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#1380 SET REVIEW: 80028 The Bone Demon

Today we’re reviewing the first of three new Monkie Kid sets releasing on July 1st worldwide. This is the largest and most expensive set of this wave at $119.99/£89.99/€109.99 and 1375 pieces. We were sent this by LEGO but our view is unbiased and we aim to provide a unique review from the perspective of a MOC builder and fan of building techniques. We score sets out of 100, giving 20 points each for a variety of factors.

Monkie Kid’s familiar and lovely color scheme seems to constantly being pushed in its sets to add a mix of dark and neon colors to represents its bad guys. However, this set introduces something new to the theme—a bone white and glow in the dark demon mech. It is almost more akin to Yu-Gi-Oh’s monsters than anything previously seen in Monkie Kid, but nevertheless, it’s a phenomenal set and build.

The main itself is quite striking and clever in its separate builds that assemble into the larger Bone Demon. The side build for Monkie Kid is actually the weakest part of the set, with the strength and thoughtfulness of the Demon build actually highlighting how weak (literally, at the joints) the hero build is. But the minifigure selection is certainly something to rave about. Of the 4 unique figures in this set, 3 of them are exclusive to 80028 The Bone Demon. New bad guys have been introduced and it seems that Monkie Kid finally zipped up his jacket (a new print).

Overall, we were very pleased with this set, especially with the reintroduction and expansion of the glow in the dark part collection—with this set having the most glow in the dark pieces ever at 76 total!

Let us know in the comments what you think of this set! Did anyone else watch Yu-Gi-Oh and think the Bone Demon looks like Obelisk the Tormentor?? Stay tuned for another Monkie Kid review coming soon for 80026 Sandy’s Power Loader Mech and 80027 Pigsy’s Noodle Tank!


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