Now available are a couple of new LEGO BrickHeadz sets based on the Minions: The Rise of Gru movie. The first set I want to take a look at is Gru, Stuart, and Otto (40420). The set has 244 pieces and retails for $19.99.
The Gru in this set is a younger version of the character where he wears a dark blue jacket with a gray scarf. The inside of him has a lot of Modified 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with studs on the side to allow detailing on all four sides. Gru’s head is actually quite detailed for being a BrickHeadz. The hairstyle is the side slicked one and it even has the cowlick on the back. The face is bland but it does have his recognizable pointy nose which is designated by a cheese slope.
Stuart is a minion with an elongated body. He only has one eye and it is printed on a 2×2 round tile. The look of it is in the BrickHeadz style of eyes which is cool since it keeps it consistent with the rest of the line. There’s also a printed 1×3 tile for the pocket on the overall.
Otto seems to be a new minion and he has a more rounder body. Built similarly to Stuart, Otto has two printed eyes with the goggles going around the head. He also has a printed 1×4 tile for the overall pocket in the front. Otto also has an accessory which is the zodiac stone that Gru stole and instructed Otto to take care of but exchanges it for a pet rock. It is a printed 2×2 round tile of a dragon. One thing that would’ve been nice is a printed tile/brick for his braces.
Overall, the LEGO BrickHeadz Gru, Stuart, and Otto (40420) is a fun little set that includes a few of the main characters. I feel the main draw of this set are the minions but having Gru is a good addition as he doesn’t look too bad either.
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