LEGO Set Reveal – Chinese New Year Auspicious Dragon 80112
FIRST CHINESE NEW YEAR SET REVEALED FOR THE 2024 YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Chinese New Year – also known as the Spring Festival – is the traditional Lunar celebration in China. It has also become an increasingly popular brick-built tradition, with new January LEGO sets released to commemorate the year’s animal theme. CNY marks the beginning of the lunar new year, symbolising renewal and good fortune, with popular customs including attending family reunions, exchanging red envelopes (Hong Bao) for good luck, and decorating the home with unique decorations.
The latest LEGO model – Spring Festival Auspicious Dragon figure 80112 – aims to usher in the Year of the Dragon with an epic, symbolic gift perfect for displaying as part of your home decorations.
What Is the Release Date for LEGO Auspicious Dragon?
The new Chinese New Year set will be released on 1 January 2024.
How Much Is the LEGO 80112 Model?
Spring Festival Auspicious Dragon figure is priced at $89.99 – see it on the LEGO store.
What Is the Brick Count?
Auspicious Dragon 80112 contains 1,171 pieces, making it a medium-scale challenge ideal for LEGO enthusiasts and younger builders.
How Many LEGO Minifigures Are Included?
LEGO Auspicious Dragon – Features
LEGO Spring Festival Auspicious Dragon figure 80112 is a majestic interpretation of the traditional slithering, serpentine dragon from Chinese mythology. The model includes a tilting head and opening mouth and exclusive printed elements for the scales and eyes to give it a unique aesthetic.
The beast rests on a rock in the ocean, with room in front for the display plaque printed in traditional Chinese script. Gripped in the creature’s claws, collectors will spot a small blue orb – Asian dragons are often depicted holding a ball in this way to symbolise the Earth and the dragon’s contribution to governing the universe with wisdom and goodwill.
When viewed from different angles, the model presents a strikingly colourful image, combining the blue of the sea and white foaming waves with the creature itself and the streaks of fire below its body. The set also includes an illustration and description of the Auspicious Dragon’s significance to the Chinese New Year period.
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