LEGO Lunar New Year LEGO Chinese New Year Lego

Have you checked out the awesome LEGO Lunar New Year sets? They’ve become a total hit in recent years, adding a special twist to the lively celebrations! These LEGO Chinese New Year-themed sets aren’t just about building; they capture the true spirit and excitement of the holiday. Whether you’re a die-hard LEGO fan or someone eager to embrace the cultural vibes of the Lunar New Year, these sets are stealing hearts left and right. Imagine intricate designs, cultural nods, and charming details – they’re not just fun to build; they make fantastic decorations, adding a touch of Lunar New Year magic to any space. It’s pretty cool how LEGO manages to blend creativity and tradition so seamlessly, making it the perfect way to kick off the New Year with something truly special! We look at one of the new sets for 2024 below:

Set Details

Discover the magic of the seasons with LEGO® calendars that add a touch of creativity to your holidays. Tailor-made for kids aged 10 and up, the LEGO® Festival Calendar (40678) is a must-have, offering not one but two exciting building options. What makes it even more fun? It features a cool rotating feature, allowing kids to pick and display their preferred date. Get ready to celebrate Lunar New Year with the adorable minifigures and lantern accessories included in this set. Alternatively, dive into the Dragon Boat Festival building option, featuring a magnificent dragon’s head and tail, complemented by captivating water elements. The set also includes symbolic items like firecrackers, red envelopes, and a luck-themed sign. Boasting a total of 345 pieces, this set stands tall at over 13cm, spans 16cm wide, and reaches 10cm deep in Lunar New Year mode. Mark your calendar for January 1st, 2024, when this festive set will hit the shelves at a retail price of £26.99.

Model Name Festival Calendar
Model Number 40678
Theme Other
Sub Themes Seasonal
Pieces 345
Minifigures 2
Launch Date January 2024
Current Status LEGO Exclusive
Date Retired N/A
RRP £27

Investment Potential

The cheapest of this years 3 LEGO Chinese New Year sets, LEGO 40678 allows you to celebrate both the Lunar New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival! This 345-piece set comes with 2 minifigures and works out at 8p per brick.

Launch RRP £27
Price Per Piece £0.08
Launch Price per piece £0.08
5th Year Value £46
Percentage Increase 69%
Expected Annual Growth 14%
Theme Growth 11%
Sub Theme Growth 16%

Theme Analysis

Over 200 sets have been released in the LEGO seasonal theme since the first set of Santa was released in 1999. These sets have delivered consistent returns resulting in annualised average growth of 11%.

LEGO Chinese Traditional Festivals was launched in 2013 and there have been more than 20 sets so far in a sub theme that seems to be growing in popularity. The retired sets have produced annualised growth of 16%.

That first set in 2013 Was LEGO Year of the Snake (10250) which has more than tripled in value now delivering annualised growth of 12%. The smaller and more recent LEGO Year of the Pig (40186) is close to trebling in value in just under 5 years since it retired in 2019, stunning annualised growth of 24%.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
40186 Year of the Pig February 2019 £8 £23 188% 24%
10250 Year of the Snake December 2013 £39 £121 210% 12%
80103 Dragon Boat Race December 2019 £45 £51 13% 3%


Another great looking set launching for the Chinese New Year and another we think will be hugely popular. The theme and sub-theme are strong, likely to be a LEGO exclusive with just a 12 month shelf life, this will be a strong investment for the medium to long term.

Also take a look at the other 2 LEGO Chinese Traditional Festivals sets launching at the same time; Check out our articles for LEGO Auspicious Dragon (80112) and LEGO Family Reunion Celebration (80113).