By Rakesh Gosai (SAFOLs Brick Deputy)
The Mandalorian was released in 2019 and my two favourite characters are in this set. The Mandalorian and The Child aka Grogu aka Baby Yoda.
Din Djarin, aka “the Mandalorian” or “Mando,” was a Mandalorian who worked as a famous bounty hunter during the New Republic Era. With his Mandalorian armour, IB-94 blaster pistol, Amban sniper rifle, and distinctive beskar helmet.
Beskar, also known as Mandalorian iron, was an alloy used in Mandalorian armour, notable for its high tolerance to extreme forms of damage. The metal was durable enough to withstand a direct blaster shot and could repel light-sabre strikes.
Like previous LEGO BrickHeadz sets that have included multiple characters, the parts for each character are packaged in their own numbered bags — in this case, two sets of bags to separate the parts for The Child [Labelled 1] and The Mandalorian [Labelled 2].
Upon opening the bags, I really enjoyed the few printed parts. I was amazed what detail they brought to the build.
The Child sits inside the hover-pram, featuring an enormous head with big ears and two tiny arms which rest on the sides of the hover-pram. The hover-pram has been simplified in relation to the series, keeping to the usual BrickHeadz scale, The scaling between these two characters is not correct as The Child is too large, although that does not matter because BrickHeadz scaling is rarely consistent.
The Mandalorian’s armour appears immediately recognisable here, taking inspiration from his early appearances during the series. His chest and shoulder armour is reddish brown, complementing the tan and dark tan attire underneath.
The Mandalorian and The Child is certainly among my favourite BrickHeadz models because I love these characters! The Mandalorian appears rugged, featuring an impressive helmet and armour components.
My favourite must be The Child, the hover-pram distinguishes this model from the other BrickHeadz models. The designer has done an excellent rendition, this is the way he designed it!