One of the most fun minifigures in LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 11 is the Gingerbread Man. Interestingly, shortly before the official LEGO Gingerbread Man was released, two LEGO customizers collaborated and worked on their own version; CrazyBricks who designed the head, and BrickArms who took care of the printing. And not just any printing, but using puffy ink, to really make the details look like icing. Yum! BrickArms also made special pink guns with sprinkles for the little guy! More yum! 🙂
So let’s see how the two gingerbread man versions look next to each other! Flickr member enigmabadger took some helpful side-by-side pictures of the gingerbread man made by LEGO and the CrazyBricks/BrickArms gingerbread man that were both released around the same time. (I guess a gingerbread man was definitely meant to happen!)
The two gingerbread man concepts are actually quite similar, and both are excellent takes on what a minifig gingerbread man should look like. Although the puffy printing by BrickArms really makes the custom gingerbread man look extra tasty! 😀
Both of the gingerbread man minifigs come with fun accessories. The LEGO version with a cup that says “Dunk Me!” and the custom version with two pink BrickArms guns with raised and multi-colored sprinkles printing. 🙄
From the side-view you can see that the two gingerbread man heads are similar in size, but are also somewhat different. The LEGO version has some brown “frosting” sandwiched between the two halves, making it look like a cookie. Kind of strange, as I don’t recall real gingerbread men having a cookie head, but the feature actually makes this new LEGO piece quite useful for other purposes; like as a giant cookie, sandwich or burger.
If you are interested to get the LEGO Gingerbread Man, look for it in the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 11 packets. They are currently available at most LEGO retailers and also at the Online LEGO Shop. You can get the custom gingerbread man at CrazyBrick’s Online Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like these gingerbread man minifigs? Which one do you prefer? Or do you like them both? Fee free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉
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