The LEGO Monkie Kid sets have been out for some time now (see: LEGO Monkie Kid Video-Reviews & Thoughts) and as it was mentioned in the press-release, there is also an accompanying animated mini-movie and TV series. The series narrates the story inspired by and loosely based on the 16th-century Chinese novel, Journey to the West.
The tale of the TV show 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. The first two episodes are already available on YouTube, and you can watch them below.
The LEGO Monkie Kid TV show was produced by the Australian animation studio, Flying Bark Productions. I don’t think the animation is as sharp and attractive as in the LEGO Ninjago TV show, but it’s still enjoyable, and most of the voice actors nailed the characters. We will see if Monkie Kid will resonate with the target age group, but I think it has potential. The related LEGO sets are especially well designed, so hopefully we will see more of those as well. For the current selection, visit the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How did you like the first two episodes of the Monkie Kid TV show? Are you planning to watch the other episodes? Do you own any of the LEGO Monkie Kid sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Wow! I loved it . It makes me want to get the rest of the monkey kid sets. The cartoon was a lot of fun and can’t wait to see more of them. Of course this could also mean more monkey kids sets. I hope so.
Unless the theme is a total flop, I’m counting on several more waves having been planned.
In the past Lego themes ( the legend of chima and nexo knights) they made the character kind of dumb and a little foolish even for kids standards. At least not like the cartoons I used to watch when I was growing up ( Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ,ThunderCats, and G I Joe). Kids want there heroes to act like heroes or at least the underdog to be a hero. I mean don’t get me wrong , I would take a ” old school ” Bugs Bunny cartoon any day of the week. I think kids have grown mentally ever since I was a kid. After all they have the technology the video games and so on to develop they’re thinking range a little better. I’m not saying the older generation is dumb but they obviously could do the things that I can’t do when I was their age. Like maybe program a computer or something like that LOL! So, basically Lego don’t dumb down the cartoon shows.
I have been saying this for a long time now. It’s harder to fool kids these days. Because of their access to the internet, they are exposed to so much information. They grow up fast!
Thanks, watched it! I don’t like the animation as much as Ninjago, but still good. I hope this series is going to be popular because I want more sets! 😀
Thanks! Our kids enjoyed this! Okay, I watched it too. 😀
It’s cool, but WAAY to anime for my liking, way to many cuts and extreme…well..everything.
I thought it was pretty much %#$@& awesome!! Also, here is the link to Monkie Kid sets on Lego: https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/monkie-kid
If only I new where you watch this
I want to watch it so bad but I don’t know where to watch. any ideas?
Some of the episodes are uploaded on LEGO’s YouTube channel. 🙂