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Mysterious 2013 Chinese Dragon LEGO set!

by admin on January 6, 2013

in LEGO Exclusives

Pictures of an interesting LEGO set have been circulating for a while now with a mysterious Chinese Dragon. A lot of people thought the preliminary images were fake, but in fact it turned out to be a genuine LEGO set, although limited edition. The set I’m talking about is the #10250 LEGO Year of the Snake. Check it out below! 🙂

#10250 LEGO Year of the Snake Chinese Dragon Set

It appears that the #10250 LEGO Year of the Snake set is a variation of the #6914 LEGO Creator Prehistoric Hunters set released in 2012, with extra instructions and parts to build the Chinese Dragon and that beautiful gateway with two snakes printed on the door.

#6914 LEGO Creator T-Rex

The LEGO Year of the Snake set seems to be an exclusive to Asian markets (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.) as most of the writing on the box and the instructions are in Chinese only. 😕

#10250 LEGO Year of the Snake Chinese Dragon Set Instructions

At least to me the most exciting part in the Chinese Dragon set is the printed round door with the two red snakes. It is a really exclusive piece I would love to get my hands on, and hope will eventually show up on BrickLink and other online LEGO marketplaces.

#10250 LEGO Year of the Snake Chinese Dragon Set Details

If you own the #6914 LEGO Creator Prehistoric Hunters set (or if you just want to try to build the Chinese Dragon from your current LEGO collection) you can download the building instructions as a PDF file here: DOWNLOAD LEGO YEAR OF THE SNAKE INSTRUCTIONS

#10250 LEGO Year of the Snake Chinese Dragon Set Doorway

If you don’t have the #6914 LEGO Creator Prehistoric Hunters, you can get it directly from the Online LEGO Shop, then use the instruction above to build the Chinese Dragon. Unfortunately you won’t have that gorgeous gateway, but at least you would have an awesome dragon! 😀

LEGO Creator Sets Available Now

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Year of the Snake set? And for our Asian readers; have you seen this set already? Would love to know if it is already on the market! Let us know, and share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

Nace10 January 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Awesome snake! Like you were saying, that gateway is really cool!

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obi-wanfan2282 January 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

That’s awesome! 😀 Though I rarely get Creator because of the lack of minifigures.

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Legoman640 January 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

So do I,but this one looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yodaman5556 January 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I don’t really care about getting minifigures (unless they are licensed or look cool -like CMF) but I like Creator and TECHNIC sets because of the more advanced builds and more interesting models that sometimes includes amazing functions. 😉

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obi-wanfan2282 January 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

But mesa needs minifigs for stop-motions. 😛

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Yes, Technic and Creator sets are really awesome. I expecially like Creator. The building techniques are really interesting and the models beautiful. The Technic sets are even more complex, but they are more for techie guys so I never really got into them. But I do appreciate the amazing functionality of Technic sets.

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Micah January 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Well you may be able to get the door on amazon or ebay cause they have everything!

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) January 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I know that I’m once again off topic, but I made my Led Zeppelin minifigs a drum set.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nace10/8353166555/

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Legoman640 January 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I just checked it out and commented. Great creation Nace!

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:42 PM

He looks a little lost behind those drums. 😉

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Nace10 January 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

Yeah, he does. But one thing keeps him from ever feeling awkward behind a drum. He is so good, yet he never took lessons!

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admin January 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Yeah, very awesome! Big drums rule! 😀

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Håkan January 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

I’d have expected a working door. Disappointed!

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Yeah, I was also disappinted in the door not being able to open, but I would still like to get one because of the snakes. 🙄

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Ninjoey (the lego block head) January 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

i love the gate!!!

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Sry if this is off topic just seeing if gravatar work :embaresd:

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

RATS!!!

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM

plzwork?

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Nace10 January 6, 2013 at 4:01 PM

It takes a few minutes for a Gravatar to load.

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Admin you can delete these i was seeing if my gravatar would work :angry:

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Nace10 January 6, 2013 at 4:39 PM

It works!

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM

It’s all right. Your gravatar actually shows up immediately, but due to your computer’s cache you would see the change only after your cache is emptied after you refresh the page. That’s why you couldn’t see it right away. 😉

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obi-wanfan2282 January 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Hey admin! I know this is sorta off-topic, but is there a way I can contact BrotherHood Workshop through email? I want to ask a few questions about stop-motion.

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Håkan January 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

If you’d have FaceBook, they have a Facebook page…

https://www.facebook.com/BrotherhoodWorkshop

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Thanks, Hakan, yes. I have always communicated with them thru FaceBook as well, so probably that would be the best option. 🙂

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obi-wanfan2282 January 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Yeah, but I’m not allowed to get a Facebook till I’m 15. 😛

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admin January 7, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Hm… then I think the other option would be to contact them thru their YouTube Channel. Would that work?

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Håkan January 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM

You’d still need to register somehow… If you have GMail or Google+, I think you become a YouTube member automatically, since Google owns YouTube…

(Personally, I mostly avoid Facebook for personal reasons, I prefer e-mail… =/)

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Legomaniac January 6, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I live in Hong Kong and I still haven’t seen it in the market yet. I hope it comes out soon, Chinese New Year is only a month away.

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Legomaniac January 6, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Also, I would like to add that from looking at the writing in the provided pictures, it looks like that it will only be available in China. The writing is in Simplified Chinese (an abbreviated version of traditional Chinese used only in China) which is not really recognized in other Asian countries like Taiwan.

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM

I was hoping that you will see this post and let us know if you have seen the set already. 😉

Interesting info about the Chinese text. I’m surprised though if LEGO is planning to release this set only in China. It seems like they would be missing out. Thanks for the info and keep us posted if and when you see this set. 🙂

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 8:35 PM

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Legoman640 January 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 8:36 PM

PARTY ROCKERS *Gives everybody CAKE!!!!!!!!*

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ninjanut January 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM

GTG BYE!!!!!!!!!!

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Legoman640 January 6, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Bye guys,i’m going to check out the Speedors game. Goodbye.

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Legoman640 January 6, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Why wouldn’t the Speedors game load? 😡

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admin January 6, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I was reading that a lot of people have been having problems loading the game. I don’t know if there is actually something wrong with the game or if too many people are planning to load it at once. Or maybe both. 😕

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obi-wanfan2282 January 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I was trying to play it on an iPod Touch 4th Gen, and it kept crashing every time I tried to play it. 😛

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admin January 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM

Hm… it is good to know that it also crashes on the iPod. It would probably be a good idea to inform LEGO about this. 🙁

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Nace10 January 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

It hasn’t crashed on me. Most of the time it works great except for the ripcord sometimes not working. I’m using a 5th Gen iPod Touch. However, NTK was telling me it keeps crashing on his 4th Gen. Maybe it doesn’t work very well yet on older Generations…

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admin January 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

You could be right. Still sad. I mean a 4th Gen iPod is not that old. There must be some bugs in there. 🙄

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Nace10 January 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Yeah. Apple comes out with one every three minutes.

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admin January 7, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Yeah, I know. That’s why I’m not an Apple fan. 🙄

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Micah January 6, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Hey guys this set may be avalible in China Towns!

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Chris of Yoda Archives January 6, 2013 at 11:29 PM

That gate is beautiful. I wish the set would come to the US. Thanks for the info about the Prehistoric Hunters set. That just adds a reason to get that set.

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ninjanut January 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

I would buy it but my parents don’t buy internationaly so i’ll probally not get them D:

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Nace10 January 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Didn’t we get a gate kinda like this in the place the ninjas used to use as their home or in the fire temple?

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admin January 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM

There are some rectangular doors/windows with dragon designs, but not another round one, as far as I know. But those are very nice too. 🙂

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cy January 23, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Guys… this set has been cancelled.

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admin January 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Oh… sorry to hear that. 😥

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Walter Lee January 26, 2013 at 6:23 AM

China Amazon currently list this set at retailing at 399 Yuan (56 USD) and discounted at 299 Yuan (48 USD). A Hong Kong Ebay seller is offer 10 sets for 79.99 USD each with free shipping. The set is not being sold in the USA, Europe, Australia, Korea or Japan.

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admin January 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Walter, thanks for sharing that! So the set must not be canceled, only limited to a certain geographical area. Good to hear! 😀

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Dirk February 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM

I have this set for sale… I am from The Netherlands and have a lot of sets bought through a Chinese Friend who sent them to me from China to The Netherands.

Anybody interested? Please mail me..

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admin February 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Dirk, thanks for sharing that! You might also consider listing it on Bricklink, I’m sure lots of people would love to get their hands on them! Personally I’m only interested in the printed door and hope it will appear on Bricklink one day. 😀

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Joe March 14, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Hi dirk

I am very interested in this set I would very much interested in buying the set if still available if it is please reply or email me because I would love set if it is on your bricklink site please list the site on another comment can you ship to the UK I would be willing to pay and is the box unopened or opened as I would be looking for a new unopened set

Thanks

Joe

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Dirk February 28, 2013 at 4:23 AM

Dear Admin,

Thank you for your feedback.
I don’t have a bricklink account yet, I think I will start one soon.
You are only interested in the door , because the snake can be made with the parts of the 6914 probabaly.

Till now there are very less, or none people who sell this set in Europe yet.
I have enough sets now for a while and if you still want one once, just let me know….

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admin February 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Dirk, yes, a lot of people actually think that this set is a myth. They sell for $80-$85 both on Bricklink and eBay directly from Hong Kong. I’m pretty sure that if you list them from Europe people would grab them up as a lot of people are nervous about shopping directly from Asia.

If you do decide to open a Bricklink store, make sure you make an announcement on the BL Forum. People are suspicious of 0 feedback sellers listing something truly unique – they think it’s a scam. So best is to say “hi” in the Forum, mention who you are, and invite people to check out your store. 😉

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Dirk February 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Thx.. I openend a bricklink store.. now its waiting for my first customers… 😉

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admin February 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM

May I ask what’s the link? 😉

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