Five of the most recognisable figures in showbiz history have burst on to the stage in LEGO brick form, as the LEGO Group unveils the LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls Tribute set. This is a world first, as actual people have never been immortalised in the LEGO BrickHeadz style before now.
In celebration of the new LEGO set, world-renowned photographer Rankin has brought the brick band to life by recreating images originally shot in his studio, but this time featuring the LEGO BrickHeadz quintet.
In 1996, Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria exploded onto the British music scene with hits such as Wannabe, Two Become One, Viva Forever and Spice up Your Life. Now the band can be built in LEGO bricks, giving fans the chance to add a little â€˜People Powerâ€™ to their homes.
The new LEGO Brickheadz set comes with mini versions of each Spice Girl, equipped with microphones and stands. Every detail that gave the girls their iconic style has been faithfully captured in brick, from hairstyles to clothing. Fans will find new leopard print LEGO bricks for Mel Bâ€™s eye-catching look, along with Melanie Câ€™s tracksuit, Emmaâ€™s baby pink dress, and Victoriaâ€™s trademark black dress.
Of course, the set would not be complete without Geriâ€™s Union Jack dress. LEGO designers have carefully recreated the famous dress, which became a lasting symbol of Cool Britannia and made headlines across the world following the performance of â€˜Who Do You Think You Areâ€™ at the Brit Awards 25 years ago.
Talking about how he brought the band to LEGO life, LEGO designer Daniel Squirrell commented: â€œThere are few bands that defined pop culture in the same way that the Spice Girls did back in the 1990s, and itâ€™s been such fun bringing the band to life in our BrickHeadz style. This is the first time we have created a music band in BrickHeadz form and what we really wanted was to capture the essence and nostalgia of the Spice Girls, through their iconic looks. Iâ€™m delighted with the set, and I hope the fans are too.â€
The LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls set is available from Â£49.99 from LEGO stores and on Lego.com/Spice-Girls from March 1. Spice Girls fans can also get their hands on a signed set by entering a sweepstake on LEGO VIP from March 1. For more details visit www.lego.com/VIP.
In addition, a LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls Celebration Weekend in London will be held at the LEGO Store in Londonâ€™s Leicester Square on March 5 and March 6, where fans will get the chance to star in their own magazine front cover, meet the LEGO Spice Girls BrickHeadz in their own individual worlds, and dance along to some of the Spice Girlsâ€™ hits.