LEGO Brickheadz has gone quiet for a while, but now, it is back. Starting with the 175-piece LEGO Brickheadz 403381 Monkey King. The figure measures 5-inch tall when built and comes with a baseplate for display. Thanks to the printed pieces, the 403381 sure look the part of the Chinese folklore hero.
We are not entirely disappointed that LEGO’s take on Chinese folklore, Monkey King, is not literal (it is clear that LEGO tried to pull a Ninjago or Nexo Knights with this release). But then, we saw this: a LEGO MOC dubbed Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, by Redverse, and it totally changed our mind.
Good news, Chinese folklore enthusiasts. LEGO has just revealed the toy maker’s first ever Chinese-inspired theme sets based on the legendary Monkey King from the classic work from the 16th century novel, Journey to the West by Ming Dynasty-era novelist and poet Wu Cheng’en (吴承恩).