Lego and National Geographic team up for new environmental toy sets

Lego and National Geographic team up for new environmental toy sets
Ocean Exploration Ship

New Lego City and Lego Friends sets will focus on exploration and protecting endangered species, including a homage to Boaty McBoatface, according to the Metro.

Each year, City Lego has a different focus, and this year Lego has partnered with National Geographic to create an environmental theme, including deep sea exploration and animal preservation.

Not as serious as it sounds, the sets involve some cool submarines and a giant exploration vehicle that looks similar to what was originally going to be called Boaty McBoatface (now the RSS Sir David Attenborough, which has a remote-control vehicle called Boaty McBoatface).

The Ocean Exploration Ship is the biggest of the Lego City sets but can actually float in water, and comes with a helicopter, submarine, and a shark cage (and a shark).

Ocean Exploration Base

There is an associated Explore the World website to help children learn about the real-world issues that inspired the sets, and Lego has also announced that it will contribute towards the National Geographic Society to fund grants in ocean exploration and species conservation.

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