In Chinese New Year culture, Dragon Dance is one of the meaningful activities which symbolizes the dragon is hunting for knowledge, wisdom, bring good luck and prosperity to the people. On the very 1st week of 2019, LEGO surprised Asia Pacific Fans with Dragon Dance set, a Chinese Festival Special Edition which only available in Asia countries.
Top 3 Reasons why LEGO Dragon Dance set is worth to collect.
Top 1: The Dragon Dance is Real!
If you witness the Dragon Dance performance before, you will be fascinated by how amazingly the dragon dancers team move the long, huge dragon body rhythmically based on drumbeats. LEGO created intelligent, sophisticated, multi-layers structure and powered by unique mechanical bricks inside, the mechanism allows players to use the pivot handle to move the entire Dragon body & minifigures dancing up and down, concurrently with the spinning Dragon Pearl holding by the team Lead – minifigure in the adorable pink pig costume (as 2019 is a Year of Pig). Entire playset simulate exactly how the Dragon dance.
Top 2: The Art of Chinese New Year Culture
LEGO included the most vital Chinese Spring Festival culture into this set, particularly the legendary creature – Dragon. Vast variety of unique shaped bricks built up the long serpentine body, majestic dragon face complete with curvy long beard, sharp teeth & dragon horns made by scorpions & toads. Another 2 important elements are the little Chinese tassels are hanging across on the dragon body’s edge and classic Chinese style window frames decorated the machine foundation.
Top 3: It’s A Rare, Educational & Cultural Toy Collection
Honestly, in the toy industry, it’s very unusual to have Chinese Dragon Dance playset. Most of the oriental-themed products are lean towards Japanese culture such as NinjaGo series. Undeniably, this Dragon Dance is precious as its inherited cultural heritage to the younger generations, a premium-quality & smart toy suits for both youngster and adult to collect.
Quick Facts About LEGO Dragon Dance 80102:
1. Total Bricks: 458
2. Minifigures: 5
3. Size (W x H x L): 480 cm x 282 cm x 61 cm
4. No battery required
5. Duration: 1 – 2 hours
6. Steps: 126
7. Price: USD 70 (MYR 249.90)
8. Shops: Toy R Us, LEGO Certified Stores, Box of Bricks, Bricks Santuary in Asia.
Detailed Photos of LEGO Dragon Dance Bricks Components
What a fantastic masterpiece! Looking forward next year in 2020, LEGO shall launch another auspicious CNY goodness: The Lion Dance!
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