ZHE GAO New Year’s Figures: QL0953

Kicking off the new year, I decided to make a new section on my blog about my block collections. My Lego, LOZ, CUTE DOLL and other similar brand blocks are part of my ever-growing collection.

My first post is about the new ZHE GAO New Year’s Figures I found on AliExpress. I couldn’t help and order them during the New Year Sale. I managed to snag these new figures for $15.30USD. While they may not be the most visually appealing block figures I’ve bought, I love adding more to my collection and I really wanted the 4th figure of the animal.

I know very little about Chinese New Year’s; nothing indepth about the culture. I did a quick search online to find out what the other 3 figures were because I didn’t have the slightest clue. I found on ChinaSimplified.com that there are 3 deities: the Kitchen God, the Door God and the Wealth God. The most commonly known is the Wealth God, even by foreigners and non-Chinese citizens. I assumed the animal figure was a rat given that this is the Chinese year of the metal rat.

Chinese New Years lego block figures

These figures didn’t have names when I bought them, but I’ve listed them according to their product numbers below:

blocks figure built like Chinese deity CaiShen

QL0953-1

Because of all the red and yellow, especially all the brownish-yellow circle blocks, I assumed this was “the god of wealth” 财神 (CáiShén). The images that popped up during my search looked a lot like this figure.

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blocks figure built like Chinese deity ZaoJun

QL0953-2

I believe this is “the Kitchen God” 灶君 (ZàoJūn). Definitely one of the simplest and less decorated designs among the 3 deities. As you can see, the dark green and black blend together slightly.

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blocks figure built like Chinese deity Menshen

QL0953-3

Because this figure is holding a staff, I assumed it was “the Door God” 门神 (MénShén). I would say this is one of the figures that stands out the most because of the staff and colors.

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blocks figure in the shape of rat

QL0953-4

This figure, the Chinese New Year rat, was the one I was looking forward to building the most because it looked more like a Brickhead and not just a random design. It’s easy to hold and doesn’t feel like it’ll fall apart.

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NOTE: Please feel free to correct me if any of the deities I labelled the figures with is wrong.

Stay tuned for more block post!

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