Five new BrickHeadz revealed!

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Three new BrickHeadz have been found in a monobrand store by Eurobricks user Dreamshade.

It seems that next year's seasonal sets will once again be BrickHeadz because one of those found in the shop is for Valentine's Day: 40379 Bear and two further seasonal ones are revealed on the back of the box: 40380 Sheep, for Easter, and 40436 Lucky Cat, for Chinese New Year.

Also in the store were 40383 Bride and 40384 Groom which, like 41597 Go Brick Me, provide plenty of parts to enable skin tones and hair colours to be changed to match the subjects.

Unfortunately the user does not reveal in which store they were found.

They all look absolutely wonderful as you will see after the break. I'm glad that BrickHeadz are continuing!

News from Eurobricks, via The Brick Fan.

40379-1Bear
40379

40380-1Sheep
40380

40383-1Bride
40383

40384-1Groom
40384

40436-1Lucky Cat
40436

47 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Need Lucky Cat

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By in Sweden,

Love that Lucky Cat, but I doubt it will be available in Sweden.

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By in United States,

These are all adorable!
Also, looks like they've taken some notes from the Go Brick Me with the bride and groom. Loving the cutomization they've got going there!

I wonder if I have the parts to make the cat look like a few of my own. That would be fun.

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By in Brazil,

Well... Is it my impression or all the Brickheadz from now on are going to be holiday related only?

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By in United Kingdom,

All of these are amazing especially the bride and groom (such amazing wedding gifts)

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By in Australia,

ohhhh the lamb, bear and cat are so cute!!

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By in United States,

@Alatariel - I thought there were no more exclusives? I just assumed these would all be available worldwide.

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By in United States,

The Lucky cat (Maneki Neko) is actually Japanese although you see them in many Chinese businesses where they are popular. The Script reads "sen man ryo" 10 million gold pieces.

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By in United States,

You win LEGO. I'll buy your Valentine's Brick Headz next year.

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By in United States,

The bear is so cute! Definitely will be getting him.

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By in United States,

I REALLY like that the bride and groom are sold seperately! Thanks for the subtle LGBT representation, LEGO!

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By in Norway,

This was a bizarre collection. OK, Valentine's day is pretty straight-forward, Americanized but straight-forward. But the sheep? And even as number 100? My first thought is "wood for sheep" or that Pokemon sheep meme thing, but I guess it's Year Of The Sheep again (I feel it was just like five years since last time?). Then we get this bride (with options), so I'm hoping for a girl-themed "Go ***ck Me" set, but after seeing the top-hatted Groom I realize it's just a bride+groom pair (why don't people use top hats more nowadays?). The trippy ride culminates with one of these Lucky Cats that's popular (especially in their motorized, waving forms) around Chinese/Japanese-themed businesses.

So, it seems like Lego mainly targets the Chinese/American market (remember when Lego was just a Danish toy company? Pepperidge Farms remembers). There is also (as others mentions) a curious lack of licensed stuff, I don't know if it means that they'll be revealed separately of if they've given up on Brick'H'eadz altogether. Which is a pity, while we love to mock Brick'H'eadz for being a Funko-pop knock-off* (and I've personally always preferred the Cubedudes), it would be a shame if they gave up on the theme.

*I've even carefully cut out the box of my Jack Sparrow Brick'H'ead (the only one I own) so I could display it like an unopened Funko-pop.

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By in United States,

I can't explain how happy I am that this theme lives on into 2020!

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By in Canada,

I actually like all of these. I’ll get the Lucky Cat, Bride, and Groom at some point. I didn’t even consider the LGBT+ angle of selling bride and groom sets separately but it makes perfect sense to me now. After all, selling them in a two-pack would’ve been the same price anyway. I do miss the large amounts of licensed BrickHeadz sets, though. It got to be a little much by the end but I’d prefer too many licensed sets to barely any.

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By in United States,

Sigh.

More Brickheadz seasonal means the vastly superior vignettes aren't being made.

I am sad as I loved the seasonal vignettes.

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By in United States,

I do like the bear and sheep. But, I do have to agree with the others here. The little vignettes were better. Those can be built into any building in your City. These are just parts. At least that's one good thing with LEGO. I had a couple of Mixels I kept on my desk. And I think now, 3/4 of the parts that were in them are in other builds. They did contain a ton of good parts; even though the builds were a little weird.

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By in United States,

I don't really like how the bear and cat appear to be in sitting positions. I wonder why Lego did that.

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By in United States,

@lynels, we already have proof there not as 75232 exists

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By in Singapore,

Oh my goodness I love the sheep!!! It somehow manages to look far more adorable than the similar-looking yet absolutely goofy Year of the Sheep set which was an embarrassment to me as a Sheep person.

Glad to see the bride and groom sets taking inspiration from Go Brick Me, but was anyone else surprised by the fact that it got retired after just one year, given its unique (for BrickHeadz) nature?

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By in Singapore,

@Handy102: Teddy bears and Lucky Cat are typically depicted sitting, no? Most teddies I know that don't already sit by default have legs that will kick up into a sitting position when set on a surface rather than staying stiff.

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By in Australia,

I must get Lucky Cat. The others aren’t high priorities, but look decent enough.

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By in United States,

@Legosonicboy
I think it makes sense to say that’s typical
Just reminded me though that my teddy bear had good firm swivel joints at the arms and legs

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By in United States,

Love the sheep, the bear is certainly cute, and even though the cat looks more like a mouse to me it's still a fun design. And the bride and groom pair are excellent, especially given the multiple skin and hair colors. All the same, I wish we could have seasonal vignettes again--not every year, but every other or every third year. Oh, well.

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By in Germany,

Our kids will love the teddy bear and probably the sheep too (perhaps will MOC it to more closely resemble Shaun though).

The cat otoh is kind of creepy, giving off some Wolverine vibes. (I know they are supposed to be whiskers, but in flat silver they always remind me of Wolverine. Couldn't they have used black instead? Or even sand yellow, as that colour at least exists for that part in contrast to black).

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By in Portugal,

@Brixpert and 75232 will be available at S@H starting December 1st, you can see it in the website from almost a month now. The rule is, the is regional exclusivity during a certain time period, than it's available worldwide. It's what was said in the statement from TLG.

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By in United States,

None of these are must haves for me. I never really liked the whole Brickheadz series although I have gotten some of the holiday themed ones & Jack Sparrow. They are good for parts when they mark them down. Personally I'd much rather have the mini-figure based seasonal vignettes. I bought the odd shaped Vampire & Elves & Santa sets they had a few years ago before they started with all the Brick Heads but I much prefer the sets with mini-figures.

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By in Belgium,

They just keep flogging that horse....

Go Brick Me was a great idea. The rest are just repetitive crap.

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By in United States,

Not a memeber of the LGTB community but I was gonna say those AFOLS can now make their weddings without having to buy a set with pieces they dont need and the set in question can hopefully be more cheap but someone beat me to it I guess.
I may end up getting the Lucky Cat myself but I am curious as to why no vignettes this year either.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not a fan of the cat and bear. BH are meant to have the same general form and that is standing up. If a sheep can stand on its hind legs and even hold a paint brush, then why can't a bear or cat?

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By in United States,

These are great, and I'm not even a BH fan. My daughter will adore Lucky Cat! The Sheep disturbs me, however. Am I the only one who sees the orange bits as places were it's wool has been pulled off? If it wasn't holding the paintbrush I'd be ready to call PETA.

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By in United States,

@LegoSolo77 It's orange paint. The sheep is holding an orange paintbrush

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By in Latvia,

The bride and groom could be an amazing wedding gift for an AFOL!

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By in United Kingdom,

O-o-o-oh, bees and flowers :))))).

Very thoughtful of them to sell bride and groom separetely.

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By in United States,

@Dec504, um, yeah... I'm aware of that. Hence my comment "if it wasn't holding the paintbrush..." lol You can imagine how different it would look w/o that one paintbrush piece though, right? That's what I was getting at.

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By in Luxembourg,

@CCC That cat is always displayed sitting, so this Brickheadz is just following its "real-life" counterpart.

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By in United States,

I'm very excited! More BrickHeadz for me to pile my tiny shelves with!

Oh, and that sheep should have the ?? emoji on its base plate. Just saying.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ And how many sheep stand on their hind legs to paint?

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By in Denmark,

Are bride and groom BrickHeadz no. 98 and 99?

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By in United States,

Probably adding all of these to my collection. I like that the bride and groom are separate kits, definitely a good idea for a Lego to finally catch up with the culture. The Lucky Cat is a must-have, it’s been on my MOC to-do list for a while so it will save me the time and effort of building my own. The lamb/sheep and Teddy Bear will also be good additions to my Holiday BH displays.

I’m still hoping for some new licensed BH too, but at this point I’m just happy the theme continues!

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By in United States,

The sheep looks more Chinese New Year than Easter were 2020 not Year of the Rat.

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By in United States,

@axeleng and @quixotequest: The sheep is almost certainly intended as an Easter-themed set… not only are sheep (particularly, lambs) commonly associated with springtime and Easter on both a religious and a secular level, but the paintbrush in its hand (hoof?) and paint spatter on its wool are probably tied to the tradition of painting Easter eggs. I'm sure the side builds will feature some eggs to make that more obvious.

Great to see more creative ideas for the seasonal BrickHeadz! No matter how much some folks complain, they definitely seem to get much more positive feedback here on Brickset than the seasonal brick-built figures ever did beforehand. And given how often LEGO seemed to unload huge quantities of seasonal vignettes as part of past years' RLUG support packages, I get the sense that they never sold quite as well as the praise many Bricksetters have for them implies.

I love the customization options for the bride and groom, something minifig-scale wedding sets were never really able to achieve to this extent. Not only do these allow for same-sex couples or different hair color options, but also different skin tone options, flower color options, optional hat and facial hair for the groom, and optional glasses for both the bride AND groom! Definitely lots of creative potential on display.

I'm curious what other seasonal BrickHeadz we might see for holidays later in the year. There are definitely a lot of possibilities I can think of that we haven't seen yet:
• a vampire, skeleton, devil, Frankenstein's monster, werewolf, or bat for Halloween
• a Pilgrim or Native American for Thanksgiving (though the latter might be an unpleasant reminder of the sort of historical revisionism inherent to American and Canadian Thanksgiving traditions)
• a snowman, polar bear, penguin, or angel for Christmas

Definitely a whole world of creative possibilities out there! Excited to see what the future will hold!

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By in United States,

@ axeleng - you are hoping for a girl themed "Go Brick-Me Set" . . . ???

Not sure I get your comment . . . as 41597 had equal instructions and pieces/accessories to make both male and female Brickheadz.

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By in Norway,

I wasn't specifically hoping for a girl-themed "Brick Me" set as much as just any new "Brick Me" set - the first one was great but only available for six months in Europe and slightly longer in the US. Why this short availability? It's not like Lego had to pay license fees for the thing and they really should've kept it (or variants of it) on the shelves for as long as the rest of the Brick'H'eadz theme. I feel such pointlessly limited/random availability is just Lego deliberately playing on our "fear of missing out", to push people on the fence about a set to buy it in case it suddenly disappears without warning.

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By in Singapore,

@axeleng: Wow, and I thought 12 months in Singapore/Asia Pacific was short... half the time in Europe?! Talk about wasted potential...

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By in United Kingdom,

So, so happy Brickheadz are continuing into another year. Need to get more display cases ordered for these new ones.

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