LEGO continues to roll out new entries to the BrickHeadz theme with some regularity, and the latest pair to be revealed hail from Star Wars. Though we’ve had a number of Star Wars characters before, this duo is representing the Empire with Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. Numbered as 55 and 56 in the series, we don’t have a specific release date for them yet, but we presume they’ll cost the same as previous BrickHeadz, at $10 per character. We’re also getting a look at the box art and series numbers, 62 and 63, for the Ghostbusters two-pack we revealed a few weeks ago.
Today is a huge day for the British Royal family and the whole country of Great Britain as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows and rings before the Queen and 600 guests at St George’s Chapel. The LEGO Group joins the army of well-wishers congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with a short and utterly funny video featuring both Prince Harry and Prince William and their families. Just look at Kate Middleton holding baby Prince Louis; what a lovely picture!
See the cute animation below.
And they lived happily ever after… pic.twitter.com/LMBqJp8W99
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) May 19, 2018
When it comes to Star Wars fans, we have pretty strong feelings about many of the characters introduced over the years, which is evident in the wide variety of cosplay at comic and popular culture conventions. A few characters have generated serious hate, with Jar Jar Binks widely regarded as the worst Star Wars character ever. While I personally don’t have any issues with Rose Tico from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it seems some folks place her in the same category.
No matter how you might feel about Rose or Jar Jar, it’s hard to deny that they make great BrickHeadz models. LEGO 7 has successfully interpreted these characters in the style of the BrickHeadz theme, which is not an easy thing for non-human species.
One of my very favorite features that really completes Rose is her stun prod. LEGO 7 has also put together another pair of characters that would make a great BrickHeadz double pack: Sith Apprentice Darth Maul and his nemesis, Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Today is turning out to be quite the day for LEGO BrickHeadz fans as another new BrickHeadz set has been revealed by LEGO. This new 41622 Ghostbusters BrickHeadz set features Peter Venkman, Bill Murray’s character in the movie, and an adorable lime green slimer who appears to be enjoying some hot dogs. The set should be released this summer alongside the new Harry Potter BrickHeadz announced earlier today.
Be sure to check back with The Brothers Brick as we fly off to New York for LEGO’s unveiling of all their summer and fall LEGO sets, later this week!
And if you like these official LEGO Ghostbusters BrickHeadz, check out some of the fan-built versions we’ve featured below.
The magical world of LEGO Harry Potter is returning in 2018 with several sets to be released late Summer including the stunning 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall. We could hardly imagine a set better than the Hogwarts castle, but 3 brand new LEGO Harry Potter Brickheadz sets have just been unveiled and they are magically cute! The characters include Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, and adorable snowy owl Hedwig.
Hot on the heels of a LEGO Brickheadz-styled Back To The Future DeLorean, we get another “vehicle” for the blocky figures — a chunky chibi Hulkbuster Armour designed to fit Brickheadz Iron Man. This digital creation by ORION_brick is nicely done, with suitably beefy proportions and LEGO’s own Iron Man nestling comfortably inside.
We don’t feature a lot of digital renders on the Brothers Brick, generally preferring our LEGO models to be constructed in actual bricks. However, this is a cool idea and, unlike many digital creations, it doesn’t employ too many non-existent part/colour combinations.
Every now and again, a LEGO model appears which could herald the beginning of a new building fad. jp_velociraptor‘s Brickheadz-styled Back To The Future De Lorean is one of those. Built to accommodate the chunky proportions of the official Brickheadz versions of Doc Brown and Marty McFly, it’s a chibi delight — immediately recognisable to fans, but skewed to fit perfectly with the blocky aesthetic. So come on Brickheadz fans — now we want to see a Batmobile or some Star Wars vehicles rendered in this style.
And don’t miss this rear view which shows those gull-wing doors in action, along with a good look at all the wonderful greebly detailing around the back-end — including a perfect little Mr. Fusion!
By now, nearly everyone is familiar with BrickHeadz: the chubby cubic caricatures of various pop culture franchise icons. Introduced in 2016 with four limited edition sets, BrickHeadz didn’t become widely available until last year, but in just that short time the theme has spawned 40 different characters. All BrickHeadz are numbered in the same sequence, regardless of the franchise they belong to, and the lastest lineup of superheroes hail from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and are numbered 35-38, slotting in right before Han Solo and Chewbacca that we recently reviewed. The four sets have part counts ranging from 101 to 136, and each retails for $9.99 USD.
As rumors of future LEGO BrickHeadz characters swirl around on the Internet, LEGO builders still have the freedom to build their own designs free of influence from potential official versions. We’ve featured Tan Kok Mun excellent and adorable BrickHeadz Boba Fett previously, but we had to do a double-take when we saw this Darth Vader.
At first glance, this looks like a regular-sized LEGO BrickHeadz Dark Lord of the Sith, but if you look closer you’ll see that it’s double-sized — everything from the 1×1 printed eye tiles to the studs and number tile on the display stand are brick-built at 2x scale! The extra detail on Darth Vader’s mask gives this away as a larger-than-normal BrickHeadz.
Some crazy old space wizard once described the light saber as “an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age” — something that is clearly borne out by the plethora of civilized dismemberments seen in the Star Wars franchise. I was very pleased to see this tradition being continued in the latest installment, so much so that I decided to augment LEGO’s rather limited selection of Last Jedi BrickHeadz with one featuring a very special “play feature”…
In case it wasn’t obvious from previous features, we here at TBB love BrickHeadz, and the recent release of 41597 Go Brick Me has fueled the fire even more. Since we already published a full review of Go Brick Me, I decided to take an alternate approach with my own early copy and focus on putting the versatility of the included parts to the test. As mentioned in the full review, the most amazing aspect of this set is the ability to personalize your BrickHeadz character to truly reflect your own unique appearance and personality.
Back To The Future has been a favourite franchise for a generation, but has not had any new movies in nearly 30 years. And yet, the iconic 1980’s trilogy continues getting revivals in every way possible, including as LEGO sets. We first saw it as an Ideas set (back when the line was known as Cuusoo) with 21103 DeLorean Time Machine, and then another revival of the theme in various LEGO Dimension add-ons, including Doc Emmet Brown Fun Pack and the Back to the Future Level Pack featuring Marty McFly. We now have them come together for the first time as LEGO BrickHeadz with the 41611 Marty McFly and Doc Emmett Brown two-pack.