41630 Jack Skellington & Sally revealed!

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Jack Skellington & Sally

Jack Skellington & Sally

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and LEGO has therefore produced a BrickHeadz twin pack in celebration of this occasion.

41630 Jack Skellington & Sally has just been unveiled on Twitter and includes the famed Pumpkin King alongside Sally Finklestein, whose rag doll appearance is very striking in BrickHeadz form.

What do you think of this twin pack? Let us know in the comments.

84 comments on this article

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By in Belgium,

Beyond daft now. Who keeps buying this crap?

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By in United States,

Though it's an older movie, these honestly look so great! A must buy for fans! :)

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By in United States,

Im probably one of the only people who’s never seen the whole movie, so I don’t really care.

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By in United States,

@aleydita I'm collecting all the Star Wars ones, and have a few others, like the Back to the Future ones. Some of us like them. ;)

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By in United States,

Simple and neat. I don't get why people hate these so much they're not that bad lol.

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By in Ireland,

I can’t understand why they choose to produce brickheadz over minifigure based sets for these new licenses, a $20 set with these two as minifigures would sell like hot cakes

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By in Poland,

Jack looks really crappy

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By in United States,

^Easy, the cost of developing new molds for mini digs is way more expensive than printing and recoloring existing pieces. I do get the Star Wars ones but am trying to avoid going completely down the rabbit hole on all of these.

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By in Serbia,

Can we please have a filter to hide Brickheadz related news?

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By in United States,

Why all the complaining? If you don’t like them, don’t buy them! I’m not a fan but I certainly don’t begrudge those who enjoy them. And if you don’t want to read articles on them, then don’t click on them! It’s quite simple :-)

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By in Poland,

This should be "typical" set with awesome minifigures. Now it is just another brickheadz set - they are absolutely too similar one another, the main difference is... printing.

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By in Sweden,

I like brickheadz but these are the worst. In a bad way. Ugly

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By in United Arab Emirates,

I've only recently started collecting some of the BrickHeadz (mostly the Star Wars ones) and the Go Brick Me set is brilliant fun, it went a long way to changing my mind about the Headz, but I have to say that Jack Skellington here just looks wrong!

Jack is tall and straw thin, he's not a character that translates into BH form. Chewie was one thing, he's pretty easy to mod to make taller than Han. Maybe a Technic-built BH Skellington would have looked more suitable! Sally looks fine though.

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By in United States,

When will it end?!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sammael
I've asked a few times; it seems we'll have to keep taking the rubbish along with all the great articles.

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By in United States,

@Soupperson Couldn't agree more.

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By in Russian Federation,

legs should be 2 times taller.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sammael - Huw will know more about this than I do but creating another filtration level for news articles would be difficult from a practical perspective, I believe. Furthermore, filtering articles according to their theme has the potential to fragment the homepage, especially since certain themes tend to be the focus of news at different times of year.

That having been said, LEGO has been announcing a lot of BrickHeadz over the last couple of weeks and it does become quite overwhelming. Presumably LEGO is not able to reveal sets from different license holders at the same time, hence the number of announcements.

I like the BrickHeadz range though and am quite impressed with this set. Sally in particular looks excellent.

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By in United States,

Come on Brickset, why you gotta be so hating all the time? I don't even like Brickheadz, but I'm not shooting my mouth off every time a new one comes out.

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By in Netherlands,

Brickheadz are off course a caricature of the characters they represent, but for me the shape is just too far off for these characters. But for Brickheadz fans that doesn't really seem to matter...

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By in United States,

Those are cute. I'd consider buying them for my sister. She's a big Nightmare Before Christmas fan.

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By in United States,

I wasn't a fan at first. But some are pretty good! But I think Disney like them and their license is pretty big for LEGO.

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By in United States,

These aren't ugly. They're just boring. There is nothing to the design of these. Just look at Jack: he's just a standard brickheadz body with a bunch of printing and a cape. I think that the only reason some people like this set is just because of the source material. Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely loved by many, but there is absolutely nothing to love about the design of these. Lego needs to focus more on which characters would bring an interesting design to the table. Not just mass producing popular characters regardless of how they look in brickheadz form. If you are not a Nightmare Before Christmas fan then there is absolutely nothing appealing about these brickheadz (aside maybe putting the pieces in your collection)

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By in United States,

I think a lot of peoples’ issue is that they perceive Brickheadz as replacing an opportunity for an actual mini-figure scale set. Even if it’s not the case, people think that by focusing on making more Brickheadz, we’re losing out on an actual set that could be made. With the quantity of these that are becoming available, it’s hard not to think that way. Yes, we can easily ignore these, and no we don’t have to buy all of them, but that’s not the point.

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By in Belgium,

Lazy designs, cheap tat. These are dulling the creativity of the designers, I'm sure of it. When this theme ends, there'll be an income stream missing that'll be hard to replace.

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By in United Kingdom,

Glad I only collect DC Comics Brickheadz; otherwise I'd be running out of money & space lol.

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By in United Kingdom,

They probably got the license for Dimensions so thought they might as well get something out of it.

They do nothing me for but I have no issue with them releasing as many as they feel like. They obviously sell or Lego wouldn't be doing it.

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By in United States,

WOULD YOU STOP COMPLAINING!

BrickHeadz are intended to be collectibles, so they have to produce a large variety of figures! I find you don’t like them, don’t bother to comment! They have to at least try to appeal to many different people. Besides, Jack as a minifig would be just a bald guy in a cape. The only things different about lots of minifigures are the hair and printing, so don’t complain about the same things on BrickHeadz!

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By in United States,

Man, these seems like the new theme they're throwing all their random franchise licenses into now that Dimensions is bust. I'm not a fan of these myself beyond parts packs, but I can see the appeal. However, I wonder if there is a concern of oversaturation with so many of these coming out. (Granted, the same is said about Collectible Minifigures and I'm a firm fan of those, so as long as there's demand I guess we'll see the sets.)

I bet if they included exclusive figs with their BrickHeadz likeness, all the haters would be buying these up like crazy.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’m just sad that it’s considered an ‘older film’ - I feel old now :(

These don’t really work for me - Brickheadz are fine as stylised representations of normal actors, but when the source material is already heavily stylised (and the opposite of the squat blocky design sensibilities of Brickheadz) it just looks wrong.

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By in United Kingdom,

Don't like them. The characters in the film were caricatures to start with, and to remake them as Brickheadz just makes them look wierd.

I agree with a couple of previous posters. A 'battlepack' type set with a couple of minifigs and some scenery would much better suit the film.

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By in United Kingdom,

Like them or loathe them, you have to admire the work ethic of the brickheadz designers. They are knocking these things out at an insane rate. I do have one slight concern about the amount of them, it's that as a parent I wouldn't buy one as it would end up costing a fortune buying "more, more, more" and as a collector you may as well not buy them because a collection would never be complete.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd really need about 3 copies of this to lengthen Jack's arms, legs and body.

I like the ghostbusters, original trilogy SW and BTTF ones best, and digging the 80s movie trend.... hey, Lego has the Goonies license, and ET - could see either of them. But would Love a Jareth/Hoggle/Sarah/Toby set

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By in United Kingdom,

Jack just looks wrong as a Brickhead. He's meant to be a tall, skinny being. Being so short and squat just isn't right for the character.

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By in United States,

Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now.

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By in United States,

The problem I have with this is much the same problem I had with LEGO Dimensions sets, where a really neat license is acquired to make something desirable to very few people and only that. I would be much more interested in a normal LEGO set based off of this movie, Mission Impossible, Knight Rider, E.T., The Goonies, Portal 2, The A-Team, Fantastic Beasts 1, Gremlins, and/or Beetlejuice, but restricting licenses like those to something like that is both disappointing and a strange financial decision.

Also, Jack Skellington is almost unrecognizable in this style. I have no idea what they were thinking there.

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By in Sweden,

I don’t like licensed stuff. And I don’t like standardized builds. So I really don’t like this Brickheadz stuff. Hope it endz zoon.

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By in France,

To all the haters just let bygones be bygones. I don’t like Friends but i don’t rant on about in the comments.

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By in Norway,

Why are there so many brickheadz? Why does Lego put so much effort and resources into what is basically a brick built funko pop? They can't be that popular!

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By in United States,

Ugh, terrible, even by BrickHeadz standards.

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By in United Kingdom,

How about instead of a Brickheadz filter we get an option to filter out people who drone on about hating Brickheadz. The Lego community is usually so positive but you guys have taken every opportunity to just spit all over things that actually quite a lot of us like. It makes the usually vibrant and interesting comment sections here unpleasant and quite frankly boring.

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By in United States,

Sally looks great. Jack not so much. THe shape and eye size don’t fit. Granted since he is tall and slender the style is hard to capture him.

I had these on my list, but will now remove them based on official design. I don’t love the brickheadz, but they grow on me a little bit.

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By in United States,

Now a constraction figure of jack and Sally could be neat!

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By in United States,

Wow, Lego has released a lot of these Brickheadz images recently! The only rumored ones left are Mickey, Minnie, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon. Of course, they could pull a surprise one like the Ghostbusters ones.

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By in Australia,

Ah, BrickHeadz, the replacement for Mixels.

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By in United States,

Cute!

These are obviously being marketed to the casual buyer and the folks who don't collect lego but love a licensed property (aka the funko pop crowd). Which is fine, not every set has to be for hardcore lego fans, thank god. Who has the energy to be angry about this?

I warmed up to brickheadz a lot more after reading the designer interview last year. These weren't designed just to be funko cash-ins, and I appreciate the story behind them. https://brickset.com/article/28602/interview-with-brickheadz-designers-austin-and-marcos

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By in United States,

I’m so sick of people complaining about Brick Headz. Personally, I can’t stand Ninjago, or the constraction figures, or Star Wars sets in general, but I don’t go all pissy when Brickset reports news on these themes. There’s something for everyone with LEGO, which I find wonderful, even if it’s not all for me.

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By in United States,

I love Brickheadz, but these just aren't interesting to me. Probably because I haven't seen the film.

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By in United States,

At least unlike Funko, you can actually do something other than just look at them--rebuild them into something else. That's part of the joy with Lego. I don't think I've owned a set that I've not improved, or rebuilt.

And unlike licensed sets, there's no new molds that have to be made. I'm actually more in support of Brickheads than I am licensed sets because of this--the tooling costs have to be horrendus for something that's only gonna be used a year or two at best, and for maybe a couple sets (not counting if the theme has a collectible figures line, or polybags with these parts), and may or may not sell well (Lone Ranger sets locally were hard to get rid of, even on clearance).

Funko has some nice figures for the money (i.e. Legacy collection), but the regular figures just don't do it for me. Aside from Penny Racers/Choro Q (which I had quite a few of as a kid), I never got the whole "Chibi" thing.

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By in United States,

When rumors of this one came out I was expecting to love Jack and for Sally to be bland, but in the end Sally looks awesome and Jack's got a weird mouth! I wonder if they'll be selling this at Hot Topic ;)

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By in United States,

It's almost like there is more ranting on "the brickheadz haters" then there is actual hating on the brickheadz.

There is no doubt that the brickheadz will appeal to some. But I'm finding that more people dislike brickheadz than like them—or it's at least very close. Any theme has its haters, but rarely do you find so much disgust for a theme. Even if you like brickheadz you have to admit that it's very puzzling that Lego would make so many of these when there is a substantial group of people that HATE them.

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By in United States,

Cool, but I'm really getting burned out on Brickheadz at this point.

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By in United States,

They should have made them tall. This is just stupid looking for such long thin characters.

(AKA I want minifigures!)

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By in United States,

I don’t know why people get bent out of shape over negative comments. If you love them great, no one is holding that against you but there are those that don’t like these or only like certain ones. Let’s be honest, the Jack looks awful through I would admit it would be difficult to make a decent head given the source material so there is definitely room for negative comments on this set.

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By in Taiwan,

Jack looks sorta like Voldemort...?

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By in United Kingdom,

Jack really should have a much slimmer body for this to work.

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By in United States,

Hey if people like these things, more power to them. But I think this is the worst theme Lego is currently producing, and every one created uses resources to create that could have been spent on something better; that's why I keep complaining about these things every time they release one. Since when are only positive opinions valid? I'd rather see Lego invest time and energy into producing something better than these, and I won't be shy about saying so whenever the subject comes up.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can we (Brickset ) do us all a favour and put up a poll. Vote if you like pretty much anything brickheadz (me) vote if you will buy a few specific (Star Wars, Batman, etc) but arent very keen and if you dont like them at all and do not own a single one. Then we will all know and we can show it to Lego.com. And if people can try to stop moaning at every article, or maybe pick on a different theme. p.s. I've just ordered another two double packs and have built a custom one of my 5 family members and a work colleague, Brick Me is great. Finally the ones that are not very accurate just think artistic licence... remember Lego friends characters CANNOT drive a car as they have to sit in a seat with a slot between their legs and arms dont that reach the steering wheel if they even get a steering wheel.....

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By in Belgium,

Go Brick Me is the prime example of a great Lego set - allowing people to build creatively. All pre-created Brickheadz are just naff, most rely on printed tiles for character-specific detail, which reduces the reusability of those parts. Sure, they tick the collectable box, but what else? They introduce new colours of parts which is always a great thing. But what, creatively, do these bring to the table? Naff all.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't like the majority of BrickHeadz but still enjoy the articles about them and the associated comments. I'm just relieved that it's one theme where I can (mostly) save my money.

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By in United States,

@Lego34s

In theory, that's a great idea, but I don't think Brickset would be a good sample of the Lego community as it is made up almost exclusively of AFOLs. A good sample needs people of all ages.

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By in Canada,

It's funny how time people spend hating stuff! Just scroll on by its that easy!

I think these look great! But often I am purely a fan of the look and the build. Often I have no perspective on accuracy as to original content.

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By in Germany,

I like most Brickheadz, especially the new Harry Potter ones I think are really cute, but Jack Skellington? No. His proportions are a trademark of the character design. They're just not pulling it off with this one.

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By in United States,

The design constraint of brickheadz will always be a large factor in the overall look, for better or worse.

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By in Denmark,

Horrendous.

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By in Sweden,

Comment war... hehe. I like this though, I agree that they are focusing a bit too much on these Brickheadz but they look mostly nice. Wonder what’s next.

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By in United States,

@Troodon, exactly. Lots of us have been saying that while we may not hate these with a passion, we would much rather see other sets be developed than these. The fact that these are seemingly easy to design and create only encourages Lego to make more. Plus, you get ones like Minecraft and Skellington that look terrible, but since they’re easy to produce they make the cut, which is further aggravating.

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By in Germany,

Too short. Sally is still recognizable by her dress, but Jack could really be anybody -- ergo, not a good caricature.

Also, I'm sick of people complaining about people complaining about BrickHeadz.

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By in United Kingdom,

Honestly, seeing these really tall lanky characters squashed down into brickhead form doesn't really work for me. Personally, I think it just looks weird.

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By in United States,

Complainception? I’ll see myself out.

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By in United Kingdom,

How long before this line reaches over-saturation, just like the vinyl figure market they're trying to muscle in on?

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By in United Kingdom,

Given that that the characters were tall and almost stick-like; this looks rubbish. I love that movie and I didn't recognise them in this form. Better to make a couple of special edition mini-dolls of the characters, which more match the physicality of them and would also be more play-friendly.

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By in United Kingdom,

These suck, as do most Brickheadz. Some of the fan made ones for the brickset competition were pretty good though. Anyways, just buy Pops already.

That said, I hope TLG doesn't mistake hate for these Brickheadz as hate for The Nightmare Before Christmas. I would LOVE a full theme from that license. Maybe at Halloween?

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By in United States,

I hate the fact that these things are just Lego's ripoff of Pop Vinyls. I'll never understand why everybody likes the big head and little body thing.

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By in Germany,

^ Coz it's cute? I think it's called "scheme of childlike characteristics".

On the other hand, I find the haters equally easy to understand. BrickHeadz do indeed feel like a Funko Pop! ripoff, and at the same time Lego keeps churning these things out like there's no tomorrow. Combined with the fact that they're all comparatively samey (in the sense that no two BrickHeadz will ever look as different as two random "normal" Lego sets even from the same theme), it leads to anticlimax and disappointment for people who come here looking forward to information about and reviews of new sets etc. This, I believe, is scientifically called the "Nooo, not ANOTHER BrickHead, for chrissakes!" effect, which leads via oversaturation to aggravation und frustration buildup. I think it's totally fair for people to vent at the same place they experience this sort of aggravation. I mean, where else should they go? Family members and co-workers very rarely have a sympathetic ear for complaints of this kind, as substantial as we all know them to be.

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By in Greece,

Although not a fan of Brickheadz, as a fan of the movie, i must consider buying them. This trend is really following the POP figures from another toy brand...

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By in Germany,

From the beginning I have disliked the whole idea of BrickHeadz, and even as the theme wore on, there are very few I would consider interesting enough to validate a purchase. The BTTF ones I will get because they look less bad than most of the others. Boba Fett, probably as well. But other than that, not much that seems enticing to me. And these two, well, not having seen the movie and not planning on doing so ever, they are even more uninteresting.

But I still read the articles about them on Brickset, mainly for the comments actually. Never have I seen a LEGO theme that has so divided the fanbase into lovers or haters like the BrickHeadz have done.

I for one hope that in the not too distant future LEGO will return to focus on making great sets of their main themes. Too many flops in recent times imho, insane prices on some sets (especially licenced ones, but not exclusively), and general dumbing down of the building instructions has soured the whole experience for me. Otoh, my wallet is happy that I don't buy loads of sets any more ;-)

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By in United States,

I'm not here to complain about anything really, just sign me up for about 100 each of those 1x4 and 1x1 black tiles w/white stripes (for Jack). I'm sure I can think of a good use for them...

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By in United States,

I have a few random BH but definitely don't "collect" them. I bought one for mah whife that she keeps at school. 6 year olds think it's pretty awesome that their teacher has a Lego Wonder Woman on her desk.

But other than that I'm too indifferent to even get mad about them. It's taking all my energy just to type this comment. I would buy Bubbles, Blossom & Buttercup though. Kraglem together like a broken raccoon footprint mug yall.

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By in United States,

I've said about some Brickheadz, the Lego designer should alter the size of the bodies to fit the characters better.
They could thin or narrow out Jack so he has that skinner look while still keeping the blockiness of the Brickheadz.
Like with the Hulk and Thanos. They should make their Brickheadz bodies bigger/taller but still keep it to Brickheadz proportions.
They do it for small characters like Yoda, why not for ALL large or skinny characters?

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By in United Kingdom,

@ legoDad42 I think a hulk 'BigHeadz' style design could have been a really good idea. Maybe they'll experiment more with the design as time goes by. The mini-brickheadz are new for this year after all.

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By in United States,

@JonMarten Good job renaming them 'BigHeadz'. Right, if these keep going maybe they'll adjust sizes more.

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By in United States,

The thing that makes me shake my head the most about these "Brickheads" sets is that they tend to look unrecognizable. Jack is a great example of that here. Captain Phasma is another. I'm a Lego Star Wars collector and I don't know about you guys, but I enjoy showing my display shelf to friends when I invite them over. I know for a fact that I would have to explain to people just what the heck the Phasma brickhead is supposed to be. Same here with Jack. The model is not recognizable as being him much at all, without knowing it is supposed to be him.

I stick to Star Wars but agree that if Lego were more aware, they would have pushed for a system scale set featuring these Nightmare characters instead. The long minifig legs used for Woody would have been a good starting point for Jack. The brickheads sets inevitably do use up resources at Lego that could have been better spent elsewhere.

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By in United States,

This has to be the largest ratio of Character to Brickheadz shape ever made. Jack is one of the thinnest characters in modern literature (movies, tv, animation) and his breakheadz is particularly plump looking in comparison.

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