Move over, pop culture, because LEGO Education BrickHeadz have arrived. LEGO today announced a new Politics@Play line of its popular BrickHeadz line, commencing with 41630 Trump & Putin. The double BrickHeadz buddy pack features the two world leaders, contains 279 pieces, and will retail for $29.99 USD beginning May 1.
Originally rumored to be an upcoming Collectible Minifigure Series, the new BrickHeadz product line will feature prominent world leaders that embody the ideals of LEGO Education. While the first set featuring Trump and Putin will only be available in the United States and Russia, future world leader Politics@Play BrickHeadz will be exclusive to their respective countries.
The full press release is included below.
41603 LEGO® Education BrickHeadz® Trump & Putin
279 pieces | Available May 1, 2018
US $29.99 | Russia ₽1,799
Recreate your favorite world leaders with LEGO® bricks to learn about history!
LEGO® Education is proud to announce a new line of BrickHeadz® based on significant world leaders to help children engage in current events and increase cultural awareness. The Politics@Play® limited edition series will feature world leaders both past and present from countries across the globe, enhancing cultural representation throughout LEGO® products.
LEGO® Chief Marketing Officer Julia Goldin said, “BrickHeadz® is the most popular product line at LEGO®, topping both Star Wars® and Nexo Knights® in total combined sales last year alone. By extending that winning formula into LEGO® Education, we expect our Politics@Play® limited edition series will not only entertain and educate students, but become sought-after collectors items that will increase in value and fund a child’s college expenses as well.”
The first set in the series, 41603 LEGO® Education BrickHeadz® Trump & Putin, focuses on friendship and cross-border cooperation. Future sets will highlight leaders that imbue other education areas like STEM performance in relation to trade negotiations, empathy between opposing cultures, and investment in the performing arts.
Recreate Cold War tensions between world leaders and resolve them through negotiations right in your own home!
- Includes 2 BrickHeadz® world leader figures: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
- Figures come with life-like expressions including accurate tan lines and receding hairlines.
- Trump figure comes with a play feature of a removable 2×2 pink brick representing the brain and can be used to re-enact scenes from The Apprentice® by shouting, “You’re fired!”
- Putin figure includes extra flesh-colored pieces for an alternate build to make him shirtless, brick-built horse not included.
- Combine your BrickHeadz® figures from other popular franchises so leaders can call on superheroes to save the world!
- Set includes a limited edition booklet with interviews of each subject, telling how the pair met, became friends and worked together to become world leaders.
- Teachers and educators are encouraged to display the figures while teaching current affairs and use them in role-play situations with students to enhance learning opportunities.
- Each BrickHeadz® figure measures roughly over 2.5″ (6.35 cm) in height or thereabouts plus or minus two studs height on average.
41603 LEGO® Education BrickHeadz® Trump & Putin will only be available in the capital cities of the United States and Russia for $29.99 and ₽1,799 respectively. Only 10,000 sets will be sold to create artificial scarcity in order to increase the collectability of each set. In anticipation of strong interest, early VIP access will be limited to the first 5 minutes of availability on May 1, 2018.