In my final review of the newest wave of LEGO Monkie Kid sets, I have the The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain (80024). It has 1,949 pieces and retails for $169.99. All the parts are in numbered bags to 18.
There are eight minifigures in this set and a majority of them are all monkeys. They include Monkie Kid, Battle Monkey King, Evil Macaque, Monkey King, Baby Monkey King, Apprentice Monkey King, Brother Monkey, and Sister Monkey.
Monkie Kid is the usual one that we’ve seen before in other sets. He has the jacket where the Monkey King’s face is on the front and the word sky on the back. He has a double-sided head with a stern look on one side and the other with some red on the face. He has a regular staff as an accessory.
Battle Monkey King has on some armor that is really detailed on both sides of the torso. The legs are maroon with some of the robes from the torso going down it. He also has a pearl-gold armor along with a red cape. He has a double-sided head showing an angry expression on one side and a mischievous look on the other. The hairpiece has a flag at the top. His accessory is the golden staff.
The Evil Macaque is also known as the fake Sun Wukong and is the one of the antagonist in the Journey to the West story. His armor has a darker color scheme than Monkey King. He has a yellow and black torso with some slightly different armor printing. The legs are also maroon with metallic detailing going down it. His double-sided head shows him with a smirk on one side and a red angry look on the other. His accessory is a black staff.
Monkey King has on a casual flame-orange outfit with some red pants. There’s a teal scarf printing that goes around the neck. His double-sided head shows him with a happy expression on one side and an angry one on the other. His accessory is a printed peach tile.
Baby Monkey King is in his bare form where he only wears a leaf skirt which is printed on the legs. He has a double-sided head with happy and sleeping expressions.
The Apprentice Monkey King wears a sand-blue robe with some dark blue pants. There’s printing of a yellow sash that goes round the waist which is printed on the lower part of the torso. This version of his double-sided head shows him with a shocked expression on one side and a mad look on the other.
Brother Monkey is the smaller dark brown fur monkey that wears a green scarf around the neck. His double-sided head shows him with a happy expression on one side and a satisfied expression on the other. His accessory is a little plant.
Sister Monkey also is a small dark brown monkey that has on a red cloth shirt with a green vine going around the neck. Her head shows her with a smile on one side and a winking expression on the other. Her accessory is an apple.
The whole mountain consists of three sections in which the story goes from the right side to the left, similar to if you’re reading the book. At the fara right, there’s a rock that “breaks” open to show that the Sun Wukong is born or released from the rock.
Next to that is a little rocky area where the monkeys are playing and picking fruit from the tree. I do like the clouds that are around the section to show that the Fruit Flower Mountain is pretty high up there. Sticker 22 translates to “Playing in Flower Fruit Mountain.”
The middle section of the mountain is the largest section one and the main thing here is the waterfall. The middle to lower part of it is able to open up for the Sun Wukong to enter the Shuilian Cave. There are a lot of stickers to show details of the water. They’re nice looking but a couple of them are also very big. The cave itself has a winding staircase that goes up.
I do like the rocky structure on the sides of the waterfall with all the detailing that it has. On the left at the middle is a rock that roughly translates to Happy Land of Flower Fruit Mountain, Cave Heaven of the Water Curtain (Shuilian Cave). At the left of that, there are some lavender leaves which gives it a contrast to all the gray from the mountain. At the very top is a branch where a crane sits on.
On the left side of the mountain, there’s actually a lot going on here compared to the other sections of the mountain. The area closer to the lavender trees mentioned earlier is a small river scene where Sun Wukong goes exploring on a little raft. The sign here roughly translates to going exploring. At the end of the river, there’s a wood chopping area.
Above it is a wooden bridge that goes up to the “throne” area of the section. Here we have a chair with tiger print that swivels and next to it is a sign that says the name of Sun Wukong. Above it is a sign that translates to Real and Fake Monkey King since this is where they battle. Below it is a small waterfall and a dragon head next the red pillars. I will say that the third section of the mountain is the most fragile as I’ve had it fall apart a few time while moving it around.
Overall, The Legendary Flower Fruit Mountain (80024) is my favorite set out of the latest wave of LEGO Monkie Kid sets because it is the only that truly tells the beginning story of Journey to the West without adding too much from the show itself. The mountain is a decent size with lots of little details and I do like the stickered signs to show what is happening. I can’t read Chinese so I asked my mom to translate for me.
There were some issues with it, at least for me. Like I said earlier, the left side of the mountain is pretty fragile and it literally broke apart on me when I was moving it. Other than that, I really don’t have any other qualms about it.
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