LEGO砖草图是一个新的收藏系列旨在显示热门人物砖建造的画像，不张扬。预计可用7月15日，他们的零售价为US $ 19.99 |欧盟€19.99每个。我们已经采取了看看LEGO DC砖草图characters in the first wave, and today we’ll check out the Star Wars sketches. Are40391个砖草图：一阶突击兵and40431年砖Sketches: BB-8值得的价格点，他们有针对较大的LEGO的市场有兴趣吗？
The front of the packaging is pretty standard, with a product shot of the completed Brick Sketch, and a mix of Star Wars and LEGO logos. There’s a small color variation to the background grey between the sets, with BB-8 being a just a touch darker. It’s pretty hard to see, and probably won’t be enough to make the two boxes stand out from each other on store shelves. Luckily the red and orange highlights of the builds accomplish that pretty well on their own.
Inside the boxes we get the usual instruction manual and three bags of parts. (BB-8 also has two 1×16 beams loose in the package.) You can quickly see that there’s a very different mix of parts between the two kits. The part count is pretty similar, with BB-8 having 166 parts and the Stormtrooper a respectable 151. This brings the per-piece cost in at around 12-13 cents, which is a really good ratio for a licensed set. In a departure from the box art, the instructions have an additional logo for Disney along with the Star Wars one.
砖草图are based on a plate-on-plate building style, with multiple layers of brick building up the character image. Despite the seeming simplicity of that approach, there are interesting things to note about the Stormtooper’s build. The first thing that struck me as odd was that some of the back-plate interlocking in the earlier steps is accomplished with 2×4 black tile instead of regular studded plate. I’m guessing that this was done by LEGO for cost-saving reasons. There are exposed 2×4 tiles in the final steps, and it was probably cheaper to pack in several of the same part rather than including different elements. Or maybe it was just a nice treat from the designer, as those tiles are pretty useful for people re-using the parts for their own creations. There are also a couple of 1×1 round tiles that seem added “just because” above the teal 2×8 plate. I don’t have a great explanation for those.
There’s a nice bit of depth between the shoulders and the base of the helmet, and the use of different wedge plates do a great job of recreating shaping in the eyes and mouth. The red of the background helps the character pop a bit, as well as being a callback to the First Order colors.
However, you can tell that the body is a lot more angular with the layered plate approach. The center rings are obviously circular, but once you’re past them there are straight-edged wedge plates. I’m not sure there’s a combination of LEGO elements that would have worked better, though. Not without losing the “sketch” feel, anyway.
All the sketches have the same display-feature build on the back. There’s a联接板供一个钉子,如果你想把sketch. Otherwise you can use the fold-out stand. I’ve found that the nail option is not great- you need a pretty long nail and getting it through the stud-wide opening can be tricky. But I guess once they’re up you don’t really have to worry about hanging them again.
The finished model
With a touch of more dramatic lighting you can see that the layered build creates some nice shadow play. The 3D aspects of the builds come forward and you get to see more of these images than a flat mosaic could offer.
Conclusion and recommendation
I started out pretty iffy on these sets. After building them and looking though the parts, however, I can say I’m now a fan. The builds are quick, but fun. The finished models are great.
The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of these sets for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.