Which new LEGO Lion King is better?

Two different LEGO Lion Kings are on the way next month, and we’ve pitted them against one another to see which one comes out on top. The outcome isn’t as obvious as it first looks…

Targeting completely different audiences, age ranges and budgets, 43243 Simba the Lion King Cub and 43247 Young Simba the Lion King (two product names driven entirely by search engines) will both debut on LEGO Store shelves on June 1. One’s a 6+ set that costs £17.99, while the other is an 18+ model that comes in at £114.99. They are apples and oranges. Or are they?

There’s actually almost as much bringing these builds together as there is separating them, although there’s obviously quite a lot separating them, and so we’ve put them head to head in our latest YouTube video to find out which one you should be setting your sights on in June. The answer is perhaps not as straightforward as you might expect.

Hit play on the video below to find out the results of this historic Lion King vs. Lion King face-off, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more LEGO news, reviews, designer interviews and unique insights.

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Click here to check out our detailed written review of 43247 Young Simba the Lion King, which launches June 1 for £114.99 / $129.99 / €129.99 and is available to pre-order now.

43243 Simba the Lion King Cub will retail for £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 and launches the same day.

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Chris Wharfe
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.

Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then.

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