Lego Brickheadz 75317 The Mandalorian & the Child

It's been a slow year for Star Wars Lego Brickheadz. Last week, however, my wife finally got her hands on what just might be the best release yet in this line: 75317 The Mandalorian & the Child.

Let's be honest - this set was always destined for greatness. Both the Mandalorian and the Child are incredibly well-suited to a brick-based realisation. What I didn't expect, however, was just how good that realisation would be. The Mandalorian features an insane amount of detail - from his wonderfully sculpted helmet, to his sidearm, to his (detachable) over-the-shoulder rifle, to the metallic cartridges clipped to his belt.

But, of course, the real star here is the Child. While much simpler in design, the team at Lego have managed to perfectly capture the heart and soul of this character. The pivoting ears (featured in their 'sad' downturned position in the image below) add even more character to this build. And don't forget the pram. While this accessory could easily have been phoned-in, Lego instead put an enormous amount of time and care into extracting the smooth curves of the Child's conveyance from a small handful of chunky bricks. Further, some extra detailing at the hinges gives the illusion of a real, working mechanism within the build - a wonderfully nice touch.

Taken together, these separate elements make for a set that I cannot recommend highly enough!