Today, The LEGO® Group officially announced the release date for the highly anticipated BrickHeadz range. Previewed last year, with a few San Diego Comic Con Exclusives, this new range seems to be entering the space occupied by collectables such as Funko Pop! vinyl figures, but with a constructible twist. The initial wave contains a selection of DC and Marvel Characters, but the press release promises many, many more to come… Who would you like to see? (Pricing, availability and images after the break)
The release is scheduled for March 1 2017 from shop.lego.com. There will be early access for VIP members from 15th February .
Australian Pricing is yet to be announced, but they will retail for $US9.99; $CA12.99, UK £9.99, DE €9.99 and DKK 100.
Given the closeness in our currency’s values, we can only hope that our pricing will be on par with the Canadian pricing, although I suspect it may be closer to $20.
Addendum 1st Feb: Australian pricing has now been announced at $15.99.
While some of these characters were seen at SDCC (Batman™, Joker™, Iron Man™, Captain America™) they were with different designs. As you can see, the DC figures follow with the designs used in the LEGO® BATMAN™ Movie. There are a number of new and interesting pieces appearing here, including a new eye tile, the NEXO Knights shield, appearing in purple (Batgirl™)and lots of nougat/dark orange arches and a wedge plate (Black Widow™). All tiles featuring artwork appear to be printed. There is also a tile featuring the wave number.
Now, while I am a huge fan of LEGO®, I also grew up playing with Playmobil, and watching Doctor Who. Also coming in the Northern Spring, will be a collectable range of double sized, collectable Playmobil figures, featuring a variety of characters. At this stage they include the 4th and 11th Doctor; Marty McFly and Doc Smith, Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Their release has been delayed from last summer, but I think will be worth the wait.
LEGO® sets looking like Funko Pop! Funko looking like overgrown Playmobil!
I need another shelf!
The BrickHeadz Press Release can be found below:
US $9.99 – CA $12.99 – DE 9.99€ – UK £9.99 – DK 100.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
New for 2017, LEGO® BrickHeadz sets feature fun and stylized versions of iconic characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics, reimagined in colorful brick form using LEGO System bricks with distinct details for a humorous twist. Each figure also comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate with LEGO BrickHeadz icon and series number. LEGO BrickHeadz sets brings you a brand new way to collect, build and display.
- Each LEGO® BrickHeadz figure comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring series number and BrickHeadz icon.
- Have fun growing your LEGO® BrickHeadz collection with other classic characters from your favorite movies, TV series, games and comics
- Mash up your LEGO® BrickHeadz figures to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters.
- Each figure stands over 2” (7cm) tall without baseplate.
- Baseplate measures over 1” (4cm) square and under 1” (1cm) high.
Buildable Batman™ LEGO® BrickHeadz figure features colorful and authentic detailing, including his Batsuit with icon and utility belt decoration, glow-in-the-dark BrickHeadz eyes and a Batarang.
Build Batgirl™ in the new LEGO® BrickHeadz set, with Batgirl icon, uniquely decorated eyes, yellow Batarang, plus a display baseplate.
Buildable Robin™ LEGO® BrickHeadz figure features colorful and authentic detailing, BrickHeadz eyes and iconic outfit with icon, plus a display baseplate.
41588 The Joker™
Build The Joker™ in this LEGO® BrickHeadz set and laugh in the face of danger with his buildable green hair, white face and outfit from THE LEGO BATMAN™ MOVIE, plus a display baseplate.
41589 Captain America
Build Captain America in this LEGO® BrickHeadz set with iconic outfit and headgear, detachable shield, BrickHeadz eyes and a display baseplate.
41590 Iron Man
Build Iron Man in this LEGO® BrickHeadz set, featuring his iconic red and yellow suit of armor, BrickHeadz eyes and a display baseplate.
41591 Black Widow
Buildable Black Widow LEGO® BrickHeadz figure features authentic detailing, BrickHeadz eyes, buildable hair and two detachable batons, plus a display baseplate.
41592 The Hulk
This larger-than-life Hulk BrickHeadz figure is fun to build using colorful LEGO System bricks that recreate all of his iconic details, including buildable fists and hair, plus decorated muscles and a buildable baseplate.