The LEGO Monkie Kid sets we talked about previously (see: LEGO Monkie Kid – A New Hero is Born…) have been available since the middle of May, and many LEGO fans already had a chance to give them a try. The sets are fresh, imaginative, fun, colorful, full of interesting play-features, and wonderfully designed minifigs. JANGBRiCKS has been on a marathon reviewing them all, so, if you would like to give the sets a closer look, I have included all of his reviews in the video-player below, along with a general overview.
The smallest of the sets is the #80006 LEGO Monkie Kid White Dragon Horse Bike with 259 pieces, and the price of $34.99. The bike has foldout flight-mode wing and stud-shooters, and the hideout prison has a fire gate and stud-shooters. Monkie Kid’s cloud board is also included. The four minifigs are Monkie Kid, Mei, Bob, and Snort. LEGO usually releases a few small sets so people can try out a new theme. Thus, it’s surprising that the smallest set in this collection is medium-range both in size and price. I guess LEGO was pretty confident that this theme will sell well and didn’t need entry-level models. I do hope that some smaller sets will be available in future waves. You can get the set at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80007 LEGO Monkie Kid Iron Bull Tank comes with 430 pieces for $49.99. It features the badguys’ armored vehicle with some simple but neat play-features, including a six-stud rapid shooter, and an oil-barrel-launching function. Watch the video-review below to see how they work. The three minifigs are Monkie Kid, Grunt, and Roar, and the bigfig’s name is Sandy. This is a fun set that’s worth the price. You can purchase it at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80008 LEGO Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet includes 529 pieces, and the price is $59.99. It has a neat splitting function with the cockpit detaching and turning into a speed bike. The badguy has a buildable twin-fire jetpack and power glove. The four minifigs are Monkie Kid, Red Son, Growl, and Ai. I really like the color-scheme of this jet, and the bulkiness of the front. On the negative side, the back section of the jet is not very well developed. If you want to check it out, it’s available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80009 LEGO Monkie Kid Pigsy’s Food Truck is one of the most talked about sets in this collection. It comes with 832 pieces for $69.99. The fully equipped food truck is quite large, and it doubles as a secret command center. Both sides of the vehicle open, revealing a seemingly normal food truck on one side, and the other side hides a full command center. The hidden features are really fun! The pig-shaped sign on the roof doubles as a rapid shooter, and you also get two bikes for the badguys. The five minifigs are Monkie Kid, Pigsy, Snort, Grunt, and Uncle Qiao. It’s a pricey set, but with all the play-features it’s not a bad deal. Available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80010 LEGO Monkie Kid Demon Bull King comes with 1,051 pieces, and the price is $89.99. As you can see in the video-review below, this mech is massive. However, as usual with large and heavy LEGO mechs, it doesn’t have a whole lot of articulation. It does have a light-brick to illuminate the torso, stud-shooting cannons, a flamethrower, and a big axe. The three minifigs are the Monkie Kid, Pigsy, and Princess Iron Fan. The mech looks imposing, the colors are great, and the price/piece ratio is right, however you’re almost forced to buy one of the other sets to play out some real conflict. Available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80011 LEGO Monkie Kid Red Son’s Inferno Truck is one of the biggest sets in the collection with 1,111 pieces for the price of $119.99. The truck has an integrated and removable racecar, a 6-stud rapid shooter, and a winch to drag the exploding ATM out of the brick-built Speedy Panda store. Speaking of the store, it is one of the best parts of the set. The colors and details are so nice! Another nice addition is the little delivery tuk-tuk. And you also get seven minifigs; Monkie Kid, Red Son, Snort, Grunt, Roar, Mei, and Lee. There is a lot to like here! The set is available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #80012 LEGO Monkie Kid Monkey King Warrior Mech is another highlight of the collection. It comes with 1,629 pieces, and the price is $149.99. It’s the good guy counterpart and worthy opponent of the Demon Bull King. The mech looks beautiful on display with instantly recognizable features, a striking color-scheme, beautiful detailing, and futuristic play-features. Unfortunately, it has the same issues as the other big mech; not much articulation and lack of playability. There are also some smaller vignettes in the set. The little shop with an apartment above is especially nice. The six minifigs are Monkey King, Monkie Kid, Grow, General Ironclad, and two civilians. The set is available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
Now comes the biggest set! The #80013 LEGO Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ includes 1,959 pieces for $169.99. There is so much to see here, so make sure you check out the video-review below. The ship can open up and can be divided for easy access to the detailed living area, workshop, posable mech, and more. The crane on the deck can be used to grap the badguys’ stud-shooting assault boat, and Pigsy and Mei’s fun buildable water jets add to the battle play options. The minifigs include Monkie Kid, Pigsy, Mei, General Ironclad, Snort, Grunt, and Roar, plus big-fig Sandy, and Mo the cat. Available at the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
In the player below, you can watch reviews of all eight sets by JANGBRiCKS. He will walk you through all the details and play-features of each set, as well as give you his personal opinion about them.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Monkie Kid collection? Do you have any of the sets already? Or are you planning to get them? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below!
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