Here’s another surprise from LEGO. Brickset has just revealed that LEGO will be releasing a new LEGO Brick Sketches theme, with four licensed sets – from Star Wars and DC Comics in particular – included in its initial roster.
If you find the LEGO Brick Sketches familiar, that’s because the designer for these sets is none other than ace MOC builder Chris McVeigh. The idea of having a brick-built sketch or drawing was in Chris’ thoughts since 2016, and if you’ll check his Flickr account, you’ll see some of his initial brick sketches mostly focusing on Star Wars characters. I’m glad to see that his work is now recognized by LEGO since he became part of the elite LEGO Design Team more than a year ago. You may also want to check his website where he offers the building instructions for some of his original creations for free.
LEGO Brick Sketches sets are yet to be listed at LEGO Shop@Home, but Huw from Brickset mentions that we can expect them to be available beginning June 1. For a closer look at what these sets offer (which I believe will be more appealing to AFOLs), you may want to check Brickset’s extensive review of the LEGO Brick Sketches The Joker (40428). In the meantime, you may want to take a look at their respective box arts below courtesy of Brickset.
First Order Stormtrooper (40391)
The Joker (40428)