Lego chinese new year

Обновлено: 09.08.2022

LEGO have officially revealed its 2022 Chinese New Year sets – 80108 Lunar New Year Traditions and 80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival.

These new sets, which commemorate the Year of the Tiger have a release date of 25 December 2021 for China and the Asia Pacific region, before other countries globally get them on 1 January 2022.

Update: Here are the release dates, and local regional pricing of the 2022 LEGO Chinese New Year sets. To see more photos, check out this post.

80108 Lunar New Year Traditions

    – US$79.99 (10 January 2022) – AU$109.99 (1 January 2022) – £59.99 (26 December 2021) – €69.99 (26 December 2021) – CA$99.99 (10 January 2022)

80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival

    – US$119.99 (10 January 2022) – AU$149.99 (1 January 2022) – £89.99 (26 December 2021) – €99.99 (26 December 2021) – CA$149.99 (10 January 2022)

These sets were revealed at the 4th annual China International Import Expo (CIEE) in Shanghai.

A promotional video featuring both sets was also released on LEGO’s Wechat:

80108 Lunar New Year Traditions is a really neat vignette-style build, with different modules that are inspired by LEGO Minifigure Habitats.

Each module captures different Chinese New Year traditions, cleaning the house, visiting grandparents, going to the shops, and in particular, a module contains the Chinese God of Prosperity minifigure, complete with a red packet, and gold ingot cleverly made out of hotdog buns.

Check it out in action twirling here.

They look like they can be displayed on their side, or stacked into a pyramid, which makes for a great display piece!

Here’s a quick explanation of the tiers.

Top Tier – Chinese New Year is all about wishing wealth and prosperity to each other. The minifigure depicted here is Caishen, the God of Money/Prosperity, and he is often worshipped in hopes that he’ll bless you with wealth in the new year.

Middle Tier – The left habitat sees preparation for Chinese New Year underway, with banners and sticker greetings being hung up on the entrances, as well as a mandarin tree. Mandarins are significant because the Chinese word “kam” is a homonym for mandarin, and gold, so the act of giving mandarins as a gift is akin to giving gold to each other.

The right habitat is the Chinese New Year tradition of visiting grandparents, who will gift red packets filled with money to children, and the unmarried. I LOVE the little LEGO paper bag in this module!

Bottom Tier – on the right is the couple from 80107 Spring Lantern Festival, who again are in matching outfits. The girl looks like she’s cleaning their home, an important custom because you do not sweep on Chinese New Year, as you might sweep away your prosperity and good luck. The man is also seen holding a colourful feather duster.

The middle module sees a traditional Chinese stall, selling toys and figurines on sticks, and the right module sees the family from 80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner watching variety shows on TV, staying up late (the clock shows 11:59pm) as they await the New Year!

Here’s a look at the box, and instructions. It seems like LEGO has designed this to be a “build together” affair, with different instruction manuals for different segments of the build – great for families looking to build together!

80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival

Up next is 80109 Lunar New Year Ice Festival, which seems inspired by the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival which features a really lovely festive scene, along with a multitude of characters.

The set also comes with the Year of the Tiger Zodiac minifigure!

LEGO Monkie Kid Galactic Explorer

In addition to these Chinese New Year sets. LEGO also unveiled an upcoming 2022 Monkie Kid set, the Monkie Kid Galactic Explorer!

These images are pretty low-res as I screenshotted them from the live stream, but fingers crossed we get more high resolution official images soon!

Update: More hi-res and detailed photos of the Monkie Kid Galactic Explorer have been revealed!

More LEGO Super Mario 2022 sets

Update: more photos of the new LEGO Super Mario 2022 sets have been revealed!

This is LEGO’s fourth year in a row, producing minifigure sets that celebrate the Lunar New Year

Here are some of LEGO’s previous Chinese New Year / Spring Festival sets that I’ve reviewed on the blog:

  • 2019 80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (review)
  • 2019 80102 Dragon Dance
  • 2019 80103 Dragon Boat Festival (review)
  • 2020 80104 Lion Dance (review)
  • 2020 80105 Chinese New Year Temple Fair
  • 2021 80106 Story of Nian (review)
  • 2021 80107 Spring Lantern Festival (review)
  • 2021 Duplo 10943 Happy Childhood Moments (review)

In addition to these minifigure sets, we’ll also likely get a Year of the Tiger Chinese Zodiac Animal promotional gift with purchase set. These have been going on for much longer (2021’s Zodiac Animal was the Year of the Ox), and the Tiget will be the 7th entry into the series.

We’re almost at the end of the 12 year cycle to collect all the Chinese Zodiac Animals! Only half a decade more to go!

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For 2021, LEGO will once again release a trio of sets to commemorate the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities!

Update: Check out my review of 80107 Spring Lantern Festival!

Following on from the excellent 2020 Chinese New Year sets, LEGO is once again tapping into China’s rich history and tradition with 2 LEGO sets – 80106 Story of Nian and 80107 Spring Lantern Festival, as well as a DUPLO set 10943 Happy Childhood Moments.

LEGO have revealed these sets at Shanghai’s China International Import Expo. 80106 Story of Nian and 80107 Spring Lantern Festival has a release date of 1 January 2021 in China and Asia Pacific, followed by a wider release worldwide on 10 January 2021.

LEGO 80106 Story of Nian

80106 Story of Nian is a great piece celebrating the myth of the Nian Monster, a ferocious monster that terrorises a village, before the villagers discover that they can scare it away with festive red clothing, firecrackers and bright lights – which of course, is a core part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

The set features a highly detailed Nian Monster (fun fact: Nian also means “year” in Chinese) which looks incredibly, and I love the bright colours and teal elements used. 2

The build includes a traditional Chinese walls and gateway to the village, and the minifigures included have to “defend” and scare away the Nian monster with fireworks and torches.

2021 is also the year of the Ox, and we get also get this minifigure here with a Cow/Bull’s helmet which looks brilliant!

Check out the full image gallery below

80107 Spring Lantern Festival recreates the magical atmosphere of the festival which marks the end of the lunar new year celebrations. It features a brick-built Chinese garden with moon gates, pavilion, pond and bridge, a special ox lantern illuminated by a LEGO light brick as well as other must-have items during the festival like a rabbit lantern and a Tang Yuan rice ball.

To inspire children to learn more about Chinese traditions when building, illustrations are telling the legendary stories of Nian. The Lantern Festival is added on the building instructions of the two sets, which is the first time this kind of feature appears in the LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival theme.

Check out the image gallery below

10943 Happy Childhood Memories

Not forgetting younger builders, I’m really pleased to see a Duplo set as well, with scenes that call back to the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner set.

The new elements such as the kettle, China and rocking horse are really cool, and the addition of red envelopes are also a really nice touch.

Want to revisit some of the 2020 and 2019 Chinese New Year sets?

Be sure to check out my reviews of:

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Read my review of 80104 Lion Dance for an in-depth look at the set!

The two new sets has a release date of 26 December 2019 in China and Asia Pacific, followed by a wider release worldwide on 10 January 2020.

Update: Both sets are now available in the United Kingdom! Now also available in the USA!

These sets follows on from this year’s three fantastic sets that were a celebration of traditional Chinese culture and festivals.

It’s a little unclear, but I’ll be pleasantly surprised and delighted if it means both sets are priced the same, which makes the Temple Fair set look like incredible value.

It’s clear that judging from how well the sets were received, not just by those of Chinese descent, but all over the world that LEGO is not keen of repeating the mistake of the Chinese New Year sets being too difficult to get.

Let’s take a look at both sets:

80104 – Lion Dance (882 pieces)

I think I’m most excited by 80104 Lion Dance. Lion Dances are a form of traditional dance that’s mostly performed during the Chinese New Year, but also other times in the world when people want to celebrate an auspicious event.

If you live in a county with a significant Chinese population, you’d probably have seen one of these performances, which combine loud music with acrobatic feats by tandem dancer in these Lion costumes that mimic the movements of a mystical Chinese Lion.

These dances are traditionally performed to scare away evil spirits (aka bad juju), and welcome in auspicious spirits/prosperity.

These are really cool, and I love the attention to detail such as the inclusion of a cabbage/lettuce, which the Lions dance and “fight” each other for.

Also, here’s the little band included which provide the upbeat exciting music thanks to drums and clanging symbols.

Also included is a Rat Suit Minifigure, which is fitting since next year is the Chinese Year of the Rat!

Most of all, I love the designs of the Lions, and I love how poseable they are.

80105 – Chinese New Year Temple Fair (1664 pieces)

This massive set captures the sprawling temple grounds that hold a typical Spring/Chinese New Year fair, with stalls, food and people aplenty.

There are plenty of stalls included, which sell stuffed animals, pinwheels, and of course food. How cute are the panda bowls.

Along with food, there’s also entertainment such as a shadow theatre, and I also love the printed elements included with quotes of prosperity and peace.

Notice anyone familiar in the Temple Grounds? I’m so pumped that LEGO included the family from the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner in this set, which provides some cool continuity between the sets!

Both sets are meant to be combined, and make for an awesome, bustling and lively Chinese New Year outdoor scene.

I’m a massive fan of these sets, and it seems like LEGO have outdone themselves again. This is an instant, maybe multiple buy for me and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

To see more of the sets in action, and to hear from the product designer Markus Rollbühler, be sure to watch the designer video. It’s really cool to see the lengths LEGO have gone to get all the little details right.

To relive some of the Chinese New Year sets from 2019, check out my reviews:

What do you think of the Chinese New Year sets? Let me know in the comments section!

На выставке CIIE 2020 анонсированы новые наборы конструктора - LEGO Lunar New Year 2021.

Компания LEGO Group представила четыре новых набора LEGO®, посвященных классической китайской культуре и легендам, на 3-й Китайской международной выставке импорта (CIIE). Это самая масштабная новинка компании, представленная на выставке CIIE с 2018 года.

Все эти темы прочно укоренились в китайской культуре, они создают общие ценности.

Набор LEGO® Story of Nian

В Китае Новый год называется Чунь цзе (Праздник весны), а коротко - просто Нянь ( год ) . Согласно преданиям Древнего Китая, Нянь - страшное чудовище со дна моря, с рогами на голове. Мы часто видим его на фотографиях с празднования китайского Нового года. То, как люди начали праздновать Новый год, отражается в легенде о Нянь.

Набор включает в себя китайскую пагоду с традиционными украшениями, снежную сценку, фигурки снеговика и шесть минифигурок, включая дедушку, бабушку, троих детей и человека в костюме быка (встречаем 2021 год Быка).

LEGO® Spring Lantern Festival

Этот набор воссоздает волшебную атмосферу праздника, который знаменует окончание празднования Лунного Нового года.

Китайский сад с лунными воротами, павильоном, прудом и мостом, специальный фонарь-бык (эту фигурку освещает кирпичик LEGO с подсветкой), а также другие обязательные аутентичные предметы, которые используются во время фестиваля.

LEGO® DUPLO Town Happy Childhood Moments

Этот набор отражает два важных момента жизни малышей в Китае: Китайский Новый год и детский сад. Он помогает родителям в Китае в игровой форме показать своим детям традиции Лунного Нового года и познакомить их с ключевыми навыками, необходимыми в детском саду.

Это первый набор LEGO DUPLO, предназначенный специально для китайских семей.

LEGO® Monkie Kids’ Team Quadcopter

Командный вертолет Лего из линии Монки Кид (Царь обезьян). В наборе представлена история команды героев Monkie Kid и их битва с паучьей королевой.

В наборе (и в линии в целом) прекрасно сочетаются современные высокотехнологичные элементы фэнтези с известной китайской легендой.

Тема LEGO Monkie Kid была запущена в мае 2020 года как первая тема LEGO, вдохновленная классической китайской мифологией. Новый набор присоединяется к ряду из уже выпущенных ранее 11 наборов, чтобы помочь детям быть смелыми, жизнерадостными и оптимистичными - через творческую игру.

Конструктор LEGO Chinese New Year 80108 Традиции Лунного нового года

Воздайте должное семейным традициям на китайский Новый год в шести красочных сценах LEGO®! От покупки продуктов до создания украшений на удачу и просмотра новогоднего концерта по телевизору — всё это здесь есть. К каждой сцене прилагается отдельная инструкция по сборке, так что вся семья может строить вместе. Расставляйте и переставляйте сцены, как вам захочется, и оживляйте их с помощью двенадцати минифигурок, включая Бога богатства.

Модульный набор для игры и демонстрации о семейных традициях Лунного нового года — дети узнают об обычаях на Китайский новый год, собирая и развлекаясь с этим красочным праздничным набором LEGO® (80108).
Двенадцать минифигурок LEGO® оживляют каждую сцену — Бог богатства, торговец за прилавком, пара, мужчина, девушка, и семья из шести человек: папа, мама, дедушка, бабушка, девочка и мальчик.
Шесть сцен, которые соединяются множеством способов — каждый из шести модулей изображает праздничную деятельность, в том числе весеннюю уборку, покупку продуктов, изготовление украшений на удачу и обмен подарками с семьей.
Идея подарка для детей от 8 лет — подарите этот качественный набор для сборки LEGO®, состоящий из 1066 деталей, на Китайский новый год задающим моду детям.
Сборка и демонстрация — в стандартном расположении модель, которая может стать украшением интерьера на Лунный новый год, имеет высоту более 9 см, ширину 27 см и глубину 23 см.
Сборка для шести человек одновременно — в набор входят отдельные иллюстрированные пошаговые инструкции для каждого из шести модулей, так что семья может насладиться творчеством вместе.
Обучающее развлечение — в наборы серии «Традиционные праздники» LEGO® входят сборные модели для демонстрации и ролевых игр, которые увлекут всякого, кто интересуется китайской культурой.
Знак качества LEGO® — компоненты LEGO соответствуют строгим отраслевым стандартам качества, что означает их совместимость и стабильное и надежное соединение.
Проверено на безопасность — кубики и элементы LEGO® тщательно тестируются, чтобы гарантировать их соответствие самым требовательным глобальным стандартам безопасности.

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