Lego City Heli Crane Review

LEGO CITY is the largest and longest running brand for the LEGO group and is the quintessential LEGO building experience, bringing everyday heroes and scenes to life.

In 2014, LEGO CITY continues to deliver novelty and excitement to its loyal and growing fan base, extending its polar universe into the polar regions, with the brand new Arctic theme.

We were sent the Arctic Helicrane to review and as with most LEGO toys it is a hit.  In fact Isaac is flying it around the room as I type.

Fly to assist the explorer with his husky sled in the LEGO CITY Helicrane.  Head out into the wild with the Arctic explorer on a husky sled equipped with a camera, light and radar screen.  Scan the huge ice block for hidden crystals frozen inside and then contact base camp with the walkie-talkie to call in the awesome Helicrane.  Hover above icy terrain and use the winch to lift up the mysterious block of ice before reporting back to camp.

Includes Arctic explorer and pilot minifigures with assorted accessories including a husky sled, camera, radar screen, crate and four huskies.

Lego City Helicrane


The set was built by Kian (13) and Isaac (6) and it was wonderful to see them working together.  LEGO appeals to both ages and there was silence for about half an hour as they concentrated on building this set.

The helicopter blades spin and the winch also works which means this is a toy that can actually be played with once it has been built instead of put on display to gather dust.

We rate this set 10/10

18 thoughts on “Lego City Heli Crane Review

  1. lori says:

    This looks like a really cool toy, I can’t wait for F to get that little bit older to play with it! x
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  2. I love Lego. I wish they would make an adult selection too.
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  3. wendy says:

    We love Lego in our house and helicopters best of both worlds. I love lego City how it can built up and expand.
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  4. Shell Louise says:

    Lego is the best for keeping the kids quiet!
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  5. This looks amazing! We are on the Lego Duplo stages at the moment but I can’t wait until Max is old enough to build bigger things.
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  6. Wilf would love this! Although I think he is probably still too much of a toddler to play with one, looks fab though 🙂 x
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  7. Globalmouse says:

    We are such big lego fans in this house that I know mine would love this. They are so brilliant at coming out with new sets and I Totally agree about it bringing together the different ages.
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  8. This looks like a great lego toy and it’s wonderful to see them enjoying it together!
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  9. abigail says:

    My son is just starting to get interested in Lego, and at three and a half, I hope this continues! I used to love Lego when I was younger, and could spend hours following the instructions and creating! This looks like a great set!
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  10. Foz says:

    Wow that looks great! Wish we had Lego like that when I was a kid!
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  11. Charly Dove says:

    Oh my word there is a whole world of lego we are yet to explore! The heli crane sounds brilliant, POD would most likely love it. Should probably get a more girly set – providing its not pink!
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  12. Rachel says:

    That looks complicated! We aren’t quite at lego stage yet, Stoll at duplo, but no doubt before long I will be standing on various bits of Lego on the floor!

  13. Looks like a fun toy for kids to enjoy.
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  14. Victoria says:

    i never was a lego fan myself but my nephew loved every lego toy, looks like a great entertainment for boys
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  15. Min i would LOVE this! We love the city type ones an d he plays with them a lot once they are built
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  16. Louisa says:

    Our house is awash with Lego and my husband enjoys assembling it as much as the children. I just wish they didn’t take the sets apart and then sulk when they can’t find the correct piece to put it back together!
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  17. Looks great! We haven’t got any lego yet, but I’m sure it wont be long x
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  18. Mummy of Two says:

    We love the LEGO City sets and have quite a few. This would be a great addition!
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