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5986 Amazon Ancient Ruins is an Adventurers Jungle set released in 1999.

Description

This set contains 453 pieces to construct a large jungle temple, a motorcar, a boat, and eight minifigures. Johnny Thunder and the Adventurers crew travel to the heart of the South-American Jungle in search of treasure. This set comes with a variety of bright coloured bricks and rare pieces.

This set has two main parts: one part having a booby-trapped statue, and another part that has the main temple. Achu's throne has the platform for the sun disk to sit on. It also includes a throne for Achu on top of a huge doorway.

Background

The Amazon Ancient Ruins started with a pyramid base built of limestone blocks.[1] While their exact purpose is unclear, Dr. Kilroy identified it (or a part of it) as a temple on his map. Johnny Thunder initially had an easy time retrieving the artefact from its tower, but the bridge was shaky and broke down when Thunder tried to cross it again (possibly through Achu’s influence).[2] Meanwhile Señor Palomar and Rudo Villano were trying to retrieve a ruby placed on one of the ancient platforms, but it triggered a trap that sent Palomar underground. In the end, the ruins remained largely intact, and Achu ascended to its top, holding the Sun Disc in his right hand.[3]

Notes

  • The temple is made part of the Amazon Adventure Alley track in Lego Racers where the player drives through it and then through a river before ending up outside again.
  • The set also appears in 5706 LEGOLAND as an attraction in the Adventurers rides theme.
  • The ruins can be seen in Lego Island 2 during the Bi-Plane section on Adventurers Island.
  • This the largest and most expensive of Jungle set.

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