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ISSUE 11 FEBRUARY 2000

A meteor streaks through space towards Earth...

Our radar scanners F have detected that a meteor has landea!

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Brrr! It’s cold! I'm glad | wore my woolly underwear!

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Steer clear of those have scared them!

Polar bears, Scooter!

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Captain Ross to Polar Base! We've found the meteor. We'll 2. meet you in the laboratory!

Meteors are chunks of rock and ice that fall to Earth from outer space!

Most of them crash- land at the North Pole!

Crystal, look!

It’s starting to melt! Everybody get back! There's

something inside and it’s

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Uh-oh! It doesn’t look happy whatever it is!

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[ This should get its attention!

It’s smashing the lab to pieces! We've got to get it outside!

It’s working! The scorpion’s following them!

Those blasts are getting a bit too close, Captain!

Oh-no! Are you EE thinking what | think you’re thinking?

Hold on tight, Scooter!

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It sure was, Scooter! On the way back, I'll think we'll use the bridge this time!

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The two Polar reg of Earth are among the coldest and

most remote places on the planet! Let's take a look at these frozen lands...

The first person to reach the North Pole was Roald Amundsen in 1410!

Inuits, or Eskimos, have lived in Arctic regions for centuries. They use huge ice blocks to build night shelters, or igloos.

is The Arctic is a huge, frozen ocean surrounding the North Pole.

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eee n Polar regions, the : =. : Bead cun never rises or sets : : > for several months! F i 2 Travelling across Polar regions is very dangerous. Explorers use sleds pulled by dogs and motorised snow-mobiles.

Icebergs are parts of the main ice floe that have broken away and drifted out to sea.

Quick-buila

Build this cool Arctic Explorer vehicle in five steps!

Decorate your Arctic vehicle with lights, control panels and flags!

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More building ideas!

If you have enough = try building 4

full-size Arctic

Explorers’ ice pick.

Don’t forget to adda LEGO Mini figure to your Explorer vehicle!

Try making this cool Arctic base, with tents!

These tracks are solid, but if you havé the right pieces you could make these wheels move!

Don't forget to send your own photos to LEGO Letters!

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If you get stuck,

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in shops now!

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fantastic new ride at . and new website updates:

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[ ~ The real palace was destroyed in 1944 and : & now the Polish government is considering " \" rebuilding the famous landmark. The massive LEGO model was constructed in front of the ruins and the entire event was shown on television across the nation!

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LEGO i sident and CEO, Kield Kirk Kristiansen turned upto take partin the

Saski Palace model

Bevpiorer Updates

Check out the amazingly realistic LEGO TECHNIC Suy t. It shifts, it steers, it siseetuaee itself. Look over all the fun features and different models you can build.

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Let Mike, our top LEGO TECHNIC designer, guide you

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Captain Redbeard

This ride was inspired the AQUAZONE characters, the Hydronauts and Stingrays!

To celebrate LEGOLAND California's first season, the park opened an exciting new attraction. The AQUAZONE Wave Racers is the world’s first dual-carousel jet-ski water ride, allowing up to 12 children to pilot fast racing pods. Riders also have to watch out for blasts of water shooting up from the bottom of the pool. The blasts are triggered by spectators from the shore!

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Hello and welcome t owing items

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can you find? If you get stuck, turn to the answers on page

Ideas from the

Don't forget to send your own photos to

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Here are some great ide as for models to b your LEGO bricks. Be as creative as you os cup of Coffee

Try adding small, red pieces to

make a cherry cookie! e

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Try using other

coloured pieces if

you don’t have enough red petit

We've used all sorts of bricks to make our clown look really colourful!

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Skateboard

This tiny skate board only uses a few LEGO bricks.

You could usé

os hinged pieces to make the enake’s head move.

Submarine

Try making a submarine large enough for Mini figures to fit inside.

Smiley Mouth |

Hold these giant lips to your face and make your friends laugh!

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Pete, Hardhat Jones and Shades - LEGO City builders!

Keeping the streets of LEGO City safe from criminals!

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Always trying to steal money and make a quick getaway!

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This should cool you off!

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Oh-no! Not again!

- Pete! I'll Hello, police? & se catch him! Our truck’s been stolen by the Brickster!

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Get past that, Bill! Ha, ha!

I'll escape down this new alleyway they’ve just built!

No one can stop me now!

Hey! Which is the way out?

A dead end! What's going on?

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Oh-no! It’s a maze! That’s what they were building!

Looks like the Brickster’s trapped

himself, Pete! = sai Need a lift to jail,

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There are many stately homes in the United Kingdom that have their own mazes, such as this one at Hever Castle.

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There are lots of real-life mazes around the world. Most of them F are large enough for people to Ks ground and even get lost inside!

Most modern mazes have been grown rather than built. ee rs 4 Instead of brick 4 ee? =~ Se = are formed from eS ee

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and thicker as the years go by.

Some of the oldest mazes in the world were built by the Egyptians and Greeks!

This fantastic maze can be seen in the Chateau de Hautefort in Aquitaine, France. It was built in 1875.

The ancient Greek story of Theseus versus the Minotaur was set ina maze-like labyrinth!

This simple turf maze is short in height, so younger explorers can make their way to the centre easily.

The world’s largest botanical maze can be found at Hampton Court in London, United Kingdom.

Mazes are sometimes difficult to

get out of and special guides have

to help people find the exit!

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s ° You could try adding, : Mini figures to your castle maze model.

us a picture of your own models!

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We've decorated our model to look like a castle, but try making other themed mazes.

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Behind the

Ever wanted to know how the LEGO Group designs new LEGO System sets? This issue were presenting an EXCLUSIVE sneak peak at the development of the fantastic new Arctic Explorers range!

The Arctic Explorer creative team discuss their iar Cf ideas. From left to right: Bjarke Lykke Madsen, = Henk van der Does, Bo Eggert and Peter Bering.

The creative team make prototype LEGO pieces for their first models. Colours and shapes changed in production.

There are ice scorpions 2 4 and space spiders inside : the meteors!

Every aspect of the Arctic Explorers world had to be sketched, including the artwork for all the box packaging.

he final Arctic Botirers models use a lot of futuristic looking LEGO pieces.

a : = POLAR wer : The Polar range was reworked in 1996, adding more red to the colour scheme. The final orange coloured bricks were only added in the last stage of development.

The original Arctic

lorer Mini figures sal wore skis!

. Lots of new LEGO P pieces were create Ve for the rangé, : including sails, Polar

. bears and warm hoods for Mini figures!

The idea for the space creatures in meteors came from a 1950

sci-fi movie, The Thing!

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Cend your letters and model photos to us and win a great prize! The address Is: LEGO Adventures! Egmont Fleetway, Egmont House, 25-31 Tavistock Place, London WCIH 4SU. You can also send emails to us at: LEGOAdv @fel.egmont.com

This LEGO car has been built by 6 year-old Alistair Mason

The sender of every letter and photo printed wins a fantastic LEGO Rock Raiders mousemat and keyring!

from Burton-Upon-Trent with Take a look at this great LEGO model, made by help from his brother, Patrick! 10 year-olds, Michael Heaslip and Peter Gough!

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This Millennium model has been o : i K - , a made by 7 year-old Adam Murphy! BU | PG (yO NS

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Skeleton Island has been constructed

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That's all for this month, but come back next issue for moré LEGO Adventures!