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No General Release For Monkie Kid In 2020

In the new LEGO catalogue for the second half of 2020 there was one whole theme that seemed to be missing – Monkie Kid.

I decided to get in touch with LEGO Australia to see if there was a particular reason for that. It turns out that there is… Monkie Kid will not have a regular retail release in 2020.

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What does this mean? If you want to get some of the Monkie Kid sets you are going to need to head to LEGO.com directly [affiliate link] or head in to your local LEGO Certified store. It also means that there isn’t much chance of getting these sets at a discount.

I was informed that currently there are no set plans for 2021, so future waves may or may not be released. Also it’s possible that plans can change and somebody will be stocking Monkie Kid in the future, but the current plan is definitely no general release.

Monkie Kid Is Expensive – But More Expensive Elsewhere

LEGO’s latest theme – Monkie Kid – has been officially released. The sets look cool but the biggest shock seems to be that the sets are really expensive. I thought I’d have a look at a couple of questions that have come up – particularly are we getting a raw deal here in Australia? Short answer – No. For the long answer we’ve got to have a look at the data.

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For this analysis I used the current exchange rate I found on XE.com at the time of publication.

Chinese Prices

As this theme is clearly targeted at the Chinese market you may assume that they are getting better pricing on these sets than we are. Turns out that isn’t true. A conversion of Chinese prices to AUD shows that the equivalent prices are a lot higher.

Set
AUD
CNY
AU Equivalent
80006 White Dragon Horse Bike$49.99¥299.00$65.67
80007 Iron Bull Tank$79.99¥449.00$98.62
80008 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet$79.99¥499.00$109.60
80009 Pigsy’s Food Truck$99.99¥599.00$131.57
80010 Demon Bull King$129.99¥799.00$175.49
80011 Red Son’s Inferno Truck$169.99¥999.00$219.42
80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech$229.99¥1,299.00$285.32
80013 Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ$259.99¥1,599.00$351.21

Euro Pricing

Another straight conversion of the pricing reveals that the Euro pricing is actually worse than the Australian pricing for most of the sets.

Set
AUD
EUR
AU Equivalent
80006 White Dragon Horse Bike$49.99€29.99$50.58
80007 Iron Bull Tank$79.99€44.99$75.89
80008 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet$79.99€49.99$84.32
80009 Pigsy’s Food Truck$99.99€59.99$101.19
80010 Demon Bull King$129.99€79.99$134.92
80011 Red Son’s Inferno Truck$169.99€99.99$168.66
80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech$229.99€129.00$217.59
80013 Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ$259.99€169.99$286.73

US Pricing

The US are getting screwed on these sets. The conversion I’ve done below makes it look better than it is, as the US prices do not include any sales tax while the Australian prices do.

Set
AUD
USD
AU Equivalent
80006 White Dragon Horse Bike$49.99$34.99$54.55
80007 Iron Bull Tank$79.99$49.99$77.93
80008 Monkie Kid’s Cloud Jet$79.99$59.99$93.52
80009 Pigsy’s Food Truck$99.99$69.99$109.11
80010 Demon Bull King$129.99$89.10$138.90
80011 Red Son’s Inferno Truck$169.99$119.10$185.66
80012 Monkey King Warrior Mech$229.99$149.10$232.43
80013 Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ$259.99$169.10$263.61

Are you going to pick any of these up? If so the sets are now available online or in LEGO Stores around the country.

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Meet Monkie Kid – LEGO’s Newest Theme

Today LEGO has officially revealed details of their newest theme – Monkie Kid.

Inspired by the 500-year-old story of the Monkey King, LEGO Monkie Kid is a new, untold chapter of the legendary tale.

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LEGO is going all in on this one – There is eight initial sets, an animated mini movie and TV series. It’s a very deliberate attempt to appeal to the growing Chinese market. Just because these sets are inspired by Chinese culture doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them though. The sets look crazy in a good way. Let me know what you think of this one.

There’s a lot to go through so lets get stuck in to it (click read more to see everything in detail). Here are the 8 initial Monkie Kid sets.