Last month we caught glimpse of this year’s seasonal set based on the Chinese zodiac. And this time around, 2023’s LEGO Year of the Rabbit (40575) has been listed at LEGO’s home shopping portal, and with it, we get better images of what to expect from this collectible. Take a look.
Like its predecessors, the LEGO Year of the Rabbit will be offered as a gift-with-purchase set. According to The Brick Fan, it will be the next promotional item starting January 15, right after the promo ends for the LEGO Icons Blacktron Cruiser (40580). Our brick-built bunny will also be available as a free item from January 15 to 25 (just in time for the Chinese New Year) for a minimum single receipt purchase of any LEGO product worth $85 and above at all LEGO stores or LEGO.com.
This current offering comes in at 194 pieces and is valued at $10. It comes in a predominantly black-and-white color scheme and features a pair of poseable ears and expressive eyes. It also includes a special red envelope to mark the Lunar New Year celebration.
The LEGO Year of the Rabbit is also the 9th Chinese zodiac-inspired set in the series starting with the LEGO Year of the Sheep (40418) in 2015. Though LEGO released a Year of the Snake (10250) set in 2013, its distribution was only available in China at that time and does not follow the design aesthetics of the current series. So we’re still three years away from having a complete set of these seasonal sets, with the Year of the Dragon (2024), Year of the Snake (2025), and Year of the Horse (2026) still waiting for their LEGO debut.