There will be some new pet sets coming to the LEGO BrickHeadz line and the first one of the March releases I’ll be checking out is the Budgie (40443). It has 261 pieces and will retail for $14.99 like with the other ones in the Pets subtheme.
The foundation of the Budgie, aka parakeet, is similar to other BrickHeadz sets by using the 1X2X1 2/3 W/4 Knobs to get detailing on the four sides of the bird. The sides uses some quarter circle tiles and cheese slopes for the feathers and the back uses a lot of the same parts for those feathers. The face is simple and the beak uses a new slope piece in a flame-orange color.
The feet just use some 1×2 plates and they are good enough for its purpose. The tail uses some yellow, blue, and green slope pieces to get the shape in the back.
The Chick is built in a similar style but downscaled by half the size. The head uses some more bricks with studs on the sides and there aren’t much detail for the feathers because it just uses 1×3 white and yellow tiles.
The base that they stand on is stated to resemble the bottom of a birdcage. The front of it has decorations of feathers and footprints which are stickers. They both have a little wooden perch that has some printed 1×1 round tiles on the sides.
Overall the LEGO BrickHeadz Budgie (40443) is something that resonates with me because I personally had a couple of them as pets years ago. The parakeets are pretty cute and the colors of the parts are a nice choice. The parts usage is also decent with some parts in new colors.
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