LEGO will be releasing a new LEGO Seasonal set soon with the Halloween Owl (40497). As of this writing, there’s no information yet on the pricing and piece count for it but going by the previous Seasonal sets for 2021, it may be priced at $14.99. If you look closely at the back of the box, it also shows the Christmas Penguin (40498).
Like with the previous sets, it comes with a buildable base which has an Easter egg inside. For the owl, there’s a little bat built in.
At the floor level, there’s a little pumpkin patch with some pretty plump pumpkins made with some modified 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with studs on the sides. The 1×2 slopes give the shape of the pumpkins.
The owl is built similiarly to the BrickHeadz using some modified 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 bricks so that the outside can have some details. The front of it looks pretty bland with the tan on the chest.
The back has a bit more detail with the claw piece being used as fur on the tail.
The wings are on ball joints so you can show it flapping its wings if you like.
The head has the most details and it shows it with an “angry” face. This is achieved by using some claw toe pieces for the eyebrows and some slopes at the top of the head.
The whole owl is able to spin as it sits on a turntable piece. Be careful of having the wings too open as you will knock off one of the pumpkins due to the close proximity of them. I don’t get why it’s on a spinner but there you go.
Overall, the Halloween Owl (40497) is a fun little set that goes well with the other LEGO Seasonal sets for 2021. The owl does look good and there is some bulk to it.
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