Fans of the 3-inch tall, brick-collectibles may soon have more reasons to be glad in 2020. The LEGO BrickHeadz theme had its share of highs and lows since it was introduced in 2016. At that time, the majority of LEGO fans were quite divided on how they should appreciate the blocky, bobblehead-like replicas of their favorite LEGO characters – whether they were original LEGO characters or licensed ones. It also came to the extent where this theme was rumored to be ending in 2019 due to reported underwhelming sales. However, the tide seems to have turned when in December last year, LEGO surprisingly announced 8 new BrickHeadz to watch out for in 2019.
Now that the majority of the 2019 LEGO BrickHeadz were already revealed, and with Lady Liberty (40367) as the most recent offering, fans are now pondering the nagging question once again: are we really seeing the end of this unique LEGO theme? Well actually, the answer may be quite the opposite.
In a most recent interview by Zusammengebaut’s Andres Lehman together with LEGO BrickHeadz creator and designer Marcos Bessa, the latter has confirmed that there are still plenty of these blocky collectibles being worked in the pipeline just in time for their debut in 2020.
Andres was fortunate enough to meet Marcos at the 2019 LEGO Fan Media Days in Billund to discuss the future of this LEGO theme. Marcos eventually revealed that fans should clearly expect more LEGO BrickHeadz sets by next year and he was careful enough not to spill the beans on what they’ll be. From the looks of things, LEGO seems to be moving forward with original designs while continuing its seasonal offerings. In fact, BrickHeadz started 2019 with a wave of original creations such as the Birthday Clown (40348), the Dragon Dance Guy (40354) and a handful of seasonal sets. Furthermore, according to Marcos, more seasonal sets will be introduced in the second half of this year. We can also expect that LEGO will continue to offer carefully selected licensed themes that will hopefully appeal to a diverse range of LEGO fans. The popularity of these sets was likened by Marcos to those of the LEGO collectible minifigures and hopes to see that the LEGO BrickHeadz line will win more fans and LEGO enthusiasts.
So what do you think about this brick fans? Are you excited to see more BrickHeadz sets? What licensed character are you hoping to have the LEGO brick treatment? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
It looks like there are more reasons to celebrate the 4th of July for LEGO fans in the US. As we know by now, the LEGO BrickHeadz theme is still going strong this year, especially with the introduction of its new line of 2019 seasonal sets. Thanks to Promobricks, we now have our first look at some of the official images of the latest LEGO BrickHeadz Statue of Liberty (40367).
Unfortunately, there are some rumors going around that this latest set will also be a regional exclusive, only to be available in the US in time of the 4th of July celebrations. There’s hope though since we have recently seen how LEGO ruled in favor of LEGO fans with regards to the availability of certain regional exclusives. So there is still a chance for avid completionists outside of the US to have their own LEGO BrickHeadz Statue of Liberty (40367) set after 3 to 6 months. We just have to wait and see if LEGO will follow through on its promise.
I reported yesterday that LEGO has just released the building instructions for its series of the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz, particularly those of Emmet (41634), Wyldstyle (41635), Benny (41636), and Sweet Mayhem (41637). It gave me the impression that these new series of LEGO BrickHeadz will be soon available at shop.LEGO.com. However, as this new info suggests, it looks like two of these will be exclusive to Walmart instead. The following LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Walmart exclusives are now available for pre-order and you may check on them by clicking the following links. Each set retails for $14.99, with the LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz Wyldstyle coming in at limited quantities only. Both sets will arrive this Saturday, February 9.
Build LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41634 Emmet with colorful LEGO bricks that recreate the iconic details of THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ hero, including his construction worker’s outfit. This fun creative toy stands on a buildable baseplate ready to display in your home, office or wherever you like.
Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of Emmet from THE LEGO MOVIE 2™, featuring decorated eyes and authentic details including his construction worker’s outfit
Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable baseplate
Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collection with THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ characters 41635 Wyldstyle, 41636 Benny and 41637 Sweet Mayhem
Emmet buildable figure stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate
Build and display LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41635 Wyldstyle, featuring characteristic details of THE LEGO MOVIE 2™ hero including turquoise and violet hair streaks. This awesome construction toy includes a buildable baseplate for you to display your master-building creation in your home, office or anywhere you like.
Buildable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of Wyldstyle from THE LEGO MOVIE 2™, featuring decorated eyes and authentic details including turquoise and violet hair streaks
Each LEGO® BrickHeadz™ construction character comes with its own buildable baseplate
Wyldstyle buildable figure stands over 3” (8cm) tall without baseplate
Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square
Limited quantities available – each set individually numbered 1 out of 5000 units
We’re literally counting the days away before the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part finally hit theaters on Friday, and LEGO is building up on the excitement with this next reveal. We know that there will be additional LEGO Movie 2 sets coming this summer and this time, LEGO has uploaded its next round of building instructions via its servers, pointing to the fact that our next LEGO BrickHeadz sets will be dedicated to the sequel’s main characters. They’re not listed yet at shop.LEGO.com as of this posting, but LEGO was kind enough to upload the building instructions for these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz, particularly, Emmet (41634), WyldStyle (41635), Benny (41636), and Sweet Mayhem (41637).
Most LEGO fans will probably agree that one of the selling points of these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets are the unique, printed parts that come with them. Benny (41636) for example features a unique 1×2 tile that features a worn out, classic Space logo print. This nostalgic tile is a centerpiece for any LEGO Space fan and collector. Sweet Mayhem’s BrickHeadz version is also noteworthy – I like the particular details on her helmet, and the unique parts that go with this set as well, such as the white laser pistol and the new bright purple heart tile piece, both were first introduced in LEGO Movie 2 sets.
Since their building instructions are now listed online, we can expect that these LEGO Movie 2 BrickHeadz sets will be released soon. Will keep a close eye on these sets, and let us know if you spot them on toy shelves. Thanks to Hoth Bricks for the heads up.
Third-party German LEGO store site Brickmerge has updated its listing to now include a closer look at the second BrickHeadz set following this year’s Valentine Puppy (40349). Though there is no further description given, the images for the LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) kind of speak for itself. Coming in at a vibrant yellow color scheme, the BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) also has its share of interesting LEGO pieces. Of particular interest to me are the purple and yellow minifigure heads used for the flowers, plus the egg pieces that usually comes with these kinds of seasonal sets.
As mentioned, we don’t have any further information beyond these images such as the Easter Chick’s piece count and date of availability. However, we can expect it to come with a $9.99 price tag to be available sometime towards the end of February similar to previously released sets. The LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal Easter Chick (40350) is also joined by other soon-to-be-revealed seasonal sets such as the Ghost (40351), and Reindeer, Elf, and Elfie (40353). The LEGO BrickHeadz Valentine’s Puppy (40349) on the other hand is now available at shop.LEGO.com just in case you want to take a look.
Following the rumor that the LEGO BrickHeadz theme might be discontinued soon, LEGO seems to be testing the waters with its new collection of seasonal sets that are now revealed to be slated for release in 2019. Thanks to Hoth Bricks, we now have a closer look at these new 2019 LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal sets, starting with a festive Party Clown, a Valentines Puppy, and a Dragon Dance Guy that marks the celebration of the Chinese New Year. To be exact, we have official images of the first three sets under this theme followed by a glimpse of other LEGO BrickHeadz Seasonal sets slated for 2019. Check these out.
LEGO BrickHeadz Party Clown (40348)
LEGO BrickHeadz Valentines Puppy (40349)
LEGO BrickHeadz Dragon Dance Guy (40354)
The back portion of box art for the Valentines Puppy also shows the rest of the seasonal 2019 LEGO BrickHeadz line-up which includes a Chick (40350), Ghost (40351), and what looks like to be a Christmas triple-pack that shows a Reindeer, Elf and Elfie (40353) collectively.
From the looks of things, LEGO seems to have pretty much laid out its plans for the LEGO BrickHeadz theme next year, and based on these set numbers, it looks like there are still more reveals waiting for these chibi brick creations. What do you think brick fans, are you happy on how these LEGO BrickHeadz sets turned out? Let us know in the comments section below.
The year 1928 was the year Walter Elias Disney introduced what would become his most iconic creation in popular entertainment to the world: the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse. This came in the form of the animated short Steamboat Willie, which premiered in November 18 of that year. What do you know, November 18 is this Sunday, and 2018 marks the celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.
Obviously, the Disney Company is celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. And perhaps the most prominent event in paying tribute to the name bearer of the House of Mouse can be found in Walt Disney World in Orlando. At their Disney Springs commercial complex, special Mickey merchandise and food items are being offered ahead of Sunday.
Even the Disney Springs LEGO Store is getting in on the Mickey Mouse vibe. They’re spearheading a massive brick-building effort to create a tribute mural that will showcase the various milestones of the king of Disney characters, as established in the Kingdom Hearts video game series.
Ahead of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, LEGO has also released some highly collectible sets in the form of BrickHeadz for not just Mickey (41624) but also Minnie Mouse (41625). The rumors that the BrickHeadz line may eventually be discontinued would only add to the potential value of these two LEGO sets.
They might be ending soon, but the appeal of the LEGO BrickHeadz theme is still very much alive and kicking, especially with this original creation from LEGO fan builder stormythos. To celebrate the most ghoulishly fun day of the year, stormythos came up with his own BrickHeadz version of a Brick-O’-Lantern which will make Freddy and Jason blush with envy. These two horror icons by the way, were also nicely rendered in LEGO BrickHeadz form by stormythos, so you may want to check his Instagram account and hit that like button.
The best part of this is that stormythos was kind enough to share the building instructions for free. If you want a quick and worry-free building experience in making this custom LEGO BrickHeadz Brick-O’-Lantern, then you’ll be pleased to know that all the parts needed to build this MOC can be found in LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me (41597). If you want to get the exact same pieces that stormythos used, then getting the Go Brick Me set is the sure way to go. It is still available at LEGO Shop@Home and at your nearest LEGO Store, and now might be the best time to get it since you can still qualify for Double VIP points which will be ending today. However, if you already have the existing pieces then all you have to do is to get those hands busy.
You may download the building instructions for this custom LEGO BrickHeadz Brick-O’-Lantern right here. Thanks once again to stormythos for being kind enough to share these instructions to all brick-loving people.
New York Comic Con 2018 has just wrapped up, and it’s quite disappointing that LEGO was literally absent from the said Comic Con. Unlike last year when LEGO’s presence is somehow felt with its offer of new LEGO BrickHeadz – an NYCC exclusive and a dozen of new 2018 BrickHeadz sets at that time – this year’s LEGO-related NYCC events are close to none, with a couple of exceptions particularly from the LEGO DC Super Villains video game booth and the announcement of a new LEGO Spider-Man animated special. To add, LEGO’s noticeable absence from NYCC does not bode quite well for the future of one its popular sets, which might somehow signal the end for the LEGO BrickHeadz theme.
Though LEGO’s lack of promotions for the LEGO BrickHeadz line during this year’s NYCC may not immediately mean that the theme is about to be cancelled, we should note that LEGO has traditionally utilized the comic book conventions as a means of launching the 2017 and 2018 BrickHeadz sets. It is quite puzzling therefore that LEGO has decided to skip NYCC and to be quite mum about the future of this relatively new theme. Other than the release of the LEGO BrickHeadz Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown (41632), and the rumored Gravity Falls BrickHeadz, there’s nothing much to expect from the theme as of the moment.
As it seems, another nail in the coffin that may hint on the end of the LEGO BrickHeadz theme came from fellow LEGO news source, The Brick Fan, when he pointed out to an unverified piece of info coming from one of his readers. According to the report, the information came from a local LEGOLAND Discovery cashier in Michigan. At that time, all the LEGO BrickHeadz set were reportedly being cleared out from the store including the ones that were just recently released. The unnamed cashier also mentioned that the theme will be ending this year, hence the need for the clearing out sale.
I know that these are somewhat circumstantial and unverified evidences, but I couldn’t help but consider the possibility of LEGO pulling the plug for the LEGO BrickHeadz line. In terms of being lucrative or not, LEGO is still yet to release actual sales figures for the BrickHeadz theme to somehow determine if LEGO will eventually decide to let go of this brick-built chibi trend. Until we get an official press release from LEGO, then it will be wise to consider this piece of news as speculative at best.
So what’s your take on this brick fans? Do you think that it’s the end for the LEGO BrickHeadz theme? Share what you think in the comments below.
There are probably not a lot of franchises licensed by LEGO to make products of, that does well with a “building and construction” theme all on its own. One of those rare properties is the iconic sandbox game Minecraft by Mojang and Microsoft Studios, which does feature lots of building.
No specific details have been revealed of course, but speculation has it that this new range of LEGO Minecraft buildable figures will boast a hybrid building system taking elements from “Constraction” sets and System pieces. The resulting figures are said to stand about six feet inches tall.
The LEGO Minecraft line started in 2012, growing out of a fiercely supported submission on LEGO Ideas: Minecraft Micro World (21102) based on an idea by Mojang themselves. The line has grown since then, thanks naturally to the perfect sync of sorts between the two brands’ building and construction themes.
As always, we would like to remind our readers that any news featured on The Brick Show that is flat-out indicated as a rumor, will stay that way until The LEGO Group makes an official announcement about it. For now, if you’re a Minecraft aficionado and haven’t picked up the LEGO BrickHeadz Steve and Creeper (41612) yet, be sure to check it out at shop.LEGO.com.