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LEGO Monkie Kid Sets Video-Reviews & Thoughts

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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  • Legostuff14 May 31, 2020, 12:12 PM

    I have three of the monkie kid set. White dragon horse bike, iron bull tank and pigsy’s food truck. I haven’t built them yet (I’m behind on my building of other sets.). However this is what I can afford because it’s a bit too pricey for me.The temptation is there to want more.🐵🐷🐃. Love the characters..

  • Legostuff14 May 31, 2020, 4:13 PM

    There’s a rumor flying around that the sets that are supposed to come out June 1st have been pushed back for a later time. Is that true?

    • Thita (admin) May 31, 2020, 5:04 PM

      Which sets are you referring to?

    • jgiese626 May 31, 2020, 5:12 PM

      If you mean the summer wave of Ninjago and Wizarding World, those most likely are scheduled for release in August despite releasing in June overseas, as they have in previous years.

    • Håkan June 1, 2020, 5:28 AM

      There have been troubles for the American market due to the Mexican factory being in lockdown. Most European sets seem to have come out as planned. (Some movie-related franchise sets have been pushed back due to the movies themselves being pushed back.)

      • Thita (admin) June 1, 2020, 5:36 PM

        Oh, yes, the movie sets. COVID is really hurting the movie industry…

  • j.j. May 31, 2020, 5:09 PM

    I really like these sets. I agree with Jang that the buildings, although small, are especially great. There is another video he put out where he combines the buildings into one display. Check it out.

  • The Red Son May 31, 2020, 6:17 PM

    It’s disappointing that the mechs don’t have more articulation. But I remember other big mechs had the same problem. They are so heavy, they collapse under their own weight. So they need to have their limbs are locked in. I hope we will get some smaller mechs also.

  • Legostuff14 May 31, 2020, 6:47 PM

    Again, possibly just a rumor. I’m referring to the Marvel/ Batman sets., city and hidden side sets. I was just wondering that’s all. I figured I’d ask you thita( adim) because, I know you can set things straight from rumors to facts. I also don’t want others to get the wrong information and spread it around like wildfire. I know the factory in Mexico is down and we kinda of rely on the European factories so does this change anything if that’s the case?or is it still Europe get things before the USA does? This pandemic really messes things up doesn’t it.

    • Thita (admin) May 31, 2020, 8:17 PM

      Yes, there are some shortages and delays in North America. Europe seems to be doing fine as far as stock, as they are close to HQ and several of the factories. Things are changing literally daily, so we just have to play it by ear and check the online shop frequently.

      The good thing is that the summer sets are actually listed, but not yet available. This allows you to put items on your wish-list and just check the status of your wish-list like once a week. This is what I do. 🙂

      From the couple of orders I placed recently, most of the items got delayed by a week or two, even though they weren’t shown as out of stock. I guess this is just expected these day. At least we can still place orders, so I’m grateful for that.

  • chris / yoda archives May 31, 2020, 9:41 PM

    Those are some cool looking sets but there should be some lower price points in the theme. The food truck is funny. And I love Mechs.

  • Håkan June 1, 2020, 6:11 AM


    And I see now that Admin already mentioned the Mexican lockdown.

    And for smaller sets, there’s apparently been a polybag produced, although I don’t know yet how you’d go about to snag one…

  • Håkan June 1, 2020, 6:24 AM

    And I’ve come to a point that despite the high prices of new Lego sets, space has become a bigger issue. So I might try to get Mei in sentai suit, Mei’s, MK’s and Red Sons hairdoes and MK’s headphone piece separately, and possibly some decorated bricks. I’ll probably skip on the rest, although the two mechs look pretty imposing…

    • Thita (admin) June 1, 2020, 5:40 PM

      I have the same issue. My solution is to try to modify any set that I like to fit with something that I already collect and have space for. Mostly Modulars and Space. Otherwise, my collection and displays start to look too chaotic. But yes, I can definitely relate. LEGO has been releasing some really huge sets.

      • Håkan June 1, 2020, 7:47 PM

        I guess I’d try to focus on Space and occasional Spider-Man and City stuff from now, and interesting second hand bags if I stumble over them. (Although they often tend to contain a lot of “filler” from my point of view…)

  • Legostuff14 June 1, 2020, 1:39 PM

    I hear you . Between Lego becoming more pricey and to display them and or store them. It’s become very difficult to balance both and not feel overwhelmed by it. I’ve been debating this back and forth for the Past 2 years now I’ve decided that this year is my last full on collecting year. I’m not going to collect any more Lego sets. I’ve been doing this for 14 and a half years. I have enough to keep me happy to work with and to be creative on my own. Now if only I can get past the temptation of buying more sets next year ( we’ll cross that bridge next year). It may be just modular buildings something worthwhile Like that if any, but things like City, Ninjago and any other themes I just can’t do it anymore.☹

  • Legostuff14 June 1, 2020, 6:51 PM

    So , if I combine Monkie Kid, the digital Ninjago sets and nexo knights. I think that can work. Any thoughts? I have jestro’s volcano lair and both nexo Knights main bases. I would think the Iron Bulls would fit with the heat elements in jestro’s volcano lair. The digital Ninjago will go great with the nexo Knights because they’re in the digital world to some degree. 🤔

  • Icepacklady June 3, 2020, 8:03 AM

    I like the secret HQ set, mostly for the containers. I think some of those parts are probably hard to find in other places. Even though that is one of the more expensive sets that is probably the one I would go for just for those containers.
    I do agree with the other poster- this theme pairs nicely with Ninjago. Might go well with Overwatch too.

    • Håkan June 3, 2020, 8:31 AM

      If you just want certain parts, you should generally be available to order them through BrickLink, BrickOwl or Lego’s own Bricks and Pieces section (although the latter isn’t available worldwide currently due to the Corona pandemic).

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