LEGO Nostalgia

I can't recall if I asked this or not, but what's up with the Monkie Kid sets? My ten year old had never heard of them. Are they primarily being made to be sold in China? Because if not, they've greatly failed to get kids in my area interested.

To me it seems too much like Chinese-themed Ninjago sets. I like the overall aesthetic but outside of Lego wanting to sell more sets in China, I'm seeing a ton of overlap with the Ninjago and Lego movie sets.

Monkie Kid is based on Journey to the West a very popular story in Asia. So, yeah, it is not going to be as popular here as it is overseas. They have some Lego cartoon stuff for the characters over there also. From what I've seen the minifigs are incredible and the builds are nice.

Ninjango is more of a cyberninja setting so not really an overlap.

Mixolyde wrote:

Are there good space/sci-fi sets that are not branded for decent prices? I have a lot of nostalgia for blacktron, m-tron, etc.

Depending on exactly what you are looking for, some of the Ninjago sets go in a very sci-fi direction. Things like Fire Stone Mech, Boulder Blaster and Kai Fighter. Given Ninjago is not licensed they tend to be better value too.

Cronox wrote:
Mixolyde wrote:

Are there good space/sci-fi sets that are not branded for decent prices? I have a lot of nostalgia for blacktron, m-tron, etc.

Depending on exactly what you are looking for, some of the Ninjago sets go in a very sci-fi direction. Things like Fire Stone Mech, Boulder Blaster and Kai Fighter. Given Ninjago is not licensed they tend to be better value too.

Awesome. Some of those are pretty cool. Also a lot of good pieces for MFZ mechs.

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I got the Lego Mario starter course the other day. I love it and my daughter loves it too despite being too young to properly understand it. But the whole time we're playing, I'm thinking "wow, if this only existed 25+ years ago!". If this had have been a thing when I was the right age, I'd have flipped my lid over this. I don't want to go full 'old man' but the kids sure don't know how good they've got it! But I'm glad she's getting to experience it.

I did have a big laugh at how much my kid loves putting Mario in the fire. She thinks his "wah-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa" noise is laughter, I think, so maybe in her mind it's not cruel at all.

Blacksmith set is available on the Lego site. Can’t recommend it strongly enough if you’re interested.

Looking at the ideas page, I see there's a Winnie the Pooh set coming soon (3/18 for VIP members, 4/1 otherwise). Comes with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit and Eeyore.

(I also see the Bonsai Tree is still out of stock)

I caved and ordered the Blacksmith set. The fact that they're currently adding the Amelia Earhart Tribute set in for free for orders over $100 helped push this over the edge for me.