LEGO has just teamed up with the adorable fashion pair Fashion by Mayhem to show off their brand new LEGO BrickHeadz set, Go Brick Me, available in stores on April 1! The Fashion by Mayhem team is very much into the awards show season, and has recreated some of their favorite looks from recent shows with this new BrickHeadz set, along with paper, ribbon, and other craft supplies. The end result is adorable and very well done. Check out some of the award highlights in their video! They have interpreted the outfits of Kiernan Shipka from the Critics’ Choice Awards, Millie Bobby Brown from the SAG Awards, Pink from the Grammys, and Oprah from the Golden Globes.
My favorite is Oprah. Here you can see them individually, along with Mayhem’s favorite Oscar look, Nicole Kidman, wearing a sapphire Armani Privé gown, in LEGO form.
I also had the chance to try out the new LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set for myself. Most of the BrickHeadz sets that I’d seen previously didn’t really grab me because many are comic-based, and that’s just not my thing. (Though the Valentine- and Easter-themed sets are adorable!) But being able to recreate yourself (or anyone else) in LEGO form is a different story.
The Go Brick Me set is a great deal of fun. The kit is very well organized and perfect for people new to assembling BrickHeadz sets. Open the box, and the LEGO bricks are, as usual, in a number of bags. But only one of the bags is numbered (with a “1”). The instructions run you through building your first BrickHeadz (BrickHead?), which is very generic looking, nothing fancy, but it orients you to how the parts are assembled. You then possess a base of knowledge for deviating from the patterns later. Everything you need for this first creation is in that #1 bag, so it doesn’t take a lot of time or room to get started.
After you’ve built this first creation, you’re set to recreate yourself in LEGO. The instruction book is set up to allow you to choose different bottoms and tops for your body. Start with a bottom (pants? skirt? which colors?). Then add the substructure for the top. Next, choose your top portion, where you can choose a shirt, different hair, a face, and glasses if you like (the set comes with two different shaped glasses!), and other accessories such as a baseball cap or headphones. Once built, add some accessories to your hands. The set is pretty open-ended. But I did find that my be-skirted BrickHeadz person couldn’t hold the magic wand, much to my chagrin.
I did my best to pick a top and a bottom from the set options that would fit how I (sorta) look. It worked very well! Almost without a hitch.
The first hurdle was this: the top I chose needed two pieces that had been used on the legs. That was an easy fix. I just changed the shoes to boots (swapping out part of the legs for pieces of the color of the shoes), freeing up the needed face pieces.
The second thing I had to change was the top portion, since the one I had chosen didn’t have glasses. As I’ve worn glasses for the past 37 years, it just wouldn’t be me without them. So, I rebuilt the face a bit to match one of the other faces that had glasses in the pattern. I also had to adjust the hair, since the hair in my chosen top was in the way of glasses. But, in the end, I was very happy with the result! Here is Jenny, in BrickHeadz form, along with Mr. Anonymous BrickHeadz Guy. This will likely be their first album cover.
And here’s a look at them with different lighting.
That’s the beauty of this set: you can design, redesign, and remix all of the parts. There are enough pieces in every color of the rainbow (and then some) to create an infinite number of looks. And there are enough foundation pieces in the set (the pieces that go on the inside of the bodies) to make two BrickHeadz figures. You might even be able to cobble together a third or maybe a fourth, if you don’t mind it not being structurally sound. Or just buy two BrickHeadz sets. Or use the instructions in the set to pilfer from your regular LEGO stash and create something wholly new.
The LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set is a wonderful kit for anyone who likes to personalize their LEGO experience. It’s fun to recreate family members, friends, or even famous people, like the Fashion by Mayhem folks did above. The set is designed for anyone ages 10 and up. It works as a standalone kit, or combine it with other LEGO pieces for added variety.
You will be able to buy the LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me set yourself starting April 1!
Note: I received a sample for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.