Back in February, Lego announced that it would be putting Angus MacLaneâ€™s WALLâ€¢E Lego Ideas model into production. Which is fitting, because Angus is actually a Pixar animator who worked on the film. And today, courtesy of the SmythsToys website, we might finally have our first look at the official Lego version of WALLâ€¢E.
Thereâ€™s a chance these images might be fake, created to serve as placeholders on the SmythsToys website until the real set is eventually released. But that CG Lego model of WALLâ€¢E doesnâ€™t appear anywhere else online according to Google image search. And itâ€™s doubtful that a toy store adding countless items to its catalog every day is going to go to that much trouble to create a placeholder image. So we have every reason to believe these are legit.
Angusâ€™ take on WALLâ€¢E that he submitted to Lego Ideas was already adorable, but somehow Legoâ€™s official builders have managed to make the robot even cuter. Itâ€™s all in those eyes.
The SmythsToys website also claims the set will be available starting on December 1, with a price tag of â‚¬57.99, or about $65 in US dollars. But the folks at Brickset think it will probably be priced like similarly-sized sets at around $40 here. Not that price matters, because WALLâ€¢E fans will easily pay a small fortune for this set. Itâ€™s the waiting until December thatâ€™s the real problem. [SmythsToys via Brickset]