Arctic sets: all images

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Arctic Mobile Exploration Base

Arctic Mobile Exploration Base

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Italian store RadioKontrol.it has now published images of the six City Arctic sets we were awaiting pictures of.

As you might expect, the sets all feature vehicles, and all are involved in exploring the ice for frozen specimens, the most impressive of which are a sabre-tooth tiger in 60193 Arctic Air Transport and a wooly mammoth, in 60195 Arctic Mobile Exploration Base, right.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know if you spot any cool features or new parts.

via The Brick Fan

 

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69 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice to see some frozen animals, not sure why they're doing a Damien Hirst on #60196 though?

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By in United States,

Is that red hat with the ear flaps new? I certainly have never seen it before

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By in Puerto Rico,

The prehistoric animals are for sure heading to my zoo. Good thing we can buy them without the sets.

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By in United States,

Set 60192 Arctic Ice Crawler seems to have a new small animal in the ice. It looks like the animals stands on a 1x2 area. I love the woolly mammoth the most.

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By in United Kingdom,

Uncommonly for a theme I like almost all of these & their individual assemblies.
Surprised Lego hasn't made more aerosans before now.
Looks like the Snowbike has a moving track at the rear.

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By in Germany,

Someone has been looking at LeTourneau vehicles and I love it.

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By in United States,

Woah, that mammoth looks so cool!

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By in Australia,

Flintstones theme? Yes!

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By in United States,

Cute animals and minifigs!

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By in Russian Federation,

60195 looks great. I kinda want to buy it. Reminds me of old arctic sets, they were so nice

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By in Iceland,

I really wish Lego would bring the baseplates back in stead of these loose objects.

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By in Ireland,

I'd love to get a closer look at the chassis for the snow bikes. Shame the snowmobile in #60191 doesn't have the moving track that those bikes have.
Don't know what planet they were on when they designed the aircraft. Quadcopters like #60193 don't exist. The proportions of the plane in #60196 are a mess; the wings should be bigger and the tail stabiliser smaller. And it could do with the extra rotors from #60193 to make it a twin-prop.
Probably won't bother the target audience much though.

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By in United States,

Arctic is one of my favorite (sub)themes of all time, but these don't look as high-quality to me as the 2014 sets. The animals are really neat, but all of the vehicles this time around strike me as too futuristic and bizarre.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sounds like its just me that thinks Lego have gone a bit mad. I have never seen anything like these vehicles. They seem a bit strange to me. Only really like one small set. They seem to appeal to others though so ill save my cash.

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By in United States,

City sets are always all the same. So to change that Lego makes the most disgusting and weirdest looking vehicles ever. I’m really not liking the mammoth either, it looks like mega block. But I suppose these sets will probably appeal to kids.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like certain aspects of this theme i, e the ice glider which i might buy and loan to my Mr freeze minifig, the artic scout truck is cool, also like the new snow bikes, the mammoth, sabertooth tiger and that smaller pet is interesting too,

However im abit surprised that with the last arctic themed vehicles being orange lego didn't go with Red or maybe Earth blue this time, but nevertheless a good theme for city..

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By in Sweden,

The animals are rather cool (no pun intended), but the rest looks a bit uninspired to me. A helicopter, a plane, some slightly weird looking ground vehicles... Also, it feels like we had an arctic sub-theme about last year (I know it's probably rather three years ago or something)

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By in United States,

The last Arctic wave was so fantastic it’s hard to beat. These vehicles feel like weak first round MOCs. Love the animals though. And the dark blue accents.

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By in United States,

Blech Blech Blech Blech Blech Blech. The only good part about those is the mammoth.

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By in Austria,

The starter pack looks really poor - just one dog no penguin and just 3 researchers...

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By in United States,

Unfortunately the mammoth is too small compared to the classic Lego elephant, and its tusks are way too long! Still cool though.

Also, the dog with the binoculars on its side in 60194 on first glance reminded me of a WW2 Russian suicide bomber dog, until I realized the binoculars were not supposed to be explosives.

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By in United States,

@brimbolet: Don't mean to be pedantic, but there's no penguins in the Arctic.

Very surprised that there's another Arctic theme already. Is this for real? Feels like this was done very recently. Not sure this is much of an improvement on the previous round, but the mammoth and tiger are nice enough.

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By in United States,

These are really cool. I, for one, like the futuristic and unusual vehicles much better than getting the same stuff over and over again.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Norikins: Think of it as a Columbian Mammoth rather than a Steppe Mammoth and its tusks seem more appropriate. Design decision by Lego probably reflects size of the American market compared to the Siberian market.

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By in United States,

@brimbolet Well, since the theme is Arctic and there is a polar bear, there shouldn't be any penguins but I see your point – it would have been nice to get something else new besides a hat and a landing ski in dark blue.

I am really liking the Mammoth and what I assume is a Sabre-toothed Cat but I'm probably only going to get the Scout Truck, if any of these sets, although I don't mind the futuristic/fantastical design of the vehicles.

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By in United States,

ALL vehicles... yawn.

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By in United States,

i cannot read italian

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By in United States,

@Rob42: I came to the same conclusion about the mobile exploration base, perhaps also with some design cues from the LeTourneau VC-22 Sno-Freighter and the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station. Meanwhile the ice-glider immediately calls to mind Lotus's Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle. And the supply plane feels like a cross between an Antonov AN-74 and AN-38. These sorts of vehicles may be unfamiliar. Frankly, most arctic vehicles would be. But they're far from unbelievable.

Personally I love how fresh and unique these designs are, as well as how much the Earth Blue and Dark Azur accents make the color schemes pop!

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By in United States,

Well I like that mobile base. It’s like an old school space set with its combining features. The quad copter reminds me of the Orca carryalls from the Command and Conquer games, so that’s cool.

I think all these are quite imaginative. The only criticism I have is that the minifigs are quite exposed to the elements. The Arctic is pretty dang cold.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was a fan of the last Arctic wave and I think this one looks superb too. I like that they’ve gone with orange again (the added dark blue contrast is really nice) as it means fans can mix and match with the last wave.

A couple of the sets are... interesting... but you can see the designers have been looking at land trains and a myriad of artic vehicles for inspiration - some of these aren’t nearly as futuristic as they spread to be. The inclusion of something significant as a goal for the research teams - other than just frozen rocks or crystals - is both unexpected and fantastic.

I think these work really well as display sets and play sets, and there are some new prehistoric animals in there for MOC’ers too. (60195’s land train and mammoth are particular highlights for me!)

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By in United States,

Leave it to grownups to overanalyze and ruin it. LOL

Personally it's fresh and looks a bit different. Yes, the designs may not work in the real world but isn't that the beauty of LEGO? Thinking outside the box has given birth to great inventions and ideas we use in our everyday lives.

The mobile exploration base is my favorite.

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By in United States,

I like the bases from the 2014 sets better, but this is fine. I don't buy a ton of City, but there are some great pieces there. The orange continuingis nice, more so that there are blues now too. Very nice job.

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By in Poland,

You know what that means?! NEXT CITY THEME IS CATCHING CRYPTIDS <3

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By in Ireland,

@MYBrickHouse agreed!

So much overanalysis. They’re for kids!! :) They’re not meant to be photorealistic models of existing vehicles. They Are excavating perfectly preserved prehistoric animals after all, animals which also seem to be coming to life as they thaw. :P

My favourite is the dragonfly trapped in a cylinder of ice (not really, but it is cool). If only they’d do it like that in a trans-orange cylinder, like the amber in Jurassic Park that they use to extract dino-DNA, or better yet, trans-orange versions of those new gold ore pieces.

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By in United States,

My humble opinion: I couldn't be more excited for these sets. LEGO has always done this theme brilliantly.

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By in United States,

These seem pretty polarizing. I liked the last arctic sets but never quite enough to purchase them. I will probably end up with most of this wave. The builds just touch some nostalgia button of what futuristic vehicles should look like for me and I like the animals.

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By in Slovenia,

Arctic shmarctic, where is the new hospital?

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By in Australia,

I am interested in the new animals and any interesting new pieces but I will probably forgo most of the sets and just buy the parts on Bricks & Pieces or elsewhere (I do collect the Starter Sets though so that will be going into my collection :)

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By in United States,

60193 and 60195 look brilliant but I'll wait to see how much they cost and how many pieces they contain before I decide if I actually want to purchase them. The mech might be a step too unbelievable for the city line and it doesn't look great, but the rest of these are quite interesting designs and the color scheme overall is fantastic.

For new parts: The snowmobile bike chassis; hat with earflaps; three entirely new animals (saber-tooth cat, mammoth, some kind of squirrel); a new saw blade that's the same size as the previous one but has different teeth and, I suspect, an axle hole; and a handful of recolors, notably the landing gear skid in dark blue, which there are 4 of in the $7 set.

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By in United States,

I need that Wooly Mammoth!

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By in United States,

@sammael: Since this site didn't put up the non-Arctic sets, I'm guess it's going to be a situation with the Arctic ones coming out in June and the rest of the City sets (hospital, new people pack, etc) coming out in August. I agree, though, I'm excited to see what else is in store!

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By in Canada,

Seems very juniorized.

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By in United States,

I have got to say, this one took me COMPLETLY by surprise!!!

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By in Australia,

Arctic isn’t something that particularly appeals to me but I will love to give that new hat to one of my winter village residents.

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By in United States,

I hope this means we get an elephant in the near future. I’ll be getting the mammoth either way.

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By in United States,

The animals are all I care about in these sets. I will definitely be adding them into an “Ice Age” section of my Jurassic World moc.
But LEGO only had me wishing for a Zoo subtheme for city. The fact that they continue to release new animals in subthemes has me hoping. There’s so many new molds that could be introduced! Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos, Rhinos, Lions. And I don’t think anyone would mind paying $100+ for a LEGO city Zoo set.

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By in Australia,

I like the unusual shapes of the vehicles. I think they are more fun than regular trucks, helicopters and snowmobiles. Also, @supervir2: 'polarizing'? Icy what you did there :)

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By in Australia,

Not bad. I’m definatly getting the planes as I missed out on the previous one which is a ridiculous price now.

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By in Indonesia,

Is that motorcycle thingy a new piece?

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By in United Kingdom,

Like these artic sets better than 2014 ones

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By in Germany,

My two cents agree with everyone who thinks the vehicles are more than a little Meh, but likes most of the new animals. Some of the vehicles look as outlandish as some of the weirder of the Classic Space vehicles. At least that was a futuristic theme, whereas Arctic imho should reflect a little more realism.
Don't like the path LEGO is heading currently (many mediocre sets, increased price-gouging, strange policies).

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks they've gone for a 'near future' vibe for these. I can't say it's working.

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By in Australia,

Wow, some people are hard to please. Release something too similar to previous sets... AFOL's complain. Release something a little bit 'out there'... more complaints. Some Yank even moaned about not being able to read Italian. Lol! I'm hoping it was tongue in cheek...

I like them. Missed out on the last wave due to DA. I really like the exploration subthemes, I'll probably be grabbing these.

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By in Germany,

My thoughts about the sets:
601´90+60191
Nothing special, but better than another ATV
60192
Maybe a bit too futuristic. should have come with a transport for it
60193
I don't know why people dislike it that much. Quadrocopters need complex controlls, which isn't really archiveable with ordinary engines, but it fits the light futurism of the theme.
60194
Looks nice but I don't really like thatwheel-track combination. And I would like to know what is on the back of it.
60195
The vehicle looks absolutley massive, although I think the boxsart cheats a bit here.
60196
The airplane looks quite boring compared to the other sets. The saw vehicle is a bit weird.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it just me or is tha scale of the two forground trucks on the mammoth set box really off ? The wheels of both are the same size but the saw-crane thing is so much smaller

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By in United States,

Love the critters and the snowsuits (especially that red one!). I actually like the vehicles themselves too, despite being generally bored by trucks/etc... They really are a bit odd looking, which to me makes them quite interesting. Might just have to add them to the wish list... uh-oh!

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By in United States,

I probably won't pick up any of these, as I actually collected all of the original Arctic theme. But I like them. They're definitely a little more fantastical compared to the previous releases, but they're cool. I can see kids really enjoying them. Not to mention those animals. Lego knows what we want :) If only they could make a dedicated zoo like another fan said, and I would give you a blank check.

Penguins could have been a cool addition. I doubt Lego is going for a strictly North Arctic theme and more of just a general snow/ice adventure. I'm willing to bet a lot of people that see these sets think of Antarctica exploration. So why not include penguins with polar bears? But I digress...neat sets.

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By in Canada,

Love them! Some of the vehicles look like they came out of old comic books.

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By in United States,

Like many others I'm only interested in the animals, and also wish LEGO would produce a proper zoo theme. An entire series of sets with great animals, elephants, big cats, bears, etc. that you don't have to buy a 100.00 set to get a single one of... dream on I suppose.

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By in United States,

That mammoth be awesome.

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By in United States,

i want that snowmobile so bad lol

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By in Sweden,

Vehicles, vehicles and vehicles...

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By in Australia,

I like the animals, but none of the sets look all that appealing. I feel like the last Arctic range wasn't that long ago, and the sets were superior to this one. That mammoth, though ... at least we're past the energy crystal phase.

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By in United States,

I can picture some of the vehicles in a classic space color scheme. Blue with trans-yellow windows. It would sell like crazy.

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By in United States,

GUYS. The Trans-Blue cylinder in “artic ice team” has a DRAGON FLY PRINT.

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By in United States,

I’m so hyped for the new ushankas! It’s gonna be great for my red square MOC. Also love the Husky.

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