Earlier this month, we reported on a LEGO BrickHeadz set that we never had in the form of the LEGO BrickHeadz Geoffrey (40316). Since Toys R Us’ bankruptcy a few months ago, it seems that there were some LEGO and TRU promotional tie-in sets that never saw their day on store shelves. In particular, the LEGO BrickHeadz Geoffrey (40316) set never came to be and was only made known to the public when its building instructions appeared on LEGO.com’s building instructions service. From the looks of it, LEGO already has another set in the works to celebrate its partnership with TRU, but unfortunately, because of the latter’s demise, we’ll never be able to have our hands on it.
Moreover, as of this writing, the link for the LEGO BrickHeadz Geoffrey (40316) building instructions was already removed from LEGO servers. So if you didn’t download these instructions back then such as myself (I only downloaded its parts list), well, here’s some piece of good news. Our friends over at The Brick Blogger managed to download the building instructions before it was taken down by LEGO. You can view the pages individually as you can see from the gallery below, or you may also opt to download the entire building instructions in PDF format.
Save for the unique printed pieces such as the 1×1 and 1×2 bricks with star pattern, and Geoffrey’s printed eyes, the rest of the pieces may easily be located in your existing LEGO sets. You may also try using Bricklink’s services referring to the parts list below to recreate this piece of childhood nostalgia.
I’m not really sure if LEGO was able to actually roll out some LEGO BrickHeadz Geoffrey (40316) sets out in the market, given that the building instructions were once uploaded in LEGO servers. Perhaps only time can tell if we will eventually spot this set on eBay or anywhere in the web.