Checking out 40422 Frankenstein

Theme: Brickheadz
No: 40422
Release Year: 2020 (15th September)
Cost: AU $15.99
Pieces: 118 parts

Brickheadz is venturing down a new road, with the Universal Monsters – monster film characters made by Universal Studios in the mid 1900s. This should be pretty cool. There’s one immediate problem though. The monster’s name is not Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein (the scientist) created the monster who doesn’t actually have a name. Most call him Frankenstein’s Monster.

This version should be called Frankenstein’s Monster. It’s based off the version portrayed by Boris Karloff in the 1930s across three films – Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein. It’s the ultimate version of the monster, and one that pretty much all modern interpretations hark back to. The box art includes a cartoony representation of the Karloff Frankenstein’s Monster.

The model is black and grey and looks very striking. There are also four printed parts – the two eyes, new on 1×1 semi-circle tiles, the chest with the printed jacket on a 1x2x2 brick, and the stapled forehead on a 2×4 tile. It looks great.

This is a Brickheadz character with a difference. The extra large forehead means an extra brick taller in the head. The front looks excellent, with the dead eyes and the bolts coming out. These builds have no neck, but they still did pretty well!

The back is pretty dull, but I guess so was the monster’s. Any fans of the old horror flicks will enjoy this little build. It should be interesting to see what comes next? I’m hoping for Dracula, but other options could include The Mummy, The Invisible Man, the Werewolf of London, Phantom of the Opera, or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With that lineup, there’s hopefully plenty of good monsters to come! The set will be available from LEGO.com from September 15th.

A special thank you to LEGO for sending me a copy to review. All thoughts on this set are my own and are not influenced in any way, shape or form. The provision of sets for review does not guarantee a favourable review.

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