Fans of the new LEGO Art theme will be tempted to buy extra copies of the new mosaic sets, as they offer the opportunity for an expanded canvas.
LEGO Art has been announced as a new theme for adults, offering 2D mosaic style design instead of the typical model building. 31197 Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, 31198 The Beatles, 31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man and 31200 Star Wars The Sith all offer satisfying experiences as single sets, but offer something more with multiple copies.
In the case of 31197 Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, the set offers four different colour schemes, a recognition of the many different versions of the image that Warhol created over the years. One can be built at a time, but as one of the promotional images suggests, they look cool all displayed together.
As for 31198 The Beatles, that set almost demands to be purchased in fours (or threes – sorry, Ringo). The set can build any one of The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – but that band member will look lonely without the others.
31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man offers three alternate looks – Mark 3 from the original Iron Man, Hulkbuster Mark 1 from Avengers: Infinity War and Mark 85 from Avengers: Endgame. Excitingly though, three sets can be combined for an image featuring Iron Man with an outstretched arm.
There is also a combination build in 31200 Star Wars The Sith, which as a single set offers Darth Vader, Darth Maul and Kylo Ren (nerd note: he’s not a Sith) as the three options. Combined together though, they make for an imposing image of Darth Vader holding his lightsaber.
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