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2022 LEGO Monkie Kid City of Lanterns & More!

Last weekend, while many of us were busy with holiday shopping, LEGO quietly added the 2022 LEGO Monkie Kid sets to the Online LEGO Shop. While Monkie Kid usually appeals to kids, it is also popular with LEGO Ninjago fans as the themes are so similar. And it is also of interest to those who like unique elements and colors. So, let’s take a look at what’s coming!

#80030 LEGO MONKIE KID’S STAFF CREATIONS –This set reminds me so much of some of the previously released LEGO Ninjago vehicles! It features a buildable mech, racecar, and airplane, each with easy-to-attach parts so you can mix the models together to make your own unique creations. The set also comes with a new-for-January-2022 Monkie Kid minifigure in a training outfit and the Monkey King with The Golden Staff. 309 pieces, price: $34.99.

#80031 LEGO MONKIE KID MEI’S DRAGON CAR – Mei’s awesome vehicle has a spring-loaded shooter, an opening minifigure cockpit, and new-for-January-2022 neon-yellow LEGO elements. Included are Mei, Monkie Kid, and 2 Shadow Monkey minifigures with cool weapons and accessories, plus Monkie Kid’s buildable Cloud Board and the Shadow Monkeys’ trike. 456 pieces, price: $49.99.

#80032 LEGO MONKIE KID CHANG’E MOON CAKE FACTORY – This set is a trip! We get Chang’e’s brick-built moonbase, with her live-streaming platform, moon cake factory production line, carrot-shaped rocket to export the cakes, and a stud-shooting bunny mech. There are also 3 new-for-January-2022 minifigures, Mo the cat and 2 bunny figures, plus weapons and accessories, including the blue Fire Ring. 609 pieces, price: $69.99.

#80033 LEGO MONKIE KID EVIL MACAQUE’S MECH – The LEGO Monkie Kid line is known for its giant and highly detailed mechs. This fully posable mech has new-for-January-2022 joints for extra stability, and a big staff that the mech can hold or have clipped onto its back. There are also 5 minifigures – Mei, Monkie Kid, Sandy, Evil Macaque, and Rumble – with cool weapons and accessory elements, including Monkie Kid’s stud-shooting Golden Staff Cannon, map. and compass. 893 pieces, price: $79.99.

#80034 LEGO MONKIE KID NEZHA’S FIRE RING – This is a very interesting set, featuring Nezha’s Fire Ring monowheel vehicle with 2 flame-energy spring-loaded shooters, the Evil Macaque’s stud-shooting jet flyer, Monkie Kid’s Golden Staff Flyer, and the White Bone Demon’s throne with a hanging bone cage and prison cell. There are 6 minifigures in the set, including Monkie Kid with new-for-January-2022 battle armor decoration, plus weapons and accessory elements such as Nezha’s iconic spear and attachable Fire Rings. 929 pieces, price: $99.99.

#80035 LEGO MONKIE KID’S GALACTIC EXPLORER – We talked about this set previously, but to recap, it features Monkie Kid’s Galactic Explorer spaceship and launchpad. The spaceship has 2 spring-loaded shooters, a minifigure cockpit, a cabin for the crew, and storage for the green Fire Ring, jetpack, and moon rover. The buildable launchpad also has lots of features, and there are 6 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessory elements, plus a Robot Mo figure.1,356 pieces, price: $129.99.

#80036 LEGO MONKIE KID THE CITY OF LANTERNS – This is the set most adult fans and LEGO Ninjago fans are most excited about, as it appears quite similar to the large and highly detailed LEGO Ninjago City sets. It features a LEGO store, hotel, Speedy Panda store, 2 restaurants, karaoke booth, bubble tea café, and a rapid transit train and track that weaves its way around the city. The buildings are easy to detach and can be combined in multiple ways to create a unique city. I’m sure many people will use this set to enhance their LEGO city and/or LEGO Ninjago dioramas. 2,187 pieces, price: $149.99.

LEGO Monkie Kid is similar to LEGO Ninjago in many ways, but it also has its own imaginative details and color-scheme. My personal favorites are the previously released little shops and dwellings, the new City of Lanterns, but there are also sets for those who love mechs, vehicles, and unique minifigs. If you would like to check out the currently available and upcoming selection, visit the LEGO Monkie Kid section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Monkie Kid collection? And what do you think of the sets coming next year? Are you excited about any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • j.j. December 4, 2021, 12:34 PM

    I don’t care about the other sets, but that city is awesome.

    • lifelibertylego December 4, 2021, 12:55 PM

      It’s like a budget version of Ninjago city. I love it!

  • Okosh December 4, 2021, 1:28 PM

    The space set is hilarious. But it doesn’t really fit with anything I have. I like the city too.

  • xavier December 4, 2021, 3:12 PM

    They are better than the Ninjago sets coming in January. The Ninjago sets are so juniorized!

  • Zelda123 December 4, 2021, 3:45 PM

    The only one that appeals to me is the city of lanterns. I want to combine that with Ninjago city and the Chinese new year sets.

  • Håkan December 4, 2021, 5:22 PM

    Hmm, maybe I’ll order some of the space suits, hair pieces and heads separately on Bricks And Pieces, but there seems to be a bucketload of new colors and molds coming up in January, so I might possibly need to make some priorities…

    • Tanner December 4, 2021, 10:13 PM

      Random question. When you guys take apart sets and sort parts do you mix everything together, separate all the pieces, and start sorting? Or do you take each larger chunk take it apart and sort it before moving on to the next big chunk?

      • Master Builder December 5, 2021, 3:31 PM

        The dreaded sorting! I have what I call “tub of shame”. It’s a big 30 gallon Rubbermaid tub where I have broken down sets, partially built mocs, and random pieces.

        When it gets filled to the brim, I begrudgingly start sorting the pieces. I sort the larger chunks separately, because they tend to have similar pieces . But there are also hundreds, if not thousands of random everything. I pick out the larger pieces first, and sort the tiny ones at the end. But I hate the whole process. I wish someone would make a sorting machine.

        • k.k. December 5, 2021, 3:53 PM

          If you put on some music, podcast, or favorite tv show, time passes a lot easier. And you can use those lego sorting heads to separate the bigger parts from the smaller ones. They are not perfect, but helps with presorting.

          • platypusboy December 5, 2021, 6:44 PM

            I do the same. I put on movies that I watched before, so I don’t have to keep my eye on the screen at all times. Sorting still takes a long time. There is no way around it.

            • Håkan December 5, 2021, 11:54 PM

              I heard that cartoonist Stan Sakai did something similar did something similar while inking his Usagi Yojimbo comics. He put on some lightweight American movie he doesn’t need to fully follow to comprehend and started working. He didn’t pick any foreign movies where he needed to read the subtitles, or animated movies, where he tended to scrutinize or be absorbed in the craft involved…

  • Legostuff14 December 4, 2021, 6:34 PM

    You’re killing me Lego. Monkie kid sets for next year looks really good. But, they are still a little bit too expensive for me. I may have to take a loan on one of my Lego houses and put it up for collateral. Lol! The Ninjago Temple looks good and less expensive. Other than that the Ninjago sets don’t appeal to me that much. I hope we talk about the city sets soon because they look cool. Let’s wait and see what I get for Christmas. Let’s not get greedy here. Lol! ( the pot calling the kettle black. Lol).

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