• Kathy Copcutt

National Coast Guard Day is Today, August 4! Lego Has New Additions.


National Coast Guard Day is today, Friday, August 4th, and The LEGO Group has announced an entire new lineup of Coast Guard inspired sets to help celebrate the 227th birthday of the beloved military branch (started by “Founding Father” and now Broadway favorite Alexander Hamilton). The five new sets, which made their debut on August 1st, include fun maritime items like a sea plane, speedboat, Coast Guard ship, helicopters, and even wildlife like sharks and octopi! So stinking cute, see below for the new additions.

Coast Guard Starter Set

Join the crew of the LEGO® City coast guard as they protect the beach with the Coast Guard Starter Set, featuring a beach tower with stairs and viewing platform, beach buggy with opening roll cage, room for 2 minifigures and space for the 2-minifigure surfboard on the roof, binoculars, 2 walkie-talkies and a small surfboard. Includes 3 minifigures and a shark figure.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a lifeguard, surfer and an ATV driver, plus a shark figure.

  • Features a beach buggy with opening roll cage, detachable 2-minifigure surfboard on top and space for 2 minifigures.

  • Also includes a beach tower with stairs and viewing platform.

  • Call for help from the beach tower to rescue the surfer.

  • Open the shark’s mouth to try and take a bite of the surfboard.

  • Hop on the big surfboard and head out to rescue the stranded surfer before the shark gets any closer.

  • Accessory elements include a small surfboard, 2 walkie-talkies and a pair of binoculars. Beach buggy measures over 2” (7cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide. Beach tower measures over 3” (8cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep. Shark figure measures over 2” (7cm) long.

Sea Rescue Plane

Be part of the brave crew of the LEGO® City coast guard in the Sea Rescue Plane, featuring spinning propellers, an opening cockpit, lowering back ramp and space for the included rescue water scooter, plus a rescue raft and rescue light. Includes 2 minifigures.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a rescue plane pilot and a sailor.

  • Features a rescue plane with spinning rotors, pontoons, opening minifigure cockpit, back ramp that lowers with space inside the plane for the included 2-minifigure rescue water scooter.

  • Also includes a rescue raft with space for a minifigure.

  • Spin the rotors to take off and head out to search for the missing sailor.

  • Pretend to shine the rescue light from the raft to catch the pilot’s attention in the plane.

  • Land the plane, open the back hatch and hop on the water scooter to rescue the stranded sailor.

  • Includes a rescue light accessory element. Rescue plane measures over 3” (8cm) high, 8” (21cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide. Rescue raft measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide. Rescue water scooter measures over 2” (6cm) long, 1” (3cm) wide and under 1” (2cm) high.

4 x 4 Response Unit

Join the rough and ready crew of the LEGO® City coast guard and their 4x4 Response Unit, featuring a 4x4 truck with opening minifigure cab, opening rear compartment with space for tools and gear, and a detachable trailer for the included rescue craft with room for 2 minifigures, drop-down engines and spinning propellers, radio antennas, toolbox and life preservers. There’s also a diver’s dinghy with dive gear, engine and fire elements. Includes 3 minifigures, plus an octopus figure.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a captain/driver, female coast guard member and a diver, plus an octopus figure.

  • Features a 4x4 truck with minifigure cab, radio antenna, opening rear compartment for tools and gear, and a detachable trailer for the rescue craft with a toolbox, 2 radio antennas and drop-down engines with spinning propellers.

  • Also includes a small diver’s dinghy with engine and a buildable buoy.

  • Rescue craft and dinghy float!

  • Hitch the trailer to the 4x4 truck and head off on a rescue call.

  • Grab the fire extinguisher and put out the fire.

  • Rescue the diver before the octopus grabs him!

Accessory elements include 2 life preservers, 2 fire elements, 2 walkie-talkies, camera, binoculars, box, megaphone, 2 bottles, 2 life vests, dive mask, flippers and a fire extinguisher.

  • 4x4 truck measures over 4” (11cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide

  • Trailer measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.

Rescue craft measures over 3” (10cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

  • Diver’s dinghy measures over 1” (4cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

  • Octopus figure measures over 2” (6cm) long, 1” (5cm) wide and under 1” (2cm) high.

  • Buoy measures over 3” (8cm) high, 1” (3cm) wide and 1” (3cm) deep

Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter

Be a part of the fearless LEGO® City coast guard crew on the Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter, featuring sliding doors on the sides, opening ramp in the back with space for the included water scooter, 2-minifigure cockpit and a rotating crane arm with lowering winch. This fun set also includes a lighthouse, shipwreck and a kayak with paddle, plus 4 minifigures and a shark figure.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: one female and 2 male coast guard members, a kayaker, plus a shark figure.

  • Features a helicopter with spinning rotors, sliding doors on both sides, opening ramp at the back with space for the included water scooter, opening 2-minifigure cockpit, rotating crane arm with winch operated by a handle on the side.

  • Also includes a lighthouse and shipwreck, plus a kayak.

  • Spin the rotors and take off in the helicopter.

  • Lower the ramp and launch the water scooter.

  • Turn the handle to lower the winch.

  • Includes a paddle accessory element. Helicopter (excluding rotors) measures over 5” (13cm) high, 15” (40cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide. Water scooter measures over 1” (3cm) high, 3” (8cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide. Kayak measures over 4” (12cm) long and under 1” (1cm) high and 1” (2cm) wide. Lighthouse and shipwreck measure over 3” (9cm) high, 2” (6cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep. Shark figure measures over 2” (7cm) long.

Coast Guard Head Quarters

Strap on your life vest as part of the LEGO® City crew at the Coast Guard Headquarters with 2 levels, office rooms and a moving radar dish. There’s also a ship with opening bridge and deck, moving radar dish and searchlight, medical area and a rescue craft with launch function, as well as a helicopter with helipad, speedboat and a buildable buoy. Includes 7 minifigures, plus shark and octopus figures.

  • Includes 7 minifigures: 6 coast guard members (three shipmates, 2 helicopter crewmates, one headquarters crewmate) and a sailor, plus 2 animal figures: a shark and an octopus.

  • Features a 2-level observation headquarters, coast guard ship, helicopter with helipad, speedboat and a buildable buoy.

  • Headquarters features a moving radar dish, antennas and office rooms.

  • Coast guard ship features an opening deck and bridge, moving radar and searchlight, medical area below the deck with stretcher and equipment, and a rescue craft with launch function.

  • Helicopter features spinning rotors, pontoons, opening 3-minifigure cockpit, plus a helipad.

  • Speedboat features dual drop-down motors and 2 water elements.

  • Both boats float!

  • Fire the ‘flare’ element from the flare launcher by pushing down the small lever.

  • Spin the rotors on the helicopter to take off from the helipad.

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