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There’s a Mexican-Inspired BrickHeadz Coming Next Month

¡Dios mio! 1st August is shaping up to be a busy day for new LEGO sets. Earlier this afternoon, we had the reveal of the next Ultimate Collector’s Series Star Wars set, the gigantic Republic Gunship. This next set is a little more budget-friendly and will require much less display space, however. It’s La Catrina, a Mexican Día de los Muertos-inspired BrickHeadz figure.

Día de los Muertos – which translates into Day of the Dead – is an annual Mexican festival all about celebrating the lives of the deceased. LEGO BrickHeadz 40492 La Catrina is designed to acknowledge and celebrate that festival. The BrickHeadz has a decorated skeleton face and is dressed in a traditional Mexican dress and flowery hat. It’s colourful, and one of the most eyecatching BrickHeadz we’ve seen in some time.

If you’re a fan of Mexican culture, then this is a LEGO set you’ll want to have in your collection. Like all BrickHeadz, it comes with printed tiles; her face and costume are printed rather than stickers. And with 141 pieces, it’s the perfect quick build. We’d love to see her get a male companion; a pair of Mexican-inspired BrickHeadz would look delightful together.

La Catrina is priced at £9.99 and will be available from 1st August.

Written by Kim

Kim has loved Lego since she was a kid, but didn't get back into the plastic bricks until her late 20s. In the last several years that love has become an obsession, and Lego has taken over her house, and her life! When she's not building Lego, she's likely to be playing video games or writing about them: she's also the co-owner of GameSpew.com. You'll also find her work over on Space and LiveScience.

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