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City Jungle Theme! I'm Excited!

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  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,610

    stlux said:

    Nice. I also like that small boat - looks like a landing craft?

    It's not listed yet on Smyths website, but the other City summer wave sets are.
    Interesting that this #60162 Jungle Air Drop Helicopter carries a GBP 109.99 price sticker, but #60161 Jungle Exploration Site is "only" GBP 84.99. Does it really have that many more pieces? Seems to have the same/similar number of minifigs/animals.



    1250 pieces
    stluxVBaskin2008
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217



    So there is a tiger in the #60162 set. Leaked photo on Reddit via @CM4S ;

    Sadly most of the model is a massive helicopter. edit: My 7 year old son says it is a really cool helicopter because it carries two motorcycles.


    Pic is now in the Brickset db. So Tiger, Panther and Jaguar? Nice. Just need a lion now.
    VBaskin2008
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 730
    All the Jungle sets are now listed on Smths Toys new *crap* website. More detailed pictures are there but at low resolution! :(

    First, LEGO Shop, now Smyths Toys, why are companies replacing tried and tested websites with crappy bug ridden new ones!
    VBaskin2008
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,245
    at first glance it looks smaller than last year super-copter.
    looking forward to see the big cats better.  so far I think I prefer the one in the jungle exploration site (leopard?) but I may pick the black one instead (panther?) cause it's cheaper.
    VBaskin2008
  • GmanGman AlaskaMember Posts: 77
    I hope Johnny thunder comes back!
    kidding. I know he was in the 1930s or something and lego city is modern.
    VBaskin2008
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    Amazed at the inclusion of zero birds. Shame.
    BumblepantsSeanTheCollectorlentilcatwranglerVBaskin2008CM4S
  • lentillentil WisconsinMember Posts: 53
    Yes, a parrot/flamingo/peacock or something like that would have been nice, as would some sort of monkey. However, the three big cats are awesome! Also love the green snake, venus fly trap, and the little frogs. I *really* don't want to have to buy 33 pointless ugly yellow vehicles just to get all the critters though... will probably just buy the large set with the leopard, and then wait with fingers crossed for the other animals to be included in a future zoo set...
    catwranglerVBaskin2008
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 86

    lentil said:

    I *really* don't want to have to buy 33 pointless ugly yellow vehicles just to get all the critters though... will probably just buy the large set with the leopard, and then wait with fingers crossed for the other animals to be included in a future zoo set...


    Likewise. I know it's a business and they always put the most wanted elements in the most expensive sets, but scattering the three big cats like that and giving us yet another crocodile (which I had bought a Swamp Police set for) on the smallish one is mean.

    A "Fun at the Zoo" set modelled after #60134 and #60153 would be a dream. Or a CMF-like series just for animals, including those elusive goats.
    lentilMattDawsoncatwranglerVBaskin2008preveresnowhitie
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202

    preuss said:

    A "Fun at the Zoo" set modelled after #60134 and #60153 would be a dream. Or a CMF-like series just for animals, including those elusive goats.


    Or the Ostrich, which only appeared in the Prince Of Persia theme, or the seagull which has only appeared in a CMF series...
    catwranglerVBaskin2008
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 86
    How about something like this, but with a brick built rock / tree / whatever, just so it's still a construction toy?



    Sorry for the P________ reference. I hadn't bought any since I was a kid, but did get this one as a gift to a friend who loves meerkats.
    catwranglerVBaskin2008snowhitie
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 234
    Well, they must have liked the Venus flytrap piece, it pops up in three separate sets! 
    catwranglerVBaskin2008
  • GmanGman AlaskaMember Posts: 77
    Playmobil is like the opposite of lego. You can't make any MOCs.
    VBaskin2008
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 876

    preuss said:

    How about something like this, but with a brick built rock / tree / whatever, just so it's still a construction toy?



    Sorry for the P________ reference. I hadn't bought any since I was a kid, but did get this one as a gift to a friend who loves meerkats.


    How popular were the Friends animal packs? Some of them were pretty cool (the ones without bows) and were similar to this idea. I remember buying the penguin scene. If they rolled a similar product into the City line, rather than friends, that'd be amazing.

    I wonder why it has never been done? They already have many animal moulds.
    VBaskin2008
  • MextenMexten MexicoMember Posts: 58
    I am a little dissappointed. Too many vehicles and not enough jungle!
    VBaskin2008lentildougts
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 614
    RE: all the comments about getting animals cheaper/more easily:  why would TLG wish to sell premium parts for pocket change money when they can force us to buy them along with lots of other bricks for much more money?  Maybe it's not fan-friendly, but it's sure friendly to the bottom line of the company...
    gmonkey76datsunrobbieVBaskin2008josekalellentil
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,609
    The #60158 seems like the weakest link in the line up. For a helicopter it is actually a pretty neat one but this set sorely lacks either a jungle animal or a plant monster thing. A gold cup and a spider just don't offer much in terms of play value.
    stluxVBaskin2008
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 680
    I just want a heffalump...

    I think this series is very weak, especially when you compare it to the Deep Sea series. 
    lentilVBaskin2008
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,274
    The box art is amazing compared to the sets.. props to the artists behind them, they've been really good this summer.
    BumblepantsSumoLegoVBaskin2008MynattMaffyD
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 730
    I picked up #60161 Jungle Exploration Site last weekend and had it built the following day. More than half the set is used to build the temple and crashed plane. It has a fabulous Leopard. Plenty of play features if that's your thing! :) The minifigs are very nicely printed. Incidentally, there are very few duplicate minifigs across the whole theme! Yes, it has a naff helicopter but that only uses 1 of the 9 bags. I can wholeheartedly recommend this set if you dabble in City sets. Although, it will definitely drop significantly in price later in the year. I will buy more sets in this theme, probably #60159 Jungle Halftrack Mission next, but will wait for some price reductions now that I've built the Jungle Exploration Site set.

    I am surprised there are no birds of any kind in this theme. A monkey would also have been nice. The Friends Jungle Rescue theme was much more diverse in it's menagerie! The theme is still a great improvement over last year's Volcano Explorers.
    BumblepantseggshenAllBrickcatwranglergmonkey76VBaskin2008madforLEGOlentilsnowhitie
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    Does anyone know is the Air-drop helicopter is going to be sold in the US? At the moment the database only shows a UK/EU price and a UK/EU availability.
    VBaskin2008
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,217
    I picked up #60161 Jungle Exploration Site last weekend and had it built the following day. More than half the set is used to build the temple and crashed plane. It has a fabulous Leopard. Plenty of play features if that's your thing! :) The minifigs are very nicely printed. Incidentally, there are very few duplicate minifigs across the whole theme! Yes, it has a naff helicopter but that only uses 1 of the 9 bags. I can wholeheartedly recommend this set if you dabble in City sets. Although, it will definitely drop significantly in price later in the year. I will buy more sets in this theme, probably #60159 Jungle Halftrack Mission next, but will wait for some price reductions now that I've built the Jungle Exploration Site set.

    I am surprised there are no birds of any kind in this theme. A monkey would also have been nice. The Friends Jungle Rescue theme was much more diverse in it's menagerie! The theme is still a great improvement over last year's Volcano Explorers.
    Nice summation of the set. I like city lines because even the pricier sets tend to get discounted (unless a TRU exclusive, in which case fewer chances). I wonder which set will last only 3-6 months then disappear?
    SeanTheCollectorVBaskin2008
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,609
    What is the China section supposed to be? Pandas maybe? Seems kind of odd when the other spots are labeled by animal type.
    VBaskin2008
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,086
    What is the China section supposed to be? Pandas maybe? Seems kind of odd when the other spots are labeled by animal type.
    I agree and find the "KINA" (China) label odd for one of the prototype sets.  Although it doesn't show which animals belong under this heading, I would imagine that the Bactrian (2 humped) Camel would be one of the animals, and perhaps some waterfowl.

    Here are the test strikes for the Zoo and Barnyard set animals....


    lentilVBaskin2008catwrangler
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    Ha! That Jungle theme set won't last that long, it's gonna fade out.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,503
    @VBaskin2008 can you ever stop posting in Bold? All it takes is to press Ctrl + B. 
    IceCreamCloneVBaskin2008DaraghKingAlanI
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,453
    I like the new cats, but I would have liked a bit more jungle with them.
    We already have the molds for Vines and Ferns from the Friends line. All TLG needed to do was print them in new colours? Sand Green, Olive and Mid-Green?
    Throw in a few coconut prints from the Moana sets and a couple of Palm Trees.
    I am guessing the designers got carried away by the new Giant Venus fly trap.....

    Brown Vehicles would have been a nice alternative to the Green ones just phased out with the end of the Volcano sub-theme. But I guess the kids preferred the Dark Yellow.
    I guess the minifigs are not planning on hiding?

    The Half Track Mission did not really need the buggy and could have had more vegetation.
    And did we really need another badly designed Cargo Helicopter set?

    Even with these small niggles I predict this theme will do quite well with all markets.
    BumblepantsMattDawsoncatwranglerVBaskin2008lentil
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    Recently got the Cargo Helicopter. Great set for the price. ($20.00 USD)
    VBaskin2008
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    Does anyone know is the Air-drop helicopter is going to be sold in the US? At the moment the database only shows a UK/EU price and a UK/EU availability.
    If it follows the trend of the previous TRU large exclusive sets, August 1st. 
    sklambImABrickManNowVBaskin2008
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    Ma1234 said:
    Does anyone know is the Air-drop helicopter is going to be sold in the US? At the moment the database only shows a UK/EU price and a UK/EU availability.
    If it follows the trend of the previous TRU large exclusive sets, August 1st. 
    I hope that's the case.
    VBaskin2008
  • VBaskin2008VBaskin2008 Member Posts: 181
    @VBaskin2008 can you ever stop posting in Bold? All it takes is to press Ctrl + B. 
    Uh no.
    eggshenIceCreamCloneLEGO_Dad77
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 518
    Has anyone heard who is going to be carrying #60162 Jungle Air Drop Helicopter in the US and when it will be released? I'm guessing TRU, but haven't heard anything solid. 
    VBaskin2008
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,090
    As a heads up for anyone like me who just wants the big cats from these sets the panther and leopard are available on bricks and pieces (UK) at about £5 each.

    Unfortunately the tiger isn't available. :-(
    stluxLEGO_Dad77catwranglercanon03snowhitie
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    Well, they must have liked the Venus flytrap piece, it pops up in three separate sets! 
    I get they're excited about it, but still that's a little lazy. One pitcher plant swap out would have been great.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,411
    Shib said:
    As a heads up for anyone like me who just wants the big cats from these sets the panther and leopard are available on bricks and pieces (UK) at about £5 each.

    Unfortunately the tiger isn't available. :-(
    Tigers are if you phone them.
    Shib
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,090
    @CCC was the tiger a similar price? (£5 give or take)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,411
    I think so. I haven't ordered any but that is what has been said on EB.
    Shib
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    They're available in the US as well. Minus the tiger being listed as sold out. I didn't attempt to call yet, but did order the other two online. One is just over $5 and one is just under $5.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    edited August 2017
    I just ordered the black panther and leopard/jaguar too! :D Thanks very much to this thread, I wouldn't have known otherwise. AND I got to use my $10 VIP Reward, so all I paid was $3 in shipping. :)

    Very happy.
    YodaliciousShib
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Me either. That was also the first time I've ever used Bricks and Pieces. Big thanks to @Shib!
    ShibLEGO_Dad77
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Because all cities need a jungle.  Ugh
    SumoLegoKingAlanI
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,382
    Shib said:
    As a heads up for anyone like me who just wants the big cats from these sets the panther and leopard are available on bricks and pieces (UK) at about £5 each.

    Unfortunately the tiger isn't available. :-(
    Funny you should mention that - I ordered a few last night. Didn't try phoning them for the tigers though.
    Shib
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 685
    prevere said:
    Well, they must have liked the Venus flytrap piece, it pops up in three separate sets! 
    I get they're excited about it, but still that's a little lazy. One pitcher plant swap out would have been great.
    New molds generally get put into multiple sets in large part to justify the expense of creating the mold itself. It'd make no sense to only include that highly specialized mold in two sets instead of three, particularly if the pitcher plant you envision it being replaced with would require yet another new mold. There's also the matter of Venus Flytraps providing a much more "active" play feature than pitcher plants.

    Personally I'm not a huge fan of the man-eating plants in the city theme considering my preference for the brick-built ones in Elves, but I know better than to assume laziness on the part of the designers when there are plenty of more plausible reasons for the designs.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,622
    Scooby-Doo had a nice brick-built man-eating plant.
    pharmjodLEGO_Dad77
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    Can confirm I was able to order over the phone 5 tigers for ~$30 shipped. Thanks @CCC
    CCC
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,090
    Thanks to @CCC I was also able to order tigers and a couple of other animals that were listed OOS by phoning. The tigers are around the £5 mark in the U.K. too!

    :-D
    LostInTranslation
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,411
    Don't blame me for empty wallets! :-)

    ShibSumoLegoYodaliciousSwitchfoot55pharmjod
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,382
    edited August 2017
    I've just ordered three over the phone - £4.60 each.

    I suspect everyone is fearing they'll be like the goats and only appear in one set each!
    Shibandhe
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,090
    ^pretty much - I think the way these things tend to go they might put a tiger in another set but they are just as likely to use this same mould in other colours lioness/mountain lions but leave the tiger, panther & leopards as one offs. I'm trying to think of other big cats that could use he mould but it's too bulky for cheetah, servals etc

    The thing I found interesting when placing the order is that it was obvious that the person I was talking to didn't get the pictorial inventory as they could see the name of the piece and colour but in the case of the tiger didn't know what animal it was (the name on their system is PROTECTIVE BAG,ANIMAL so she could tell it was an animal piece but not which one)
    LEGO_Dad77
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