Perform a daring helicopter rescue before the shark gets too close!
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Be a part of the fearless LEGO® City coast guard crew on the Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter, featuring sliding doors on the sides, opening ramp in the back with space for the included water scooter, 2-minifigure cockpit and a rotating crane arm with lowering winch. This fun set also includes a lighthouse, shipwreck and a kayak with paddle, plus 4 minifigures and a shark figure.
Includes 4 minifigures: one female and 2 male coast guard members, a kayaker, plus a shark figure.
Features a helicopter with spinning rotors, sliding doors on both sides, opening ramp at the back with space for the included water scooter, opening 2-minifigure cockpit, rotating crane arm with winch operated by a handle on the side.
Also includes a lighthouse and shipwreck, plus a kayak.
Spin the rotors and take off in the helicopter.
Lower the ramp and launch the water scooter.
Turn the handle to lower the winch.
Includes a paddle accessory element.
Helicopter (excluding rotors) measures over 5” (13cm) high, 15” (40cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.
Water scooter measures over 1” (3cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
Kayak measures over 4” (12cm) long and under 1” (1cm) high and 1” (2cm) wide.
Lighthouse and shipwreck measure over 3” (9cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter is rated
4.3 out of
Rated 4 out of
Totally Coastal!I've decided to review this product, mainly as a comparison to the 'Bus Station' set that has also just been released, at the same price point.
Where the 'Bus Station' failed to bring home it's titular concept, 'Heavy Duty Rescue Helicoptor' lives up to it's nomenclature fantastically!
The set consists of the aforementioned chopper, a buoy sized lighthouse, a jet ski and a mad kayakist!
The buoy/lighthouse is a slightly strange item and to be honest could probably have been left out, with more detail going to either the jet ski or the chopper.
The canoeist may well have simply wandered too far out of the jungle explorers territory, but the mini fig for it has a nice hairpiece, so I'm prepared to overlook it not really being a maritime rescue opportunity.
The jet ski has a fairly simple approach, but carries enough detail for a City set that I was quite happy with it, more so for the fact it can slide in to the back of the chopper.
Finally, we 'get to the chopper; and I'm pleased to say this is a lovely build, with some interesting and new (to me at least) methods of construction. The sliding door mechanism is simple yet mostly effective, although as another review states, is prone to sliding open a little too easily. The cockpit has a couple of nicely printed slopes and the rotors are a nice, balanced, freespinning design.
I'm happy to rate this set quite highly on the principle it provided the level of build and quantity of brick at the price it has been set. It far out does the 'Bus Station' at the same price point, providing plenty of play options and even display level quality (from a City perspective)
Ps, ignore my build time, as with most of my builds, I usually do it watching TV, so cannot confirm how long I actually spend doing it.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 4 out of
Better Than The Last OneI was highly anticipating the release of this set because I was looking forward to getting a bigger, more heavy heli for my city and also one to take the place of the previous coast guard helicopter from about 4 years ago. In my opinion, this helicopter looks very good on display and looks quite a bit more realistic than other city helicopters, probably because of the wider build and brick built cockpit section (rather than a pre-fabricated canopy piece). This helicopter has a good amount of space inside, only when the jet ski is removed. I decided to keep the jet ski out and instead place a stretcher bed inside, because it seemed a bit more practical to me and made the space a lot more usable. Also, the side doors tend to slide open on their own, but I fix that by pressing the railing piece above them on a bit more tightly. One issue I havent fixed, however, is that the winch system feels a bit stiff and tough to turn. Besides the heli, the side build is fine, and I like the kayak piece. Overall a fun set with a few, mostly fixable quirks.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of
Great size and fun build.To start with, I am a big fan of full sized (i.e. multi-pilot) lego aircraft. They are just more realistic. While this set is fairly diravitve of 7738 (an all time favorite of mine), the helicopter is an improvement because it has a brick built tail and floor, sliding side doors, a rear ramp, and a better hoist mechanism. It's a nice build with a few simple, yet satisfying SNOT techniques. A great set for those who want to move on to something a little more challenging than your basic build but it is still appropriate for the age range.
The minor improvements that could be made on the helicopter are a better landing gear and a mechanism to keep the side doors from falling open.
Overall, a fantastic set!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of
Great Set!This set is a six star rating! Helicopter has lots of features, a good build and it is basically the same size as the Chinook Volcano helicopter. Detail is fantastic.