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LEGO unveils four new Monkie Kid Summer 2023 sets!

LEGO have revealed four new Summer 2023 Monkie Kid sets to expand and explore more of the mythical theme inspired by Journey to the West.

The small wave of sets have all the LEGO Monkie Kid which will be released on 1 June 2023 contains staples such as 80047 Mei’s Guardian Dragon, a big baddie in the form of 80048 The Mighty Azure Lion and a stunning underwater palace in 80049 Dragon of the East Palace.

Check out all 4 of the new sets below!

80049 Dragon of the East Palace (2,364 pieces)

Out of all the sets, I’m most impressed by 80049 Dragon of the East Palace, which is very much on the pricier side of things, but showcases the Dragon of the East’s underwater palace, a really important location in Journey to the West.

In the historic epic, Sun Wukong, aka Monkey King travels underwater to the Dragon of the East Palace in search of a magical weapon that matches his strength and skill. Without much luck after trying all manner of weapons, the Dragon Queen suggests that they give Sun Wukong a useless iron pillar which has the words “The Compliant Golden-Hooped Rod” inscribed to it.

That explains the giant red staff in the ocean, featured in the set. I also really like the new underwater minifigures such as the Lobsters and Crabs! I need to army build the Lobsters if possible!

80048 The Mighty Azure Lion (789 pieces)

80047 Mei’s Guardian Dragon (605 pieces)

80046 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Airship (540 pieces)

In case you missed the deluge of news this week, check out more of the Summer 2023 and 2nd half of 2023 reveals to see all the newly announced LEGO sets!

LEGO Summer 2023 reveals

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