Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

Josh Hamilton (Story Editor) Interview

Episode Summary

Josh Hamilton returns to Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast to answer your questions about Season 6 of Voltron Legendary Defender and everything else! And, in a special Retro Voltron segment, we talk about the recently announced LEGO Ideas Voltron Set!

Episode Notes

Josh Hamilton returns to Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast to answer your questions about Season 6 of Voltron Legendary Defender and everything else! And, in a special Retro Voltron segment, we talk about the recently announced LEGO Ideas Voltron Set!

We're thankful to have Josh Hamilton, Story Editor for Voltron Legendary Defender, back on the podcast to talk about Season 6 and answer questions sent in by the worldwide legion of Voltron fans.

Josh is credited with writing more episodes than any other writer - a total of 15 of the 52 released episodes so far!
Here is the list of episodes Josh Hamilton has written:

  1. The Rise of Voltron (co-writer)
  2. Return of the Gladiator
  3. Tears of the Balmera
  4. Rebirth
  5. The Black Paladin
  6. The Depths
  7. Eye of the Storm
  8. The Belly of the Weblum
  9. Best Laid Plans
  10. The Hunted
  11. The Journey
  12. The Voltron Show!
  13. Blood Duel
  14. Razor's Edge
  15. All Good Things

Although we had hundreds of questions sent in by Voltron fans everywhere around the world, we could not possibly get them all in during a 30-minute interview, so we asked the questions that fans repeated the most, and we did say thanks to everyone who sent in questions, so you'll get to hear your name during the podcast.

A Huge "Thank you" to Josh Hamilton for joining us, and to DreamWorks Animation for setting up the interview!

As you may have heard, DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender is having a panel and signing at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)! DreamWorks Animation Television is set to present an explosive Voltron Legendary Defender panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, debuting the premiere episode of the highly-anticipated seventh season of the critically-acclaimed Netflix original series. The panel will take place on Friday, July 20, and will be moderated by Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor of Nerdist.

Here are the details:

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, a Netflix Original Series

Friday, July 20, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Join Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Jeremy Shada, executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton as they provide a first-look at the highly-anticipated seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the crew.

Limited Voltron Legendary Defender Signing (Ticketed)

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Autograph Area at San Diego Convention Center

A limited DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender signing with Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Rhys Darby, and Bex Taylor-Klaus will take place on Saturday in the Autograph Area at the San Diego Convention Center. Drawing for Line Tickets to be held Saturday at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area.

Take a look at the poster:

Yesterday, it was announced that LEGO Ideas Voltron 21311 Set will be available to buy on August 1, 2018! We had LEGO Ideas Designer Lendy Tayag on our podcast to talk all about when his design hit 10,000 supporters (http://www.letsvoltron.com/58) and when his design had been approved to have the set go into production (http://www.letsvoltron.com/107)

Here is a quote from LEGO Designer Niek Duco van Slagmaat, who's task it was to turn Lendy's design into an actual product that can be assembled using instructions provided in the set. Here's his quote:

"Let’s go Voltron Force!

I cannot put into words how much this model means to me. When it hit 10k votes, I started working on models to try and prove that we could do something like this. Now, almost 2 years later, it’s really happening!

I have Samuel Johnson to thank for fighting to allow me to work on this project and Lendy for getting it to 10k with his awesome model.

From the very beginning, the consensus was that we could not make this as a LEGO product, so it was my job to prove people wrong. To kick reason to the curb and do the impossible! By not giving up and continuing to smash our heads into the wall, we made it possible.

Crucial points in a mech this size are the joints. Most of the development time on this product was relentlessly churning out shoulder and elbow joints just to have them be rejected for any number of reasons by our rigorous quality department. I went through at least 30 different shoulder builds and about 20 full iterations of Voltron in designing this model.

As a fan-builder myself, I was eager to get some good recolors into this set for people that like to build their own stuff, like the ingot and a whole host of drum lacquered pieces!

This set also features a number of decorations, my favorite being the 2x2 grey tile with mechanical detail. This was designed to be a perfect fit, but also a good element to be used in your own creations as a finishing touch. Graphic designer Mark Tranter did a fantastic job.

I really hope you will enjoy building this model, I poured my heart and soul into making this a reality!"

Here are the details about this wonderful new LEGO Ideas 21311 Voltron Set:

LEGO Voltron will be available from shop.LEGO.com/Voltron and LEGO stores around the world from the 1st of August, 2018 for a recommended retail price of USD/EURO* 179.99 / GBP 159.99.

If you're itching to get your copy of 21311 Voltron as soon as possible then we can reveal that this set will be available early for LEGO VIP members on the 23rd July, 2018! Remember it's free to become a LEGO VIP member!

Here are the pictures of this wonderful set:

Join us next week when our interview is with 3 members of the voice cast of Voltron Legendary Defender - all at the same time!

We'll have Josh Keaton (Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (Allura), and AJ LoCascio (Lotor) with us on our next podcast! Don't miss it!

As always, Thanks for Listening! Let's Voltron!