The Summer LEGO® City Subtheme has taken a trip into the wild in search of all manner of new LEGO animals. In fact, the Wildlife Rescue sets introduce some great new creature elements so I’ve decided to take a look at all the sets starting with the smallest, Wildlife Rescue ATV. It may be the smaller of the Wildlife Rescue sets but it features two new animals and makes use of a newish action element. So here’s a closer look at set 60300: Wildlife Rescue ATV.
Introduce budding explorers to the wonders of nature with this inspiring LEGO® City Wildlife Rescue ATV (60300) playset, featuring a cool toy all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with tilt-to-turn steering, equipped with a grabber tool and drone, plus a small savanna setting. Just add the explorer, monkeys and black scorpion for exciting animal-rescue adventures.
Great build-and-play experience for kids
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- Set Name: Wildlife Rescue ATV
- Set Number: 60300
- Pieces: 74
- Minifigures: Wildlife Rescue Explorer
- Animals: Two sand yellow monkey figures
- RRP: £8.99/$9.99/9.99€
- Measurements: measures over 1.5 in. (4 cm) high, 2.5 in. (7 cm) long and 1.5 in. (5 cm) wide
- Availability: LEGO.com, LEGO Stores & General Retail
The set comprises of two buildable elements including a small vehicle and a classic tree. Starting with the tree, which the set description suggests is a ‘savanna setting’ is actually much less exciting than described. It’s basically a small tree, with a couple of branches, the only addition to it is a bar element, which makes a great hang point for one of the monkeys.
ATVs are rather prevalent throughout LEGO City, but the one featured here is a little different. It includes a new “Turning Action’ steering element. This is made up of an axle bar with a slot in the middle of it and a wheel bearing brick, which has a footprint of a 2×4 plate or brick. This has an angular slot in which the axel bar can be slotted into it. The result is a very basic turning motion.
The rest of the ATV is similar to other versions, with the red and brick yellow colour scheme being used across the Wildlife Rescue range. There’s a pair of studs on the rear of the ATV which can be used to add a small brick-built drone. What’s odd about this is it didn’t use the new drone element introduced in the Series 20 Minifigures. Nor does it use the cool printed 2×2 curved tile as a controller, instead there’s a 1×2 tile. The other accessory is a grabber, not a monkey poker as I first assumed. Both of the Minifigure accessories can be fixed to the ATV.
The Minifigure is your usual City offering, although it has a new torso, which features the Wildlife Rescue logo. This only appears in two other sets, as does the stunt rider helmet. But let’s be honest, the most desirable aspect of the set is a pair of monkeys. This is the first new System monkey figure since the first was introduced back in the late 80s. In all honesty, I prefer the original version as I have a soft spot for it, but this updated version is still quite cool, even with the bum-pitching pose it’s been given.
This set was requested by BricksFanz and provided by the LEGO Group for purposes of review. The thoughts within this review are that of BricksFanz and do not reflect those of the LEGO Group. Providing access to this set for free does not guarantee a favourable opinion of the set.