The pre-order link on Toys R Us Singapore’s site for the upcoming January 2019 of the 80101 and 80102 sets has been released. These two sets are region exclusives and not a retailer specific exclusive so you will find it being listed soon by other retailers in the appointed countries.
*Update: The pre-order above has closed on 15th December 2018 as initial allocated stocks have run out. Other retail outlets in Singapore have also opened their pre-orders including monostore ToysHunt an LCS The Brick Shop. Bricks Smart in Malaysia has also opened up pre-orders.
*Update: 26th Dec 2018. TRU pre-order link is back up again.
Interestingly, news has flowed down to us through the LAN(Lego Ambassador Network) that the Asian Pacific countries that will have exclusive distribution are :
Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.
through online and physical store sales. For those who are not residing in the countries above, it’s likely parallel importers and eBay sellers might be in great demand. Definitely not ideal but that’s the way it goes, unfortunately.
Sets are expected to be on shelves on 1 Jan 2019 with another yet to be revealed Chinese festival set slated for a release in May 2019.
We are pretty confident that regular LEGO retailers in the countries above will release their own local purchase options/details very soon.
80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner S$89.99, RM269.90, CNY699, JPY8,999
Host a traditional Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner!
Join mum, dad, grandma, grandpa and the children for a magical Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner! Decorate the dining room with the Year of the Pig picture and the front door with the Fu sign to bring good luck. Enjoy a traditional feast at the dining table with all the family. Hand out the red gift envelopes and read the good wishes on the spring scrolls. Happy new year, everyone!
Role-play an annual Chinese celebration with this beautifully detailed LEGO® 80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner set, featuring a house with a Fu symbol sticker on the front door, a dining room and a front garden. The dining room has a rotating dining table topped with a feast of traditional food elements, rotating minifigure chairs, family photo stickers, Year of the Pig sticker and buildable bookcase and TV. Create your own festive family reunion stories with the 6 minifigures, traditional red gift envelope and spring scroll elements.
• Includes 6 new-for-January-2019 minifigures: mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, girl and boy.
• Features a house with a dining room and open front for easy play, plus a front garden.
• House features an opening front door with Fu symbol sticker, rotating dining table with 6 rotating minifigure chairs, minifigure armchair, bookcase with book elements, family photo stickers, buildable TV with screen sticker, and main window with red curtain elements.
• Dining table comes with assorted printed traditional Chinese food and utensil elements including including fish, chicken, shrimp, crab, meatballs, soup, vegetables, jiaozi, tangyuan, spring rolls, rice, rice cake and a chopsticks & spoon, plus a bowl and 6 plate elements.
• Other accessory elements in the dining room include 2 red gift envelopes, 3 spring scrolls, 2 vases with flowers.
• The front garden features a path with paving stone elements and a green ‘grass’ base with flower elements.
• Add even more LEGO® fun to your Chinese New Year celebrations with the 80102 Dragon Dance playset.
• Measures over 3” (9cm) high, 11” (30cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.”
80102 Dragon Dance S$84.99, RM 249.90, CNY599, JPY 7,999
Recreate the Dragon Dance in LEGO® style for play and display!
Dance for good fortune in the Year of the Pig! Open the mouth and pose the tail of the colorful dragon. Dress up as a pig and carry the dragon ball in front of the dragon and the dragon dancers. Then turn the handle to make the dragon and dragon dancers dance and the dragon ball spin!
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with this beautifully detailed LEGO® 80102 Dragon Dance model, featuring a buildable dragon with an opening mouth, posable tail and dragon ball on a stick. Turn the handle to make the dragon and dragon dancers dance and the dragon ball spin. This colorful construction toy for play and display includes 5 dragon dancer minifigures, including the lead dancer in pig costume holding the dragon ball.
• Includes 5 minifigures: a dancer in pig costume and 4 dragon dancers.
• Features a colorful buildable dragon with an opening mouth, posable tail and dancing function, plus a rotating dragon ball on a stick.
• Turn the handle to make the dragon and dragon dancers dance and the dragon ball rotate. • The dragon dancer minifigures are new for January 2019.
• Add even more LEGO® fun to your Chinese New Year celebrations with the LEGO® 80101 Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner playset.
• Measures over 6” (17cm) high, 12” (33cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep.”