Lego 40559 Brickheadz Looney Tunes Road Runner Wile E Coyote Review

LEGO Brickheadz Looney Tunes Road Runner Wile E Coyote

Looney Tunes is a classic kids have enjoyed since 1939 and ran for over 30 years.

Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner are two of the most well-known characters, and Lego brought them to life with the Lego BrickHeadz Looney Tunes Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote: set 40559.

Before you purchase them, it helps to know exactly what you get and can expect. 

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Set Details
LEGO Brickheadz Looney Tunes Road Runner Wile E Coyote (40559)
  • Set #:  40559
  • MSRP (USA): $19.99
  • Piece Count:  205
  • Minifigures:  0
  • Price Per Piece:  $0.10
  • Release Date:  1/2/2022
  • Age Rating:  10+
  • Build Time:   ~0.5 to 1 hour
  • Building Instructions: Click Here

Box Contents

When you open the package, you’ll notice Wile E. and the Road Runner come in separate bags along with baseplates for display. This makes it simple to find the pieces needed to build each character without stressing.

However, that’s standard for all Lego sets. 

Total, there are 161 pieces for the Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote consists of 162 pieces.

The blocks are an assortment of sizes and colorful brick shapes, that when put together, truly capture the major elements of these timeless characters.

In fact, when placed together, the diverse block mix add to the authenticity of the characters, from the rounded breast of the Road Runner to the rabbit-like ears of Wile E.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how detailed these pieces are.

You know how Wile E.’s sclera (white part of the eye) is yellow? Well, Lego made them yellow; just one of the minor details that make it look like the original character. 

Another neat feature that comes with these characters is small, black base plates so they may stand unaided.

The kit comes with two separate instruction manuals, one for Wile E. Coyote and one for the Road Runner. The easy-to-follow directions are detailed and make putting the characters together a breeze, even for beginners.

Building Notes

While certain parts of each character are intricate, the build is rather straightforward. No part stands out as particularly challenging.  

Wile E. Coyote Specifics 

If you’ve ever done a BrickHeadz’s set before, you know when you complete the inside of the head, there’s a pink piece for the brain. However, when you put together the head of this one, there’s are magenta and teal-colored pieces.

Could this have something to do with his dynamite obsession?

Be sure to formulate your own opinion once you purchase the set. Inside his body, there’s another surprise – a yellow drum-shaped piece inside his body. Could this be another explosive reference? You be the judge!

Despite being slightly different than BrickHeadz’s traditional look, certain features are what you typically expect. For instance, his arms clip to the side of him. He also has a block-shaped head.

When you think of Wile E. Coyote, what feature stands out?

As a general rule, he tends to look slightly angry, especially since he just can’t seem to get that pesky Road Runner. Well, Lego captured his anger well by adding dramatically raised eyebrows.

But, this doesn’t take away from his cuteness.

Road Runner Specifics 

The Road Runner’s pieces are brightly colored and mimic the true hues of this character, though, you may have only ever seen the cartoon in black and white.

To connect the head, you situate it on a Technic axle piece. Fortunately, this piece helps the head stay on well without accidentally getting knocked off.

One noteworthy feature is his long tail and head feathers, which make him easily identifiable by Looney Tunes fans.

LEGO Minifigures & Characters

The only characters are the two BrickHeadz,  of Roadrunner and Wile E Cayote

Once you finish the build, you’ll notice that Road Runner has a slender figure, just like the real thing, well cartoon thing.

The pieces you receive for the nose give him the appearance of a large bill, only wider than the original cartoon character — a trait synonymous with BrickHeadz characters.

If you’re a veteran BrickHeadz fan, you may be a bit surprised to see Wile E.’s body shape. It’s slightly different in terms of the legs, but that’s not the only surprise.

Collectible Display vs Playability

This is a versatile set. Collectors may want to place them on display, which you can easily do by sitting them on their bases. On the other hand, it’s possible to remove them from the base and play with them if you wish. 

Keep in mind that these are the only two Looney Tunes BrickHeadz, so you must wait to see if more are released to have a complete set for display. 

More Brick For Your Buck

You definitely get your money’s worth with this set, despite their small size, especially considering the number of pieces and how detailed the characters are.

This is especially the case if you’re a Looney Tunes fanatic. 

As far as value is concerned, this set goes for about $0.10 a piece which is just about right for a set of this size and demand.

Potential Lego Investment Value

After a thorough evaluation of the factors that make a Lego set an investment, including the cost per brick and overall theme value as they retire, it’s looking as if this set might turn out to be a winner once it retires.

Lego released the Looney Tunes minifigures and it was such a huge hit with big demand.  Some of the minifigures are gong for some serious cash now since it has retired.

Will the Looney Tunes Brickheadz go for some significant value someday, only time will tell.

In order to get 100% ROI for the Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote brick set, you would need to sell this at just north of $50 after fees and shipping.

Here is the part out pricing guide at the time this article was written.

Lego 40559 partout guide
See resources here for RevSeller calculator

Final Thoughts

Bottom line, this set comes with intricate features and brightly colored blocks, just like you would expect from something based on Looney Tunes.

They’re simple builds but could be the perfect gift for a child or an addition to an extensive BrickHeadz’s collection. 

That’s all folks!

How Many Pieces are in Lego BrickHeadz 40559 Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote?

Road Runner has 161 pieces, while Wile E. Coyote has 162 pieces.  

How Long Does It Take to BuildLego BrickHeadz 40559 Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote?

The builds aren’t extensive but still large and complex enough to entertain the builder for more than a few minutes. 

How Much Does Lego BrickHeadz 40559 Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote?

The retail cost of this set is $19.99. 

How Big Is Lego BrickHeadz 40559 Looney Tunes Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote?

The largest character is 3.5 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide, and two inches deep, which is average for BrickHeadz figures. 

Jeremy Starke
Jeremy Starke
My passion for Lego began when I was a young boy and loved playing with my Lego sets. Like most kids as I grew up, I moved onto to other things and my Mom never saved my sets. (Yikes!!!!) Fast forward to when I started working the 9-5, I reconnected again with Lego and it has been a part of my adult life as an AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego).
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