Earlier this week we had our first peek at some upcoming LEGO sets for the start of 2022. Said items showed up in the 4th China International Import Expo over the previous weekend. The venue was rather appropriate considering that two Chinese New Year sets number among the reveals. A few days later, LEGO.com put their listings up, according to Brickset. Now let’s enjoy closer looks at what collectors can expect this coming New Year.
Traditional Chinese Festival Sets
Lunar New Year Traditions (80108)
1,066 pieces | $79.99
Capture the excitement of Lunar New Year family traditions with this colorful LEGO® toy building set (80108) for ages 8 and up. It features 6 brick-built scenes that are packed with authentic details, and each portrays different festive activities, including food shopping, making good-luck decorations, visiting family and exchanging ‘Hongbao’ red envelopes. There are separate building instructions for each of the detailed scenes so the whole family can build together, and the modules can be arranged in multiple ways to create a unique display.
The set features 12 LEGO minifigures, including the God of Wealth and a family of 6 people, to bring the scenes to life and let kids role-play their own stories.
Collectible Traditional Festival LEGO construction toys make splendid educational gifts for creative kids and anyone interested in Asian culture. Great for building and playing with solo or with friends and family, they also make eye-catching centerpieces.
- Modular play-and-display set showcasing Lunar New Year family traditions – Kids learn about Chinese New Year customs as they build and have festive fun with this colorful LEGO® set (80108)
- 12 LEGO® minifigures bring each scene to life – the God of Wealth, a stallholder, a couple, man, girl, and a family of 6: dad, mom, grandpa, grandma, a girl and boy
- 6 scenes that connect in multiple ways – Each of the 6 modules portrays a festive activity, including spring-cleaning, food shopping, making good-luck decorations and exchanging gifts with family
Lunar New Year Ice Festival (80109)
1,519 pieces | $119.99
Get in the mood for celebration with this LEGO® Lunar New Year Ice Festival building set (80109) for ages 8 and up. It features a highly detailed winter scene with a brick-built frozen lake, equipment rental shop, sweet potato vendor’s cart, photo booth, chun ice sculpture, vending machine, penguin-shaped sled, ski slope, snow-capped tree and more.
Build, play and display
The joyful scene is brought to life by 13 LEGO minifigures, including a person in a tiger outfit to mark the Year of theTiger, plus a penguin figure and lots of fun accessory elements such as ice skates, a hockey puck, smartphone, translucent-blue penguin ice sculpture and ice-sculpting tools. The set is fun to build solo or as a family activity and makes a wonderfully playful festive centerpiece.
- Lunar New Year play-and-display set – Kids can recreate the traditional family fun of a Chinese New Year Ice Festival with this LEGO® set (80109), featuring a-detailed, buildable winter scene
- 13 LEGO® minifigures with lots of accessories – Includes a person in a tiger outfit to mark the Year of the Tiger, sweet-potato vendor, ice sculptor, mom, dad and children, plus a penguin figure
- Buildable winter wonderland – A frozen lake, penguin-shaped sled, ski slope, chun ice sculpture, equipment rental shop, photo booth, vending machine, sweet potato vendor’s cart and more
- Role-play Chinese New Year activities – Rent equipment from the shop, skate, play hockey and ride the penguin sled on the lake, carve ice sculptures, go ice fishing and take photos with penguins
LEGO Super Mario
Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car (71396)
84 pieces | $9.99
Lift off for extra LEGO® Super Mario™ action with Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Expansion Set (71396) for ages 6 and up. It features a brick-built version of the Junior Clown Car, plus a LEGO toy figure of a Bob-omb for children to add to their Starter Course. Place LEGO® Mario™ and/or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) in the Junior Clown Car and fly it around to collect digital coins. (Note: the 71360 or 71387 Starter Course is required for interactive play.)
Digitally enhanced building and play
Find building instructions for this set on the companion LEGO Super Mario app. The app also offers inspiration for different ways to build and play, and it offers a safe forum for children to share their creations.
- Aerial action with Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car – Kids can add an aerial, coin-collecting challenge to their LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with the 71396 Bowser Jr.’s Clown Car Expansion Set
- An enemy Bob-omb – The set includes a LEGO® toy figure of a Bob-omb to add to the brick-built levels that kids create
- Fly to collect digital coins – Place a LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) in the brick-built Junior Clown Car and fly it around to earn coins
Dorrie’s Beachfront (71398)
229 pieces | $29.99
Add a colorful beach level to the LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with the Dorrie’s Beachfront Expansion Set (71398) for ages 6 and up. It features a Dorrie LEGO figure, which LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) can ride on. There is a launcher to flick a green shell at the Huckit Crab figure, plus a buildable sandcastle, water fountain and tree, each with cool functions that the player must activate to access the 1, 2, 3 Blocks. (Note: the 71360 or 71387 Starter Course is required for interactive play.)
This collectible toy playset makes a super gift for trendsetting kids and is ideal for solo play or social competitions. Check out the LEGO Super Mario app for building instructions, creative inspiration and more fun stuff.
- Colorful, brick-built beach level – Kids can add beach challenges to their LEGO® Super Mario™ Starter Course with the 71398 Dorrie’s Beachfront Expansion Set
- 2 iconic Super Mario™ characters – A LEGO® figure of Dorrie for LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) to ride on and explore the level, plus an enemy Huckit Crab to defeat
- Shell-launching, 1, 2, 3 Block-hunting fun – A launcher to flick a green shell at the Huckit Crab, plus a buildable sandcastle, water fountain and tree, each with functions to reveal 1, 2, 3 Blocks
- Solo or social play – Friends and family members can compete to collect the most digital coins, then rebuild the level to set a new challenge
Big Urchin Beach Ride (71400)
536 pieces | $59.99
Create an action-packed level with the LEGO® Super Mario™ Big Urchin Beach Ride Expansion Set (71400) for ages 7 and up. It features a roller coaster with a Dolphin LEGO figure for LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) to ride on while trying to shake the Super Star Block out of the palm tree and topple a Big Urchin. Make Cheep Cheeps ‘leap’ by jumping on the bridge and collect more digital coins for spectacular dives off the springboard and fun interactions with the Yellow Yoshi toy figure. (Note: the 71360 or 71387 Starter Course is required for interactive play.)
- Action-packed, buildable beach level – Take the LEGO® Super Mario™ action to the beach with the Big Urchin Beach Ride Expansion Set (71400) for solo or social play
- 5 LEGO® Super Mario™ toy figures – Yellow Yoshi, a Big Urchin, 2 Cheep Cheeps, and a Dolphin for LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ (figures not included) to ride on
- High-diving, dolphin-riding fun – A springboard to perform dives and a roller coaster to shake the Super Star Block out of the palm tree and topple the Big Urchin
- Bridge with ‘leaping’ Cheep Cheeps – Jump up and down on the bridge to make the Cheep Cheeps ‘leap’ and stomp on them to collect digital coins
LEGO Super Mario Character Packs – Series 4 (71402)
29 pieces | $4.99
Create even more action-packed levels with collectible toy Character Packs – Series 4 (71402) for ages 6 and up. Each pack contains a mystery, buildable character with an Action Tag, plus a small build to use as a display stand or to enhance play. There are 10 LEGO® Super Mario™ characters to collect: a Mechakoopa, Para-Biddybud, Stingby, Bully, Freezie, Ant Trooper, Goombrat, Coin Coffer, Scaredy Rat and a baby penguin. Each is designed to be used with a Starter Course set (71360 or 71387), which is required for interactive play.
- Collectible LEGO® Super Mario™ toy characters – Give kids extra interactive play options with Character Packs – Series 4 (71402). Each pack contains a mystery buildable character with an Action Tag
- 10 to collect, build and play with – A Mechakoopa, Para-Biddybud, Stingby, Bully, Freezie, Ant Trooper, Goombrat, Coin Coffer, Scaredy Rat and a baby penguin
- Starter Course (71360 or 71387) required for interactive play – One of the Starter Course sets, featuring the LEGO® Mario™ (in set 71360) and LEGO® Luigi™ (in set 71387) figures, is needed for play
- Small build in each pack – Kids can use the build as a display stand or incorporate it into the levels they create. LEGO® Mario™ or LEGO® Luigi™ react to the characters in various ways
Don’t forget. These LEGO sets arrive on January 1 of 2022.