While the main portion of this set is (obviously) the LEGO Police Helicopter, that’s not to say that it’s the only good part of the set. In fact, what makes Helicopter Surveillance one of my favorite LEGO City 2014 sets is the fact that every “chunk” that makes up this 528 pieces set feels cool and worthwhile to me. I especially like the LEGO policeman minifigure that is having a stakeout by hiding in a barrel. The idea of the cop in a barrel staking out the joint is hilarious and has the kooky LEGO humor feel to it that I love so much.
The LEGO City Helicopter Surveillance 60046 set is part of the January 2014 LEGO City sets wave, although I expect to see the set pop up for sale sometime in early/mid-December 2013. I’ll post an update to this site and also to once the set pops up for sale, so keep your eyes peeled if you’re wanting to pick up the Helicopter Surveillance LEGO City set before its official release date!
|LEGO City Undercover|
March 18, 2013 US / March 28, 2013 EU
For the first time, the fan-favorite LEGO City vehicles and play sets come to life in LEGO City Undercover, exclusively for the new Wii U console. Players assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with clever disguises. The mission is to put a stop to the fiendish Rex Fury and end his crime wave in LEGO City. As players run, drive and even fly through the city, they’ll use the Wii U controller as a new police gadget.
This game was first mentioned in The Brick , where it was said, "LEGO City Stories will have a more loose central story that will encourage the player to explore a wider variety of side stories and challenges".The game was then advertised at the back of instructions from sets. The advertisement took up two pages. On the first, it showed a code, from which arrows fan out, pointing at a DS with the game, a computer monitor with the LEGO website, and a computer monitor with the comic builder on the site. The second page advertised the game itself, utilizing an in-game snapshot. The game was officially confirmed to be in production on , , at E3 2011 and will be available for Wii U on March 18th, 2013 and in Europe on March 28th 2013 Additionally, a prequel, , was released for Nintendo 3DS on April 21st, 2013 in North America and April 26th, 2013 in Europe. The game itself takes place during 2012-2013.