A classic crew of BrickHeadz, off to see the Wizard

I have to be honest, I’m not exactly sure what the latest craze with The Wizard of Oz is all about, with the characters even showing up in The LEGO Movie 2 and its latest minifigure line! Nevertheless, I do have to agree that the film is one of the greatest classics of all time. A couple of cool LEGO builders must certainly also agree, because Kendall Brown and Scott Moore have created renders of the cast in expert BrickHeadz fashion.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

Each of the classic characters have all the traits that make them memorable. Dorothy is easily recognizable with her ruby slippers and faithful companion, Toto. Something seems slightly off about Dorothy’s hair, but all the same, they come together nicely. Although there are some aspects of the dog that cannot yet be built with the currently available colors, I’m a big fan of the way this little guy looks.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

Using grates and clips to give Scarecrow the look of being made out of straw is a clever idea. He carries with him his famous diploma. Additionally, some of the characters come with a hidden surprise inside. Dorothy’s head is filled with a rainbow while Scarecrow’s faceplate can be removed to swap between a bundle of straw and a brain.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

The Tin Man is one of my favorite characters. It’s cute how his hat tilts to one side, and that he carries both his oil can and axe. Instead of something placed in his head, Tin Man’s chest opens to reveal that he does indeed have a heart.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

As an animal lover and someone with a huge mane of hair myself, I’m definitely a fan of the Cowardly Lion. This one even has the same bow as the classic character from the original movie! From his whiskers to his badge of courage, to his poseable tail, this version is adorable.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

The whole cast is made modular and can be connected together as a group. What better way to cap the ends than with the starting and ending points of the Yellow Brick Road? Munchkinland is complete with lollipops and Dorothy’s farmhouse atop the Wicked Witch of the East. I’m not entirely sold on the witch’s legs, but I do think it’s a great idea. On the other side, I love Emerald City with its poppies below and hot air balloon above. Using a maraca stuck in an inverted 1×1 round stud with hole is one of the cleverest ideas of the entire build.

Lego Ideas - Wizard of OZ Modular BrickHeadz

Altogether it is a really nicely done model. If you’d like to see more like this, Kendall is an expert at pop culture LEGO BrickHeadz renders. Take Buddy the Elf and Mr. Narwhal, for example. And if you’re a Wizard of Oz fan who just can’t get enough, take a look at this massive collaborative by VirtuaLUG.

6 comments on “A classic crew of BrickHeadz, off to see the Wizard

  1. Exxos

    2019 has another one or two oz books entering public domain if memory serves. So the latest craze is probably another round of “we don’t have to pay anyone to use this intellectual property, ka-ching.”

  2. FlyingSioux

    I am in love with these Brickheadz and this IDEAS project! I comment and like this project every time I see it somewhere hoping to do what I can to get this to 10,000 and approved by LEGO! I’m already supporting the project and hope everyone who reads this will do the same.

    Thank you for giving it some well deserved attention, Bre Burns and Brothers-Brick!

  3. Kendall Brown (@headzsets)

    The recent resurgence in popularity is due to the 80th anniversary being this year. As far as public domain goes, some of the books may be, but the movie certainly isn’t. We were lucky to be able to submit to Lego Ideas because the studios just pulled the licensing rights almost across the board in November. I learned this from a visit to the Oz Museum, where they were scrambling to find places to order merch for their gift store. They said this happens every now and then, usually to renegotiate deals with toy and memorabilia manufacturers around anniversaries.

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