The Lunar New Year is a time of joy and celebration, and what better way to mark the occasion than with some LEGO sets? LEGO has prepared some special sets for the 2024 Spring Festival / Chinese New Year theme, featuring a familiar Disney face and a unique calendar. LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz has revealed two new sets for the upcoming Lunar New Year, featuring a beloved Disney character and a festive calendar.
These sets will join the other three Spring Festival / Chinese New Year sets that were announced earlier this week in Shanghai. All of these sets will be available on January 1, 2024, exclusively on LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz or at LEGO Stores. In this article, we will take a closer look at these two sets and see why they are perfect gifts for the Lunar New Year.
40673 Spring Festival LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz
The first set is 40673 Spring Festival Mickey Mouse, which is part of the LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz theme. This set contains 120 pieces and costs US$9.99 / AU$15.99 / £9.99 / €9.99 / CAD12.99. It depicts Mickey Mouse wearing a traditional Chinese outfit called a tangzhuang, which is often worn during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Mickey Mouse also holds a red envelope, which is a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
Mickey Mouse is very popular in China, especially in Shanghai Disneyland, where he often appears in special merchandise and costumes for the Lunar New Year. This set is a great way to combine the Disney and Chinese cultures, and it will appeal to both fans of the Brick headz theme and the Spring Festival theme.
40678 Festival Calendar for LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz
The second set is 40678 Festival Calendar, which contains 345 pieces and costs US$29.94 / AU$47.99 / £26.99 / €29.99 / CAD$39.99. This set is inspired by the 80103 Dragon Boat Race set from 2019, which was one of the first Spring Festival sets. It features a buildable tabletop calendar with rotating dials that can display the date of the Lunar New Year, as well as the day and month of the Gregorian calendar. The calendar can accommodate both the day/month and month/day formats, depending on the preference of the user. However, the numbers on the dials are stickers, so some assembly is required.
The set also includes 12 minifigures, representing the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each minifigure has a unique accessory and a stand with a printed tile of their corresponding animal. The minifigures are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The set also comes with a small build of a dragon boat, which can be placed on the water baseplate in front of the calendar in LEGO.
The Festival Calendar set is a fun and interactive way to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and it also serves as a display piece and a learning tool. It showcases the rich and diverse culture of China, and it also pays tribute to the previous Spring Festival sets.
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LEGO has done a great job of creating sets that honor the Lunar New Year, which is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in the world. The Spring Festival LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz and Festival Calendar sets are both colorful and charming, and they will make great gifts for the occasion. They also complement the other three sets that were unveiled earlier, which are 40674 Spring Festival Garden, 40675 Spring Festival Lion Dance, and 40676 Spring Festival Temple Fair. Together, these sets form a complete and impressive collection of the 2024 LEGO Mickey Mouse Brickheadz Spring Festival / Chinese New Year theme.