Enter the Auspicious Dragon [80112 Review]

Over the past year, we have seen some of the most intriguing LEGO Dragons released to date conincidentally coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the release of the first ever LEGO Dragon. The upcoming Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, is bound to give builders the chance to explore the possibilities of LEGO Dragon design even further.

And we are off to a great start, with 80112 Auspiscious Dragon revealed at the recent Shanghai trade show. This 1171 part set will be released on January 1 2024, costing $AUD149.99 /USD89.99 /€79.99 /£69.99. I find the sets celebrating the Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it has been relabelled this year, to be amongst the most appealing and enjoyable to put together. As such, I was excited to be given the chance to take a look at it prior to its release in the new year. This is certainly one of the most spectacular Dragon Builds that I have seen appearing in a set in recent years.

Read on as we take a look at the way this new set comes together…

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Chinese Festival, Monkie Kids and Friends revealed at CIIE 2023

It’s early November and for the 5th year running, the Chinese International Import Expo has been the place for the LEGO Group to showcase some of the new sets for next year. This is the event where the Spring Festival sets made their debut back in 2019. Now into the 5th year, the LEGO® presence at CIIE has also seen some of the flag ship sets in other themes presented – and while media coverage has not been readily accessible (Thanks to Jays brick blog and Dylan Chow for the heads up), images of some of these sets have made their debut on the LEGO Builder App.

Let’s take a look.

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