This month, LEGO City and National Geographic Kids have collaborated on a special partnership to inspire children to explore, discover and learn about jungles and the importance of their preservation. From 1st July, there will be videos following National Geographic explorer, Andres Ruzo and his LEGO companions through the Amazon to highlight jungle habitats and the importance of future conservation.
To get our children inspired, we have received this Jungle Mobile Lab set #60160 to get them to learn about life in the jungle and to make the next big discovery themselves! This Mobile Lab features a truck with lab, waterfall and temple with hidden treasure, kayak, Venus flytrap plant, four minifigures, crocodile and spider figures!
This amazing Mobile Lab set comes with five individual packets with three instruction booklets and stickers. My daughter was so excited when she saw this set and immediately took notice of the Venus flytrap plant and the female explorer! She was ever so patient and built it herself with a little help from me in 1.5 hours. It was definitely a great way to spend time with her and chat with her about jungle life.
The Venus flytrap plant comes with a closing mouth and inside sits a creepy crawly red spider! It looks very realistic and fun to play with. Be careful not to get snapped by the flytrap!
Next we built the beautiful waterfall with a crocodile and temple with a moving leaf that hides a treasure. The waterfall is a plastic curtain that looks really, and has a hidden slide feature that reveals a scary crocodile! The brave explorers have to find a way to get past the crocodile and find the jewel! Watch out or he will snap at you!
This set also comes with a bright looking Mobile Lab vehicle with opening sides and roof, and red kayak. This tough looking vehicle can sit two explorers at the front and carry the kayak on the top of the lab. Inside the lab, it reveals the map, radar and gauges. Around the other side of the lab, there are two storage boxes too.
This is a very impressive set and it is great value for money. Both of my children love it and have been playing with it since. Mobile Lab is one of the many LEGO City sets and it is available to buy now nationwide.
Here are the sets from Amazon:
- Jungle Buggy #60156
- Jungle Starter Set #60157
- Jungle Explorer Helicopter #60158
- Jungle Halftrack Mission #60159
- Jungle Mobile Lab #60160
- Jungle Exploration Site #60161
- Jungle Air Drop Helicopter #60162
Did you know that LEGO® City & National Geographic Kids will launch an exciting new competition to win a National Geographic Family Expedition to the jungles of Costa Rica in Central America? The winning family will explore the treetops and volcanic canyon landscapes of Rio Blanco, go zip lining through tropical forests surrounded by astonishing wildlife, visit a wildcat rescue centre to meet orphaned ocelots and jaguars, dine in a tree house and get to experience the real-life jungle.
How to enter?
The competition is open to children between the ages of 6 and 16, and open to residents of US, UK, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Czech, Romania & Russia.
For a chance to win, candidates must imagine something they might discover deep in the jungle – and then draw it or build it with LEGO bricks. For further details, and to enter, please visit: www.LEGO.com/jungle.
A special jungle-themed issue of National Geographic Kids will be available from 16th August and will include exciting LEGO® content, including a pull-out jungle poster which children can use as a backdrop to their imaginative play.
Within this Issue, you will find a LEGO City and National Geographic Kids ‘Explorer’s Handbook’ – a mini guide to everything you need to know about the jungle. From what to pack, to how to wrestle a caiman in an emergency, the Explorer’s Handbook is filled with fun facts and activities for children to delve into. So don’t forget to get your copy!
You can also explore the Jungle with LEGO City and National Geographic Kids online. Children can join the jungle expedition on LEGO.com/jungle and find funny facts, activities and videos and from 24th July, National Geographic Kids’ dedicated Jungle hub will be available to children and parents globally. The jungle hub will be bursting with jungle facts and fun activities for kids.
So do remember to check out the jungle videos following Andrés Ruzo and his LEGO companions through the Amazon on an educational and immersive journey of adventure and discovery from 1st July!
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.