2019 is hailed as the Year of the Earth Pig in the Chinese calendar, and LEGO is now commemorating this in its newest promotional set, now live across LEGO brand stores and at shop.LEGO.com. The LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) set is the next promotional item that you can get for a minimum single receipt purchase of $88 and more of any LEGO set or products. This promo has already begun yesterday and will end on February 7 next week or until supplies last, so it’s promo duration is kind of relatively short-lived.
The LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) comes in 152 pieces and is valued for approximately $9.99. Like previous Chinese New Year LEGO promotional, the LEGO Year of the Pig set features a comical, brick-built figure of a pig that comes with poseable ears, arms, and tail. The set also sports a unique 2×2 round, flat tile that represents a snout, which is a new for 2019 piece exclusive to this set. I also like the use of the 2×2 round, flat tiles for the pair of eyes which you can adjust for any kind of wacky expressions. The articulation on the arms adds a sense of humor and character to this build, though I’m not quite sure if the legs are jointed as well based on these images.
If you want to add this to your collection of LEGO Chinese New Year sets, then be sure to set your LEGO purchases throughout this week. LEGO has also released a collection of regional exclusive LEGO sets such as the Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (80101) and Dragon Dance (80102).
Happy building and a prosperous New Year to everyone!