New images of LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox seasonal set revealed
New, high-quality images of the LEGO Group’s seasonal 40417 Year of the Ox set have been revealed, bringing another model based on the Chinese zodiac calendar.
The LEGO Group has been introducing a number of new sets for Chinese audiences in recent years, with a regular occurrence being the yearly Chinese new year animal sets.
Feb 12, 2021, will begin the Year of the Ox and to celebrate, a new LEGO set will be released themed to the animal. Brickfinder has now spotted higher-quality images for the set after a previous first look.
40417 Year of the Ox features a stylised ox build sitting on a base leaves. Sloped pieces form some ruffled hair on its head and it even has a swirl-topped tail. The ball joints indicate that much like past years, the arms and legs will be poseable, but the ears appear to be moveable too, allowing for some expressive potential displays.
Last years model was 40355 Year of the Rat which was offered as a gift-with-purchase at LEGO.com, so it’s possible that 40417 Year of the Ox will also be offered. Two other Chinese seasonal sets have been revealed with 80106 Story of Nian and 80107 Spring Lantern Festival and both have been reviewed by Brick Fanatics.
A set of gift-with-purchase items have since been revealed for both 80106 Story of Nian and 80107 Spring Lantern Festival, so it is unknown whether 40417 Year of the Ox will also be offered alongside them.
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