Arctic Ice Crawler Top speed: 10 km/hr (6 mph) Horsepower: 150-160 Features: - Posable legs for maximum stability - articulated arm with opening claw gripper for heavy-duty lifting Cool-ometer: 5/5 Gadgets to bring for adventures: - Something hot to drink – it can get a little chilly in the cockpit! - A circular saw if you want to cut smaller pieces from the ice. Crawler cranes and excavators are the ultimate 4x4 vehicles and perfect for rough ice terrain research. You can drive them up and down slopes, steep ravines, and crevasses, and they can lift tons of ice. The LEGO City explorers fondly calls their Arctic Ice Crawler “Scorpio Sally”.
How fast is a Fire Truck?
Fire Trucks are big vehicles, carrying heavy equipment and a whole crew of strong, brave firefighters! Did you know that an average Fire Truck has 550 horse power?! That’s like 550 horses all lined up, attached to a truck, running at the same time – that’s a lot! A typical family car, like the one your parents drive or the one you ride in on your way to school has the power of about 140 horses. How would you add even more power to a Fire Truck if you were to build one? Would you add extra engines, or maybe bigger wheels? Comment below with your ideas!
Welcome to Mars!
Did you know that the first astronauts may travel to Mars sometime in the future? You or one of your friends could be on board, so it’s important to learn everything possible about the Red Planet if you’re going to spend some time there! Here are 5 fun facts about life on Mars that will have you packing your bags in no time! • A year on Mars is almost twice as long as a year on Earth – 687 days. That’s a long time between birthdays! • Mars has a dusty environment that has unusual effects on the sky: in the daytime the sky has an orange color, and the sunrise and sunset are blue. • The average surface temperature on Mars is -81 °F (-63 °C). Better bring your warmest pajamas and some hot cocoa! • Want to upload a selfie to social media back on Earth? You’ll need to be patient: it takes an average of 15 minutes for a message to reach Earth from Mars. • Feel like a road trip on Mars? Be sure to visit Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system. It stretches 16 miles (25 kilometers) into the Martian sky! Do you think one day people will go to Mars for vacations and to maybe even live? Would you like to be one of the first to go?
WANTED: Big Betty
A new gang of criminal masterminds is causing chaos LEGO® City: The Bulldog Gang! Today, the City Police has published the following warning to all citizens: WANTED Can you catch this crook? Name: Betty Known aliases: Big Betty Wanted for: Bank robbery, resisting arrest, diamond robbery in magic club, stealing a sarcophagus, and much more. Distinguishing marks and features: Red cap and cool lipstick. Big Betty isn’t a scary criminal at heart, she just fell into being a crook and is searching for something better to do. Last seen: Robbing a bank with a huge magnet on her monster truck. If you see this suspect, please proceed with caution and bring her back to City Police Station by any means required, including, but not limited to: Magnets, fishing nets, traps, hypnosis etc.