The LEGO Group has announced the launch of its first ever Chinese-inspired theme, LEGO Monkie Kid, which reimagines the 500-year-old story of the Monkey King from the classic 16th century novel Journey to the West in brick form and will include a number of LEGO sets, as well as an animated mini movie and TV series. Check out the first eight sets below (which are all available now), along with the official trailers for the animated TV series…
White Dragon Horse Bike (80006)
Iron Bull Tank (80007)
Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet (80008)
Pigsy’s Food Truck (80009)
Demon Bull King (80010)
Red Son’s Inferno Truck (80011)
Monkey King Warrior Mech (80012)
Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ (80013)
The tale begins when an ordinary boy, Monkie Kid, finds Monkey King’s legendary staff and he becomes the chosen one. Together with his brave and loyal friends, Monkie Kid begins his quest to stop the Demon Bull King and his army of Bull Clones from taking over the city.
Paying tribute to stories known and admired by so many children and parents in China and Asia, this latest LEGO play theme brings new life to the iconic Monkey King fable and provides a common ground for children, parents and grandparents to build and play together.
With a modern Chinese twist, LEGO Monkie Kid celebrates bravery and friendship and lets children engage in great building experiences whilst helping them to develop their imagination and creativity.
“I am super excited about the launch of LEGO Monkie Kid. This fantastic new play theme is deeply inspired by Chinese culture and built on an esteemed story that is treasured by all generations. We know kids will be delighted by the world of LEGO Monkie Kid, and I can’t wait to see how they immerse themselves in building, role playing and creating new stories through this theme. This is a very exciting innovation for the LEGO brand and one that demonstrates our commitment to building a strong future in China,” says Julia Goldin, Chief Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group.
“I have been touched and inspired by China’s rich history and culture, the passion and pride of the people and the incredible creativity of China.It has been an honour and privilege to be able to immerse myself in China’s culture of storytelling, in particular – Journey to the West and the Monkey King. The epic stories and incredible characters have been a huge inspiration to the LEGO design team and me. It is with deepest respect for Chinese culture and the 500-year-old legend that we have created the next chapter in the story of the Monkey King – The Monkie Kid,” says Simon Lucas, Senior Design Director at the LEGO Group.
LEGO Monkie Kid is available worldwide now.