LEGO BrickHeadz: Frankenstein Set 40422
This LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein Set 40422, is the first set to licence Universal’s Monsters property, which encompasses horror films made by the studio in the 1920s-1950s. This set, then, which should have been called “Frankenstein’s Monster“, is based on Boris Karloff‘s classic interpretation of the beast fashioned from the parts of exhumed corpses in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein (40422) is a fun recreation of the famous fictional character. As part of the LEGO BrickHeadz collection, the figure comes with its own character ID and a sturdy baseplate for easy display, either individually or alongside other BrickHeadz models. Frankenstein’s monster or Frankenstein’s creature, often incorrectly referred to as simply “Frankenstein“, is a fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley‘s 1818 novel Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley’s title thus compares the monster’s creator, Victor Frankenstein, to the mythological character Prometheus, who fashioned humans out of clay and gave them fire.
In Shelley’s Gothic story, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method consisting of chemistry and alchemy. Shelley describes the monster as 8 feet (240 cm) tall and terribly hideous, but emotional. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is shunned, which leads him to seek revenge against Dr. Frankenstein. According to the scholar Joseph Carroll, the monster occupies “a border territory between the characteristics that typically define protagonists and antagonists“. Frankenstein’s monster became iconic in popular culture, and has been featured in various forms of media, including films, television series, merchandise and video games. His most iconic version is his portrayal by Boris Karloff in the 1931 film Frankenstein, the 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein, and the 1939 sequel Son of Frankenstein. A great gift for fans of LEGO bricks and fun monsters. LEGO BrickHeadz Frankenstein Set 40422 is suitable for ages 10++. BrickHeadz Frankenstein measure over 3” (9cm) tall, this 108-piece buildable toy delivers monster fun for kids at any time of the year.
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