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Arctic
Arctic
Years

2000,20032004,2014

Subtheme of

Town (2000-2004)
City (2014)

Related themes

Arctic Action

Arctic is a Town subtheme that was centered around arctic exploration. Most of the original sets were released in 2000 and discontinued during 2001. The theme comprised a total of ten sets. It briefly returned in 2003 and 2004 with a few gear sets. This subtheme was revived in 2014 through the City theme. However, instead of the word Arctic in the logo, there is a seal with the continent of Antarctica.

Description

This is the first Town subtheme that involved arctic explorers. Although the basic subject had already been touched before by a Technic theme (Arctic Action) and a Space subtheme (Ice Planet 2002), this was the most realistic take on the subject in the LEGO universe. The sets featured several snow vehicles and a research station. The release of the theme fell directly into an era wherein LEGO sets showed an especially high intention for younger audiences, and thus many of the models had a very simplistic design. They tended to have larger parts, but less total parts. The Arctic sets were used extensively on the Arctic level of the video game LEGO Racers 2, which has several bases, and almost all of the vehicles are drivable.

Arctic-2001

A catalog scene from 2001.

The background story behind the theme involved meteors that were falling to Earth in locations around the Arctic. The explorers tracked down the impact sites to collect these meteors, which were transparent hollow rock pieces that contained exotic alien creatures, such as transparent orange scorpions.

This theme was the first to feature translucent blue Rocks with Craters, minifigure hoods with fur lining, and minifigure snowshoes. Many of the sets also had the first Polar Bears.

2000s Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
4271453-1 4271453  Arctic Food Placemat - Blue       2004 
6520 Mobile Outpost 6520  Mobile Outpost  216  Scooter, Captain Ross   $30.00  2000 
6569 Polar Explorer 6569  Polar Explorer  76  Captain Ross (2)Polar Bear   $10.00  2000 
6570 6570  Snowmobile    Scooter     Would have been 2000 
6573 6573  Arctic Expedition  119  CosmoScooter   $14.99  2000 
6575 Box 6575  Polar Base  435  Captain RossScooterCosmoArctic MedicArctic PilotArctic Explorer   $59.99  2000 
6576-1 6576  Sledge    Captain RossCrystal     2000 
6577 Box 6577  Snow Scooter  20  Scooter   $2.00  2000 
6578 Polar Explorer 6578  Polar Explorer  21  Captain Ross     2000 
6579-1 6579  Ice Surfer  42  Scooter   $4.99  2000 
6586 6586  Polar Scout  56  Captain Ross Polar Bear     2000 
6626 Snow Scooter 6626  Snowmobile  20  Scooter   $1.99  2000 

2014 Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
30310-1 30310  Arctic Scout  40  Arctic Pilot     2014 
Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 9.14.43 PM 60032  Arctic Snowmobile  44  1   $6.99 / €5.99  2014 
Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 9.14.54 PM 60033  Arctic Ice Crawler  113  1   $14.99 / €14.99  2014 
Screen Shot 2014-03-29 at 9.15.07 PM 60034  Arctic Helicrane  262  2   $39.99 / €29.99  2014 
71RVRA5p-UL. SL1000 60035  Arctic Outpost  374  3   $49.99 / €39.99  2014 
71Tt-zwYMFL. SL1000 60036  Arctic Base Camp  735  7   $89.99 / €89.99  2014 
13920173430 b93a5ce72f z 60062  Arctic Ice Breaker  717  7   $129.99 / €99.99  2014 
60064 alt1box 60064  Arctic Ice Supply Plane  374  3   $49.99 / €49.99  2014 

Minifigures

2000s

2014

Cty509
60032 alt4
Lego-arctic-ice-crawler-set-60033-15-6
60034 Arctic Explorer
60035 Arctic Explorer (beanie)
60034 Pilot
60036 Scientist
60062 Scientist
60062 Captain
Arctic ScoutArctic Explorer
(orange visor)
Arctic Explorer
(green visor)
Arctic Explorer
(female; orange visor)
Research Assistant
(dark blue beanie)
PilotScientist
(brown hair)
Scientist
(red hair)
Captain


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