2022 Chinese New Year Sets

2022 Chinese New Year Sets

Earlier this week, the LEGO® Group teased some pictures of the upcoming 2022 Chinese New Year sets. The news came from the fourth annual China International Import Expo. However, earlier today, the LEGO® Group revealed all the details for the two new kits. The upcoming year will be the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar. As such, the 2022 Chinese New Year sets both feature shout outs to the animal. As always, the kits offering interesting oriental designs and large numbers of Minifigures. Read on for set specifics.

LUNAR NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

2022 Chinese New Year set: Lunar New Year Traditions
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  • NAME: Lunar New Year Traditions
  • SET #: 80108
  • THEME: Chinese New Year
  • COST: $99.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1066
  • MINIFIGURES: 12
  • RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.094 (excellent value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 89 bricks/fig (excellent character count for a set this size)

LUNAR NEW YEAR ICE FESTIVAL

  • NAME: Lunar New Year Ice Festival
  • SET #: 80109
  • THEME: Chinese New Year
  • COST: $149.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1519
  • MINIFIGURES: 13
  • RELEASE DATE: January 10, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.099 (excellent value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 117 bricks/fig (very good character count for a set this size)
2022 Chinese New Year set: Lunar New Year Ice Festival
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For the last couple of years, the Chinese New Year sets have been one of the most anticipated end-of-year announcements for me. I loved Lion Dance, Temple Fair, and Lantern Festival. These announcements are right up there with the yearly modular in my book. However, this coming year’s offerings do not have me as excited as past sets. It is hard to top last year’s gorgeous Lantern Festival. Will I acquire these sets? Most likely, yes. I still like them, and I love the Minifigures (anyone else notice the two Ice Planet throwbacks?). But compared to the last two years, the 2022 Chinese New Year sets fall a little below the high bar of past years. What do you think? Reach out in the comments below or on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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