Late last year I was sent a few of the new 2020 Brickheadz – specifically 40377 Donald Duck, 40378 Goofy & Pluto, and the seasonal Easter set, 40380 Sheep. It was nice be able to sit down and go through them, so let’s take a very quick look at each of them.
The box for the sheep has plenty of easter eggs (of the egg variety, not the internet variety) in the background, and a sneak peek of the other two seasonal BrickHeadz, 40436 Lucky Cat and 40379 Valentine’s Bear.
To be honest, there’s not a lot different with the Sheep compared to other Brickheadz when it comes to the guts of the build, so I’m not going to focus on that too much. What I do want to focus on is how it looks, and it looks great.
It sits on a larger base, with some easter eggs on one side, all painted, a very clever looking flower on the other side, and a paint bucket with orange paint. Unfortunately he’s dripped a bit on himself, so there’s some orange spots on him!
I love the use of studs and round 1×1 tiles for the wool, and the little white Unikitty tail at the front is brilliant. The face looks good too, with the new 1×3 double jumper plate put to perfect use. This is easily my favourite Brickheadz yet. It’s adorable! Moving on to the Disney side of things.
40377 Donald Duck
If you were going to name some characters to go along with Mickey and Minnie for the Brickheadz, I reckon these would be the ones you’d go for. The box for Donald Duck features the Disney Mickey Mouse and Friends logo. The background of the box is a wonderful assortment of stereotypical Micket – heads, shorts, hands, and the classic Mickey silhouette of old. It’s understated and beautiful.
The back goes to a yellow colour and also shows off Goofy & Pluto. Donald looks fantastic in his blue top and hat, and the printing on mine looked pretty good. It’s again a standard Brickheadz build (although the front of his chest is added separately – a little odd).
I love his webbed feet using wedge plates, and the hat looks great too. My favourite little detail is his tail. It’s a shame it doesn’t appear fluffy – the point is very defined, but I can’t think of an element that would suit it better.
40378 Goofy & Pluto
Lastly, there’s Goofy and Pluto. The box is a little bigger than Donald’s, but aside from that it has the same features.
Goofy starts off pretty standard, but when it gets to the head, everything changes. It’s very unique – certainly not like any other Brickheadz I’ve built.
There’s a variety of SNOT elements used, in a wide range of colours, to make it easier when building. This technicolor nightmare is all hidden away when the build is complete.
What you end up with is another great looking Brickheadz set. Sure, he doesn’t look as goofy, but he’s still highly recognisable. The hat is a little weird, but I love the teeth!
They’re very understated and you could miss them if you weren’t looking at the right angle, but it’s such a good addition. Pluto also looks adorable.
It’s obviously a much smaller build than a standard Brickheadz, but the shaping is very nice, with the legs offset by half a brick thanks to the use of some jumper plates.
A whip for a tail looks good, but it is a little skinny for my liking. Stick them together and you have a pretty dynamic Disney duo!
If you’re a Brickheadz collector, these are all worth picking up.
A special thank you to LEGO for sending me a copy of each set to review. All thoughts on these sets 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.