, includes 835 pieces and will retail for £104.99 in the UK, $149.99 in the US and €119.99 in Europe. Combining manual and pneumatic functions, the final build stands some 33cm tall, 40cm long and 17cm wide, and packs in a movable arm, grapple, an elevating operating cab and steering.
, meanwhile, consists of 2,001 parts and will set you back £179.99 in the UK, $209.99 in the US and €209.99 in Europe. For your money, you’ll also get a motor to power the chopper’s spin rotor and tail, retractable landing gear, winch and spinning engine, and control its rotor speeds. Manual functions include opening doors and the ability to control the pitch of the rotor blades.
Neither of these sets is currently available to pre-order, which means there’s unfortunately no opportunity to take advantage of the current double VIP points promotion. You’ll be able to buy them online and in-store from August 1.
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