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40492 La Catrina is a BrickHeadz set that was released on August 1, 2021.

Background

La Calavera Catrina or Catrina La Calavera Garbancera ('Dapper Skeleton', 'Elegant Skull') is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

While the original work by Posada introduced the character, the popularity of La Calavera as well as her name is derived from a work by artist Diego Rivera in his 1947 completed mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central (Dream of a Sunday afternoon along Central Alameda).

Rivera's mural was painted between the years 1946 and 1947, and is the principal work of the "Museo Mural Diego Rivera" adjacent to the Alameda in the historic center of Mexico City. It measures 15 meters long and it stood at the end of Alameda Park. The mural survived the 1985 earthquake, which destroyed the Del Prado hotel, and was later moved across the street to the Museo Mural Diego Rivera, built after the earthquake for the purpose of housing and displaying Rivera's restored mural.

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Mark the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with this LEGO® BrickHeadz™ interpretation of the elegant La Catrina (40492). She wears a dark pink hat with colorful LEGO flower elements and has new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles. Fun to build and a wonderful addition to any home’s festive decor, it makes a super gift for kids to teach them about a special cultural tradition and for any LEGO BrickHeadz collector.


  • Recreate an icon of the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday in LEGO® BrickHeadz™ style with this delightful build-and-display model of La Catrina (40492).


  • This 141-piece model is fun to build solo or with friends and family. It features a brick-built, dark pink hat with flower elements and new-for-August-2021 decorative face and torso tiles.


  • Standing over 3.5 in. (9 cm) tall, this buildable model makes a colorful addition to Day of the Dead celebrations. A super gift for kids and any LEGO® BrickHeadz™ collector aged 10 and up.


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Notes

  • This is the second BrickHeadz set to be based on a specific culture and the first based on Mexican culture.

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