LEGO has announced the first Chinese theme inspired by the legend of Monkey King of the classic Journey to the West novel, which brings the characters and the setting to the world of LEGO sets and minifigures.
The new LEGO Monkie Kid line will be available starting tomorrow, May 16th on the Official LEGO Shop!
Here is the press release and the official images!
Inspired by the 500-year-old story of the Monkey King, LEGO Monkie Kid is the LEGO Group’s take on a new, untold chapter of the legendary tale. Featuring eight exciting sets, an animated mini movie and TV series, LEGO Monkie Kid is the first ever LEGO theme to be inspired by a Chinese legend and is rooted firmly in the country’s culture and values. The theme’s sets are packed with fun, excitement and an epic story just waiting to unfold…
The tale begins when an ordinary boy, Monkie Kid, finds Monkey King’s legendary staff and he becomes the chosen one. Together with his brave and loyal friends, Monkie Kid begins his quest to stop the Demon Bull King and his army of Bull Clones from taking over the city.
Paying tribute to stories known and admired by so many children and parents in China and Asia, this latest LEGO play theme brings new life to the iconic Monkey King fable and provides a common ground for children, parents and grandparents to build and play together.
“I am super excited about the launch of LEGO Monkie Kid. This fantastic new play theme is deeply inspired by Chinese culture and built on an esteemed story that is treasured by all generations. We know kids will be delighted by the world of LEGO Monkie Kid, and I can’t wait to see how they immerse themselves in building, role playing and creating new stories through this theme. This is a very exciting innovation for the LEGO brand and one that demonstrates our commitment to building a strong future in China,” says Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group.
With a modern Chinese twist, LEGO Monkie Kid celebrates bravery and friendship and lets children engage in great building experiences whilst helping them to develop their imagination and creativity. Paul Huang, General Manager of LEGO China, says: “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, and at the same time empowers children around the world to be brave, resilient and optimistic through creative play with LEGO bricks.”
Children can look forward to eight action-packed sets with colourful characters, impressive vehicles with exciting new and hidden features – plus a blue cat with an orange mohawk! The sets are a result of two years of close collaboration with children and parents in China to ensure they are authentic to local culture. Never before has the LEGO Group launched a theme inspired by one culture and with so much attention to local details, values and traits.
Here are all the sets!
LEGO Monkie Kid – White Dragon Horse Bike (80006)
259 pieces – EUR 29,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Iron Bull Tank (80007)
430 pieces – EUR 44,99
LEGO Monkie Kid -Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet (80008)
529 pieces – EUR 49,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009)
832 pieces – EUR 59,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Demon Bull King (80010)
1.051 pieces – EUR 79,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Red Son’s Inferno Truck (80011)
1.111 pieces – EUR 99,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Monkey King Warrior Mech (80012)
1.629 pieces – EUR 129,99
LEGO Monkie Kid – Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ (80013)
1.959 pieces – EUR 169,99