As LEGO continues to paint every conceivable theme with a BrickHeadz brush, we can expect to see BrickHeadz from most of their licensed properties, and the Wizarding World is the latest to succumb to the block-headed wave of brick-built figures. A few weeks ago, we took a look at the first set in the series, 41615 Harry Potter & Hedwig. Today we’re turning to the other two sets based on the classic Harry Potter films, 41616 Hermoine Granger and 41621 Ron Weasley & Albus Dumbledore. They retail for $9.99 and $19.99 USD, respectively. Hermione includes 127 pieces, while the two-pack includes 245 pieces. They are available now in the USA and will be available elsewhere beginning Aug. 1.
Nowadays, we’re slowly approaching the point at which, when spotting a new BrickHeadz set on a store shelf, you might wonder, “I thought they’d already released this BrickHeadz character!” And this is no joke — with almost 60 figures released so far one can easily lose track of characters turned into funny chubby heroes. Now, you either get each and every one of them to keep your collection complete or spend more time choosing some of the very best sets. LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz 41619 Darth Vader and 41620 Stormtrooper totally deserve a closer look. They are not just a couple of iconic movie characters, but also a very solid addition to any BrichHeadz collection.
While the 2,300-piece LEGO Ideas Voltron takes the big stage with its recent reveal, we couldn’t help but also notice this tiny little BrickHeadz version by curtydc. With emphasis on the signature headpiece and the primary colors for the rest of the body parts, they make it instantly recognisable. The introduction of the Round 1×1 Quarter Tiles back in 2016 has given a smaller builds like these more detailing.
Built around BrickHeadz style figures, this lovely sketch of Red Riding Hood by Cindy Su features an adorably ferocious wolf and a strikingly vibrant granddaughter. The little scene is mostly a setup for the characters, who have some great techniques, and thankfully Cindy has some pictures of the characters on their own, too.
This will surely strike a chord with fans of the famous adventurers from the long-running comic book series by Belgian author Hergé. Builder Per Martinson applies the characters’ familiar colour tones to a simple build that’s instantly recognisable. Instructions are provided to add this to your custom BrickHeadz collection.
With the second film based on J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them coming later this year, LEGO is diving back into the Wizarding World, including circling back to Harry Potter. We recently looked at one of the minifigure-scale sets, 75956 Quidditch Match, but the new sets aren’t relegated to minifigs. Today we’re looking at the first of three announced Harry Potter-themed BrickHeadz sets, 41615 Harry Potter & Hedwig. With 180 pieces, the set will retail for $14.99, and it will be available July 1. They’re numbered 49 and 50 in the BrickHeadz series.
Ever since the premiere of Jurassic Park 25 years ago dinosaur fans have been thrilled and amazed to see the evolution of visual effects bring these creatures to life on the big screen. With the newest installment, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, opening in theaters this weekend, this tribute to John Hammond’s grandson Tim Murphy by Maru C in BrickHeadz style is a perfect addition to the growing list of fan creations depicting some of our favorite characters and personalities.
Ever since the BrickHeadz sets were first revealed at comic conventions in 2016 they have exploded from 4 sets that year, to 22 sets in 2017, to 40 so far in 2018, and it’s only June! And they’ve featured a wide variety of popular culture icons and movie favorites, from Star Wars, Disney princesses, the Marvel universe, and even 80’s films like Back to the Future and Ghostbusters.
With this frenzy, we have also seen an explosion of fan creations built in the same style, and many of these have been featured here on TBB before. This perfect pair of cartoon hooligans Beavis and Butthead, by Julius von Brunk, are a great addition to this growing collection of fan creations.
The builder has made some very well thought out design decisions worth noting. The height of the standard BrickHeadz model has been stretched a bit, which is the perfect choice considering how tall and lanky they are in cartoon form. Also, Butthead has a very distinctive mop of hair making him even taller than Beavis.
Brickheadz releases are on a roll with LEGO recently. We now have Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s Nightmare before Christmas in the lineup. While there isn’t any release date announced just yet, we expect the price to be consistent with the other double pack sets at $19.99. Will this be part of your must-haves? Tell us what you think about them below.
There is barely a day without news about the next BrickHeadz set, and here comes the next announcement by LEGO: a 41612 double pack will feature Steve and Creeper figures. Judging by the size of the set, we expect it to be priced at $19.99, just like any other BrickHeadz double pack. What do you think about the new set? Let us know in the comment section!
The large LEGO BrickHeadz family of movie characters is now joined by 4 more iconic figures. Announced on the LEGO’s Twitter feed today, three set, 41627 Luke and Yoda, 41628 Princess Leia and 41629 Boba Fett are to be released later this year. Although, the announcement doesn’t contain any information about the pricing, we presume both Princess Leia and Boba Fett will retail at $9.99, while Luke and Yoda will be priced at $14.99.
41627 Luke and Yoda
Unless your name is Luke Skywalker or Wedge Antilles, being given the orange flight suit of a Star Wars rebel pilot must be a little like getting a red shirt on Star Trek — chances are, you’re not going to survive to the end of the battle. Koen offers a great LEGO Brickheadz-styled take on one of these everyday heroes of the Rebellion. The model’s helmet is fantastic, managing to adopt the blocky-aesthetic whilst remaining remarkably accurate to its inspiration. Nice use of printed tiles for the chest plate too. Whilst Koen leaves his pilot anonymous, the figure does sport a quite magnificent 70s-style moustache. As a result, unless anyone tells me otherwise, I’m going to assume this is Luke’s childhood friend Biggs Darklighter — Red 3.