LEGO Group takes on a new, untold chapter of the legendary tale of Journey to the West by introducing LEGO Monkie Kid — inspired by the 500-year-old story of the Monkey Kid. It comes in eight exciting sets, animated mini-movie and even a TV series. As this is the brand’s first-ever Chinese inspired theme, it will revolve around the Chinese legend and will be rooted firmly in the country’s culture and values.
The journey of this classic 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.
Children can look forward to eight action-packed sets with colourful characters, impressive vehicles with exciting new and hidden features – plus a blue cat with an orange mohawk. The sets are a result of two years of close collaboration with children and parents in China to ensure they are authentic to local culture. Never before has the LEGO Group launched a theme inspired by one culture and with so much attention to local details, values and traits.
LEGO Monkie Kid is now available worldwide in LEGO Brand Retail Stores, LEGO Certified Stores and LEGOLAND. Local broadcasting station Media Prima will be airing the Monkie Kid TV animated content on TV3 and ntv7 this year. You can also purchase the sets here.