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Crowd Control

2007
Teaneck Community Charter School, in New Jersey, is desperately overcrowded. The 15,000-square-foot building houses 248 students and 34 staff.<br /><i>Photo: Najlan Feanny/Corbis</i><br />
Teaneck Community Charter School, in New Jersey, is desperately overcrowded. The 15,000-square-foot building houses 248 students and 34 staff.
Photo: Najlan Feanny/Corbis

Students sprawled out on the cafeteria floor to take exams. Art teachers conducting lessons in the hallway. Overcrowding in schools has reached a crisis point in many districts across the country. To alleviate the problem, districts are debating whether to build new schools, buy more trailers, schedule school year-round, or redistrict in high-attendance zones. Don’t like any of those options? Consider this one: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently proposed shipping students to schools in less crowded states, such as Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Mexico. Try that strategy at the next PTA meeting.

1 out of 3
Proportion of California students attending an overcrowded school

4,200
Number of students who attend South Gate Middle School, in Los Angeles, a school designed for 800

2009
Year by which California will need schools for 1 million more students

Source: Just Schools California, UCLA/IDEA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access; http://justschools.gseis.ucla.edu

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    LEGO CITY Forest Police Station

    LEGO CITY Forest Police Station

    Be on guard for robbers at the Forest Police Station!

    From the Forest Police Station, the forest policemen spot the robbers hiding the stolen goods behind a rock. Can they catch the robbers with the helicopter and keep them locked up in the cell? Will the bear chase them up the tree and foil their escape? You decide! Includes 5 minifigures: 2 forest policemen, 2 robbers and a pilot.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: 2 forest policemen, 2 robbers and a pilot
  • Vehicles include 4x4, helicopter and robber ATV
  • Features watchtower, satellite dish, cell with 3 beds, removable mailbox and safe
  • Accessories include moveable rocks, tree, 2 gold bars, 2 money bills, suitcase, crowbar, handcuffs, binoculars, flashlight, a bear, 2 walkie-talkies and pickaxe
  • Move the rocks to reveal the stolen goods!
  • Remove the mailbox and escape!
  • Watch out for the bear and catch the robbers!
  • Measures over 12" (33cm) long, 9" (23cm) high and 5" (13cm) wide
  • Police ATV measures over 2" (6cm) long
  • 4x4 measures over 2" (6cm) high, 2" (5cm) wide and 5" (13cm) long
  • Helicopter measures over 3" (7cm) high, 6" (16cm) wide and 6" (16cm) long


  • Ages 6+
  • 633 pieces


  • Warning!: Small Parts - Not for Children Under 3 years old.


  • LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, MINDSTORMS, HEROICA and the Minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. ™2012 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

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    LEGO CITY Alarm

    LEGO CITY Alarm

    Join the chase!

    LEGO® Games is the world's first collection of games that you build, play and change. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, LEGO Games is a great way of having fun together with family and friends.

    Join the chase in LEGO City! Thieves are on the loose with lots of stolen money! Help the police officers to catch them and lock in jail before they get away! LEGO CITY Alarm is an exciting race game for 2?4 players. Game play is approximately 10?20 minutes.

  • 1 buildable LEGO® Dice
  • Rules booklet
  • 6 LEGO microfigures
  • Building instructions
  • Chase the robbers through a mini LEGO® City!


  • Warning!: Small Parts - Not for Children Under 3 years old.


    LEGO®, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, MINDSTORMS, HEROICA and the Minifigure are trademarks and/or copyrights of the LEGO Group. 2012 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

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