Love is (was?) in the air! Grab your loved one and build this cute bear together.
So, first up: Yes, I know, I'm late. There were some wires crossed, and the set came in a week after Valentine's day. Luckily, I trained my wife not to expect anything on February 14th, so no disappointment there. The review is also a bit later, because I had to fix my car. The brake-lines were damaged somehow.
Seasonal sets have been a long tradition at LEGO. Since 2018, they used BrickHeadz for this line. So far, 15 BrickHeadz have been released:
Last year, JaredHinton wrote a review about the 40352-1 Thanksgiving Scarecrow.
This is the 3rd Valentine's set to appear as a BrickHeadz. Let's see if sparks will fly.
The adorable LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Valentine's Bear (40379) is the perfect way to let someone know how much they’re loved. Holding a large red heart, the cute brown bear sits on a picnic blanket together with his little bee friend, a honey jar and colorful flowers. Displayed on a sturdy baseplate, the Valentine's Bear is a fun, lasting gift idea for him, her, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… at any time of year, whether Valentine's, birthday, Christmas or just because.
The instructions measure 13.3 x 10.2 cm. There are 43 building steps on 43 pages. The pdf can be downloaded here.
The set contains 150 parts and 19 spares, in 18 colors, and 16 part categories, with a total of 65 unique parts/color combinations.
Main colors are:
- Medium Dark Flesh: 16 unique parts, 61 quantity.
- Black: 11 unique parts, 15 quantity.
- White: 6 unique parts, 10 quantity.
Main categories are:
- Plates: 15 unique parts, 41 quantity.
- Tiles: 7 unique parts, 20 quantity.
- Plates Round and Dishes: 7 unique parts, 12 quantity.
As to be expected, the build is straight forward. I think this is the first BrickHeadz to be sitting down.
The body consists of the standard 22885 - Brick Special 1 x 2 x 1 2/3 with four studs on one side. I'm not sure why 1 of them is white. I assume so you can better see the orientation of the build? The result is a cute bear.
So, did I fall in love? I think so. Not head-over-heels, but it offers what it needs. The design is nice, and a good gift for a loved one, for a decent price.
When you've build a dozen BrickHeadz, they tend to become repetitive. Luckily, most builds offer a little variety to keep it interesting. So does this one. The sitting bear, the micro bee and the overall look is different enough for me.
Parts- and build photographs by Tobymac (© 2020 Rebrickable)