The five LEGO Friends Jungle sets created in collaboration with National Geographic are now available in North America. As we discussed last month (see: LEGO Collaborates with National Geographic), LEGO teamed up with National Geographic to release a series of sets in the LEGO City and LEGO Friends lines. The LEGO City collection focuses on ocean exploration, and the LEGO Friends collection is about jungle rescue. Both series have been available the rest of the world since last month, but in North America they were scheduled for August. However, LEGO decided to release the LEGO Friends sets earlier than originally planned, which is great news!
The five LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue sets are as follows: #41421 LEGO Friends Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue, #41422 LEGO Friends Panda Jungle Tree House, #41423 LEGO Friends Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue, #41424 LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base, and #41432 LEGO Friends Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue. Notice all the new animals like the elephants, pandas, sloths, and alpaca! The sets are listed at the LEGO Friends sections of the Online LEGO Shop.
Notice that all of the sets include really cute animals, including some brand new ones! The #41421 LEGO Friends Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue and the #41424 LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base both comer with elephants. The larger of the two has an adult and baby elephant (new moulds), as well as two sloths (also new moulds), and a turtle.
The #41422 LEGO Friends Panda Jungle Tree House comes with three baby pandas (new color and prints) and a giant spider. The #41423 LEGO Friends Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue also comes with a giant spider, two white tiger cubs (new color and print), and a colorful bird. The final set in the collection, the #41432 LEGO Friends Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue, features three brand new and super cute alpacas in two colors, plus a bird.
As all the sets are focused on jungle rescue, each feature some kind of rescue situation. In the #41421 LEGO Friends Baby Elephant Jungle Rescue, a baby elephant gets stuck in the mud, and with no adult elephants around, it has to be rescued by Stephanie and Emma. In the #41422 LEGO Friends Panda Jungle Tree House, Olivia and Mia take care of orphaned baby pandas.
In #41423 LEGO Friends Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue, Andrea and Emma take to the skies to rescue two tiger cubs from a waterfall. The #41424 LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue Base is the main center for animal rescue and care, where Mia, Olivia, and Andrea scan the forest with a drone to monitor animals, and take those that need medical attention to the clinic. And in the #41432 LEGO Friends Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue, Mia and Stephanie are taking on the heroic effort of saving three alpacas from the just about exploding volcano.
There is so much to like about these sets even besides the new animals. The settings are quite lovely with a large array of foliage pieces, and the layouts are very nicely arranged. Just one of these sets can provide hours of play, and if you combine them, you can have a seriously cool jungle diorama with lots of creatures and action.
As I mentioned, the sets are now available in North America, keep in mind that due to the current high demand, and the LEGO factory in Mexico still closed, it’s possible that these sets will be on backorder or out of stock soon. Of course, you can still get them later, but if you want them as soon as possible, the earlier you order them, the less chance there is for delays. You can find them all at the .
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue sets? Which one is your favorite? Are you planning to get any of them? And what other rescue situations would you like to see in the collection? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I would love to get the set with the hot air balloon! I think that’s about it. I will probably get the animals from bricklink or bricks and pieces.
Alpacas?! I’m in! 😀
Great looking sets and great animals for the Friends line. But like much of that line, the animals (and especially the colors) don’t really lend themselves to a city layout/zoo. When’s the last time you saw a light purple baby elephant? Maybe now that they have the molds, they can introduce a city zoo.
It’s unlikely that the Friends animals will be included in a City set, but maybe within Friends they will make a gray elephant. They should.
I’m afraid we’re going to have to get this whole series. 😀
The friends sets have been improving greatly. At least that’s what it looks like to me. The colors are not as wonky as in previous series. And are those blue water pieces opaque in some way? They look different.
Ah, I guess they might be “opal” colors.
Yep! That’s it! 🙂