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LEGO Money Tree (40648)

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One of the downsides is the trunk, which isn’t really visible as its obscured by all the leaves, but despite the branches from each angle, looks a little too straight and unnatural. This 336-piece depicts a mini kumquat/tangerine tree, decorated with gold coins and red envelopes, which are symbols of good fortune and prosperity. That’s thanks in no small part to a mixed variety of bright colours, along with cultural decorations to bring abundance, prosperity and good luck as well as its small surface area (despite its decent volume of bricks). The dense foliage, and generous inclusion of plenty of printed coins, red envelopes and of course kumquat fruit make for a really visually appealing model. The inclusion of tangerines in 40648 Money Tree doesn’t appear to be a common occurrence across real money trees, but others say they are believed to bring good luck and happiness, with the Chinese word for tangerines closely resembling the words for luck and wealth.

com An in-depth review of the LEGO Dune Ornithopter featuring working wing functions and a great minifig lineup including LEGO Baron Harkonnen! Getting rid of the dust (and the old) creates space for good luck to enter our home, and who doesn’t want that?With a small dedicated team of LEGO fans serving your needs, we're sure you wont find a better or more friendly service anywhere else online. The Money Tree is adorned with 20 tangerines, 14 red envelopes and 10 coins to represent prosperity and good luck.

In case you couldn’t infer by that description, this is an extremely repetitive build with many of the branches being identical in structure. With the first released in 2019 of Chinese New Year's Eve Dinner, LEGO released additional sets including Dragon Dance, Dragon Boat Race, Spring Lantern Festival as well as Story of Nian which inspires children to learn more about Chinese traditions when building with illustrations telling the legendary stories of Nian.

The display box is delivered flat-packed for easy assembly using the printed instructions and 8 screws provided. It’s customary to brighten your home with symbolic flowers, plants, and fruits, such as peonies, pussy willows, kumquats, and oranges, which represent fertility and abundance for the new year. Celebrate Chinese New Year with this fascinating and wonderfully detailed Money Tree (40648) adorned with riches and rewards.

It’s a really interesting technique, if a little unrealistic as Kumquat Trees are usually planted in darker soil, not sand, but in this case, it helps introduce some contrast between the soil and trunk. The combination of coins, the tree, the envelopes and the tangerines make this an all-encompassing interpretation of a money tree. Money Tree is a seasonal model and one in line with the likes of the Chinese Traditional Festival range too, so don’t expect it to be available outside of LEGO.Be sure to also check out my review of 80111 Lunar New Year Parade or 80110 Lunar New Year Display to get a taste of the other 2023 LEGO Lunar New Year sets!

Lunar New Year is around the corner, which means that it’s time to take out the trash—literally and figuratively.Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). I consider this a LEGO Botanical set, joining the likes of 10311 Orchid, and 10309 Succulents, as it’s really a brick-built shrub, with some decorations hanging from it. Here’s a look at the printed coins, which represent ancient chinese coins, which have the signature square cutout in the middle. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

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