The LEGO BrickHeadz line has been going strong since 2016, with more and more blocky characters added to the collection. So far, the sets included characters from Star Wars, Disney Movies, Marvel and DC Super Heroes properties, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie. And there are many more to come later this year! 🙂
BrickHeadz are great for collectors who like unusual representations of their favorite heroes and villains. In addition, the sets are excellent examples of building recognizable characters with simple LEGO elements. Even if you are not into collecting pop culture characters, it is worth trying out the sets just for the building experience.
BrickHeadz also recently started adding non-licensed characters to the collection. This includes the #40270 LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Bee, and the #40271 LEGO BrickHeadz Easter Bunny – both already available. Later in the year, we will also get the #40272 LEGO BrickHeadz Witch for Halloween, the #440273 LEGO BrickHeadz Turkey for Thanksgiving, and the #40272 LEGO BrickHeadz Mr. Claus and #40275 LEGO BrickHeadz Mrs. Claus for Christmas. If you don’t care for licensed characters, but you would like to try out the building techniques that LEGO BrickHeadz offers, these sets are great alternatives.
Also later in the year, the #41597 LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set will be released, which will allow LEGO fans to create BrickHeadz in their own likeness. The set includes pieces to build a basic BrickHeadz body, and add different skin-tones, clothing colors and accessories. I’m expecting this set to be great fun and also educational. It could even work well as a family game or party game!
While some LEGO fans can’t relate to BrickHeadz at all (which is understandable, as they do look kind of unusual), others enthusiastically embraced the style. They are building their own human, animal and fantasy creature BrickHeadz, and even participate in BrickHeadz building contests. We featured some examples previously (see: Expanding the LEGO BrickHeadz Collection!). Building in this style is definitely an interesting challenge, and it’s worth giving it a try just to enhance your own building skills. In the video below, you can see in detail how most of the BrickHeadz are built. As you will see, there is lots of sideways building involved.
If you would like to try some of the BrickHeadz sets, but you don’t want to get into collecting them, select characters with interesting features. The shaping of the hair and headgear is usually what differentiates the figures, so that’s where you will find the most creative techniques. Some of the sets have already been retired, but you can still find a large selection to choose from at the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO BrickHeadz characters? Do you collect them? Have you tried building your own BrickHeadz? And what do you think of the upcoming #41597 LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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