No matter how much the LEGO fan community push, dig and hunt out any news or leaks on future LEGO themes and sets LEGO still manages to keep a few surprises up its sleeve. Case point being the surprise additional big cat included in the up and coming LEGO City Jungle subtheme sets. Earlier in the year we saw the news and went barmy over the new Jungle subtheme with specific interest around the new LEGO Panther and quickly followed by the LEGO Leopard. Well this week we found out that LEGO has also generously included a LEGO Tiger bringing the total to three.
Utilising the same mould each big cat has its iconic colour and pattern (Panther just colour), which instantly brings to life each big cat. It’s amazing just how much of an appetite there is in the AFOL community for LEGO animals and not the cute Friends or Elves type. It’s an area that has spawned several rare and expensive animal moulds that to this day haunt many AFOL’s for not buying them at the time. Just check out the prices for the LEGO Goat or Camel on Bricklink for proof in the matter!
Anyway this time round I’ll be personally grabbing these sets when they go on general release in just over 2 weeks time. The three big cats can be found in the following sets:
- LEGO Tiger – Jungle Air Drop Helicopter 60162
- LEGO Panther – Jungle Halftrack Mission 60159
- LEGO Leopard – Jungle Exploration Site 60161
I think I see a Zoo MOC forming in my mind!
As always keen to hear peeps thought on the new Jungle subtheme and if the big cats float your boat.