Proving popular since their first release as a San Diego Comi-Con exclusive in 2016, the BrickHeadz subtheme of buildable characters has been expanded with the addition of the new 40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader two-pack.
Those lucky enough to attend Star Wars Celebration Anaheim at the end of May 2022 were treated to a triple debut because this set was not only available to purchase with a limited edition sleeve but was the very first tie-in for the Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action series on Disney+ which premiered during the course of the event, and included the very first BrickHeadz Obi-Wan Kenobi.
With just over 3000 available during the four-day convention, the daily allotment of around 800 saw hundreds of fans lining up for an hour for the chance to say they “got it here first!” before it sold out by mid-day. Unusually for conventions, there weren’t any spares leftover at the end, making this non-exclusive very hard to come by once the convention ended.
40547 Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader
Fans can relive dramatic Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi scenes as they build LEGO® BrickHeadz™ versions of iconic characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. The Force is strong with this duo – authentic details include Darth Vader’s red eyes and a lightsaber for each buildable LEGO® figure, plus baseplates for display. This creative building toy is suitable for ages 10 and up and would make an awesome addition to any Star Wars™ fan’s collection.
- Iconic Star Wars™ characters in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style – Buildable LEGO BrickHeadz figures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader (40547) with lightsabers
- Made for display – Each buildable LEGO® figure stands over 3 in. (8 cm) tall. Baseplates and step-by-step building instructions are included
- Gift idea for ages 10 and up – This 260-piece toy building set makes a fun birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for kids and adult Star Wars™ fans
The eye-catching packaging, which shows off these two adversaries to great effect, includes the Obi-Wan Kenobi logo (which is the first time a movie or TV show’s logo has been replicated) and the title of the set, which excludes “versus” in order not to give away the duels that the live-action series featured.
Inside the box are two bags of pieces and instructions, one for BHz 174 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the other for Bhz 175 Darth Vader, which allows you to simultaneously build them with another fan or puth them together on your own.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s beard and letterbox mouth give the middle-aged Jedi Master a distinguished look, the use of angled tiles at the back creates a suitably tufty effect, and the elements used to portray the hooded robes and tunic create a remarkable layered appearance.
Meanwhile, the Dark Lord of the Sith, who has already been depicted in BrickHeadz form as 41619 Darth Vader, is an upgrade, with red lenses giving the mask a more authentic look, the cloak hangs in a more realistic way and the newer version is slightly taller than the original, giving Obi-Wan’s ex-apprentice the advantage of height for once.
Both models are equally charming, and are affordable and attractive display pieces that don’t take up too much room. though they’re not dynamic enough to let you act out the one-sided duel between these two foes, LEGO does have a more suitable set – 75334 Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader – included in the Summer wave.
Collectors wanting to add the Celebration variant to their collection should look to secondary market sites like eBay, while those not fussed for an extra piece of paper will be able to get theirs – priced US$19.99 / CA$24.99 / UK£17.99 / DE€19.99 / AU$29.99 – on August 1st through the LEGO website and their bricks and mortar stores.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.