I am very honor to watch the Monkie Kid animation premier with my family members on 11 June 2020. The animation was created with great detail. We were awed by the colourful design and great background music.
The tale begins when an ordinary boy, Monkie Kid, accidentally bumped into the evil one. He finds Monkey King’s legendary staff and becomes the chosen one. Together with his brave and loyal friends, Monkie Kid begins his quest to stop the Demon Bull King and his army of Bull Clones from taking over the city.
Lego MonKie Kid
Inspired by the 500-year-old story of the Monkey King, LEGO Monkie Kid is the LEGO Group’s take on a new, untold chapter of the legendary tale. Featuring eight exciting sets, an animated mini movie and TV series, LEGO Monkie Kid is the first ever LEGO theme to be inspired by a Chinese legend and is rooted firmly in the country’s culture and values. The theme’s sets are packed with fun, excitement and an epic story just waiting to unfold…
Paying tribute to stories known and admired by so many children and parents in China and Asia, this latest LEGO play theme brings new life to the iconic Monkey King fable and provides a common ground for children, parents and grandparents to build and play together. With a modern Chinese twist, LEGO Monkie Kid celebrates bravery and friendship and lets children engage in great building experiences whilst helping them to develop their imagination and creativity.
“I have been touched and inspired by China’s rich history and culture, the passion and pride of the people and the incredible creativity of China. It has been an honour and privilege to be able to immerse myself in China’s culture of storytelling, in particular – Journey to the West and the Monkey King. The epic stories and incredible characters have been a huge inspiration to the LEGO design team and me. It is with deepest respect for Chinese culture and the 500-year-old legend that we have created the next chapter in the story of the Monkey King – The Monkie Kid,” says Simon Lucas, Senior Design Director at the LEGO Group.
LEGO Monkie Kid will launch worldwide on May 16th on LEGO.com, in LEGO Brand Retail Stores, LEGO
Certified Stores and LEGOLAND with early access for Malaysia from May 15th in LEGO Certified Stores only.
The animation series is available in Malaysia TV3 channel on
13 June 2020 (Saturday)
Don’t miss it. Stay Tune!
Some interview questions updated on 19 June 2020
1) Will MonKie Kid be similar to Ninjago series?
Seen from a Chinese cultural perspective, LEGO NINJAGO and LEGO Monkie Kid are two clearly differentiated stories/themes. Whereas LEGO NINJAGO was a new story entirely invented by the LEGO Group, LEGO Monkie Kid is rooted in a well-known and loved legend which provides it with a different appeal to LEGO NINJAGO.
2) Will the animation dubbed/subbed in other languages too? For example Mandarin.
The animation will be released in both English and Mandarin.
3) What are the challenges when creating the Monkie Kid?
With Monkie Kid being the first ever LEGO theme to be rooted in Chinese culture, it was important that we chose a story that was representative of the culture and relatable to our Chinese audience.
It took around two years for the products in LEGO Monkie Kid to be developed, from early ideation and graphics to final products. To ensure we got it right, we brought together the best team to develop Monkie Kid. It included our colleagues in China who provided the deep cultural knowledge (of both the story and what would work with local families) and our experienced LEGO designers who are experts in translating epic stories into brick form.
Along every step of the journey we received close inputs from Chinese children and parents that helped guide our design choices.
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