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80106-1 Story of Nian

80106-1

Story of Nian

Story of Nian is LEGO set 80106-1. It has a score of 80. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 49.88% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2021, and it is categorised in Seasonal.

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2021 is 0.14. PPP for this set is 0.07, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2021 is 14.59. PPM for this set is 11.43, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.57 / 5 → 91 / 100

Just2Good Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

Jay's Brick Blog Recommendation: no 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Unscored reviews

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

HispaBrick Magazine Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

Rebrickable Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 80106-1
Name: Story of Nian
Parts: 1067
Minifigs: 7

Retail price (USD):
Original: 79.99
Inflation adjusted: 79.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.07
Inflation adjusted: 0.07

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 11.43
Inflation adjusted: 11.43

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Recommendation: meh 4.57 / 5 from 7 reviews

Oh my Gosh! Did the designer of this set Christopher Perron grew up in northern China? I feel he must be my childhood friend who remembers every details of a lunar new year celebration. I'm so deeply touched by the attention to details: pictures on doors , different types of fire crackers, Chinese cabbage stored in "nature fridge"... The building process is fun. I enjoyed making the Nian creature. I hope to see more set like this in the future!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 7 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes A → 90 / 100

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Jay's Brick Blog

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Recommendation: no 3 / 5 by Jay

LEGO have set the bar incredibly high for its Chinese New Year sets, and 80106 Story of Nian just feels average when compared against all the other sets. While it does score points for a great minifigure lineup and cultural accuracy, it just lacks a certain “je ne sais quoi" that most other Chinese New Year sets contain.

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Recommendation: yes by John

I'm a huge fan of the CNY sets. The attention to detail, colours and stories included are what makes LEGO so exciting for me, and I'm so glad they've continued producing them. I'd highly recommend picking these up when you can get them. You won't regret it.

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: yes by Huw

It's another superb set that further demonstrates that the Chinese festival sets are the jewel in LEGO's crown.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Chris Doyle

The six minifigures (seven, if you count that snowman) are all great, and the Nian is a really fun and clever build. The playset is well constructed, although more designed for display than play. And, from what I can tell, this set does a solid job of telling the story of Nian. So if you're looking for cool parts, an interesting build, or just some festive New Years' excitement, I recommend you pick this set up. Worst case you end up with some teal bananas that you can challenge yourself to incorporate into your own creations!

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HispaBrick Magazine

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Recommendation: meh by Adrian Barbour

I think the build is very nice, provides a good context for play, and unquestionably provides a great selection of useful and newly recoloured parts.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh by Chris Wharfe

In some ways, 80106 Story of Nian is an easy set to love. The eponymous creature is a character in its own right, taking a wonderful mix of colourful pieces and assembling them in clever ways to create a truly impressive model. It's just a shame that it's only one component of an overall product that doesn't instantly blow your socks off in the same way as 80105 Chinese New Year Temple Fair, or 80107 Spring Lantern Festival.

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

I really appreciate the design team delving into the more specific areas of Chinese culture instead of just giving us another generic Chinese building with festive activities. Overall, 80106 Story of Nian is still a very solid entry to the theme, with its amazing selection of parts, and a visually stunning display piece when completed.

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Recommendation: meh by TobyMac

Compared to other sets in the theme, it scores a bit low. But that is because the bar is high for this theme. On itself, and compared to for instance the more basic City sets, this one is a good, detailed build, with a good depiction of the tradition.

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