Release Year: 2014
Pieces: 262 (2 minifigures)
Anyway, on to the set! Out of the box you’ll find three parts bags, two instruction booklets, and a small sticker sheet with 12 stickers.
The Arctic subtheme of City is well known for bright orange parts, and this set is no exception. There is a good amount to get excited about with this set. Firstly, and what caught my eye in the first place, was the huskies. There are four in this set, and these have been introduced with this range of Arctic sets. Even more interesting to note is that they are all slightly different, having little differences in their dark grey colouring. This makes them really unique.
Again, pretty standard spares with this one, with some Technic pins, spare visor, gear lever, clear elements and a t-bar.
When the rotors are spinning, they can have a tendency to wobble a bit, but I’m not sure how LEGO would fix that issue, as I haven’t got any other helicopters in my collection (yet!). The helicrane has a little winch that is used to raise and lower the cargo box. It works fairly well, but the cargo can’t be wound up all the way to the top, which is a shame.
This set gets 8 out of 10 ice crystals. It would get a higher rating with transparent stickers and a slightly more stable rotor system, but they’re minor quibbles.