LEGO Monkie Kid Monkie Kid LEGO LEGO

LEGO Monkie Kid captivates fans with its vibrant blend of Eastern mythology, futuristic technology, and compelling storytelling. Inspired by the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West, this theme offers a fresh and modern twist, appealing to both children and adults alike. The sets feature an array of intricately designed vehicles, characters, and iconic locations from the LEGO Monkie Kid universe, inviting builders to immerse themselves in exciting adventures filled with action and imagination. With its diverse cast of heroes and villains, dynamic play features, and striking visual aesthetics, Monkie Kid LEGO has quickly established itself as a beloved addition to the LEGO portfolio, sparking the imagination of fans around the world and inspiring countless hours of creative play.

Set Details

The LEGO® Monkie Kid™ Dragon of the East Palace (80049) is an awe-inspiring set designed to ignite the imaginations of builders aged 10 and up. Boasting an impressive 2364 pieces, this buildable playset transports enthusiasts into the fantastical world of the iconic Monkey King legend. With meticulous attention to detail, the model recreates an underwater fantasy realm, featuring a captivating palace complete with multiple rooms and intricate design elements. The set’s opening front slides to unveil the palace interior, inviting explorers to uncover its secrets and embark on thrilling adventures. Alongside the immersive build experience, the set includes 8 action-packed minifigures, including Monkie Kid in scuba gear, the legendary Monkey King, the imposing Dragon of the East, as well as the Turtle Minister, 2 Shrimp Soldiers, and 2 Crab Generals. With its array of fun accessories, such as the Monkey King’s Golden Staff and a rotating dragon, this set promises endless opportunities for imaginative play and storytelling.

Model Name Dragon of the East Palace
Model Number 80049
Theme Monkie Kid
Sub Themes Season 4
Pieces 2364
RRP $190 / £170 / €190
Price per Piece 8c / 7p / 89c
Minifigures 2
Minifigures Value $60 / £50 / €55
Launch Date June 2023
Current Status Limited Retail
Retirement Date (Projected) December 2024

Investment Potential

With over 2000 pieces and a price per brick of 8c, LEGO Dragon of the East Palace is a great looking set from the relatively new LEGO Monkie Kid theme. 9 great minifigures with an approximate value of $60 are included). Due to retire this year we have evaluated this as a potential future LEGO investment. With limited retail availability but strong demand is this a set you should be investing in?

Projected 5 Yr Value $354 / £281 / €338
% Increase ($) 87%
Projected Future Annual Growth 16%
Theme Growth 19%
Sub-Theme Growth N/A

Theme Analysis

LEGO Monkie Kid is still relatively new and one we don’t have a reliable data set upon which to base our decisions, but the initial signs from the first group of LEGO Monkie Kid sets retiring are very positive, showing annualised growth of 19%.

The retired sets below include LEGO Iron Bull Tank (80007) which has seen 50% growth since retiring at the of 2021 and LEGO The Legendary Flowering Fruit (80024) which has seen 20% growth in just over a year being retired.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
80013 Monkie Kid’s Team Secret HQ December 2022 $170 $198 16% 14%
80024 The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain December 2022 $170 $203 19% 6%
80006 White Dragon Horse Bike December 2021 $35 $43 23% 0%
80007 Iron Bull Tank December 2021 $50 $75 50% 20%


Limited data to evaluate this set but some promising signs with the LEGO Monkie Kid theme. Expected to retire at the end of the year we think this is one of the stronger Monkie Kid LEGO sets retiring, with a strong group of minifigures helping to underpin the LEGO sets value. It is has been closely held from a supply perspective and we think this we see strong demand continue after it’s retirement, but will continue to monitor how the already retired LEGO Monkie Kid sets continue to perform.