The Year of the Snake

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Year Of The Snake

In China, 2013 is the year of the Snake, which begins on 10th February. To celebrate this and, I suspect, to increase interest in the brand in China, which is now the second largest economy in the world, LEGO has released this set 10250 Year of the Snake.

Instructions for it appeared on the LEGO Customer Services page a few weeks ago; now we've received reports that it's been seen in Chinese shops. Chris in Shanghai bought one from his local Carrefour, for 249 CNY (~£25/$40), and there's quite a few for sale on Taobao (Chinese eBay). There are some lots on eBay.com at the moment, and I suspect it's only a matter of time before they appear in eBay.co.uk and BrickLink, although you'll probably need to pay through the nose for one :-)

6 comments on this article

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By in United States,

i like the little door that comes with it

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By in Canada,

Wonder if you can order the doors from Lego as the rest of the pieces are pretty common...I already have made the snake, just need to complete the door!

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By in Australia,

I think this looks gorgeous. Another giant snake for the Ninjago snake villains to use against the heroes :).

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By in Canada,

Going to ask relative in China to pick up a few for me. Glad my grandparents are leaving to Hong Kong/China tomorrow night.

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By in United States,

The set is nothing special, you are pretty much paying an extra $20 for a single piece.

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Extra doors available at Lego (through customer services "bricks and pieces" at around £1.2 (I'm ordering 2 - can bring an extra one to Watford store on Feb 2 if anyone wants)

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