LEGO Friends Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue and Jungle Rescue Base Review (LEGO)

LEGO Friends Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue and Jungle Rescue Base
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What It Is

Help rescue jungle animals with the LEGO Friends! Two new themed construction sets offer lots of imaginative play with cute jungle animals.

The Tiger Hot Air Balloon Jungle Rescue set, model number 41423, comes with 302 pieces for building a hot air balloon and waterfall scene. Pretend to fly Emma and Andrea in the hot air balloon, using the attached crate to pick up or drop off the toy tiger cubs, parrot, or baby turtle. The animals will love playing in the water and sliding down the shimmery waterfall. Plus, there are fun details to find, including a palm tree door that reveals a hidden interior and a crystal gem behind the waterfall.

The Jungle Rescue Base is a larger 648-piece set, model number 41424, where kids can play out wildlife-saving stories among a brick-built tree house. There's a lookout with a telescope and computer, and a slide for getting to the animals faster. The other side has stairs leading up to an exam room, complete with veterinarian tools. Go between exam room and lookout by crossing the bridge over the water. Kids also get to build a tree on fire, a quad bike, a three-bed hut, and a picnic table with tree stump seats. Along with minidoll figures of Andrea, Olivia, and Mia, the set comes with animal figures of two sloths, a mama elephant, a baby elephant, and a turtle. Other fun accessories and details include solar panels on the roof, a robot-drone, and toy walkie talkies.

Is It Fun?

These construction sets are filled with fun details and accessories that jumpstart the creativity once kids build them. The theme is perfect for kids with an interest in being veterinarians, engaging them in vet roleplay and allowing them to explore this potential future career through play.

Who It’s For

The Tiger Hot Air Balloon set is for ages 7 and up, while the Jungle Rescue Base is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Assembly of both sets is easy to do, but may take some time depending on the size of the set and the builder's skill level.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy