Just in time for Christmas, a new theme and a new Lego 250 review, and it’s even Christmassy and everything. Truly, this is the time of Christmas miracles.
I’ve generally avoided Brickheadz for the same reason I’ve largely avoided Pop Vinyl figures: I don’t have any real interest in inaction figures, and doubly so when they look like Jhonen Vasquez had a bad trip while going through his cubist period.
And yet, just like Pop Vinyl figures, I’ve ended up with a couple staring down at me with their weird, strangely animated, googly eyes from my shelf. It’s all thanks to Luscious, who spied them lurking on the “Buy this Christmas shit you never knew you wanted but here they are anyway” whim-magnet shelves at Coles and immediately did the Lego + Lee = Happy maths before whisking them through the self serve with nary another thought.
And you know what? She was right.
Mr and Mrs Claus are actually pretty damn adorable. The build is relatively simple, and repetitive: the figures themselves are, basically, tubes with architectural features distributed around them. But they build up nicely, and are surprisingly solid. The entire set clocks in at 340-odd pieces, and while they’re not large, every pieces is used to buttress and support the whole frame, resulting in strong, solid figures that can be weather the Christmas attention of small children who can’t resist touching every single decoration you put up while they were sleeping.
In the end, these particular Brickheadz, in a nice double pack from the packed-away-on-January-1-and-immediately-replaced-with-Easter-stuff corner turned out to be an enjoyable way to while away an hour on a pre-Christmas holiday weekend. There are worse ways to spend your time.
They’re watching you, Wazowski. Always watching.
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