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LEGO Friends Jungle sets & more!

by admin on July 27, 2014

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The LEGO Friends Jungle sets are finally going to be available at the Online LEGO Shop on August 1st. I’m not sure what caused the delay as the sets have been readily available at various retailers for quite some time, but anyhow, better later than never. These new sets explore an exciting sub-story of LEGO Friends, where the girls are headed to the jungle! :)

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By jungle LEGO Friends don’t mean a deep, dark, scary place, but a friendly forest with cute animals and cozy tree-houses. There are five specifically jungle related sets in the new line of LEGO Friends, then there are a couple of more outdoorsy sets with a more picnic-type theme, and two new sets that take us back to Heartlake City. Below you will find pictures and details of them all.

:arrow: #41032 LEGO FRIENDS FIRST AID JUNGLE BIKESpeed to the rescue on the First Aid Jungle Bike and help the trapped monkey! Ride through the jungle on the First Aid Jungle Bike and look out for animals that need your help. There’s a monkey in distress, trapped in a cave by a heavy rockfall! Use the shovel to clear the fallen rocks and check the monkey with Emma’s medic bag before you help it find a banana to eat. Then use the walkie-talkie to radio home about your rescue mission. 156 pieces. Price: $14.99 – BUY HERE

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:arrow: #41033 LEGO FRIENDS JUNGLE FALLS RESCUERescue the tiger cub from the water and explore the beautiful Jungle Falls! Help the tiger in trouble at the beautiful but powerful Jungle Falls! Rush to the riverside and find the tiger stranded in rough waters. Wade in and help Olivia build a dam to stop the waterfall before pulling the tiger to safety. Then head up to the cliff-top hut to cool down with a drink and some fresh fruit salad in the company of the friendly chameleon. Later you can explore the jungle caves together. Who knows what treasures you will find! 183 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#41033 LEGO Friends Jungle

:arrow: #41036 LEGO FRIENDS JUNGLE – BRIDGE RESCUEHelp rescue a baby bear in trouble with Mia’s helicopter and Matthew’s offroader! Save the baby bear from the rickety old rope bridge! Rush Matthew to the scene in his offroader. Hover Mia’s helicopter over the bridge and winch down the stretcher to rescue the bear. Now lift him to safety and help Matthew check him over with his medical kit. Later, explore the cliffs with Mia and Matthew and see what treasures you can discover. 365 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#41036 LEGO Friends Jungle

:arrow: #41038 LEGO FRIENDS JUNGLE RESCUE BASESet up home in the Jungle Rescue Base and rescue the little panda! Co-ordinate your animal rescue missions at the Jungle Rescue Base! Help Andrea climb the watchtower and use the telescope to look for animals in danger. There’s a panda that needs your help! Slide Andrea down to the rescue boat, rescue the panda in distress and help Stephanie check it over in the mobile medical station. Jump on the zip line to slide down to the living quarters. Take a shower in the bathroom at the end of an exciting day and help the girls cook and eat dinner together with the animals before heading to bed for a good night’s sleep. There’s another busy day of animal rescue in store tomorrow! 472 pieces. Price: $59.99 – BUY HERE

#41038 LEGO Friends Jungle

:arrow: #41059 LEGO FRIENDS JUNGLE TREE SANCTUARYTake care of injured animals at the Jungle Tree Sanctuary! Look after the creatures rescued by the LEGO Friends at the Jungle Tree Sanctuary. Help Mia feed the lion cub in his paddock before she goes to top up the parrot’s biscuits in the birdhouse. Now it’s time to give the monkey a bath – watch him slide down the vine right into the bucket of water! Then head to the laboratory to examine some jungle samples and note your observations on the computer. Watch the playful animals from the platform before settling down for the night in the cozy bedroom. 320 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

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:arrow: #41031 LEGO FRIENDS ANDREA’S MOUNTAIN HUTSet up camp in the mountains with Andrea and tame the friendly squirrel! Toast marshmallows on the campfire with Andrea! After a long day of hiking in the mountains outside Heartlake City, she has found a secret spot to set up camp for the night. Help her build the campfire and make a hot drink to keep warm. Use the camera to take some pictures of the beautiful mountain view. Then share a toasted marshmallow with the friendly squirrel before Andrea settles down in her camp bed to enjoy a night under the stars. Combine with 41034 Summer Caravan for an even cooler camping scene. 119 pieces. Price: $9.99 – BUY HERE

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:arrow: #41034 LEGO FRIENDS SUMMER CARAVANCamp out in the countryside with the LEGO Friends Summer Caravan! Head off on a summer camping trip with the LEGO Friends! Olivia and Joanna have a brand new car and caravan and are looking for the perfect spot outside Heartlake City to set up camp in the sunshine. Help them prepare a delicious lunch on the camping stove and sit down to eat at the table and chairs. Sit back and admire the beautiful view while saying hello to the friendly hedgehog. Then wash the dishes before setting up the sunbeds and switch on the MP3 player for an afternoon of sunbathing – don’t forget to make sure everyone is wearing sunscreen. Freshen up in the shower then settle down for the night, but not before sharing some secrets by lamplight! 297 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#41034 LEGO Friends Caravan

:arrow: #41030 LEGO FRIENDS OLIVIA’S ICE CREAM BIKEPrepare delicious ice cream treats and sell them on a sunny day with Olivia’s Ice Cream Bike! Take a ride to Heartlake City Park and help Olivia set up her ice cream stall right next to the pretty fountain. Make some chocolate and strawberry cones or take a refreshing ice pop from the freezer box to sell in the springtime sunshine. At the end of a good day’s work throw some coins into the fountain for good luck and help Olivia post a letter in the mailbox before she heads home. 98 pieces. Price: $9.99 – BUY HERE

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:arrow: #41059 LEGO FRIENDS HEARTLAKE SHOPPING MALLHang out at the Heartlake Shopping Mall with the LEGO Friends! Head to Heartlake Shopping Mall for a girls’ day out! Stephanie and Emma are driving there in their new convertible for a fun day of fashion. Check out the sports shop and try on a dress in the bridal boutique. Then head to the food court for a slice of pizza before a well-earned relax in the spa with Sophie. Take some pictures in the photo booth before strutting down the catwalk in the charity fashion show while the DJ spins the decks, all to raise awareness for jungle animal rescue. Phew – what a day! 1120 pieces. Price $109.99 – BUY HERE

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There is also a new collection of small LEGO Friends collectible animals sets (Series 5). These are not listed at the Online LEGO Shop at the moment, but you should be able to find them at local retail stores.

LEGO Friends Animals Series 5

As I have mentioned, the new LEGO Friends Jungle sets and the other new sets in the LEGO Friends line are available at the Online LEGO Shop beginning August 1st. In fact they are already listed so you can see more pictures and details: BUY LEGO FRIENDS AT THE ONLINE LEGO SHOP

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So what do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Friends sets? Do you like the jungle setting? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! ;)

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In the July-August issue of the LEGO Club Magazine you can get a glimpse of the second wave of the LEGO Hero Factory Invasion From Below sets. I thought to talk about these a bit today as they are quite interesting with more of the underground monsters and minifig-size heroes. :)

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The description in the LEGO Club Magazine is as follows: “Hero Factory has taken the battle underground, challenging the might of the Queen Beast in her lair. But are SURGE, ROCKA and EVO in time to save their teammates, STORMER and FURNO, from the powerful and vicious Queen? Never before has Hero Factory faced such monstrous foe… or fought harder to save, not only the galaxy, but themselves. It’s mechanized might against brute power, in a battle only one side can hope to survive.”

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The monsters themselves are like in the first wave of LEGO Hero Factory Invasion From Below sets; creatures that remind me of the 2013 movie Pacific Rim. And in fact if you consider that normally Hero Factory heroes are large constraction figures, the fact that they were shrunk to minifig size may be an indication of how large these monsters are. Then there are all those sinister looking plant/cocoon elements that swallows up the heroes – I can see these being reused in interesting ways as plants, underwater vegetation, or even alien life-forms.

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Also, there are going to be more of those little jumper bugs that are actually really fun; you can push their backs and since their legs are a more springy plastic, they will jump at whomever you aim that at. :roll:

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The heroes, as I have mentioned above, are now minifigure size and ride various mechs. I’m not a big fan of constraction type LEGO sets so I’m not the most qualified person to talk about them, but they do look more interesting than the previously released large hero figures with a large variety of unique machines.

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What really interest me in the new LEGO Hero Factory sets is the minifigures. I absolutely love these small robots and find them very valuable in my LEGO collection. They are very sturdy, with their limps attached to a LEGO skeleton torso, and the limps themselves have several attachment points for tools and weapons.

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Also, as we have discussed previously (see here: LEGO Hero Factory Minifigs are Awesome!), although they are slightly taller than regular LEGO minifigs, their accessories are fully interchangeable. So those sweet helmets and armor pieces they wear can be used on regular minifigs, and also you can use regular minifigure armor, helmets and other accessories on their bodies.

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And thirdly, with the various color options the LEGO Hero Factory minifigs blend in well with other LEGO Space sets as robots. I’m planning to use the white ones (STORMER) as medical robots, the yellow ones (EVO) as mechanics, the red ones (FURNO) as warriors, and the lime-green ones (BREEZ) as scouts. The golden one (ROCKA) can be used as some kind of a leader robot or something. In the first wave they didn’t have SURGE (the blue hero), but in the second wave we will get him in two sets. I’m particularly excited about this as I plan to use this minifig as a robot in my LEGO Classic Space collection. There are also going to be two silver heroes, BULK and CRYSTAL, which are also going to be great as generic robots.

#44029 LEGO Hero Factory

There are going to be seven sets in the second wave of LEGO Hero Factory Invasion From Below line, and I will list them here – along with their price – for your convenience:

  • #44023 LEGO Hero Factory ROCKA Crawler – $9.99
  • #44024 LEGO Hero Factory TUNNELER Beast vs. SURGE – $9.99
  • #44025 LEGO Hero Factory BULK Drill Machine – $14.99
  • #44026 LEGO Hero Factory CRYSTAL Beast vs. Bulk – $14.99
  • #44027 LEGO Hero Factory BREEZ Flea Machine – $14.99
    #44028 Hero Factory SURGE & ROCKA Combat Machine – $24.99
  • #44029 QUEEN Beast vs. FURNO, EVO & STORMER – $34.99

The new LEGO Hero Factory sets should be available later this year. I have a strong feeling this will be the last wave of LEGO Hero Factory, as according to several sources, LEGO Bionicle is coming back. As Bionicle and Hero Factory are quite similar, I doubt that LEGO will run both themes at the same time. The currently available LEGO Hero Factory sets are listed at the Online LEGO Shop. Give them a try – you may like them even if you are not into constraction figures. ;)

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What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Hero Factory sets? Do you like the smaller heroes, the large mechs, and the monsters? Do you collect the heroes and use them in other LEGO themes? What do you think will be the faith of LEGO Hero Factory when LEGO Bionicle comes back? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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