Introduced in February 2017 at the International Toy Fair in New York City, LEGO’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” themed Brickheadz have been released. For the latest installment of the series, two Brickheadz were unveiled: the captain of the damned ship, The Silent Mary, Captain Armando Salazar and the reason we’re all gathered here today, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Consisting of 109 pieces, Jack stands over two inches in height and features all sort of Cap’n Jack detailing, like his trademark headband, belt, goatee (even has those two “braids” hanging off his chin) and long hair. Of course, Jack features all the Brickheadz detailing, as well: oversized head, stubby lil arms and the Brickheadz eyes. He also comes with sword, and buildable baseplate (that features the Brickheadz icon).
One of the things I’ve always dug about LEGO sets is there creative use of bricks. Captain Sparrow is no exception. But, the cleverest detail of Jack is the one that runs through all the Brickheadz, and one you don’t even see once the model is finished. It’s a pink brick that sits in the “middle” of each Brickheadz head. It took putting together a few sets to realize that significance of the pink brick. But, ya boy is the sharpest tool in the shed, either.
Even at 109 pieces, Jack is a fun, satisfying build. But, if you’re anything like me, the buzz of the build doesn’t last too long with smaller sets. And you’ll be itching to get back at it, right quick. Fortunately, LEGO’s got 11 other Brickheadz models to go along with your favorite Pirate. Do yourself that solid and make sure you pick up a friend for Jack, you totally won’t regret it.
Captain Jack Sparrow retails for $9.99. You can pick him up now (or any other of the Brickheadz) at your favorite retailer. Or at shop.lego.com.