Animal: Husky Found in: Siberia, Alaska, North America, Northern Europe Status: Man’s (and mushers’) best friend Class: Mammal Weight: Same as 6,400-9,200 2x4 LEGO® bricks Height: 250-312 LEGO® bricks tall Fun Facts - They love to hunt and eat salmon and other Arctic fish. - Huskies love to use their voice. Their howls can be heard from miles away! Cool canines Huskies’ toes are covered in fur, and their paws are built for Arctic travel. They can pull a sled for hours! They use a special digging technique to carve out shelters in the snow. Their claws are safer than any crampons or snowshoes for sprinting across the ice. Blue-eyed beauties Huskies have beautiful blue eyes and a big, wide smile. They are really happy dogs and they love the company of others, whether it’s a pack of other sled dogs and a musher, or a human family. As pets, they need LOTS of exercise and a cool place to rest.
Arctic Animals: Polar Bear
Animal: Polar Bear Found in: Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway Status: Vulnerable Class: Mammal Weight: same as 240,000 2x4 LEGO® bricks Height: 250-312 LEGO® bricks tall Fun Facts - Seals are a polar bear’s favorite meals. They are full of fat and calories that help polar bears keep a healthy layer of blubber. - A polar bear’s fur isn’t white – it’s transparent with a hollow core that reflects light. Cute and fluffy? Polar bears may look cute and fluffy, but they are some of the toughest mammals to walk the earth. It’s the biggest meat-eating animal on Earth. They can smell their prey from 16 km away. And they are born to survive in the harshest environments and coldest climate on our planet. Can polar bears survive climate change? The ice around the polar bears’ territories is melting fast. Over the next decades, polar bears will most likely have less time and space to hunt for food. But lots of people around the world are working to help polar bears. You can, too!
Arctic Ice Crawler
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”.
Arctic Vehicles: Quadrocopter
Quadrocopter Top speed: 240-320 km/hr (150-200 mph) Horsepower: 200-250 Features: - Land safely anywhere with the ski landing gear, and use the winch with rope and hook to haul your finds from the ice. Cool-ometer: 6/5! Gadgets to bring for adventures: Pick axes and a circular saw, just in case… A quadrocopter is a helicopter with four rotors. The more rotors, the more lift-power. The more lift-power, the bigger you can make the helicopter - and the more cargo it can carry. For example, a frozen mammoth in a giant block of ice! Most quadrocopters let you tilt the rotors for precise steering.