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​Lego BrickHeadz Batman and Robin want collectible superfans to build them

Lego's bigger-than-minifigure figures are focused on big characters at small scale.

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Lego's 2017 toy outlook includes robots and social networks, but there's also a push to the Figure Collector. You know who you are. Piles of vinyl characters, shelves of cool posed art.

At New York's Toy Fair 2017, Lego showed off its latest line called BrickHeadz. BrickHeadz are stylized character kits, complete with their own base.

There are Marvel, DC and Disney ones coming this year ("Beauty and the Beast", "Pirates of the Caribbean" and plenty of Marvel heroes).


Brickheadz in the box.

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But the Batman and Robin ones are particularly fun. (FYI, there's also a BrickHeadz VR app on Google Daydream, but I haven't tried it).

I got to assemble one of the pre-release kits for "Lego Batman": the figures arrive soon, and cost $10 each (roughly £8 and AU$15).


What you get inside.

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They come with a fair amount of bricks (the Batman one has 91 pieces, Robin 101), but most of the bricks are on the basic side. It's pixelated-type block art, after all. Two glow-in-the-dark eyes complete the package.

It took my kid and I about 5 minutes to make. Collectors will want to keep them intact, but my kids will probably end up dismantling them and tossing the pieces into the bin.


Batman in completed Brickheadz form.

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Batman and Robin are cool, but where's Star Wars? Nothing yet on that front.

BrickHeadz arrive March 1.

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