First look at LEGO 40491 Year of the Tiger set revealed

LEGO 40491 Year of the Tiger has been revealed by a document on the official online store, giving us a first look at the seasonal build.

Another declaration of conformity document has been uploaded to, showcasing a low-quality image of 40491 Year of the Tiger – the next annual animal build to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

This follows a similar situation earlier in 2021 that unveiled 40478 Mini Disney Castle. For anyone unfamiliar with a declaration of conformity, the legal documents are mandatory for businesses and display information on the design, manufacture and operation of a product.

For the LEGO Group, this includes a picture of the set in each document, revealing that 40491 Year of the Tiger will depict the titular animal at the same scale as past builds such as 40417 Year of the Ox. A small base is obscured partially by the text stating the year, though we can see that it is coloured light green.

The striped body uses a combination of black and orange bricks to capture the iconic look of a Tiger and a small envelope will be included as is regularly done in the annual Chinese New Year sets.

In the past, these animal-centric models have been offered as gift-with-purchases on the official online store with 40417 Year of the Ox even being available as late as May 2021. However, there is no confirmation that 40491 Year of the Tiger will see a similar promotion. No information on the document suggests when this may release, but a launch in 2022 is likely.

A full reveal for 40491 Year of the Tiger may be coming soon, with Monkie Kid 2022 sets also listed on the official online store suggesting an imminent announcement.

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