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From City of Lanterns to Shibuya Scramble

Inspired by his time in Shibuya, the latest modular from LEGO Masters Sweden finalist Olle Moquist captures the shuffle of old and new that one feels walking the busy backstreets of modern Tokyo. Olle picked an unusual seed part for the Lotus Hotel, beige DUPLO cushions, which give the building a distinctive stud-free texture. I’m also really struck by how perfectly the vintage Homemaker theme‘s maxifigure works as a Buddha with his compassionate long earlobes. While this city center is grounded in a more realistic setting, the modular wouldn’t look out of place next to Ninjago City, and after a busy day of shopping or a stay at the Lotus Hotel, visitors to this LEGO neighborhood can presumably take the tram to Monkie Kid’s City of Lanterns.

City Center

LEGO offering many sets for up to 40% off in end of year sale [News]

From now until January 4th, LEGO is offering many sets for sale on their website. While there are too many to list out, some of the highlights include sets from Disney, Harry Potter, Monkie Kid, Avatar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Of note in that last theme, the massive 76210 Iron Man Hulkbuster and 71039 LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Series 2 both get a price reduction for this period. These discounts range from 20% to 40% off the normal price, and include sets released as recently as this summer. For the full list, check out everything on LEGO’s Offers and Sales page for the US, Canada, and UK.

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More 2024 LEGO sets revealed, including Monkie Kid, Friends, and Lunar New Year [News]

The 2024 LEGO set news keeps on coming. A handful of LEGO sets have appeared on LEGO.com today, while two more have been revealed at the China International Import Expo. As might be expected, most of the sets are in the ever-expanding line-up of sets surrounding Chinese traditions and folklore, such as 80112 Auspicious Dragon. Of particular note though is an enormous Monkie Kid set, 80054 Megapolis City 5th Anniversary. This set features 2,330 pieces and a modular construction.

Most of these sets will be available for purchase from LEGO.com from January 1, 2024. Scroll through the full article below to see all the photos, with pricing and part count details (where available).

See more pictures after the jump

LEGO Monkie Kid 80049 Dragon of the East Palace [Review]

With summer comes another new wave of sets from the popular Monkie Kid theme, based on the Chinese folktale Journey to the West. Like many previous waves, it includes vehicles, a mech, and a large building, this time in the form of the underwater palace home to the human form of the Dragon of the East. The subsea structure is based on the location from the third season where the team takes refuge, and ends up leaving with a souped-up new team truck (featured in a previous round of sets). This is where the Monkey King originally got his versatile staff, and the scene features a large brick-built version that hides a surprise. LEGO Monkie Kid 80049 Dragon of the East Palace comes with 2,364 pieces and will be available on June 1st for US $189.99 | CAN $249.99 | UK £169.99.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

Read on for our full review

Ninjago versus Monkie Kid: Mech battle [Feature]

Ninjago has produced more mechs than any other LEGO theme over the last decade. And while the Monkie Kid theme is a relative newcomer, having premiered in 2020, there have been many mechs and mech-like models released so far. This includes a bigfig scale Demon Bull King, and a mini-mech for the new Yellow Tusk elephant from the January 2023 wave of sets. But which theme makes better mechs? I decided to compare two mechs from each theme (at a similar price and part count) in an attempt to answer that question.

Find out which mech is the winner!

Agra Sunstriker, Beat Wizard

Back at it again with another fantastic figure, Builder Eero Okkonen makes use of some interesting parts from Monkie Kid’s new Galactic Explorer. After watching the Moon Knight finale, this seems like an ancient Egyptian hero in the modern era. Just imagine him strutting up to a bad guy, dropping that boom box, hitting play, and kicking butt in step with the power of the gods.

Agra Sunstriker

Drop the beat

Check out this colourful cyber samurai

This is one to watch out for on the battlefield! Eero Okkonen has taken inspiration from the Monkie Kid sets with the vibrant colours featured in this build. Yellow curved tubes (AKA macaroni) form part of the character’s wide helmet with red claws portraying horns. The fingers are actually skeleton arms and the windscreens in dark turquoise are perfect for creating the samurai’s armour skirting. The futuristic design is completed by the use of trans red at the knees, arm shields and in the sword. It’s an eye-catching model where you can tell Eero has taken time to analyse parts from the Monkie Kid theme in order to apply the pieces in inventive ways.

Polymer Samurai

LEGO Monkie Kid 80033: Evil Macaque Mech is not monkeying around

Late in the first season of the Monkie Kid animated series we were finally introduced to the Evil Macaque, who first appeared in the Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain set from earlier this year. While other villains like the Demon Bull King and the Bone Demon have received mecha sets in previous waves, Evil Macaque was left out, until now. He has finally reached proper villain status with an overpowered mech of his own. LEGO Monkie Kid 80033: Evil Macaque Mech includes 893 pieces and is available now, for US $79.99 | CAN $109.99 | UK £54.99

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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You can take the leftovers home in a BYGGLEK box

Can you spot the LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK box in this creation by lego_nuts? Neither could I until I watched their video on youtube. The storage box is used as the base of this wonderful creation. All lego-nuts had to do was create four walls to hide the box properly. My mind is completely blown. This technique could be used to create mountains without them getting too heavy and parts-consuming. I didn’t know I needed the storage containers, but now I am sure that I do.

I love to see people make creations inspired by Chinese Architecture using LEGO Monkie Kid aesthetics. For one of the buildings in the background curved train rail is used for the rooftop. Which is brilliant if you ask me. The Monkie Kid crew is having Chinese hot pot during their Reunion Dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year and I would just love to join them in this lovely setting.

LEGO Monkie Kid 80036: The City of Lanterns – The Monkie Kid city we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Ever since the Monkie Kid theme first launched, there have been many amazing sets, featuring huge mechs and mech-like figures, bright and colorful fully over-the-top vehicles and accessories, and a whole host of villains and minions. But aside from a few small buildings, and a headquarters on a cargo boat, there has not been much in the way of shops or restaurants to populate the world the characters live in. All that is about to change with LEGO 80036: The City of Lanterns. A stacked city scene consisting of eight individual buildings attached to a two-level structure complete with an elevated train. I am super excited about this set, and can’t wait to break it all down for you.

The City of Lanterns comes with 2,197 pieces and will be available on January 1st, for US $149.99 | CAN $179.99 | UK £114.99

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

Read on for our full review of this dazzling city set

LEGO Monkie Kid 2022 sets revealed online [News]

LEGO has just published official product pictures of the new Monkie Kid 2022 sets. The new wave of sets will include at least seven new products varying from a box of bricks for free-style building all the way to a city block in the style and format of the iconic Ninjago City. The new sets will be available from January 1, 2022.

More picture of the new sets…

LEGO Monkie Kid 80024: The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain tells the story behind the legend [Review]

When you think of Monkie Kid sets, bright-colored vehicles, colorful characters, and goofy villains come to mind. But since the theme is inspired by the traditional stories of Journey to the West, there are a lot of things you might not know about the legend behind the theme. With more Monkie Kid sets for 2022 on the way, we wanted to catch up on this set from earlier this year. LEGO 80024 The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain tells the story of the Monkey King through 6 connected scenes set on a mountain top high among the clouds. The set includes 1,949 pieces and is available now for US $169.99 | CAN $249.99 | UK £159.99

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

Read on for our full review of this legendary Monkie id set