Earlier this month, The LEGO Group revealed its plan of offering regional sets that will be released exclusively in China in honor of its partnership with the said country, and its growing LEGO fan base in the area. Back then, we only had a sneak peek on these two sets which are slated to arrive in January 1, 2019. And this time around, we now have more images of these LEGO regional sets in the form of the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and the Dragon Dance (80102) sets courtesy of Promobricks.
Though it’s nice of LEGO to create sets that reflects the local region of a certain place or country (which it has been doing quite prominently in Asia), some fans in other parts of the globe are still a bit disappointed that they can’t get these sets directly from their nearby LEGO Store. Fans may probably just have to resort in buying overpriced sets from the secondary markets in order to add these to their collection.
In any case, these LEGO regional sets are excellent themselves – the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) is vividly colored with various printed elements and stickers, while accentuated with various Chinese symbols that signify hopes of wealth and prosperity. The selling point of the Dragon Dance (80102) on the other hand, is probably its moving mechanism very similar to that of the new LEGO FORMA set. The collection of brightly colored minifigures plus the Piggy Guy from CMF Series 12 makes this set a sure win.
Let’s take a closer look at the images below, and feel free to share your thoughts about these in the comments section below.
Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101)