BrickHeadz, you either love 'em or loathe 'em, it seems. Nevertheless, it would appear that they have been something of a success, if the fact that there are at least 30 being released this year is anything to go by.
Thankfully, I don't feel the need to buy every single one but instead just pick up those that particularly appeal to me. 41600 Aquaman was one such figure.
Every BrickHeadz is built in much the same way, which I explained in great detail in my anatomy of a BrickHeadz article a while ago. So, there's no more to say about building this one.
The completed model
The model portrays the wonderful Jason Momoa's version of the character from last year's Justice League film who, if I remember correctly, was woefully underused in it.
His belt buckle and scales on his swimsuit (?) have been reproduced faithfully on what little there is of his torso, and he's armed with a trident which was first wielded by the minifigure version of the character in last year's 76085 Battle of Atlantis.
The mustache and beard look great, made possible by the new 1/4 circle tiles.
What sets this one, and indeed all good BrickHeadz, apart from mediocre ones, is its hair. Aquaman's flowing locks tumble across his shoulders and down his back and look splendid.
This year's BrickHeadz are mounted on a 6x6 base rather than a 6x4 which makes them far less prone to toppling backwards.
This is a faithful reproduction of the character it portrays and is my favourite of this year's Justice League BrickHeadz. It's all down to the hair. Flat headed ones like 41598 The Flash do nothing for me, because without it the eyes look too close to the side of the head.
Do I love or loathe 'em? I think LEGO is perhaps going a bit overboard by producing so many and that some characters are better suited to the BrickHeadz treatment than others, but the best of them, such as this one, are great.
Whatever we may think of them, I suspect they'll be a staple of LEGO's product range for many years to come...