XingBao Review XB-01021:香茗茶庄 Teahouse

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Today, I am reviewing the 2nd set of the 2nd wave of Modular Buildings under the Zhong Hua Street (中华街) series released by XingBao (星堡積木),  XB-01021,  Zhong Hua Street: Teahouse (中华街:香茗茶庄).

Kit Details

XingBao XB-01021 Zhong Hua Street: Teahouse (中华街:香茗茶庄)
Year: 2018
Minifigs: 8
Pieces: 3,033
RRP: ???



Upon opening the box. The Instruction Book is seated nicely a pop up paper tray. The deviation on the Instruction Book as compared to the tray and the box art, instead of the usual 中华街 and Zhong Hua StreetChina Town is printed on the Instruction Book as mentioned in the earlier review is still visible. But I am happy to see the sticker sheet loose in the paper tray, not glued or taped to the Instruction Book!

The contents within the box below the paper tray.

A total of 56 bags spread across Numbered Bags 1 to 12, Spares Bags and loose in box is 1 32×32 Dark Grey Baseplate and 1 Dark Brown sprue of guns.

The distribution of the bags across the Numbered Packs.

4 bags of Numbered 1 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 2 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 3 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 4 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 5 Pack.

7 bags of Numbered 6 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 7 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 8 Pack.

5 bags of Numbered 9 Pack.

4 bags of Numbered 10 Pack.

5 bags of Numbered 11 Pack.

5 bags of Numbered 12 Pack.

2 packs of Spare Parts.

The sticker sheet.

Let’s move on to the build!

The completed build from Numbered 1 packs.

The printed abacus from Numbered 2 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 2 packs.

A sprue of horns and feathers set in Dark Green.

A nice painting frame which I tried to google the poem that yielded no results.

The completed build from Numbered 3 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 4 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 5 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 6 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 7 packs.

The back of the completed build from Numbered 7 packs is quite flimsy at this moment with floating above 1 plate spacing.

This part is great for making oriental themed fencing.

The completed build from Numbered 8 packs.

The printed parts from Numbered 9 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 9 packs.

The completed Level 2 stacked with Level 1.

The completed build from Numbered 10 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 11 packs.

The completed build from Numbered 12 packs.

The completed roof stacked with level 1 & 2.

Bonus Pictures!

The street view of the Teahouse.

After thoughts:
I had initially planned to build this set over the change of the decade. Regrettably, a very late dinner on New Year’s eve disrupted the plan. So this set ended up as my first build of the decade. I built this set over a spread of 2 days on New Year’s day and 2nd January 2020 in the night clocking close to 8 hours to complete.

As I mentioned before in the previous review of the Mini Building Series 3, XingBao is generous to give an entire sprue for the use of 1 item within.

If one does not mind the use of other brick brands minifigures’ accessories with their LEGO, i would say the dark green horns are going to be useful for any custom minifigures creations or moc builds. There is a huge controversy over use of other brick brands with LEGO which is best left undiscussed here.

Hope you have enjoyed this. Thank you for reading!

Do check out my earlier reviews of  the Zhong Hua Street (中华街).

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