Fun and adventure is on the horizon with the mighty LEGO® City Ocean Exploration Ship (60266). This super-long ship not only floats on water, it has everything kids need for endless ocean exploration. There’s a shark cage, working crane, research submarine, helicopter and even a pirate shipwreck with hidden treasure! And with 8 explorer minifigures, including LEGO City TV character Harl Hubbs, the scene is set for action-packed escapades.
Great building set for kids
This toy playset includes simple building instructions and Instructions PLUS – part of the free LEGO Building Instructions app for smartphones and tablets. This interactive building guide, with amazing zoom and rotate viewing tools, quickly helps budding LEGO builders become master builders.
Cool construction sets for kids
LEGO City is proud to support the work of National Geographic Explorers. And with feature-rich buildings, realistic vehicles and fun characters, our Ocean playsets deliver an exciting, open-endedworld of undersea exploration and adventure for budding explorers.
- This multi-model LEGO® City Ocean Exploration Ship (60266) playset is a perfect gift for little explorers and has all kids need for a fun and rewarding play experience.
- What’s In the box? A floating toy exploration ship with working crane, shark cage, dinghy, submarine and helicopter, 8 minifigures, including the LEGO® City TV character Harl Hubbs, plus shark and stingray figures.
- Kids can use the floating toy ship's crane to lower the sub and shark cage, pilot the helicopter and sub, explore the treasure-filled shipwreck or take the play inside the captain’s bridge with sleeping and research areas.
- Looking for cool toys for kids aged 5 and up? This building set makes a great Christmas, birthday or any-other-day gift for kids with a passion for ocean exploration and for fans of the LEGO® City Adventures TV series.
- When built, the toy exploration ship measures over 7" (18cm) high, 24" (63cm) long and 6" (17cm) wide, while the pirate shipwreck measures over 6" (16cm) high,5" (13cm) long and 3" (8cm) wide.
- No batteries required. This exciting multi-model playset, including a toy boat that floats, is powered by little kids with big imaginations!
- This construction set comes with a simple printed building guide and Instructions PLUS – an interactive building guide for budding builders. Available as part of the free LEGO® Building Instructions app for smart devices.
- LEGO® City is proud to support the groundbreaking work of National Geographic Explorers, who help build a better world for us all. LEGO City Ocean playsets introduce kids to the exciting world of underwater exploration.
- LEGO® City Ocean building sets are designed to the highest industry standards and criteria. This ensures that the LEGO bricks and pieces are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time.
- All LEGO® City bricks and pieces are tested to the extreme to create toy building sets that meet the highest global safety and quality standards.
- September 28th, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0I work on ships like thisI would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfAfter a 20-year break from Lego, I now have a young son and decided to see what Lego has to offer these days, since I loved it as a kid. This set immediately caught my eye, as I have over a decade of experience working on survey vessels just like this one! I was really excited to build it, and it did not disappoint. The designers clearly studied research and survey vessels before inventing this, because the level of detail is fantastic, and frequently surprised me. The little touches like the radar on top of the bridge that can spin round, and alongside it the satellite receiver (looks like a grey cone) are great. The detail on the minifigures is also excellent, especially the BA sets on the divers. The build itself was a lot of fun, as it starts with the smaller craft before moving on to the main vessel. There were only about 8 different stickers, most of them optional. I left off the yellow stripes on the hull. The pirate ship wreck is a really nice addition, you could stick it to the bottom of the bathtub with some blu-tack if you wanted! I also love the new shark design, as it can fit a whole minifigure inside, and you get a stingray too. The main vessel is not particularly challenging to build, although it is a lot of fun to see how the 3 different decks come together. You have the lab and mess area on the bottom, then the accommodation in the middle, and the bridge at the top. It’s very clever how the different decks can pop off easily, and if you prefer, you can have the bridge facing the other way (as all the vessels I’ve worked on have it). There are doors at the rear of the bridge, as well as hatches at the top to access the minifigures inside. It’s a sturdy construction when put together - the two floating base pieces seem well connected. I haven’t really stress-tested it, but you can hold one end of it without the front falling off ;) By far the trickiest (but best) part of the build is the main crane. The only part I had to re-do was the winch cable, but once I figured out how to hide the excess cable it looked great - no loose ends. The range of motion the main crane has is very impressive - it can slide fore and aft, rotate 360 degrees, and the arm can raise and lower using a worm gear system. The winch is controlled from the top of the arm, the arm itself from the base. There is actually a smaller crane at the aft of the vessel, which can deploy the fast rescue craft (FRC) either side of the ship, which I was delighted with. In fact, one of the best things about this set is how all the auxiliary craft have a place on the main ship, without it looking crowded. The submarine can fit in the forward hold, underneath the helipad, so it’s out of the way until the crane needs to lift it out. The helicopter sits on the pad, the shark cage can hang on the crane (or if you prefer to stow it, you’ll need a 2x2 brick from somewhere so it can attach to the deck), and the FRC sits nicely on the aft of the vessel, held there by the small crane. The FRC also floats, which is another bonus to this set! Overall it’s a terrific set as it is, however it has reminded me what I love so much about Lego - the way it can spark the imagination! I can already see things I would like to change and build differently with this set, and I can’t wait to try them out. I’d highly recommend this to just about anyone - I certainly enjoyed playing with it in the bath!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty3.0Build Time: 3 hrsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Ocean Exploration Ship
- September 21st, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Great Lego setBDiddy1 |I would recommend this to a friend!The Ocean Exploration Ship is a great Lego set that can keep kids (or even the adult Lego enthusiast) entertained for hours on end. We really enjoy all the different components. There is a crane that works which is cool to be able to have the tactile/functional experience. It is also cool to be able to have a kid play with the submarine and the helicopter while a Lego shark swims nearby a pirate ship as a lego explorer goes into a shark cage. This is such a creative and detailed Lego set. The instructions seem detailed enough. They also have an app but we don't use that yet. This seems like a great gift for the future marine biologist or treasure hunter to get them away from screen time and get that imagination in gear. I am a fan of the Lego brand, too.Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty2.0Value for Money4.0Was this helpful?55Ocean Exploration Ship
- July 6th, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Worth it but bear in mind the sizeXenith98 |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis set is incredible and fun to build but the first thing you notice as you open it are the boat halves that join together and you realise the size. LEGO sets never show the scale due to the background but this boat measure 63cm (2') long but is lots of fun to build. It functions as a boat too, just don't expect to be floating it in your sink. I love this whole range in total and one thing I find interesting is it shows a balance of male and female minifigures in various roles, so both men and women are seen exploring the ocean together, captaining ships, and working on the ship. This range also helps national geographic and I would recommend it (I haven't got the signle person submarine for 4+ but if you have kids that age go for it) but it is definitely a fun set to build.Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty3.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 4 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Ocean Exploration Ship
- February 2nd, 2021Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Love thisMschuman |I would recommend this to a friend!This is a complex design but with perseverance my grandsons and o did it. As with all lego sets you have to be organized and able to follow directions. These directions were great and the 3 of us were able to do multiple steps at a time. We did have to stop and come back to it later but the boys were so excited to get it done and we did. Love legos and this set did not disappoint.Play Experience4.0Level of Difficulty4.0Value for Money4.0Was this helpful?35Ocean Exploration Ship