Spice Up Your LEGO®

It’s time to spice up your LEGO® collection. ’90s girl band fans are in for a real treat as the LEGO® Group just announced the release of Spice Girls BrickHeadz. These characters commemorate the 25th anniversary of their 1997 performance opening the Brit Awards. This was shortly after their first single, Wannabe, took the radio by storm in North America. From a LEGO® perspective, this release is interesting because it marks the first time non-fictional characters receive BrickHeadz treatment. The Spice Girls come hot on the heels of two earlier waves of announcements in January and February.

Spice up your LEGO® with Spice Girls BrickHeadz
Photos used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

SPICE SPECIFICS:

  • NAME: Spice Girls
  • SET #: 40548
  • THEME: BrickHeadz
  • COST: $64.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 578
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.11 (good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: N/A
LEGO Spice Girls
Photos used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

EXCERPT FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Five of the most recognised figures in showbiz history have burst on to the stage in LEGO® brick form for the first time ever, as the LEGO® Group unveils the LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Spice Girls Tribute set. This is a world first as actual people have never been immortalized in the LEGO® BrickHeadz style before now.

The new LEGO® Brickheadz set comes with mini versions of each Spice Girl, equipped with microphones and stands. For the first time, fans can experience that satisfying ‘click’ when two bricks become one. Every detail that gave the girls their iconic style has been faithfully captured in brick, from hairstyles to clothing. Fans will find new leopard print LEGO bricks for Mel B’s eye-catching look, along with Melanie C’s tracksuit and Emma’s famous baby pink dress. Whilst Victoria can be found in her trademark black dress.

Of course, the set would not be complete without Geri’s Union Jack dress. LEGO® designers have carefully recreated the famous dress, which became a lasting symbol of Cool Britannia and made headlines across the world following the performance of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ at the Brit Awards 25 Years ago.

Photos used with permission. ©2021 The LEGO® Group.

For a LEGO® enthusiast, BrickHeadz tend to offer a fairly repetitive build experience. They are collectibles for sure, but you do not often acquire new build techniques. Interestingly, Geri’s dress might offer something novel in that regard. I am curious how to build that Union Jack. Another point of interest arises with Mel B’s leopard print. If printed and not stickered, those could make interesting parts for your collection. What do you think? Will you spice up your LEGO® collection this March? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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