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LEGO 80103 Chinese Dragon Boat Race 2019 Asia Exclusive

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  • Contains 642 pieces

The Dragon Boat Festival, popularly known as the Duanwu Festival, is a
cultural festival originating in China and occurring close to the summer
solstice, around the end of May to mid-June. It commemorates the life and
death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). It is unofficially
observed by the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and
Singapore. Two of the most widespread activities conducted during the festival
are preparing and eating zongzi (traditional bamboo leaf-wrapped sticky rice
dumplings) and racing dragon boats. A dragon boat is a paddle boat that is
traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. They usually
have brightly decorated designs, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed
dragons and the back end with a scaly tail. A sacred ceremony is performed
before any competition in order to Àœbring the boat to lifeÀ by painting the
eyes. The latest in the series will allow fans to recreate all the color and
thrills of a Dragon Boat Festival and features two impressive dragon boats
(one green and one red). Each boat features a dragon head with an opening
mouth and posable tail, three minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the
helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing. There
is also a dock which features a food stall with different elements including a
pot, rice bucket, six cooked zongzi, two uncooked zongzi and a food sign. The
dock is attached to a viewing area for spectators and the judge˪s stand with
steps, decorative elements and a trophy! The set comes with 15 minifigures
which are made up of two dragon boat helmsmen, six paddlers, two drummers, two
spectators, a judge, a young boy and a stall keeper. The helmsmen and paddler
minifigures are brand new additions to the LEGO minifigure family.