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40422 Frankenstein is a BrickHeadz set that was released on September 17, 2020.

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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. Great gift for kids, BrickHeadz collectors and any Frankenstein fan!

  • This collectible building set lets kids construct a fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of one of the most recognizable characters from the horror genre: Frankenstein’s monster.
  • A great gift for fans of LEGO® bricks and fun monsters, this building set provides an age-appropriate build-and-play experience for kids aged 10 and up.
  • Combine with other LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models to create an impressive collection.
  • Standing over 3” (9cm) tall, this 108-piece buildable toy delivers monster fun for kids at any time of the year.


Background

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 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.

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Notes

  • This is the first and so far only LEGO set to have the Universal Monsters license. While Universal has produced several Frankenstein films, this is most likely based on the classic, critically acclaimed original Frankenstein released in 1931.
  • This set makes the common mistake of calling the monster "Frankenstein." In reality, the monster is simply called "Frankenstein's monster," "Frankenstein" is the name of its creator.

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LEGO® BrickHeadz™ Frankenstein (40422) is 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. Great gift for kids, BrickHeadz collectors and any Frankenstein fan!</br></br>* This collectible building set lets kids construct a fun LEGO® BrickHeadz™ model of one of the most recognizable characters from the horror genre: Frankenstein’s monster.</br></br>* A great gift for fans of LEGO® bricks and fun monsters, this building set provides an age-appropriate build-and-play experience for kids aged 10 and up.</br></br>* Combine with other LEGO® BrickHeadz™ models to create an impressive collection.</br></br>* Standing over 3” (9cm) tall, this 108-piece buildable toy delivers monster fun for kids at any time of the year.ster fun for kids at any time of the year. +
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