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Issue 4 of LEGO Explorer magazine is out now and it comes complete with yet another fantastic LEGO polybag – 11941 Tree Frog Polybag!

I’ll start of by saying that out of all the many LEGO related magazines this is the only one I’ve subscribed too. The inclusion of a polybag with each issue is great and we’ll worth the £4.99 price tag. Each build seems to be increasingly better too, with this issues Tree Frog featuring some clever building techniques.


The Magazine:

other LEGO magazines like to squeeze in as many puzzles and activities as possible, but within the Explore line it focuses on education and helping Children (and Adults) the importance, inner-workings, and problems each topic faces.

Issue 4 is all about the Rainforest, mostly featuring it’s inhabitants with the occasional fact and tidbit thrown in. I know my young Son would love this issue as he is a big fan of Animals and learning all about them, especially the exotic ones.

Information coving some of the more unknown Rainforest dwellers, including Sloth, Toucan, Apes & Monkeys, and of course Frogs. Each segments covers details about the animal and how they fit into where they live, for instance the Sloth moves very slowly as to not draw attention to itself with quick movements, fascinating stuff!

Moving on through the magazine we learn how the Rainforest plays a very important part in keeping the World balanced. Covering how trees produce oxygen and keeps the air fresh to the life cycle of water and how & where it travels.

There are only a few activities included and they all revolve around drawing and colouring, the first one we come across ‘doodle & design’ project, which get your creaive juices flowing by designing your very own Tree Frog. Keep in mind that hese small creatures ae usually very colourful and make sure you grab the bright pencils!

Now, it wouldn’t be a LEGO magazine if there wasn’t any LEGO present. The Brick Master section is great for learning new techniques and finding your next favourite element. This issues elemtn is the 1×2 bracket, it helps you to build out in a different direction, most pieces with this cool feature are known as SNOT which stands for Studs Not On Top.

It also gives you ideas for small builds such as vehicles. We particulary love the mobile coffee bike!

Overall the magazine is a treasure trove of information for younger fans and a delight to read through it with my Son. LEGO have done an exceptional job in combining two subjects and producing something both fun and educational.


The Polybag:

Brick-built animals have always been a winner for me as they look great on display and usually include some interesting construction techniques. We recently had a new addition to the brick-built Dinosaur collection in the latest LEGO Jurassic World Magazine and it was cool, so getting a Tree Frog Polybag to coincide with this issues subject matter is a good combination!

The parts inside the polybag are colourful and bright, we get a varied selection of elements from SNOT bricks and reversed slope tiles to clips and pins.

The main body is sturdy with pin hole bricks at the front for the front legs and SNOT connectors at the read for the longer back legs.

The back legs are made in such a way that they extend, just like Frogs legs in real life. You build them on the side which seems odds but as soon as you connect them to the main body you soon realise how they work, and it’s amazing!

 

The final product looks pretty good and matches the real life counterpart well. The legs do extend but can’t really support the weight of the main body and it pretty difficult to balance. If you would like to display this Tree Frog in a jump position I would suggest sourcing some clear transparent bricks and modding the under belly to fasten the bricks to.

Overall the free polybag is great and the brick-built creature deserves a place in the ever growing brick-built animal collection. The colours used are bright and again match the real life counterpart well, from the red eyes and green body to the blue legs and orange feet.

Having the legs extend is a brilliant decision and makes the whole model somewhat playable. Display options are limited without modding it considerably.

We highly recommend purchasing this series of magazines, not only for the free polybag each month but for the information, facts and activities covering so many subjects.


Do you collect this magazine of any other LEGO related ones? Let us know your favourites in the comments below!

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LEGO Explorer Magazine Issue 4

8.5

The magazine is a treasure trove of information for younger fans and a delight to read through it with my Son. LEGO have done an exceptional job in combining two subjects and producing something both fun and educational.

Overall the free polybag is great and the brick-built creature deserves a place in the ever growing brick-built animal collection. The colours used are bright and again match the real life counterpart well, from the red eyes and green body to the blue legs and orange feet.

Having the legs extend is a brilliant decision and makes the whole model somewhat playable. Display options are limited without modding it considerably.

We highly recommend purchasing this series of magazines, not only for the free polybag each month but for the information, facts and activities covering so many subjects.

Review

The Magazine 8
The Freebie 9
Cost (£4.99) 9
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