Johnny Five, the hero of the two delightful if ideologically disparate Short Circuit movies, might just be making his way to the LEGO department of a toy store near you.
As you probably know, LEGO allows builders to submit their concepts to the LEGO Ideas site for review. This process that has resulted in official LEGO sets based on franchises like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and Doctor Who. It looks like LEGO Ideas user PepaQuin was riding that same wave of ’80s nostalgia when he submitted his design for a Johnny Five set back last year.
The set recently crossed the required 10,000-vote threshold for LEGO to consider making it as an actual, factual set—which is what they’re now doing. A proper decision will be made in May, and if things work out, Short Circuit enthusiasts could be bringing a Johnny Five of their own to life before the end of the year. Neat!
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