Now that Christmas is behind us, malls and stores are already scrambling for the next festive season – Chinese New Year.
In celebration of the Ox Year, LEGO is giving fans a head start with 3 festive sets – inspired by classic Chinese culture and themes. They include the popular LEGO Chinese Traditional Festival and LEGO DUPLO. Take a look:
1. LEGO Story of Nian (80106)
- The set features a brick-built Chinese residence with traditional decorations including buildable fireworks, firecrackers, hanging lanterns and Chinese couplet, a snowy scene that is brought to life with a posable Nian creature, a snowman figure and six minifigures including grandpa, grandma, three children and a person in an ox costume to mark the Year of the Ox in 2021.
- 1,067 pcs
This LEGO set draws inspiration from a mythical beast known as Nian. It appears every Spring and wrecks havoc upon the villagers. The only way to keep it at bay is with the combination of the colour red, fire, and loud noise. According to legend, that is how the festival traditions of lighting firecrackers started. That’s why people place emphasis on Chinese New Year Eve’s vigil (守岁 shou sui) and the practice of wearing red for luck.
2. LEGO Spring Lantern Festival (80107)
- Includes 7 civilian minifigures, a minifigure-shaped lantern and accessory elements such as a rabbit lantern, camera, rice ball, bowl, spoon, mobile phone and selfie stick, plus a buildable bubble tea.
- The garden has moon gates, a pavilion, a bridge and a pond with frog and koi fish figures, buildable bamboo trees, ox lantern with LEGO light brick, buildable lanterns and traditional Chun Lian banners.
- 1,793 pcs
The Spring Lantern Festival marks the end of the lunar new year celebrations and is celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. As you may know, it falls on 26th February. During this time, kids would celebrate by carrying paper lanterns around the neighbourhood at night. This LEGO set breathes new life into the magical atmosphere with a brick-built Chinese garden with moon gates and more.
3. LEGO DUPLO Town Happy Childhood Moments (10943)
- Includes opening doors and windows, textiles for the beds, opening drawers, a dim sum table to rotate and a slide for figures to ride down.
- 227 pcs
This 2-in-1 playset is specially catered to families with young toddlers as it not only celebrates Chinese New Year but also the first day of kindergarten. Preschoolers will get to learn all about numbers, letters, time, daily habits, food preparation, bedtime routines, potty training… as well as the importance of family and friends.
These Chinese New Year LEGO sets are now available. Starting from 15th January onwards, families can visit Mid Valley Megamall and Johor’s Mid Valley Southkey for a one-of-a-kind festive playground, named Moove Academy. There will be tons of LEGO activities and decorations to check out. Plus, shoppers can also walk away with a Lunar New Year Prosperity bag that comes with LEGO red packets and other amazing gifts.
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