LEGO City Coast Guard Sets Offer Fast Paced Seaside Rescues
The beauty of the LEGO City series is that kids can build great sets with different themes they all combine to form a large town for even more adventures and imaginative play. When the mini-figures of the City have spent a week working hard in the other services and keeping the place running, they can relax at the beach and take a swim in the sea. This is why the LEGO Coast Guard series is so important; LEGO City needs protection from dangerous tides and sharks and these sets provide everything that players need to do so. With the patrol boat, helicopter, diving boat, 4×4 and surfer rescue, players can be sure of keeping their characters safe in the water through great additional mini figures, well-equipped vehicles and accessories.
Four brilliant LEGO Coast Guard kits to keep the City beaches safe
LEGO City Coast Guard Patrol
The first place to start with a LEGO City Coast Guard set has to be the patrol boat because this is where players can build a great base for their mini-figures with plenty of useful vehicles and accessories. The team of four can cruise the waters at the LEGO City beach, watching out for trouble around the lighthouse with their radio antenna, and have the ability to deploy a submarine with a turning propeller and a floating dinghy.
The beach is a great place for swimmers, and the included dog and crab, but the waters are a dangerous place and there are two swimmers surrounded by sharks. Players can send the crew member and rescuer out with the 2 life jackets and life preservers and report the issue to the command center with the walkie-talkie. If players can keep a cool head, they should be able to ensure a safe rescue.
LEGO 4 x 4 Diving Boat
The patrol boat is a great starting point for cruising the waters and keeping an eye out for trouble but the City Coast Guard minifigures need more than that if they are to deal with problems in the water and on the beaches in an efficient manner. This is where the LEGO City 4×4 and diving boat set comes in. This is a great way to build upon the theme because of the quality of the two included vehicles and the options they provide for different rescues and story-lines.
The 4×4 gives the driver mini-figure the opportunity to look out from the beach for a different perspective and he can call to swimmers and other members of the team using his megaphone. By hitching the diving boat up on the detachable trailer, he can also drive it into position. This boat comes with a rescue diver, diving gear and can be easily steered through the waves.
LEGO City 60011 Surfer Rescue Toy Building Set
The final two products in this LEGO City Coast Guard are ones that adds an even greater sense of danger and excitement to the situation through a real life or death situation – in LEGO form at least. The LEGO Coast Guard Surfer Rescue comes in two very distinctive parts – the surfer in need of rescue and the brave Coast Guard coming to his aid. A surfer has been out chasing the waves of the local beach but now he and his surfboard are being targeted by a shark!
Luckily, the Coast Guard rescuer has seen the situation and is ready to help on his watercraft, with a life preserver and life jacket already on board to throw to the stricken surfer. It should be an easy mission for experienced players but there is one final detail that raises the stakes – the jaws of the shark actually snap shut and could do a lot of damage to both mini figures.
LEGO Coast Guard Helicopter
These shark infested waters of the coast of LEGO City mean that swimmers and sailors need to take care when venturing out into the waves and sometimes it takes more than a small watercraft to deal with the situation. In this final set, an attractive catamaran sailboat – complete with falling sail – has found itself in trouble in the path of a great white shark, putting its distressed sailor in great danger.
The only option for players is to sent out the LEGO City Coast Guard Helicopter to hover over the victim and collect him. If the pilot can safely maneuver the helicopter with its spinning rotors, the rescuer mini-figure should be able to lower himself down on the working winch and grab the sailor before the boat is lost to the sea and the shark gets too close. From there, kids can use the wheels for a secure landing and celebrate another job well done.