It looks like we were right. With the 2018 San Diego Comic Con right on everybody’s figurative doorstep, LEGO is laying all the cards on the table in terms of their exhibits for the event outside of the new set previews and exclusive items they’ve got for the dedicated collectors. Now, the iconic British sci-fi series Doctor Who has also had the honor of being officially interpreted in LEGO, even if it’s just that one LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set (21304) from 2015. And this time around, the series will have some brick-built representation for SDCC.
As all Whovians know, there is a thirteenth incarnation now of the Doctor, a she even, to be played by Jodie Whittaker in the upcoming eleventh season of the show since its 2005 revival. LEGO master builder Brandon Griffith was tasked with building a statue of Whittaker as the 13th Doctor for SDCC to coincide with the show’s own Doctor Who panel for that event, and his completed work did not disappoint.
In fact, you can check it out here on this snazzy speed-build video how Griffith single handedly put together a life-sized LEGO brick-build of the new Doctor, a process that used 19,235 bricks in 20 colors, and 110 hours of assembly.
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— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) July 19, 2018
The LEGO statue of the 13th Doctor was done on behalf of BBC America for the SDCC Doctor Who exhibit. Jodie Whittaker herself and two costars, Tosip Cole and Mandip Gill, will join executive producer Matt Strevens and new show-runner Chris Chibnall for the panel right this Thursday, July 19, with Chris Hardwick as moderator.
Doctor Who season 11 premieres on BBC One this October.