Monday, 16 July 2018

Unboxing Malifaux - Big Brain Brin

"Let's try to take over the world...again..."

The Big Brain Brin box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely Big Brain Brin. It also contains a stat card for him though there are no upgrade cards.

Big Brain Brin
When Brin was born, he was mocked for the sheer size of his head. None of the Gremlins in his village could figure out just what someone would need with a brain that big.
Brin's intellect grew with age, much to his detriment. His discovery of a chemical compound that immediately sobered up an intoxicated Gremlin was intended to allow his brethren to quickly recover from their beloved benders, but it only made him more despised by his kin. What sort of evil villain would want to make Gremlins sober?
Their revulsion hardened Brin's heart, driving him to a life of super villainy. His kin only call upon him in the most desperate of circumstances, when they need his twisted genius to outwit their more intelligent foes.

Big Brain Brin - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it as well as the aforementioned card. Here's pictures of both sides of it.

Big Brain Brin - Stat Cards
Stat cards in the official format can now be downloaded from Wargame Vault for a nominal fee from HERE.

Should there be any assembly issues with the model then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures or instruction pictures by clicking on them.

Big Brain Brin - Instructions
I couldn't find any official instructions for this model so you'll have to make do with my pictures and tips. When they appear in the wild I'll insert them here.

Some General Notes on Assembly
Many of these models contain quite small parts so depending on how dexterous you are you might consider getting yourself some tweezers. Dry-fitting is also always a good idea in case a part needs a tiny bit of extra filing or filling as some of the fits are quite tight. Where the parts on the sprue are quite thin (chains, weapon shafts, cables and the like) then it might be better to remove parts with a sharp scalpel rather than cutters.

Big Brain Brin - Assembled
Be careful with pointy ears when handling the head piece as they're quite sharp and a possible weak point if pressure is applied. I assembled the 'cat' first and then added it to the body but you can probably still put the bits on while the body is attached if you wish. You need to add the legs first and then the head as the front leg creates the gap for the creatures head to slot into. That just leaves the right arm of Brin that fits between the hand on the cat and the gremlins own shoulder.

Big Brain Brin - Rotational View
Here's a rotational view...

The only real issue with this model is that the inspiration for it is going to completely go over the heads of the younger readers of this. Therefore for the purposes of completeness...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
I purchase my miniatures from Leodis Games (Link Below) and can highly recommend them.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a can keep that info to yourself...


  1. feel that its halfway between Pinky & the Brain, and Dr Evil.

    1. It's the second (0) action that made me think of Pinky and the Brain.


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