From The Rumor Mill: New LEGO Monkey Kid Theme Coming Soon?

LEGO Monkey Kid

The leaking faucet is at it again! And as more info about the next wave of LEGO sets for the second half of the year slowly trickles in, there is another rumor that you might be interested to look into. According to Lukas from Stone Wars, LEGO is now poised to offer an entirely new theme centered on Chinese folklore in the form of the rumored LEGO Monkey Kid.

According to Stone Wars, this new and upcoming non-licensed theme is based on the 16th-century (roughly during the Ming dynasty) Chinese novel entitled Journey to the West, which has become part of mainstream Chinese folklore.

Its kind of interesting to note that there was no mention about this new theme during this year’s Nuremberg and New York Toy Fairs, save for the fact that LEGO discretely applied the above logo for copyright protection and trademark. This rumored theme also seems to suggest that these sets might cater to a particular regional market like what LEGO did with the Chinese New Year seasonal sets offered at the start of the year. Since this theme may strongly appeal to those in the Asian markets, this does not necessarily mean that this rumored theme will only be exclusively available in these regions. The LEGO Group has already made it clear that they have done away with these limitations.

According to Stone Wars’ sources, there will be a total of 8 sets under the belt of the LEGO Monkey Kid theme, all of which slated to be released in May. Additionally, LEGO insider mini_legogo also claims that the following tentative set names somehow offer a glimpse of what we can expect from them. Please remember that these are just speculations until such time that LEGO confirms this through an official press release.

  • Monkey Kid Delivery Motorcycle (30341) – perhaps a polybag
  • White Horse Thunder Raider (80006)
  • Bull Demon King’s Thunder Raider (80007)
  • Monkey Kid Storm Fighter (80008)
  • Pig Chef’s Moving Training Car (80009)
  • Bull Demon King Mech (80010)
  • Fire Ball’s Tank (80011)
  • Monkey King Golden Mech (80012)
  • Sea Base (80013)

I guess it’s just a matter of weeks before the cat (or monkey for that matter) is out of the bag if we are to expect these sets to be released in May. And if the leaked images of some of the minifigs in this theme are to be believed, then I guess it’s one interesting theme to watch out for.

What is your take on this rumored LEGO Monkey Kid theme? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks again to Stone Wars for the heads up.

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

One thought on “From The Rumor Mill: New LEGO Monkey Kid Theme Coming Soon?”

  1. Yes, I think these will be great. I LOVE all the Chinese themed sets. I ordered all of them and even the ones not offered here. My favorite theme is Ninjago and these new Monkey Kid sets look like a mix of both. I’m really excited right now.

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