Amongst this year’s wide lineup of set releases, LEGO has really been pushing its new BrickHeadz series. With notable announcements centering around Star Wars, Avengers, Back to the Future and even custom characters, today we’re seeing two more must-have figures; Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper.
While Star Wars characters have gotten their fair share of brick-built recreations over the past year or so, today’s new BrickHeadz mark the first from a galaxy far, far away to come directly from the Original Trilogy. So for those who have been hoping for LEGO to send some love towards the first three films, today’s your lucky day.
Stealing the show in today’s announcement is of course the menacing Darth Vader figure. With three new pieces, Vader includes a printed belt and chest piece element, as well as his iconic mouth plate. Alongside the Sith Lord is also a new Stormtrooper figure. The predominately white BrickHeadz sports two new printed elements; a utility belt and the Imperial solider’s face piece. Both pack the same iconic LEGO look the series has come to be known for and do a wonderful job recreating the characters in the blocky medium.
Both of the new BrickHeadz will stack up to around 110 pieces or so and retail for the expected $10 each. As of now we’re unsure on when they’ll be hitting store shelves, or if they’ll come bundled together similarly to the recent Avengers: Infinity War releases.