Revealed a few months ago, LEGO Brick Sketches is a new theme recreates characters as stylised portraits. The first wave covers Batman and Star Wars, with two iconic characters from each franchise represented.
Here are the official product descriptions:
Show off the strength of the First Order with this LEGO Brick Sketches First Order Stormtrooper (40391) construction set. This collectible, brick-built illustration of an iconic Star Wars character is created on a 12×16 baseplate and can be displayed standing up or hung by its built-in hook on a wall. An awesome birthday or holiday gift for kids and Star Wars fans, it makes a great addition to any builder’s collection of LEGO Brick Sketches character portraits.
Create an awesome 3-D illustration of BB-8 with this cool LEGO Brick Sketches construction set (40431) for youngsters and all fans of the astromech droid. Built on a 12×16 baseplate, the portrait looks great displayed freestanding or the built-in hook can be used to hang it on a wall. An awesome birthday or holiday gift or surprise any-time present, it makes a great addition to any builder’s collection of LEGO Brick Sketches character artworks.
Fans of the Caped Crusader can build and display their own LEGO Batman illustration with this LEGO Brick Sketches Batman (40386). Hang it on the wall using the built-in hook – the 12×16 baseplate holds the LEGO bricks firmly in place. A great gift for birthdays and holidays, and an impressive addition to any collection of LEGO Brick Sketches character portraits.
Fans of Batman can build and display their own portrait of The Joker with this LEGO Brick Sketches The Joker (40428). Made entirely from LEGO bricks on a 12×16 baseplate to hold the LEGO bricks firmly in place, kids can even hang it on the wall using the built-in hook. A cool gift for kids’ birthdays and holidays, and an impressive addition to any collection of LEGO Brick Sketches character portraits.
Chris McVeigh has been building in this style for years, but it seems it wasn’t until he was hired by the LEGO Group that the company saw the potential in this unique way of building.
Star Wars and Batman have proven to be two of the LEGO Group’s most consistently successful licensed themes, so it perhaps not too surprising that this is where the new theme will begin. As BrickHeadz has demonstrated, the LEGO Group might be willing to experiment with more obscure and unusual licences over time.
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