May 30, 2023

#FreeBRICKney – Fantasy Minifigure Series

Minifigure Monday is a celebration of the LEGO® Minifigure. Last week, I began my Brickstock fantasy Minifigures series. I enjoy drawing Minifigures when I have a free moment. Consequently, many custom character illustrations have piled up on my computer and in my sketchbook. I have not published these in the past because they were not official Minifigures. However, I noticed recently that several of them feature musicians or singers. As such, I decided to publish them now as my wish list for a collectible Minifigures series. Last week, I showcased Build On, inspired by Steven Tyler. This week, it is time for Fantasy Minifigure Series – #FreeBRICKney.

The #FreeBritney movement has featured prominently in entertainment news for the last few months. I am sure you are aware that it casts light on the questionable conservatorship of Britney Spears. The name for my Minifigure makes a play on the hashtag. However, the idea for this drawing is much older. Britney Spears, from her “Oops… I Did It Again” era, inspired this picture. I admit that I had a HUGE schoolboy crush on her when that video came out. It was about the time I turned 18. The idea for this drawing arose from that song title and a trip to the LEGO® Store. I had planned to “only look”. I ended up spending over $100. Oops… I did it again.

#FreeBRICKney art from True North Bricks.
This image is an original artwork that cannot be used or reproduced. ©2021 True North Bricks.

The LEGO® Store employee Minifigure also gave some inspiration. You used to see him holding a LEGO® Store bag in ads. I thought it fun to include a similar pose here with my Minifigure drawing since a shopping trip inspired her. Incidentally, #FreeBRICKney was a later addition to the piece. Everyone should be free to spend their money on LEGO® bricks 😉. Plus, after telling her detractors to “step on LEGOs” in a July 2021 Instagram post, Britney deserves her own Minifigure… even if the plural of LEGO® is LEGO®. Who makes your fantasy Minifigure series? Tune in next week to find out the addition to mine.

Until next time,


Brickstock Fantasy Minifigures Series. This image is an original artwork that cannot be used or reproduced. ©2021 True North Bricks.

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