15 May 2020

LEGO® Monkie Kid: new theme revealed

It's official: LEGO® Monkie Kid is here! The latest theme from The LEGO Group has just been announced and eight sets are immediately on sale in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong – and worldwide sales commence tomorrow, 16 May 2020. An animated mini-movie and TV series has also been created.

The story is based on the 500-year old Chinese fable Journey to the West but with a modern twist, "authentic to local culture". The press release is not shy about making clear that this is TLG's first big foray into the Chinese market: "Never before has the LEGO Group launched a theme inspired by one culture and with so much attention to local details, values and traits."
Paul Huang, General Manager of LEGO China is quoted as saying: “The launch of Monkie Kid is another important milestone in our journey to provide the creative LEGO play experience to many more Chinese children. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, the new theme line is created with inspiration from China, for China…”

What are, of course, getting our attention here at New Elementary are the new parts. The press release says there are 12, including the minifigure elements. 

These are the main characters. Lots of baddies it seems. 
Including a cat with a mohawk, of course. (A recolour of The LEGO Movie 2. Thanks Skye.)

And of course recolours too! Most notably....

80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech contains 119 elements in Drum Lacquered Warm Gold/ Metallic Gold! (Not your common garden variety Warm Gold/Pearl Gold.) These 119 are 14 different moulds, and on top of that there are beautiful foil elements too. 

What sets are in the LEGO Monkie Kid theme?

80006 White Dragon Horse Bike

259 pieces, RRP: CNY 299,00/EUR 29,99/USD 34,99 

80007 Iron Bull Tank

430 pieces, RRP: CNY 449,00/EUR 44,99/USD 49,99 

80008 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet

529 pieces, RRP: CNY 499,00/EUR 49,99/USD 59,99

80009 Pigsy’s Food Truck

832 pieces, RRP: CNY 599,00/EUR 59,99/USD 69,99

80010 Demon Bull King

1,051 pieces, RRP: CNY 799,00/EUR 79,99/USD 89,99

80011 Red Son’s Inferno Truck

1,111 pieces, RRP: CNY 999,00/EUR 99,99/USD 119,99

80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech

1,629 pieces, RRP: CNY 1.299,00/EUR 129,00/USD 149,99

80013 Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ

1,959 pieces, RRP: CNY 1.599,00/EUR 169,99/USD 169,99

LEGO Monkie Kid will launch worldwide on May 16th on LEGO.com, in LEGO Brand Retail Stores, LEGO Certified Stores, LEGOLAND and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers with early access for:
  • China mainland from May 15th in LEGO Brand Retail and LEGO Certified Stores, LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, and TMall Flagship stores only.
  • Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong from May 15th in LEGO Certified Stores, and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers only.

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