An interesting new LEGO BrickHeadz set was revealed a few days ago, featuring the legendary Spice Girls. The set won’t be available until March, but it is already uploaded to the Online LEGO Shop. Below is the press-release with all the details.
Five of the most recognized figures in showbiz history have burst onto the stage in LEGO brick form for the first time ever, as the LEGO Group unveils the #40548 LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls Tribute set. This is a world-first as actual people have never been immortalized in the LEGO BrickHeadz style before now.
In celebration of the new LEGO set, world-renowned photographer Rankin has brought the brick band to life, recreating images originally shot in Rankin’s studio that made the girls so recognizable around the world, this time featuring the LEGO BrickHeadz quintet.
In 1996, Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C, and Victoria exploded onto the British music scene before taking over the world with hits such as Wannabe, Two Become One, Viva Forever, and Spice up Your Life. After their iconic 1996 debut single ‘Wannabe’ topped the charts in 37 countries, Spice Girls’ debut album ’Spice’ went on to sell more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album of all time by a female group. The girls have gone on to sell more than 90 million records around the globe, releasing three studio albums and 11 singles and winning a host of awards including a BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Now the band can be built in LEGO bricks, giving fans the chance to add a little People Power to their homes.
The new LEGO BrickHeadz set comes with mini versions of each Spice Girl, equipped with microphones and stands. For the first time, fans can experience that satisfying ‘click’ when two bricks become one. Every detail that gave the girls their iconic style has been faithfully captured in brick, from hairstyles to clothing. Fans will find new leopard print LEGO bricks for Mel B’s eye-catching look, along with Melanie C’s tracksuit and Emma’s famous baby pink dress. Whilst Victoria can be found in her trademark black dress.
Of course, the set would not be complete without Geri’s Union Jack dress. LEGO designers have carefully recreated the famous dress, which became a lasting symbol of Cool Britannia and made headlines across the world following the performance of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ at the Brit Awards 25 Years ago.
Talking about how he brought the band to LEGO life, LEGO designer Daniel Squirrell commented: “There are few bands that defined pop culture in the same way the Spice Girls did back in the 1990s, and it’s been such fun bringing the band to life in our BrickHeadz style. This is the first time we have created a music band in BrickHeadz form and what we really, really wanted was to capture the essence and nostalgia of the Spice Girls, through their iconic looks. I am delighted with the set and I hope the fans are too.”
The LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls Tribute set is available from LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from the 1st of March 2022. Prices are as follows: £49.99 / €49.99 / $49.99 / 64.99 CAD / 79.99 AUD. For more information, and to purchase the set, visit the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop. Spice Girls fans can also get their hands on a signed set by entering a sweepstake on the LEGO VIP website from the 1st of March. For more details visit LEGO.com/VIP.
What do you think? Are you a Spice Girls fan? How do you like the new LEGO BrickHeadz set? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Hmm, I’d rather see a BrickHeadz set of the competitor band Loose Chippins, since they already have a Lego connection…
I’m not sure what to think of this. I think minifigs work better for real people.
I like the printed parts. That’s it.
Spice girls. Okay… are they still popular or something?
It’s the 25th anniversary of their debut, so it’s mostly nostalgia, although they had quite an impact in their particular segment.
25 years later Spice Girls are still selling out Stadium Concert Tours, so just they are still popular.