While we sit here in high anticipation of what the next LEGO Modular will be thanks to Hoth Bricks will have our first official look at the upcoming early 2018 release LEGO City sets. Using a first Nations saying “When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it; the deer hears it, and the bear smells it.” if that wasn’t enough of a clue we are off camping in bear country and mixing with the LEGO country folk good and bad!
In summary we will be getting 6 new City sets for early 20187:
- Mountain Arrest 60173
- Ambulance Helicopter 60179
- Monster Truck 60180
- Forest Tractor 60181
- Pickup & Caravan 60182
- Heavy Cargo Transport 60183
There are a couple of worthy points to note in this release (in addition to the awesome grizzly bear). First up is a the brand new cap mold spotted in 60183.
The other major point is the subtle continuity link LEGO has thrown in showing family units growing and developing across multiple sets and years. Back in 2016 we got our first ever baby minifigure in LEGO City Fun in the Park (60134) along with a doting Mum and Dad. Fast forward to 2018 and Mum and Dad return with the baby in tow, but instead now a young boy in 60182!
Stay tuned I will post up the other themes/sets announced over the next couple of days. Overall I think the new bunch of City sets form a rock solid City offering with some unique features and playability.