Lego announced a new theme, Monkie Kid, based on the centuries-old Chinese legends of The Monkey King and The Journey to the West. They also released a trailer for the new animated series to go along with it.
“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.” (more…)
Could you imagine this quarantine before the internet and online shopping? Yea, I don’t want to entertain that thought either. You would think being stuck at home there would be more time to blog but its quite the opposite. I am still fortunate enough to work full time from home, and I get to help home school 4 children. One thing the kids have been doing with all their spare time is getting caught up on building some Lego sets that have been in the box way too long. Lego and Nintendo revealed their new venture a few weeks back and now the new interactive Super Mario set is available for pre-order at lego.com. Also, as a special thank you for pre-ordering, Lego will give you a Monty Mole & Super Mushroom Expansion Set. (more…)
I have never really been a Black Friday shopper. I know many people where Black Friday is as much of a family tradition as Thanksgiving itself. I have nothing against it, I just rather spend that time eating left overs and decorating for Christmas. This year could be different though, thanks to Lego. You see their highly anticipated 1989 Batmobile will go on sale Black Friday. I know there is the internet and I could just order it online from the comfort of my home, but where is the fun in that?
So, I was at the mall this past weekend and decided to swing past the Lego Store to do a little recon. The guy working the floor was just as excited as I was when I asked him about it. He replied, “I got a surprise for you, we just finished building it.” He then ran to the back to grab it so I could drool on it in person. (more…)
Everyone loves the sitcom Friends and fans are showing interest in the show isn’t waning. The new Central Perk Lego set is sold out online and fetching more then retail on the secondary market.
The Friends Central Perk set currently has listings on eBay from $99-$249. Most sets are selling in the $99-$110 range.
I usually have patience for new toys and it does say “temporarily out of stock”, implying more are on the way. Then again, it is Lego so you never know.
So the new LEGO sets that came out for Spider-man: Far From Home are adding fuel to the fire. Is spider-man fighting the Elementals? Well, the latest wave of LEGO sets seems to answer that question. This could also be one of those cases of toy misdirection that marvel head Kevin Feige always brings up. But more then likely, it’s not. (more…)