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Review: 60062 Arctic Icebreaker

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Hi. Here is my review of the City Arctic Icebreaker. I bought this set last year when it was released but kept it until early this year to build.

Arctic Icebreaker

set # 60062

Year released - 2014

Piece Count - 717

Pieces - 9 bags

Instruction Manual - 6

Minifigures - 7 plus 4 huskies and 1 Polar Bear

Price - £79.99, $129.99, e99.99

This set is similar to 60036 Arctic Base Camp, in that it is made up of a collection of smaller sets that can be played almost by themselves bu make up one big set.

Box

The front of the box artwork depicts all the playability of the set with all the minifigs in action shots.

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The rear is the now standard city and shows off actions shots from the set, aswell as what each of the 9 bags make up.

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The side panel shows off all 7 of the minifigs plus the Polar Bear and a Huskie.

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The 6 instruction manuals come in a protective bag, along with the sticker sheet.

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The contents of the box along with the Instruction manuals are, 9 bags, a Dark bluish Grey plate and the Boat base.

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Bag 1 & Instruction Manual 1

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A good little play set in its own right. Comes with the Ice wall and 2 Ice Blocks, scene lighting and the polar bear. The Minifig from this bag is the Arctic Research Assistant with snow shoes. This minifig is the exact same as the Research Assistant from 60035 Arctic Outpost and 60036 Arctic Base Camp, which isn't too good if you have these set also.

Bag 2 & Instruction Manual 2

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Like bag 1, bag 2 has its own good play feature with the Tracked snowplough vehicle. comes with a load area at the rear and a heavy duty chain used to pull off sheets of ice from the ice wall or towing ice blocks. The minig is an Arctic Explorer and comes with full Arctic clothing and orange goggles. This minifig is also found in 60032 Arctic Snowmobile, 60035 Arctic Outpost and 60036 Arctic Base camp.

Bag 3 & Instruction Manual 3

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Bag 3 has the Huskie Sled dogs and sled. Although the sled is slightly different in design from the one in 60036 Arctic Base Camp, it also has a carry basket and is driven by the same female explorer albeit this time she has snow shoes. The female artic tunic differs from the male tunic as its more tailored at the waist. This female is also found in Arctic sets, 60034 Arctic Helicrane, 60064 Arctic Supply Plane and 850932 Polar Accessary set.

Bag 4 & Instruction Manual 4

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Bag 4 is a remote Research Lab. It comes with microscope, computer and satelite dish with aerial. There is also a fridge to preserve the ice crystals. The minifig with this bag is a scientist with orange sweater and white overcoat.

Bag 5 & Instruction Manual 5

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Bag 5 is the mini sized Helicopter which can be used to lift the equipment modules to and from the Ice breaker or for carrying the ice blocks using its onboard winch. It sits perfectly on the heli-pad of the Ice Breaker. the helicopter has many similarities with the mini sized helicopter from the Arctic Base Camp. The minifig with this bag is the helicopter pilot complete with Pilots leather jacket and helmet. Yet again this minifig is the same as the pilot from 60036.

Bag 6 & Instruction Manual 5

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Bag 6 see's a Large satelite dish which goes with the Remote research Lab. It also the a couple of items that are carried on the Ice breaker Boat, the equipment modules and the Snowmobile. The minifig from this bag is another Arctic Explorer, this time with green goggles. This explorer also comes in the following sets, 60033 Arctic Ice Crawler, 60035 Arctic Outpost, 60036 Arctic Base Camp x2, 60064 Arctic Supply Plane and 850932 polar Accessary Set.

Bag 7 & Instruction Manual 6

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Bag 7 is the first bag of the Ice Breaker boat build. It see's the boat's anchor, engine and sleeping accommodation being fitted along with the equipment module holders

Bag 8 & Instruction Manual 6

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Bag 8 sees the boats chimney/funnel fitted along with access ladders and the helipad fitted to the rear.

Bag 9 & Instruction Manual 6

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Bag 9 see's the build of the Wheel House and the Ice Breaker completed. The minifig with this bag is the Ice Breaker's Captain.He sports a streotypical Captains beard and his torso comes with a White marine sweater and Orange blouson jacket.

Overall Ratings

Parts: 8 - Good variety of parts. Works out at 11.16p, 18.13c & 13.946c per part depending where you buy it.

The Figs: 9 - There are 7 in this set which is a decent number and the Huskie prints are great and due to the blend mix of these dogs, each one should be deifferent, I am reliably informed. The only let down is that many of the Minigfigs in the Arctic theme are the same as stated throughout this review.

Build & Model(s): 8 - All the builds are fun and easy to make. And because of the way they are seperate builds, you don't ned to do them all at once.

Playability: 10 - This set really has lot's of playability; Boat, Helicopter, Tracked vehicle & Huskies with sled, not forgetting the small snow mobile.

Value for Money: 8 - Not too bad for what you get but would have liked it to come in about £10 cheaper, but then what would TLG have left out if it was.

Overall: 9 - A great set from a theme that I like personnaly. This set is designed for great fun play and is good as a stand alone set, but is also a great companion to the rest of the Arctic theme.

Edited by scottwb2010

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Great review 'scottwb2010', neat little builds along with a cool ice-breaker ship.

Brick On Review On 'scottwb2010' ! :grin:

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Thanks for the really nice review and great pictures! Its good to see they put beds in the boat, always like to see living spaces in sets that aren't houses.

Couldn't really justify the cost of the boat hull so I got the main research base instead, but this is a cool looking set. I wish they put more structures like the little ice cave in the other sets, because there isn't enough for the figures to do. There is just ice spheres laying around in most of the sets, its too easy to get the crystals.

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Great review 'scottwb2010', neat little builds along with a cool ice-breaker ship.

Brick On Review On 'scottwb2010' ! :grin:

Cheers LT

Thanks for the really nice review and great pictures! Its good to see they put beds in the boat, always like to see living spaces in sets that aren't houses.

Couldn't really justify the cost of the boat hull so I got the main research base instead, but this is a cool looking set. I wish they put more structures like the little ice cave in the other sets, because there isn't enough for the figures to do. There is just ice spheres laying around in most of the sets, its too easy to get the crystals.

Thanks Vorkosigan! This set is quite heavily priced by the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate would make this £87 which would put me off at that price!

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