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LEGO Confirms The Chinese New Year Sets Won’t Be Sold Online

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LEGO have officially confirmed that the hugely popular Chinese New Year sets won’t be available on the Australian online store.

Both sets (80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner and 80102 Dragon Dance) will only be sold via Myer, David Jones, Specialty toy stores, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne and the Dreamworld LEGO Store.

I have spoken to David Jones and they have told me they won’t be stocking the item until January 22nd and were unable to confirm if they would be sold online or not.

Myer has not got back to me yet but I have heard that some stores are taking down names. Your best bet is to try the larger stores.

LLDC Melbourne has not started selling the set yet but should be doing so soon. Unfortunately they don’t have a phone number to call. The sets are now available for purchase from LLDC Melbourne, with a limit of 2 sets per person.

Dreamworld has received stock and was selling the sets yesterday with a limit of one per person. I suggest calling the store on (07) 5588 1151 before you head in to check stock levels. These sets are going to go quickly.

You can also try contacting your preferred independent toy retailer and have a chat to them about stock.

For those curious, here’s the official reasoning given by LEGO (paraphrased, not a direct quote). These sets were originally planned for China only, and the production was based around that. Other regions then requested to also stock the sets. As the production had already been finalised the stock was spread among the additional markets without additional sets being produced. It was determined that if the Australian online store was included that there would not be enough product for the original market.

These Chinese New Year Sets Look Amazing – And They’ll Be Available Here

Two Chinese New Year sets recently surfaced online and they got a lot of people talking. The biggest question was whether or not they are going to be widely available or if they are going to be exclusives. Well the official is answer is that they are going to be exclusive to the Asia Pacific region which does include Australia.

Availability will be limited but LEGO Australia have confirmed that they will be coming to Myer, David Jones, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Dreamworld LEGO Store and other specialty toy stores such as Outer Rim Trading Co (who have confirmed they’ve ordered stock). They will also be available at the Australian online store.

These are officially released January 1st 2019.

Here are the two sets…

80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner – $89.99

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The set features 6 minifigures and some amazing decorative elements.

80102 Dragon Dance $79.99

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This set features 5 minifigures and an internal mechanism to make the dragon dance up and down. Lots of fantastic elements in this such as a new heart shaped tile, new printed eye tile and the 3-leaf plant element in gold. It’s a gorgeous set.