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Review: 41589 Captain America

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  1. 1. How do you rate 41589 Captain America?

    • Worse than working for HYDRA this whole time!
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    • Poor
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    • Average
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    • Good
      7
    • Better than being the undisputed leader of the Avengers
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BrickHeadz is an exciting new Lego theme that depicts our favorite characters from movies, TV shows, games, and comics into fun and stylized collectible forms.  Each set contains a brick built figure with a build-able base, that includes a printed tile piece denoting the figure's wave number. Wave one consists of twelve unique and colorful characters based on The Lego Batman Movie, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pirates of the Caribbean. BrickHeadz is an exclusive theme from Lego, which means that you can only find the BrickHeadz sets at Lego brand retail stores and online from Lego Shop.

Before I begin this review, I would like to give my sincerest thanks to The LEGO Group (TLG) who have provided this set, and other wave one BrickHeadz sets, to Eurobricks making this review possible. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

 

Introduction  

Ah, Captain America. As one of the leaders of the Avengers (assuming Iron Man is not contesting that at the moment), he's a prime candidate for a BrickHeadz character, so it's no surprise he showed up in this first wave. Based on his less colorful film version, 41589 Captain America is arguably one of the best BrickHeadz due to his simplicity; despite having one of the lowest brick counts, he manages to appear quite accurate. 

Set Stats

Name: 41589 Captain America 
Theme:  Licensed / BrickHeadz
Year: 2017
Pieces: 79
Minifigs: N/A
Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99
Resources: Brickset, BricklinkLego Shop

Packaging 

Utilizing standard BrickHeadz packaging, 41589 Captain America features images of both the figure and the inspiration--that of the film version of Captain America, as well as all the generic bits like logos and walls of text. As three of the Marvel BrickHeadz are branded under the Captain America: Civil War banner, their main color scheme follows that of the Captain himself, hence the blue box. That said, Captain America does somewhat disappear on his own box because of this, but nonetheless it is an appropriate color. 

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Inside the box you'll find one instruction booklet, two bags--one big and one small--as well as a loose 4x6 black plate which will be used for the figure's base.  

Interesting Parts 

While only having 79 pieces, which even by BrickHeadz standards is on the low side, 41589 Captain America has a number of interesting printed pieces as well as numerous parts in desirable dark blue. Aside from the standard BrickHeadz parts such as the printed 2x4 wave tile, 1x1 round eye tiles, and fourteen of those modified light blueish grey bricks, Captain America comes with a printed shield piece from his minifigure version. It's hilariously out of scale for the figure himself, yet it manages to be very cute and fitting for a BrickHeadz. Additionally, two uniquely printed 1x4 bricks are included, as well as a large printed "A" tile. 

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Build

As with all Brickheadz, a large chunk of the figure is devoted to constructing the head, and 41589 Captain America is no different. However, Lego managed to add in some specific--and notable--details from the film version of the character by using various dark tan tiles and specialized plates to build a representation of the Captain's helmet straps covering his chin. This is a simple yet inspired detail, and one that I very much appreciate. 

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Of course, you also construct the necessary figure stand using only four simple pieces. 

Completed Figure

Glorious! 41589 Captain America makes the most of his lower piece count and absolutely runs away with the accuracy from the film version. While other Marvel BrickHeadz--cough Hulk cough--only have a passing resemblance to their MCU counterparts, Captain America in particular succeeds in his brick transformation. 

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You'll note too that 41589 Captain America has an added surprising feature, in that the inclusion of a simple clip plate allows one to attach the minifigure shield to the back of the figure. Again this is a great, if simple, call back to the films in which Captain America is constantly holstering his shield. Now, does it make the figure look better by doing this? Arguably no, as the figure is just more appealing with the shield in his hand, but I like that Lego has created the option for one to move around the shield. 

Conclusion

Being the debated leader of the Avengers means any Lego Marvel fan will be eyeing 41589 Captain America, and his great accurate design only adds to his appeal. 

Score 

  • Design: 5/5 - Very accurate to the movie source material. 
  • Parts: 5/5 -  While not containing lower than normal pieces, all the clips and colors are desirable. Plus the shield is a good bonus! 
  • Build: 5/5 - Simple, but great part placement adds to the accuracy. 
  • Value for Price: 5/5 - One of the best looking BrickHeadz, Captain America feels very polished and worth the price. 

My Score: (20/20)      A

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Eurobricks BrickHeadz Reviews:

41585 Batman, 41586 Batgirl, 41587 Robin, 41588 The Joker, 41595 Belle, 41596 Beast, 41589 Captain America, 41590 Iron Man, 41591 Black Widow, 41592 The Hulk

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