LEGO Tundra Buggy One

LEGO Tundra Buggy One!

By Marissa Krouse

3 MINS

 

06 Oct 2021

Have you ever dreamt of working with wildlife and exploring the most remote corners of the globe? Tundra Buggy® One is a creative conservationist’s dream, and a LEGO community member was so inspired by the work we do with Frontiers North Adventures on Tundra Buggy One that he designed a LEGO model of our beloved Tundra Buggy®! 

Two paws up to you, Caleb! If Tundra Buggy One had one dream it would be for learners to follow their curiosity and to continue to imagine the world they wish to live in, then work together to build it, just like you did with your COOL LEGO Product Idea. Beary nice work!

Polar Bear International's Tundra Buggy One

Photo: Kt Miller / Polar Bears International

Tundra Buggy One in Churchill, Canada

Vote for Tundra Buggy® One to become an official LEGO set here!

Polar Bears International was founded by a passionate photographer and biologist who fell in love with the bears on the earliest versions of a Tundra Buggy®. Today we’re made up of a passionate team of conservationists, scientists, and volunteers—working to secure a future for polar bears across the Arctic. While our projects now span the globe, Churchill will always be our home—Tundra Buggy One will always be where it all started.

We are proud to be a part of a global network committed to inspiring people to care about the Arctic, an ecosystem many people and species depend on across the circumpolar North. It is not lost on us that imparting knowledge is just one piece to the puzzle and we know that many may not have the opportunity for the visceral response that comes with seeing a polar bear first hand in the wild. It’s through our collaborative partnership with Frontiers North Adventures that we maximize educational experiences, share our love of the Arctic and our concern for climate impacts, and explore the polar bear’s world through our LIVE cam on Tundra Buggy One - a unique mobile broadcast studio generously donated for our use by our longtime partner.

Inside view of LEGO Tundra Buggy One

A look inside the LEGO Tundra Buggy One

From this base camp on wheels, we share the bears with the world and host live Tundra Connections® webcasts as polar bears roam outside. Educators have the opportunity to build confidence while using our free corresponding units and lessons aligned with NGSS, viewers get to ask a scientist questions LIVE during the webcasts, and we get a unique opportunity to tell the polar bear’s story and activate audiences with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to be a force for climate action. 

Our team is energized by this work year after year. You can imagine our excitement when we saw a fellow polar bear enthusiast gaining supporters to see his creation of Tundra Buggy One someday become a real LEGO set! The Product Idea includes many features to discover polar bears and STEAM jobs in science, education, and research - all features with new opportunities for play in a LEGO set! 

LEGO Tundra Buggy One

Learning through play is incredibly valuable, we can envision creative solutions to something that is never beyond repair. If something breaks, we can rebuild it – using what we’ve learned to move forward. This type of STEAM learning provides an outlet to support social-emotional needs, and the kind of self-confidence, perseverance, and resilience that comes when engaging in purposeful play can be applied to other challenges, helping youth prepare to someday advance a more sustainable and resilient society.

Let's help Caleb gain supporters to see his creation of Tundra Buggy One someday become a real LEGO set! It just takes a few minutes to create an account and support the LEGO Product Idea of the roving broadcast studio and polar bear inspiration station.

Polar Play – A LEGO Product Idea of Tundra Buggy® One

LEGO community member, OhioDude, was so inspired by the work we do with Frontiers North Adventures on Tundra Buggy® One that he designed a LEGO model of our beloved Tundra Buggy®! Let's help Caleb gain supporters to see his creation someday become a real LEGO set!