September 29, 2023
Captain Redbeard Get Built!

Captain Redbeard Gets Built

Each year, the LEGO® House releases a new, exclusive set only available at their own LEGO® Store. In the past, they even sent me one of these sets, the Brick Moulding Machine. Additionally, I had the chance to chat with the set designers. Boy, do I ever wish they had offered the same opportunity this year. The 2023 LEGO® House exclusive was announced and it has me drooling. This year, Captain Redbeard gets built… out of bricks.

Captain Redbeard Specifics:

  • NAME: A Minifigure Tribute
  • SET #: 40504
  • THEME: LEGO® House Exclusive
  • COST: 599 DKK (approx. $116 CAD/$85 USD)
  • BRICK COUNT: 1041
  • RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2023
  • COST/BRICK: approx. $0.11 CAD (very good value)

2023 marks the 45th anniversary of the Minifigure. Consequently, a giant Minifigure represents an excellent choice for an exclusive set at the LEGO® House this year. These sets typically feature history-inspired builds from the LEGO® Group’s storied past. To make it even better, designers selected the iconic Captain Redbeard to represent Minifigures everywhere. He is about 30 cm tall. Pirates was my favorite theme as a kid. Needless to say, I am thrilled. At the same time, I am a little sad that I can’t actually get one. Perhaps this is the push I need to finally plan a trip to Denmark? What do you think of “A Minifigure Tribute”? Let me know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,


Captain Redbeard gets built from bricks for this year's LEGO House exclusive.
A Minifigure Tribute. Image used with permission, ©2023 The LEGO® Group.

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