rita Repulsa doesn't interfere.
A big-screen reboot of the action franchise, "Saban's Power Rangers" follows five ordinary teens -- Zack, Kimberly, Billy, Trini and Jason – who must become something extraordinary when they learn their small town of Angel Grove, and the world, is on the verge of obliteration by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, the heroes quickly discover they're the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they'll have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks.