Thursday, 26 June 2014

LEGO City Arctic Range


LEGO City Arctic range, brand new LEGO City 2014, LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler

We were so excited when our LEGO Family Blogger box has arrived! I must admit that we've been really looking forward to this box as I told my family after I came home from the January Toy Fair that the LEGO City Arctic range should launch around this time. It was one of the most exciting range (to me anyway) I saw at their stand!

When me and Clay found the LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler in our box, together with another 4 great new sets (will post the reviews up separately), we were WoW-ing non stop! Clay begged me to put it together for him while his sister was at school, so this set is done by me #perfectexcuse #hadsomuchfun.


LEGO City Arctic range, brand new LEGO City 2014, LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler

LEGO City Arctic range, brand new LEGO City 2014, LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler

The Arctic Ice Crawler (rrp £9.99) contains 113 pieces and is aimed at 5 to 12 year olds. It comes with an Arctic explorer minifigure (nice hood and snow goggles!), rotating crane and a blue ice block (love!) with a crystal inside. We also love their huskies in the range, which comes as a set of 4 in a few of the other LEGO City Arctic sets. We will definitely get our hands on them! 


LEGO City Arctic range, brand new LEGO City 2014, LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler

LEGO City Arctic range, brand new LEGO City 2014, LEGO City Arctic Ice Crawler

The Arctic Ice Crawler makes a fantastic gift set, and is great for introducing fans to the new LEGO City Arctic range. LEGO has never failed to impress us with their detailed designs, even at places that doesn't really affect the overall look (see bottom right picture). The rubber track has been used in previous building sets such as LEGO Ninjago, but it's new to us and we really like it! It fitted nicely and the Ice Crawler "rolled" around really well.

While I was building the set, Clay stood eagerly next to me, waiting for it to be finished. I stopped for a bit to reply to emails and he made a lot of noise "This one! *points at unfinished Ice Crawler*" He was very impressed with the rotating crane and loved to hook the ice block onto it. He was a bit upset that it won't stay in place though hehe. I bet he's secretly hoping for the Kragle!

I on the other hand was more interested in the ice block. I have always been attracted to all things crystal like, so when I saw the blue transparent ice blocks on display at the Toy Fair, I was like Gollum staring at the Ring. Even the crystal inside is silver. If they made it pearlescent they'd have to physically remove me from the stand!

The LEGO City Arctic range is very attractive overall with lots of fun features and buildings, coming in a strong contrast of orange and blue. It is a very refreshing addition to the already amazing LEGO City range, and I'm sure it has already become a big hit. I'm now torn between getting the LEGO City Arctic Base Camp (£69.99) and the LEGO City Arctic Icebreaker (£79.99), but I'm definitely leaning more towards the base camp as it has more bricks in the set and the building looks really cool!