It’s the first week of November, and the 4th China Internation Import Expo is underway. As has become traditional over the last few years, the LEGO Group announced their annual Chinese Festival sets today. Over the last few years, we have seen the Lunar New Years Eve Family Dinner, Dragon Dance, Dragon Boat Festival, the Lion Dance, the Spring Temple Market as well as the Legend of Nian, and the Lantern Festival. These sets have represented some of the most impressive sets from the last few years, offering insights into Asian culture and celebrations. I come away from the builds having learned more about the subject matter of these sets than any others currently in the overall portfolio.
Once again, we have 2 sets announced: The Lunar New Year Ice Festival, as well as LEGO Lunar New Year Traditions. These sets were revealed in a livestream from the LEGO Booth from the 4th CIIE on Saturday . Typically we would expect them to be made available in the Asia Pacific Markets around 25-26 December, and released around a month later in the rest of the world.
Thanks to Jays Bricks Blog for the heads up.
Lunar New Years Traditions brings us a stack of 6 minifigure habitats depicting different traditions, including the Temple Market, as we as the New Year’s Eve Family dinner, the giving of red envelopes to children, by grandparents and eating foor from street vendors, while out celebrating.
The Lunar New Year Ice Festival brings us lots of minifigures, including one in a tiger costume, commemorating the Year of the Tiger. All celebrating in a winter wonderland.
At this point, the images we have are limited, and I expect that we shall have more detailed photos from the LEGO Group at some point over the next few days.
I am always excited to see these Asian Festival Sets, and it looks like we will have a few detailed builds to take on over the holiday period!
what do you thing of these sets,
Why not leave your comments below, and until next time,
LEGO China have posted some videos related to these sets on their WeChat page. Unfortunately I am unable to download them, but fortunately, I was able to get some screenshots:
And again, thanks to Jay, here is the video for the traditions. I love the way they encourage this as a family build, with one ‘habitat’ for each member to build.