LEGO reveals Star Wars BrickHeadz exclusive for New York Comic Con [News]

LEGO is releasing another exclusive set for this year’s New York Comic Con, revealed today to be the first Star Wars BrickHeadz. Set 41498, Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite, has 329 pieces and will be sold for $40, but is only available at the convention. There’s no word on how many sets will be available, but it’s likely to be a very small number.

Update: read our review of this set.

41498 Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite New York Comic Con Exclusive

As with previous¬†exclusive comic convention exclusive sets, these will largely fall into the hands of scalpers, so if you’re eyeing it, be prepared to pay exorbitant prices on the secondary market. LEGO’s strategy for some recent exclusives has been to create an interesting set using no exclusive elements, allowing eager fans to duplicate the set with their own collections. Both the May the Fourth¬†Space Slug set and Detention Cell for Star Wars Celebration featured only exclusive¬†packaging, but no exclusive elements, thereby cutting the effect of scalpers down significantly. Unfortunately, here LEGO has again opted to include a number of exclusive elements, as all of the printed elements are unique to this set, including the first closed eyes on a BrickHeadz character. However, we’re afraid that because of this strategy which favors scalpers, not many of these sets will reach the hands of our readers.

41498 Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite New York Comic Con Exclusive

This set ranks as the largest BrickHeadz set yet, beating out by nearly 100 pieces 41496 Supergirl & Martian Manhunter, which has 234 pieces. Interestingly, these characters are labeled as BrickHeadz numbers 27 and 28, which leaves a large gap of unreleased sets. The next most recently released BrickHeadz are the Ninjago Movie characters, which are numbers 17 and 18.

41498 Boba Fett & Han Solo in Carbonite New York Comic Con Exclusive

5 comments on “LEGO reveals Star Wars BrickHeadz exclusive for New York Comic Con [News]

  1. Andrew

    I’m right with ya, Ben. I really hate these exclusives that benefit only the handful of people who can go to the event and the handful of people who can afford them on the secondary market. I’ve never been clear on how that benefits LEGO…

  2. renderblender

    This is pissing me off so much. I get it. They want to make an exclusive, but releasing all this comic con stuff just screws over lego fans all over the world. How many people can really make it to the comic con and get this set. Im all for exclusive sets like the last sat wars one, where none of the pieces were printed so that every lego fan can build it himself. Only people profiting from this practice are the few lucy ones who manage to get one at comic con and sell it on ebay for ridicuoils money

  3. Gomek

    I’ve been voicing my displeasure about exclusives for years. My big hope is that someone from Lego is monitoring social media enough to realize how negatively these impact fans experience with the brand.

    I can’t think of a bigger way to stick it to fans than by releasing a set they know is going to be super popular and then telling their fanbase they aren’t privileged enough to get it.

  4. Brommel

    My favoured SW character!!!….
    I definitely will stop collecting this set series, as I will not be able to complete it without extensive financial effort. Especially when you live outside the US.
    They did it in 2016 and are continuing with this one for the CC.
    Every collector should boycott this set series. I am pissed and filed an complaint to them. Even thou it will not help at all.
    Choke on it!

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