Demon Bull King is LEGO set 80010-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 6 scored reviews and 11 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 31.16% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Monkie Kid.
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Originally I wasn't planning on getting this set but I really wanted that Princess Iron Fan minifig! I'm really glad I picked it up, I haven't built a mech since I was a kid and even though this isn't technically a mech it really reminded me how much fun brick built figures can be. ------------------- Pros: -Great mini figs -Looks awesome in person, the final model really has a presence about it. -Arm articulation is good enough for display poses but could still be improved. -The light brick really fits so well in this set. More so than sets like Spring Lantern Festival or even the Medieval blacksmith. Cons: -Mainly a lack of leg articulation. -The head can only really sit in one position. -The stickers on the curved cannons take a bit of patience, may take a few tries to get right. ------------------- This was a great introduction to the line. I've just moved onto the Monkie King Warrior Mech and I can already tell it's a top tier set. I'm sad it seems a lot of the western Lego fans will miss both the show and this theme. I'd say if you're curious about the line pick up the Warrior Mech first and come back to this if you like that build.
Overall it's an impressive and imposing set. It certainly looks like someone you would not want to mess with, and I reckon it has some good bull-like characteristics in the feet, as well as the obvious head. The colour scheme is wild, but it totally works. The purple and dark pink just add to the angry feel of the bull. Mix that with the black and metallic black and it is excellent.
The Demon Bull King (80010) is an excellent value in every way except for the Minifigure count. I feel this set needs more characters. However, the build features expert design, detail, and articulation. Additionally, it has a lot of play potential. However, I find it hard to relate to the characters because the show has not aired in Canada.
It is tall and imposing: a force to be recked with. He is sturdy – and quite posable. The light brick makes for a suitably evil glow! I am delighted to have started with this build in my Monkie Boy experience.
It's crazy that in almost any other theme, this could be the flagship set, but there are still three larger sets than this in the Monkey Kid theme. Still, the Demon Bull King stands out on his own as a very daunting character and looks to be excellent when paired up with the Monkey King mech. He could easily be sent rampaging through your LEGO City. Even so, he is at quite a high price, which could be the limiting factor on how many people pick him up for their kids. Even for a Western audience, I think he's quite impressive, and I hope that the Chinese builders who grew up with Monkey King stories will greatly appreciate the theme; I look forward to see where they take it from here.
Overall, if you've built LEGO mech type builds before, the Demon Bull King (80010) will look somewhat familiar in terms of building techniques. Since we don't know yet how he ends up in this mechanical state, it's hard to compare it to the cartoon but I will say that I like the look of it. The orange looks really good against the purples and blacks. The stud shooter cannon play feature is nothing too special but I like the axe that he holds.
I appreciate that it does not come with any mini-models that would bump up the price: people will be buying it for the beast and any superfluous additions are not needed. To be honest, the minifigs are not really needed, either: it's that good. It's big, fearsome, colourful and looks great on display as well as (I imagine) being awesome to play with: what's not to like!
In a set with no side-builds, interior space or modularity, in order to warrant the price the completed model must be interesting enough to play with, to look at and of course to build. Having done all 3, I do feel as though the Demon Bull King ticks all the boxes – though I personally feel it only excels in one of those things, with the lattermost being its strongest attribute. Squeaky joints notwithstanding!