Ever since LEGO revealed the next iteration of the BrickHeadz line with Go Brick Me (41597), LEGO fans may think differently of this set even if they haven’t picked up a single BrickHeadz before. The idea of this set is that you are able to customize the BrickHeadz to your liking whether it be of yourself or pretty much anybody else. It has a generous 708 pieces and retails for $29.99 which is a great deal even if you do not intend to build a single BrickHeadz out of this set.
There are are seven different bags along with the instruction booklet and a small sticker sheet. One of the bags is numbered which is used to build the blank BrickHeadz, aka Nonnie, which is used as a template.
The other bags have parts that are used to create your own unique BrickHeadz character. The one with the tan, brown, and dark orange bricks are used for BrickHeadz’ skin color while the colorful bag are used for building the torsos and legs. The parts in the other bags are separated into yellow, orange, brown, and black are used for the head and hair.
The sticker sheet has a number of transparent decals that you can add on to the BrickHeadz for even more detailing. I especially like the Blacktron one as that particular one could be very popular among fans.
The instructions for Go Brick Me is a lot more different than the usual instructions we get in other sets. The first few pages are straight-forward and it takes you through the steps of building the Nonnie. The rest of the instruction booklet is for the customization of your BrickHeadz.
LEGO has provided instructions for six body types and twelve different headstyles which includes a mohawk, beards, ponytails, pigtail, and even some with accessories like glasses, caps, ribbons, and even headphones.
As mentioned before, each of the BrickHeadz can have three skin tones and combine that with the different heads and body types, you’ll have at least 3,000 combinations to play with.
If you haven’t built any BrickHeadz sets before, I suggest you follow the instructions and build the blank white one just to get a feel of the anatomy. What’s nice about this set is that there are enough parts to build another figure while leaving the blank one which is very nice.
As for my custom BrickHeadz, I think I made a good representation of how I dress. I do wish that there were more dark blue parts as I do though.
The head and hair for a majority of the LEGO BrickHeadz sets are the main selling points and for Go Brick Me, there’s a ton parts for almost unlimited customization. For my hair, I gave it sort of a faux hawk and it actually turned out pretty well. For the face, I gave myself some square glasses although there’s also a pair of round frames as well.
For even further customization of your BrickHeadz, there are some more accessories including a surfboard, guitar, suitcase, book, cup, camera, trophy, microphones, and wands. I opted to have my guy hold a camera and cup since I’m the one taking photos of the sets for review.
Overall, I think that LEGO hit it out of the park with Go Brick Me (41597). Usually I don’t recommend getting multiples of a set but this one is an exception especially if you want to build multiple characters. What’s surprising about it is the price of the set compared to how many parts you get. Although there are a lot of smaller parts, they’re all useful in the colors provided so it’s not too bad.
Thank you to LEGO for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.