New from LEGO for the Chinese New Year
According to the established tradition, by 2023, the selection of New Year’s Lego constructors will be supplemented by prefabricated sets on the theme of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Such holiday souvenirs are of great interest not only among residents of Asian countries. In general, increased demand for “Chinese” sets is observed in Europe and America. For this reason, the company has significantly expanded its product range. Let’s look at everything in order.
Constructor 80110 lego display “Decoration for Lunar New Year 2023”
The buildable set features display models with New Year decorations that are given in China for the New Year. Colorful toys contain a lot of folk holiday symbols. For example, in one of the toys you can find:
- gold bars in the “traditional design of Yuan Bao”,
- two figurines of koi fish, which are considered lucky charms in China,
- a couple of acquaintances from the previous sets of red envelopes, symbolizing good wishes.
This whole composition is united by the greeting “Zhao Cai Jin Bao”, welcoming good luck and treasures in your home.
The second model depicts a large peony with the inscription “Hua Kai Fu Gui” with the wishes of prosperity and happiness. There are also small flowers with butterflies fluttering above them.
These displays will be a wonderful decoration in the office and at home. They can be displayed individually or in pairs. Both displays are the same size: 21 cm high, 21 cm wide and 8 cm thick.
The peculiarity of the New Year constructor is that the assembly of decorative ornaments is carried out according to two separate instructions. Also, stickers are not used in the assembly project: hieroglyphs and images on red tiles are cast directly on the parts.
Set displays 80110 LEGO Lunar New Year Decoration 2023 assembled from 872 parts. Price: 69.99 euros.
80111 LEGO Lunar New Year Parade 2023
This 2023 Chinese New Year set is used to build a great playable location. It recreates the picture of the traditional parade held in China during the celebration of the Lunar New Year. A kind of train of three trolley platforms, almost half a meter long, passes through the city square. On the first of them stands a huge figure of the Rabbit – the main symbol of 2023, on the second – a large drum, on the third – the Dragon. Artists ride on carts, including as many as 5 musicians with various Chinese musical instruments.
A huge mass of people dressed in New Year’s costumes take part in the festive procession. Among them you can see a knight, a pirate and even an astronaut. So, everything shows that people are having fun in full.
Kit 80111 LEGO Lunar New Year Parade 2023 Includes 1653 parts and 18 minifigures. Price: 129.99 euros.
40648 LEGO Money Tree
If there is some information on the sets considered above, then on the following constructor 40648 LEGO Money Tree little data yet. It is only known that it was designed based on one of the ancient traditional decorations of the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is a tree with tangerines. Because the word “mandarin” in Chinese means “happiness”.
The Danish buildable toy manufacturer presents its own version of the tangerine tree, which is additionally decorated with 14 red envelopes and 10 coins. The red pot is decorated with golden Yuan Bao good luck symbols.
10411 LEGO DUPLO Explore Chinese Culture
And the final set in the selection of New Year’s novelties in 2023 is the designer 10411 LEGO DUPLO Explore Chinese Culture. By the name it is clear that it is addressed to the smallest fans of construction.
The creators of the constructor offer two-year-old builders to assemble various models from the parts of the kit and get acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Lunar New Year with the help of toys. Also, the owners will learn about music, national dishes and treats of China.
Constructor 10411 LEGO DUPLO Explore Chinese Culture Includes 124 pieces and 3 minifigures. Price: 79.99 euros.
All novelties for the Chinese Lunar New Year will go on sale in Lego online stores from December 25, 2022.