Geek Review: LEGO City Volcano Heavy-Lift Helicopter 60125

Let’s just get this off my chest.

This is my favourite LEGO set ever since my father introduced me to sets 6972 and 1580 when I was barely 5.

Coming in at 47L x 26W x 17H cm, the heavy-lifting helicopter is a big hunk of a chopper. Those dual-spinning rotors rotate smoothly, lifting my spirits with every oscillation.

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Enough space to throw in up to 3 minifigs or two lava balls. Or do like I do and leave all your spare parts from your other sets neatly tucked inside.

Coming in at S$229.90, this set isn’t cheap, but it’s built solidly and has enough fine details and sweet curves to keep you enthralled for days. If you’re into this green too like I am, congratulations this probably is negligible cost to you now.

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I LIKE THIS SET SO MUCH. LOOK AT THIS COOL LITTLE ANGRY DUDE. ARGH.

Now this chopper isn’t just impressive like a one-trick pony. It’s got….. two tricks.
Behold.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is amazing. HEART EYES EMOJI

Included in the set is a mobile lab and another one that functions as a mobile boulder cracker. Interior-wise, we’re looking at a scientific lab with a seismic tracker, a mobile rest area and of course a mug. We all need mugs.

Now the helicopter’s not the only thing in this set. Far from it.

Helping to deliver all the tools necessary for the excavation is a mini dumpster driven by, hey, literally any minifig you decide. Because equality is important. I’ve chosen the female minifig to pilot the vehicle here because I simply can.

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Next up we have a mobile lifter for all the stray molten boulders lying around. Somebody’s gotta bring them to get cracked and then analysed right.

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Funny how it looks just as good from the back. This is a nifty little vehicle that I haven’t stopped playing with to be honest.

I don’t know who thought of this but they decide to include a volcanic mountain in the set as well and for me, that kinda… rocks.

Also press that shiny lever and this happens.

I love you LEGO. This is super playable.

[edit: this next part came only 40 minutes later after I reassembled the mountain at least 900 times]

Now here comes the most important parts of a City set – the minifigs. We’re gifted with 8 such minifigs and you know what? 3 of them are ladies and once again, that’s just amazing for diversity from LEGO. They come equipped differently with all kinds of mining and research accessories, and we’ve even got a camera and a cowboy hat thrown in.

The LEGO City Volcano Heavy-lift Helicopter 60125 set is simply stunning in terms of build quality, variety and playability. Colours are subjective but I think they’re pretty complementary with the greens, blacks and yellows. The slightly steep pricing may be a bit of a bother, but I can’t see a better way of spending that same amount of money to have fun yourself, or with your loved one – while sober. Throw on a classic Stephen Chow movie or any episode of That 70s Show like how I usually do with LEGO, and I guarantee mountain heaps of enjoyment.

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11/10 would build this again.

The above LEGO set can be found ONLY at Toys “R” Us Singapore.

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