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[Review] 2021 LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox: Lunar Chinese New Year


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2021 LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox is a Lunar Chinese New Year 2021 gift set. It is a gift available at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) with LEGO purchases over $85 USD / $85 CAD / £85 GBP / $169 AUD. Offer is valid from February 1-14, 2021 or while supplies last. Free shipping on orders above $35 USD / $35 CAD / £50 GBP / $149 AUD.

LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox contains 168 pieces and is recommended for those aged 7+. This set is not available for purchase by itself. This set was released on February 1, 2021 at LEGO Shop at Home and LEGO Brand Retail Stores. Toys R Us Canada was also offering a promotion for this set as well from January 27 to February 3, 2021.

Sponsored LEGO Set

Thank you to LEGO for providing LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox for Toys N Bricks to review.  

Official LEGO Product Description

Welcome in the Lunar New Year in 2021 with this cute buildable ox. This FREE Year of the Ox LEGO® set features big eyes and movable arms and ears, and it rests on a display podium of grass and flowers. Bring home your FREE gift with purchases over $85 USD / $85 CAD / £85 GBP / $169 AUD. 01/02-14/02, while stocks last.



Here is the front of the box for LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox. There is a section where you can put the names you want to send it to as well as who it is from.


The back of the box shows some of the functions and features of the LEGO Year of the Ox 2021 set.


The top of the box shows the actual size of the eyes for the LEGO Year of the Ox.

Contents & The Build

Dumping out the contents, you get three bags of LEGO pieces. There is a small instructions booklet. What's interesting is that you also get a Chinese Red Packet / Red Pocket / Red Envelope showing the 2021 LEGO Year of the Ox 40417 set. 690341682_LEGO40417YearoftheOxLunarChineseNewYear2021ContentsReviewToysnbricks.thumb.jpg.5358f2efe26fc87ea6a612655b76de9d.jpg

Here's a closer look at the LEGO Year of the Ox Red Packet / Red Envelope / Red Pocket. 


The back of the Lunar New Year LEGO Red Pocket / Red Packet. I like how some of the colors of the Red Packet / Red Pocket is golden yellow instead of the traditional red color. 1294558820_LEGO40417YearoftheOxLunarChineseNewYear2021RedPacketPocketBackReviewToysnbricks.thumb.jpg.86b5588d19befc169ad317d06c6e3a5d.jpg

The box is also the ones where you open it up like this.


Here are the LEGO pieces separated.


You get two really cute and eyes for the LEGO Year of the Ox.


Complete Built Set

The build for LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox consists of three sections. You first build the body. After which, you build the head. The final component is the base.


Here is the complete built set from the front. The head can be turned. You can also move the ears and arms as well.


Here is the back of the set. The tail can be adjusted as well.


Here are the extra LEGO pieces. They are mainly tiny LEGO pieces.


Finally, here's the instructions page showing the parts used in the LEGO set.


Set Ratings

  • Design: 8.5/10
  • Build: 8/10
  • Minifigures: N/A
  • Playability: 8/10
  • Parts: 9/10
  • Price: N/A 
  • Overall rating: 8.5/10

Overall Thoughts

This set took me about 25 minutes to build (includes sorting the pieces). It is a nice promo gift set from LEGO which is just in time for the 2021 Lunar New Year and 2021 Chinese New Year. This LEGO Year of the Ox set would look great if its put on display. The LEGO 40417 Year of the Ox Lunar Chinese New Year is currently a gift with purchase available at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada | UK | Australia) with LEGO purchases over $85 USD / $85 CAD / £85 GBP / $169 AUD. Offer is valid from February 1-14, 2021 or while supplies last.

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