LEGO Brick Sketches theme to launch with Star Wars and Batman

A new LEGO theme has been revealed, Brick Sketches, which will launch with Star Wars and Batman sets.

LEGO Brick Sketches is a new theme that is on the way, with Brickset sharing images of the first four sets. The little boxes will contain bricks and instructions to recreate characters as stylised portraits.

These new sets are due to launch on June 1.

The first four sets will be Star Wars and Batman licensed releases:

40391 First Order Stormtrooper
40431 BB-8
40386 Batman
40428 The Joker

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.

While Batman and the Joker are iconic characters, First Order Stormtrooper and BB-8 are part of the newer films in the Star Wars series.

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