One of this years most anticipated new themes is return of Harry Potter, in the Wizarding World range. This combines all of J.K. Rowling’s popular characters from both Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. As well as plenty of new LEGO® playsets, there are also a selection of new LEGO BrickHeadz, based on some of Potter’s much-loved characters. Although not officially on sale until July 1st, we’ve picked up the new Wizarding World BrickHeadz double pack, which includes Ron Weasley and Albus Dumbledore. Of course we’ve already built these fun new additions to the BrickHeadz range, so thought why not give them a cheeky review. So without further ado, Brickius Headzium Reviewious….
This LEGO® BrickHeadz™ 41621 Ron Weasley™ and Albus Dumbledore™ play set is fun to build using colorful LEGO bricks that recreate all their iconic details, including Ron’s iconic ginger hair and magic wand, plus Dumbledore’s tassel hat and gray beard. These Harry Potter™ toys stand on a buildable collector’s baseplate for easy display in your home, office or anywhere you like.
- Set Name: Ron Weasley™ & Albus Dumbledore™
- Set Number: 41621
- Pieces: 245
- RRP: £17.99
- Measurements: stand over 7cm tall without baseplate. Baseplates each measure over 4cm square
- Availability: LEGO Brand Retail Store, shop.LEGO.com & Smyths Toys from July 1st
As the BrickHeadz range is so similar, there is little point in covering the build process in great detail. But both Ron and Dumbledore follow there same sort of build pattern as other BrickHeadz sets. This means a large number of the 1x2x1 bricks with knobs are used for the base of the build. These are then dressed up with other elements to create the characters. Ron is the most basic of the two builds, with Dumbledore featuring quite a lot of detail and printed elements. Which is where the different LEGO BrickHeadz really come into their own. Although Ron only has a couple of printed parts, including his Hogwarts scarf and uniform, plus of course the eyes, Dumbledore is packed with printed pieces. His ornate wizards robes have printed 2×1 tiles, as does his fancy hat, which has a number of jazzy printed 1×4 tiles. He also has a unique eye element, which is a clear 1×2 tile, to represents his glasses and eyes.
As mentioned above Ron is a fairly simple BrickHeadz build in terms of not having fancy hair or clothing. His hair does a decent job of matching that of the real-life Ron Weasley, more so in the earlier films. Ron is sporting his black Hogwarts cloak, which is complimented by that famous Hogwarts uniform and scarf peeking through. Both achieved by printed elements. I like the how the scarf is continued around the base of Ron’s head by the relevant coloured pieces.
As basic as Ron is, Dumbledore is bursting with detail. His colourful wizards cloak and hat is adorned by a number of printed elements. Plus due to the characters beard and hair, it has more elements than Ron does. It’s a great likeness of the characters and you can instantly see, who is is meant to be. Something which has been quite impressive across all the LEGO BrickHeadz. The Dumbledore BrickHeadz build is one of my favourite, it’s a little different to other builds, thanks to the lack of legs and of course all the extra details, means extra bits to build.
People either love BrickHeadz or hate them, but these have an audience beyond the hardcore LEGO fan. This set will certainly appeal to Harry Potter fans, be they book lovers or moviegoers. I personally have a soft spot for the BrickHeadz range, as mentioned above the ability to create a character likeness, within a limited stylised design standard, is very impressive. Plus all graphic design on these and in fact all BrickHeadz sets has always been achieved by printed elements. Making them great for part hunters and MOC makers. Although many of waiting with excitement for the LEGO Harry Potter sets to become available, these are more than enough to keep you busy until they arrive.