LEGO Lunar New Year LEGO Chinese New Year Lego

In recent years, the LEGO Lunar New Year sets have gained immense popularity, offering a unique and festive twist to celebrate this vibrant occasion. These LEGO Chinese New Year-themed sets beautifully capture the essence of tradition and the excitement surrounding the holiday, earning them favour among both avid LEGO enthusiasts and individuals keen on embracing the cultural significance of Lunar New Year. With their intricate designs, cultural nuances, and charming details, these sets not only provide a delightful building experience but also serve as enchanting decorations, infusing any space with the magical spirit of Lunar New Year. The widespread appeal of these sets underscores LEGO’s remarkable ability to blend creativity and tradition, offering a truly special way to usher in the New Year. We take a look below at one of the sets for 2024, LEGO 80112 Auspicious Dragon:

Set Details

Embrace the Year of the Dragon with the captivating LEGO® Spring Festival Auspicious Dragon figure (80112). Crafted from 1171 pieces, this magnificent brick-built creature is not only an exceptional gift for yourself or children aged 10 and above but also a symbol of cultural significance. Featuring a tilting head, an opening mouth, and specially printed elements for the eyes and scales, the dragon exudes authenticity. Complete with a traditional blue crystal element and perched upon a brick-built rock in the sea, this set offers a stunning display. Attach the nameplate for an awe-inspiring showcase. Scheduled for release on January 1st, 2024, at £69.99.

Model Name Auspicious Dragon
Model Number 80112
Theme Other
Sub Themes Seasonal
Pieces 1171
Minifigures N/A
Launch Date January 2024
Current Status LEGO Exclusive
Date Retired N/A
RRP £70

Investment Potential

One of 3 LEGO Chinese Traditional Festivals sets being launched on January 1st, LEGO 80112 is a stunning looking LEGO Dragon model that comes with nearly 1200 pieces for an RRP of £69.99 giving a low price per brick of just 6p. From a strong looking theme this has all the hallmarks of a strong LEGO investment set to us.

Launch RRP £70
Price Per Piece £0.06
Launch Price per piece £0.06
5th Year Value £136
Percentage Increase 94%
Expected Annual Growth 18%
Theme Growth 11%
Sub Theme Growth 16%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO seasonal theme was launched in 1999 with 3 variants of LEGO Santa and has been ever popular since. The LEGO Chinese Traditional Festivals sub theme was added in 2013 and has been a great success ever since with 2 or 3 sets launched each year. The overall LEGO Seasonal theme contains over 200 sets now, and has returned annualised growth of 11%.

To date there has been more than 20 sets released in the sub-theme, most of which are now retired, and these have delivered annualised growth of 16%, a very strong performance with some real stand out performers.

LEGO Lion Dance (80104) retired in 2020 with an RRP of £65 but has increased in value by 60% since (17% annualised growth) whereas LEGO Dragon Dance (80102) retired in 2019 and has nearly tripled in value from its RRP (annualised growth of a stunning 31%).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
80102 Dragon Dance December 2019 £60 £176 193% 31%
80104 Lion Dance December 2020 £65 £104 60% 17%
80106 Story of Nian December 2021 £60 £73 22% 10%


We think this LEGO 80112 is a stunning LEGO Chinese Traditional Festivals set, with an expected shelf life of just 12 months, LEGO exclusivity, from a strong theme and sub-theme with an excellent comparator in LEGO 80102 Dragon Dance we really think this is a must buy for your investment portfolio. The only problem is it is such a stunning model that you will want to build it that you might have to buy 2!

Also launching on New Year’s Day are 2 other LEGO Chinese New Years sets; why not read our articles on LEGO Festive Calendar (40678) and LEGO Family Reunion Celebration (80113).