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  1. Welcome to The Licensed Tower. Instead of having a unwieldy masses of pinned topics, The Licensed Tower was created to contain all links to all the important set discussion and rumors topics vital to the Eurobricks Licensed Forum. Rumors & Discussion Thread Guidelines Rumors & Set Discussion Threads Adventure Time Ideas Set Discussion Angry Birds 2016 Rumors & Discussion DC Comics DC Superheroes 2016 Rumors & Discussion DC Superheroes Set Discussion 2017 Includes DC Girls 2017 The Lego Batman Movie Set/CMF Rumors & Discussion 76052 Batman Classic TV Series - Batcave Discussion Disney Cars 3 (Juniors) 2017 Set Discussion Disney CMF 2016 Discussion Disney Princess 2016 Rumors & Discussion Disney Princess 2017 Rumors & Discussion 71040 The Disney Castle Set Discussion Lego BrickHeadz 2017 Rumors & Discussion Ghostbusters Ghostbusters 2016 Set Discussion 75827 Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters Discussion Jurassic World 2015 Discussion Marvel Marvel Superheroes 2016 Rumors & Set Discussion Marvel Superheroes Set Discussion 2017 76042 The Sheild Helicarrier Discussion Minecraft 2017 Rumors & Discussion Scooby-Doo 2015 Rumors & Discussion The Beatles Yellow Submarine Ideas Set Discussion The Simpsons Simpsons 2015 Rumors & Discussion 71006 The Simpsons House Discussion Wall-E 2015 Ideas Set Discussion
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    DC Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Everyone, let's all remember to play nice. I can see where this is headed. Remember, everything is basically conjecture at this point too. Thanks!
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    Link issues in Licensed index

    On no! Thanks @Ceir, I will look into it!
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    Star Wars Rebels

    Zero Hour was a great episode! In Depth: And now we play the waiting game for the season four trailer...
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    Review: 41589 Captain America

    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, Bricklink, Lego 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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
  6. Love the new graphics @Hinckley. Great work!
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    LEGO TT Games Trophy Acrylic Minifigure Bricks

    Hi @PhantomDesigner Welcome to Eurobricks! We are however a Lego discussion forum, not a means to promote eBay listings. If you wish to discuss Lego sets and related products you can do that, but we ask that you do not post links to listings here. Thanks!
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    Star Wars Rebels

    I'm not expecting Thrawn to be killed off or anything in this finale. I would have expected that possibility earlier in the season, but after the latest trailer glimpses of the finale and the flow of the main story, I don't see that happening. From all indications, it seems like the Rebel's planned attack on Lothal won't even occur, rather Thrawn will preemptively strike and wipe out most of the cell. In that regard, I don't think we'll loose any major Imperials, well except Kallus. I'm not sure how Sabine and the Mandalorians will factor in...frankly I'd rather we not see Sabine again this season as it's way too soon after her notable departure. Sure she'll show up in season 4, but I don't think it's necessary she return at the last minute here, as it only plays into the "Rebels win my miracle again" mindset. --- On top five episodes: 5. Trials of the Darksaber 4. The Antilles Extraction 3. Twin Suns 2. An Inside Man 1. Through Imperial Eyes
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    ESL 5T La Contessa de Victoria

    Gorgeous ship! I absolutely love it. There's a very strong Classic Pirates feel to it, and it's particularly streamlined. Great job!
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    LEGO Star Wars 2017 Pictures and Rumors

    Please do not make conformation statements like this. No matter how trustworthy the source, nothing is confirmed until we get some early image or physical product (such as leaked figures) from the sets themselves. Until then, statements like this only convince people we will be getting sets in the future that may not actually exist.
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    Star Wars Rebels

    Good episode all around, and it included some great visuals and classic Star Wars music. On specific things: And now the last week of agonizing waiting begins!
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    Marvel Superheroes 2017 - Set Discussion

    Everyone remember this is a set discussion thread, not a concept art comparison thread and certainly not a source-validity/witch hunt thread. Talk about the sets here or talk elsewhere. Thanks!
  13. I cannot comment on the status of the license itself (as in who actually has it currently, I don't know), but presumably if Lego does have the Jurassic World license, it would only amount to sets being made when the films of the franchise are released, when the sets would be at their peak popularity. Ideas sets being axed are unfortunate side affect of licenses being picked up by Lego first/instead, but those submitting the licensed-ideas take that risk when they are basing their set off a third-party property which they have no actual stake in. For what it's worth, I seem to recall the Jurassic World sets being surprisingly popular and they required Lego to up production after a serious drought of JW sets left the store shelves empty for weeks, at least in the US.
  14. _____________ Set Stats Name: 30522 Batman in the Phantom ZoneTheme: The Lego Batman MovieYear: 2017 Pieces: 59Price: USD $3.99Resources: Brickset ______________ Hello avid bat-reader! This is the first of which is hopefully a number of reviews I'll complete on various Lego Batman Movie sets. Starting off that endeavor is 30522 Batman in the Phantom Zone, a rather specific and potentially spoilery set which includes our titular hero in a particular place with what appears to be some type of particular drone. But, that's for later--first let's dive into the set as a whole: Bag 30522 comes in the typical polybag bag which is not surprising--however eagle-eyed readers may notice that the drone appears to be brown or nougat in color rather than the actual dark red color it comes in. I'm unsure if this was simply a misprint on my own packaging or rather a misprint everywhere, but it's worth noting as Lego rarely makes these types of mistakes. Contents The bag itself contains all of the pieces, the one page instruction slip, and a white box which contains Batman's cape. Additionally, in the photo below I've placed a dark red brick on the bag itself, to prove that my eyes are not that terrible. Being a polybag, the build itself is rather quick, in fact the entire drone is constructed in eleven steps. While the build itself may be a bit repetitive, the parts used within it are anything but boring. Dark red is still a rather uncommon color and this polybag provides a number of pieces in that valuable shade. These include such bricks as eight modified 1x1s with clips, three 1x1 tiles, and two dark red headlight bricks. But the most surprising--and welcome--of all is the inclusion of a 3x3 dish and a 1x4 antenna in transparent clear, which are used as a stand for the drone. This was not shown on the polybag itself, but are nonetheless very useful as they allow the drone to "fly" and display easily (and incidentally photograph well too). Build The majority of the polybag is dedicated to the drone, which looks splendid and appears particularly sharp and deadly. It has a very futuristic space style and the dark red pops nicely against the silver, black, and transparent light blue. Now what is the drone itself? The title of the polybag suggests its something from within the Phantom Zone--which is an often Superman associated Kryptonian prison-dimension that holds the worst of the worst of alien criminals. The Phantom Zone has been used extensively in the comics and film media, from shows and movies such as Superman (1978), Justice League Unlimited, Man of Steel, and most recently CW's Supergirl. What role will this dimension play within the Lego Batman Movie I couldn't say, but this Phantom Drone, which I presume to be some type of security, will most likely play a part. The back of the drone is a bit less flashy than the front, but the continued use of jarring angles really sell the danger level on this thing. Minifigure Being a polybag, this set includes only one minifigure--that of the dark knight himself, Batman. This is the typical Batman figure included in practically every LEGO Batman Movie set and as such its not at all special. He does have a duel sided face as well as front and back printing although this excludes belt printing as this figure instead utilizes the new belt accessory piece. The polybag comes with an extra belt piece as well as two Batarangs. Conclusion I'll be honest and say that initially I didn't understand all the praises this polybag was getting in the discussion forums here. It's just hype, just some red bricks; another generic Batman; the other polybags seems more collectible--all of these thoughts passed through my mind at the time. But after picking this up and building it, I rather like it. Sure Batman is indeed boring, at least here. But that drone has character with an edge and it makes one heck of an impression on a shelf. I think its current mystique only adds to that impression actually--wondering what it is only makes it that much more interesting. Review Summary Design: 5/5 - A very intriguing and deadly design. Parts: 5/5 - They're a number of great pieces in this set, especially considering its size. Build: 5/5 - Nice build but with no advanced or new techniques. Minifigures: 2/5 - If there's any fault here, its the inclusion of the generic Batman suit, one which already appears in eleven other sets in this wave. Price: 5/5 - You'd be hard pressed to find Lego sets cheaper than this. Overall: 22/25 (88%) While one most likely won't be buying this to get their first and only Batman minifigure, the drone itself is well worth the affordable price.
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    Star Wars Rebels

    I absolutely loved that episode--utterly hilarious. And while it was somewhat of a filler, it did feel like it had important connections to the main story arc...well until the end... On more specific points: All in all great episode!
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    Ninjago mystery

    Thanks everyone but let's move along. Thank you!
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    Star Wars Rebels

    I don't know, I kinda felt Episode 1 was definite for Maul. Personally, I'm really wishy washy on that character. He was just cool looking in Episode 1, but I don't feel that gave Filoni a reason to move the believably meter that far to bring him back. So in that regard, I find it entirely ridiculous for him to still be walking around during the Clone Wars (let alone breathing). All that said however, I felt Maul as a character device was used exceedingly well in those Malachor episodes but yet again, from my perspective--the believably meter is getting tugged again more than it should be. I don't think it's a good idea (at this point, without having yet to seen the Twin Sons episode) whatsoever that Maul is within stabbing distance of Kenobi. In general it just seem fan service-y (although not as much as say Vader v. Maul), but more importantly I don't see how any confrontation would believably work with Kenobi's age. Rogue One did a lot to make Vader more threatening, but once you rewatch A New Hope...it's like he's purposefully wasting time with Kenobi (when he very much shouldn't be), and it just all falls through. The continuity is just not there for a fight between Maul and Kenobi in my eyes. But who knows, Rebels is capable of surprises, so I hope the Maul we see in Twin Sons is more like the one we saw on Malachor, as opposed to some unnecessary fan service cameo.
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    Review: 41595 Belle

    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 Little known fact about myself, I absolutely love Disney Princess movies (on the condition they're European/Medieval in style and there's a castle involved somewhere) so I was very excited when rumors started to spread late last year that Beauty and the Beast would make the leap from screen to BrickHeadz. This is not too surprising really, considering a live action rendition will be released to US theaters later this month featuring Emma Watson as Belle and Matthew Crawley as the Beast--still the extra hype generated around this live-action remake and the 1991 original have actually helped hype up the excitement around these two figures themselves. I'll cut to the point, 41595 Belle is a very good set. She's arguably one of the best BrickHeadz (as is 41596 Beast) not only due to her parts, techniques and overall appearance, but because without a doubt whenever you look at her or even start putting two pieces together, that 90's nostalgia will seep in and you'll start humming a certain song about tales old as time... Set Stats Name: 41595 Belle Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 139 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging The BrickHeadz sets all come in the same sized box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1), and 41595 Belle is no exception. Unlike the box style used for the Lego Batman Movie BrickHeadz, such as that on 41585 Batman, the color scheme used by Belle is far more pleasing. The bright pink backdrop laced with embroidery really helps the mostly yellow figure pop. As with all BrickHeadz boxes, the front and right hand side feature the BrickHeadz logo as well as an image of the figure itself plus an image of the figure's inspiration. Here a familiar image of Disney's 1991 Belle will immediately set standard that this is set is based on the animated film rather than the upcoming live action version (although, I don't think basing Belle on the Emma Watson version would have affected her overall look here much). Of note on the box, and it's pleasantness--gone is the black wall of ugly text...to be replaced with a white wall of ugly text. It's not as much of an eyesore this time, but I do wish Lego would have found a better place to put all of those warnings. Is the no zero to three-year-olds symobl not enough? The back of the 41595 Belle box features images of 41896 Beast, as well as the two upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean BrickHeadz sets: 41593 Captain Jack Sparrow and 41594 Captain Armando Salazar--an interesting note as the sub-themes are combined essentially as neither of the two properties have been given four figures in this first wave, unlike The Lego Batman Movie and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As with all BrickHeadz boxes, this one is opened by a thumb tab rather than tape. Inside the box contains one instruction manual, two bags of pieces--one big and one small--and unusually a 6x8 loose plate for Belle's base. Unlike every other figure BrickHeadz wave one, Belle has an abnormally large base plate to accommodate her large dress design. Interesting Parts 41595 Belle features a number of pieces in rare colors as well as a number of exclusive printed pieces. Belle uses four identical 2x4 printed slopes to make up the bottom half of her dress, as well as a printed 1x4 brick to make up her torso. Both of these, as well as 1x2 slopes and 1x1 plates are molded in Bright Light Yellow--a particularly beautiful if rare color. Personally I can already see Belle's dress slopes being utilized in some rather nice custom buildings and interiors, being used as crown molding. Belle also comes with all the standard BrickHeadz trappings, such as fourteen (1x2x1 2/3) modified bricks with side studs, and BrickHeadz eye tiles. Additionally, Belle comes with a three length bar in Bright Green which is used in conjunction with a flower stud to make an accessory rose. Interestingly enough, the set comes with extras of both pieces so you can give a rose to 41596 Beast too. Build 41595 Belle is unique among the wave one BrickHeadz as she utilizes an abnormal leg build to construct her large dress--which incidentally also facilitates the need for a larger base than normal. Utilizing the four printed 2x4 slope pieces, the dress is both appropriately detailed, curvy, and yet still blocky enough to fit in with the BrickHeadz style. Of particular note, I love how the designer showed Belle's open sleeves. Just using a simple color change, the appearance of an open sleeved gown is sold. It really goes to show how suggestion of detail or attributes is vitally important to BrickHeadz pulling off believable designs. Completed Figure As stunning here as she was in the film, 41595 Belle has turned out spectacularly well in BrickHeadz form. The printed pieces really sell the dress and the flowing hair establishes movement and nostalgic blasts from the past from the iconic ballroom dance scene. Here unlike some other BrickHeadz, Belle also comes with a very appropriate accessory--a single rose--which while simple in its construction is perfect for the style of the figure. It is worth noting that there's one possible negative. Because of Belle's dress construction, 41595 Belle uses an abnormally deep base plate. This could annoy some collectors as they try to get their BrickHeadz to fit perfectly on display shelves only to find the Belle has a deeper base than all the other figures. That said, because of her more secure base and sturdy lower body, Belle does not suffer the affliction of fainting spells some heavy headed BrickHeadz are sick with, such as 41586 Batgirl and 41588 The Joker. Conclusion With bright color, detailed printed bricks, and nostalgic firepower, 41595 Belle is sure to bring a smile to many faces and would be a welcome presence in any BrickHeadz collection, especially in tandem with 41596 Beast. Score Design: 5/5 - From the glitzy dress, the well done hair, to the open sleeves Belle is one gorgeous BrickHeadz. Parts: 5/5 - Numerous Bright Light Yellow pieces, reusable printed designs, and brown slopes make this set desirable for parts. Build: 5/5 - Unique among the Wave 1 BrickHeadz, Belle utilizes interesting connections to make her dress. Value for Price: 5/5 - With a nice looking figure, good parts, and a good number of parts too, the value is very good compared to other lesser BrickHeadz. My Score: (20/20) A 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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    Star Wars Rebels

    Yeah that transition just didn't work. Although I wonder if that was just related to the limitations of being a 22 minute show. I think they just wanted to show the Rebels rallying, but to do so over like a time lapse of everyone coming together would have de-emphasized the importance of Mon Mothma's speech.
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    Star Wars Rebels

    Good episode. I found it appropriately intense despite the fact that certain characters obviously make it out ok. I'm sure there's also something more to those Gold leader pilots, like they're in such in such battle later on, but that's for a greater Star Wars fan than I to know! The Empire felt appropriately threatening too--although whenever a Star Destroyer hyperspaces in, it's impressive. That said, I was almost thinking Governor Pryce was going to actually be killed--but luckily Star Destroyers have plot armor that's as strong or as weak as it needs to be, whenever it needs to be. On the flip side I did not find the Rebel group hyperspace meeting to be cool. Did they even wait for Mon Mothma to finish her speech or did they just start jumping around the galaxy hours beforehand to get there in time?
  21. Not had your fill of Lego BrickHeadz yet? Come be our guest in the Licensed Forum and check out the latest BrickHeadz reviews, this time for 41595 Belle and 41596 Beast.
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    Star Wars Rebels

    Good news! Via Star Wars' UK twitter account, Rebels has been renewed for a fourth season! Hopefully they'll also renew Kallus for another season of life too!
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    Review: 41586 Batgirl

    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 In my opinion, one of the greatest things about The Lego Batman Movie is that it has provided us, as builders, with one of the best gifts ever: Dark Purple. Think back ten years and you’d have to scour the Earth to find sets that could provide this many parts in such a beautiful color, let alone at such a good price! Point being, what I will say next might be shocking too—don’t scrap this fig for that tasty tasty color—41586 Batgirl is beautiful as is and you’d be hard pressed to take her apart once you place her on your shelf. But if you need some more convincing, read on: Set Stats Name: 41586 Batgirl Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 99 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging The BrickHeadz sets all come in the same size box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1), and 41586 Batgirl is no exception. The box features both a clear look at the figure herself, but also at her inspiration: the Batgirl minifigure. In my opinion she made the leap from minifig to figure very well. Inside the box contains an instruction manual, two bags (one small and one large) and a lose 2x6 plate for the base. Interesting Parts Now I did say earlier that you shouldn’t part out this build for that juicy dark purple…but if there’s one part that might be really tempting, it’s the printed 1x4 brick with the Batgirl symbol. Now yes, I did say in my Batman review that a bat symbol brick was boring and that it was branded on everything already...but, this is Batgirl symbol, which automatically makes it cooler. I can see that brick easily being incorporated into a number of fun custom Batgirl vehicles and I hope to find that the to be case as people start collecting BrickHeadz. Clearly, my Batgirl minifigure has already claimed her favorite piece... In terms of other bricks however, there are a number of spectacular purple pieces included. I won't list them, because that's basically the entire set frankly, but the two blank dark purple nexo-shields stood out to me. The only other printed pieces for the figure are those standard to BrickHeadz; the distinct eye tiles and the 2x4 printed wave plate. additionally of note, is the dark red 2x2 modified plate, which in that color is exclusive to this set. 41586 Batgirl also comes with (two, one being an extra) yellow Batarangs, which is nice as that color variant is new and very much appreciated. Build 41586 Batgirl shares a similar construction to that of Batman, which does me she's on the somewhat boring side. While here multi colored bricks do provide splashes of change, her build process is largely just stacking bricks without much technique. Its only when constructing her cowl do things start to really divert from Batman--Batgirl features a sharped eared cowl, which utilizes two nexo-shield tiles. In other respects however, Batgirl is very much like Batman--their cape construction for instance is identical, only color swapped. And as with all BrickHeadz, you construct a base for the figure, using only four pieces. Completed Figure If I had to pick a standout from the first wave of the BrickHeadz line, Batgirl might be the one. The color combinations worked well on the minifigure version, but here they somehow work even better. The purple pops, the yellow glows, the dark read hair just works, and the nougat skin tone just feels right. Both were based on the same film character design, but I manage to find the BrickHeadz version more charming, alluring, and perfect. Now if there were one issue I'd have to pick at, it would perhaps be the unfortunate tendency Batgirl has to fall over. Due to the weight of the bricks on her head, hair, and cape, along with the limited studs attachment points on the off-center base, Batgirl like 41588 The Joker, tends to tip over a lot. It's an unfortunate side affect, but one that should be noted. Conclusion A must have in my opinion, 41586 Batgirl is a standout of the first BrickHeadz wave and as such she'll make a perfect addition to any collection. Score Design: 5/5 - Batgirl's design is somewhat simple, but her colorful appearance helps make up for it. Parts: 5/5 - Dark purple! Build: 5/5 - While similar to Batman, Batgirl has enough variations going to raise the interest level. Price: 5/5 - Getting so many nice pieces at this price is good, let alone a character difficult to part out after the first build. Overall: (20/20) A 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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    Review: 41588 The Joker

    I think I'm fine with the purple bricks' detailing, but I do suppose when placed next to the minifigure he certainly looses some of his pizzazz. But the amount of detail does seem to be in line with the rest of the BrickHeadz.
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    Review: 41588 The Joker

    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 The Joker. Like Batman, it's almost expected that he would be included in the first wave of BrickHeadz, at least considering The Lego Batman Movie sub-theme going on. While some people might not like the over the top style of this character in the Lego film specifically, he does translate particularly well to the BrickHeadz form. And at the same time, he manages to provide one of the most engaging building experiences of all the BrickHeadz. So let's find out why by reading on... Set Stats Name: 41588 The Joker Theme: Licensed / BrickHeadz Year: 2017 Pieces: 151 Minifigs: N/A Price: USD $9.99, CA $12.99, DE 9.99€, UK £9.99 Resources: Brickset, Bricklink, Lego Shop Packaging All BrickHeadz sets come in the same size box (3.6 x 4.8 x 3.1) and 41588 The Joker is no exception. The box features both a large image of the BrickHeadz figure itself (as well as the theme's logo) and an image of its source material—in this case a particularity maniacal laughing Joker. In this regard, I do wonder if the use of the crazy face Joker minifigure is appropriate, considering the BrickHeadz built after him is somewhat less expressive in the facial department. Still, the inclusion of such a comparison picture is welcomed. As with all the other BrickHeadz boxes, this one also comes with a reverse side showing the sub-theme group and that horrendous black wall of text (which I describe in depth in my 41585 Batman review). The box contains one instruction booklet, two bags (one big, one small), as well as a loose 4x6 black plate for the base. Interesting Parts Of the four Lego Batman Movie characters depicted by BrickHeadz, 41588 The Joker has the most printed pieces. These include two standardized eyes, his lips on a white 1x4 tile, and the two separate bricks that make up the front of his torso—all of which are all printed with great detail. Particularly his tie on the 1x2 brick which like the Joker minifigure in the Lowrider set, is dotted with cute tiny green skulls. Like all BrickHeadz, Joker also comes with numerous—as in fourteen—1x2x2 modified bricks in Light Bley. He also comes with ten green quarter melon tiles, various Dark Purple pieces such as 1x1 bricks, and even two Light Bright Blue 1x1 plates. All in all 41588 The Joker is a good haul, particularly in the green slope brick department which may make this figure tempting to part out. Build The Joker is internally comprised of almost entirely modified stud bricks. Still, the designers had the insight to include a well placed pink 2x2 brick, which is hilarious. 41588 The Joker is the most complicated build of the Lego Batman Movie BrickHeadz, although some of that is due to building in mirror form, repeating various shapes and curves with the bricks over and over. Unlike say Batman, you cannot simply skip steps and start building at a fast pace. The Joker demands attention! After you complete the figure, you then build the standard BrickHeadz base, which is comprised of only four pieces but looks wonderful nonetheless. Completed Figure The most immediate and noticeable thing about the Joker BrickHeadz is his massive flowing green hair. Joker’s hair makes up the bulk of the figure's brick count—which at 151 pieces is the most part heavy BrickHeadz character in this first wave. In comparison to his dark nemesis Batman, Joker has a whopping 60 more pieces at the same price point. Considering the relative small size of BrickHeadz sets, that’s nothing to scoff at. But while the hair is indeed nice,other aspects of this figure shouldn't be overlooked. The use of 1x1 plates in Light Bight Blue for eye shadow is inspired; they really sell the clown appearance. Well that and the lipstick. Now if there are any downsides, it may have to be the uncharacteristic lack of accessories. Considering all the tools and toys the Joker uses, it’s rather a shame that nothing was included for him to hold. But really it’s the black 4x4 hip plate that stands out to me as strange. Why is that not purple? It seems too low to be a belt, and it really just looks off. Considering Joker already uses that piece in purple, I do find it weird that it was not used here as well. There is also the matter of weight distribution. While Batman and Robin are not necessarily affected by this, Batgirl and especially Joker are. Due to the huge amount of parts used for Joker's hair and the fact that the figure's base is not centered, the Joker has a tendency to fall over backwards. Considering BrickHeadz are more for display than play it shouldn't be too much of an issue, assuming your shelves are level that is. Conclusion With the wind flowing through his hair, 41588 The Joker is flying by the competition. The level of detail in the hair alone makes this figure collectible and I'm sure many people will buy him in tandem with Batman. Score Design: 5/5 - The Joker has translated very well from minifigure to BrickHeadz. His hair piece in particular turned out well when scaled up with bricks. Parts: 5/5 - The substantial number of green melon tiles, slopes, and purple pieces are very useful outside of the figure. Build: 5/5 - Again, the hair is very well done, and its flowing appearance is very appealing. Compared to other figures, the build is interesting, if repetitive. Value for Price: 5/5 - The Joker has the most pieces out of the first BrickHeadz wave while retaining the same low price point. Good value Overall: (20/20) A 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