The first LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz set, 41498 Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite, has been officially confirmed as a New York Comic Con exclusive.
Attendees at New York Comic Con will be able to purchase 41498 Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite, Rebelscum reports. It is the first Star Wars themed LEGO BrickHeadz set, but rumours suggest it will not be the last – with The Last Jedi and Han Solo movie characters expected next year.
The 329 piece set contains the most famous Star Wars bounty hunter with his most desired prize, ready to be delivered to Jabba the Hutt. Plenty of printed pieces are included, which will make Bricklinking this particular exclusive a challenge.
Here are the images and information from the Star Wars experts at Rebelscum:
All decorated parts are new and exclusive to this Comic-Con model
Han Solo has the first BrickHeadz official “closed-eye” design
Han Solo has the biggest BrickHeadz base made to date
Piece count: 329 pieces
This product is an New York Comic-Con retail exclusive, available only at the LEGO Group’s mobile experience during New York’s Comic-Con. The winners of the pre-show lottery allocations have already been notified so if you were lucky enough to get one then congratulations!
If you didn’t then cross your fingers and toes that LEGO will opt to have a virtual standby line. If they do it is likely that the mechanism for this will be electronic – you can tap in your entry badge and you will be sent a text message if there’s availability and it’s your turn to come back to the booth. But based on past experiences, the organisation on the LEGO booth will be such that multiple sets can be purchased if he right amount of flattery is applied.
The advice about flattery may vary from person to person, but it is certainly worth paying attention to what happens on the ground. Fans have found over the years that things often change when it comes to how convention exclusives are distributed, despite what the advance information might say.