As January 2022 goes on, LEGO is moving on from the Holiday seasonal and New Year product launch blitz. Next on the special occasion agenda: the now LEGO-elevated Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. And back in 2021 we saw what we could expect from LEGO to mark the event. Like Brickset, we’re now getting this straight from LEGO.com itself, in lieu of the now-discontinued monthly Store Calendars. It’s a slight change in routine but that’s all. And now, with the 2022 Chinese New Year seasonal sets available, so too is the accompanying GWP since Monday.
The Animal Zodiac LEGO GWP Year of the Tiger (40491) went live this past January 10. Its launch coincides with the availability of the official 2022 Chinese New Year LEGO sets in US and Canada. For those needing a refresher, they’re the Lunar New Year Traditions (80108) and Lunar New Year Ice Festival (80109). Either of these will suffice to clear the $85 LEGO purchase threshold for the Year of the Tiger GWP. Alternatively, buying over $40 worth in LEGO Monkie Kid or Ninjago sets will net a second GWP (polybag). Monkie Kid’s Underwater Journey (30562) could be yours if you favor the above themes.
While the LEGO Monkie Kid polybag has a GWP period end (January 27), Year of the Tiger (40491) doesn’t. In any case, this month is the golden time for getting your choice seasonal sets to claim the gift. Chinese New Year 2022 falls on February 1, for reference. That in mind: Go get ‘em, Tiger.