Raiders of the Lost Ark - Level 5: Pursuing the Ark
True Adventurer: 47,000 studs
Story Mode Characters: Indiana Jones, Marion
Characters Unlocked: Belloq (Robes), Captain Katanga, Enemy Boxer, First Mate
Free Play Skills Required: Academic, Excavation (optional), Explosion, Firearm, Small Size
Parcel/Extra: Fast Build (40,000 studs)
Area 1: Archaeological Dig Site
There are several enemy soldiers here, but once you've circled the whole area and taken out all the men, they don't respawn. There are a couple of large, brown crates with gray straps that hold weapons you can use if you want them. One of these is just ahead of where you start.
There are also lots of objects you can break for studs and hearts, and several gray toolboxes and barrels that contain wrenches and shovels. You'll need at least one of each.
Pick up the blue crate on the left side of the area and place it on one of the green LEGO pads. Stand Indy on the whip platform and use the whip to pull down a ladder. Climb to the ledge above and get a second blue crate. Carry it down and drop it on the other green plate. Use the bits to repair the hook for the crane.
Have one of your characters get into the crane and then use the direction keys or left stick to move the crane arm. Position the hook above the big LEGO cylinder on the left. Press the Use button to drop the hook and grab the cylinder. Then swing it all the way around to the right and press Use again to drop it on the nearer of the 2 octagonal platforms. This causes the other platform to rise.
Leave the crane area for now and head to the middle of the far wall, where there's a train car and a short train track missing several sections. Smash the pile of LEGO rocks blocking the track and place the nearby section of track on one of the green plates.
NOTE: You can see a treasure chest behind the bars here, but you can't reach it yet. You'll have a chance soon.
Head down screen toward the shallow pit near the middle of this area. Smash the toolbox on the left to get a wrench (if you don't already have one) and use it to repair the blue machine. This causes the scissor lift to go up and down a few times before it breaks again. Have Marion hop on for a boost to reach the studs hovering above. If you don't get them the first time, just repair the lift once more and try again.
Push the small cart to the right. It slides down the slope, breaking the planks over the little alcove. Use one of the bits piles to build a piece of train track. Carry it back to the left and place it on one of the green plates.
The final section of train track is buried near the top of the hill on the right, just beyond the blue machine. If you're playing co-op, you can have one character go after each section of track, saving time. In case you need it, there's another shovel in the gray barrel of tools nearby. Dig up the sparkling area to unearth a pile of bits. Assemble them into a piece of track, and carry it back to the train tracks to complete them.
You'll see 3 other sparkling patches of ground where small treasure chests are buried. If you like, you can dig these up and smash them to get the studs inside, but there is no other reward for finding all three.
FREE PLAY: When you push the small cart into the alcove to get the parts for one of the train track segments, you actually get 2 piles of LEGO bits. Use the second pile to build a crawlspace. Toggle to a small-sized character and crawl through. On the ledge above, you'll find artifact piece #1 and a purple stud (worth 10,000!).
Use a female character to jump onto the lower of the wooden ledges in the corner near the mailbox. Smash the boxes. Then toggle to a character with explosives to blow up the silver bars. Enter the area beyond, switch to a character with the academic ability and solve the glyph puzzle to raise a glass case just to the left. Switch to someone with explosives or glass-breaking ability and shatter the case to get artifact piece #2.
PARCEL: This can be done in Free Play any time after using the crane to drop the big cylinder on the octagonal platforms. Have one character operate the crane and use it to pick up the other character.
If you're playing alone, the second character will automatically move into a convenient spot to be hooked. In co-op mode, player 2 should move her character directly beneath the shadow of the crane hook. Then press the Use button to pick up the character.
Swing the crane around to the left and press Use once more to drop the character on the high, wooden ledge. Switch to that character and go up the hill behind the crane to get the parcel. Bring it back to the ledge, hop down to the ground and carry the parcel to the right. Drop it next to the 4 square tiles on the ground near the octagonal platforms.
Toggle the character with the parcel to a female for better jumping ability. Then toggle the other character to someone with explosives. Blow up the mound of rock and the silver bars behind it. Enter the alcove and pull the lever. This raises the bars in front of the mailbox on the ledge above and extends a set of block steps where the square tiles were.
The clock on the wall above the mailbox shows that the gate is on a timer. So quickly switch to the female character and pick up the parcel. Hop up the steps, jump onto the higher octagonal platform and from there to the wooden ledge on the right. Rush to the mailbox and pop the parcel in. If the timer runs out before you get there, the stairs and bars descend once more, and you must pull the lever to try again.
Return to the crane. Have Marion grab a shovel on the way if she doesn't already have one. Then use the cylinder and octagonal platform to reach the wooden ledge. Follow it around to the right and jump to the top of the train car. Switch to Indy and push the train, with Marion on top, to the right. Switch back to Marion and jump onto the ledge on the right. Use the LEGO bits to build a rope. This gives Indy a way up and also allows either character to get back up easily should he or she fall.
Now have Marion jump back onto the train car. Switch to Indy and push it to the left to position it in front of the barred alcove. Switch back to Marion, jump onto the ledge above the alcove and dig up the sparkling earth. Drop through the hole onto artifact piece #3. Then step on the button to raise the bars.
When you're finished here, climb the rope you just made and follow the wooden ledge to the right. Have each character grab one of the 2 dangling ropes to pull down a section of planks. This completes the ledge so you can reach the stairs leading to the next area.
Area 2: Army Encampment (Motor Pool)
This area is swarming with enemy soldiers, including officers armed with hand grenades. They continue to respawn as long as you remain here, but there are crates of weapons—on the left beneath the wooden ledge and on the right near the sandbags—in case you need them.
NOTE: If you've unlocked the "Disarm Enemies" Extra by finding the parcel in the Castle Rescue level of the Last Crusade storyline, it would be helpful to enable it now. It doesn't protect you from explosives, but it keeps the regular soldiers from shooting at you.
The main goal is to defeat one of the officers, pick up his officer's cap and use the enemy disguise to fool the guard into opening the gate on the right. You can go after some goodies, as described below, but when you're ready to leave, go through the gate and follow the road to the next area.
If you like, you can also scour the area for studs. Climb into the tower on the left and pull the rope, causing studs to rain down from the tank above. Have Marion climb the tower on the right to get the studs on the high platform.
It's possible to get the treasure chest in this area now, but you can also wait to get it in Free Play, as described below. To get it now, use Marion to climb onto the wooden ledges on the left. Follow the path around to the right to get into the area behind the gate at the back of the area. Hop into one of the Jeeps and crash it through the gate. (The Jeep is great for running over enemy soldiers, but unfortunately the guarded gate at the exit is too sturdy to break down.) Drive the Jeep into the silver fuel tank to destroy it. Then grab artifact piece #4.
Alternately, lure an enemy officer to the fuel tank. Stand in front of it so he'll throw a grenade at your character, hopefully destroying the tank in the process.
FREE PLAY: If you missed artifact piece #4 in Story Mode, just use a character with explosives to destroy the silver fuel tank so you can reach the treasure chest.
Area 3: Army Encampment (Mess Hall)
NOTE: This technically part of the previous area, but since it the road separates the two halves, I've given each a separate section.
Fight more enemy soldiers here. Once you've beaten them all, they won't respawn. There are a few more weapons crates (the brown ones with gray bands) here if you need some heavy firepower.
In order to move on, you'll have to repair the gate on the right.
Go to the sparkling patch of earth next to the fancy automobile, dig up a chest and break it open to get a golden key. If you don't already have a shovel, you can find one in either of the tool barrels at the far left side of this area, near the table with the drinking glasses on it.
There are three wooden towers here: one with a gray tank on top and two with thatched roofs. Climb into the tower on the left and pull the dangling rope to open the tank, dropping a pile of LEGO bits. Use the bits to repair the mechanism.
Have the character carrying the key grab the rope next to the tower, and then use the other character to operate the mechanism, moving the rope toward the next tower. When you've cranked the mechanism as far as it will go, switch to the dangling character and jump down to the platform in the middle tower.
Insert the key into mechanism there and turn it to move the next dangling rope halfway across to the third tower. When you've cranked it far enough, it clicks into place and doesn't slide back. Jump to grab the rope, climb up a little if necessary and then jump into the third tower.
Pull the lever to lower the winch on the right, which holds one of the motors for the gate. Carry the motor to the gate and place it on the small green LEGO pad.
The second motor is lying in pieces on the right side of the gate. Put the parts back together and place the motor on the other green plate. The gate then swings open. Don't leave yet, though. There's still more to do here, and you can't return once you exit.
Before leaving, go after a couple of treasure chests: First, get in the car and drive it onto the orange pad near the tower on the right side of this area. This lowers the platform on the tower so Marion can climb up and get artifact piece #5.
If you no longer have a shovel, smash one of the tool barrels on the far left side of this area to get one. Then drive the car through the gate at the back of this area (not the exit, which is on the right). The road beyond leads to a small oasis. Break up the LEGO deck chairs and use the leftover bits to build a raft.
When you do this, 6 water lilies rise to the surface of the pool. Hop on the raft and use a shovel to paddle around the pool, pushing each lily underwater. After a few moments, the lilies bob to the surface again, so you'll have to paddle quickly. When all 6 lilies are submerged, artifact piece #6 appears. Grab it and return to the previous area.
FREE PLAY: Break up the cooking grills underneath the mess tent to get parts for a ladder. Carry them around the corner to the left, place them on the tower and climb to the platform above. Toggle to a character with explosives and blow up the silver cage so you can get artifact piece #7.
When you're ready to leave, grab a shovel to bring into the next area. It will enable you to get an artifact piece that otherwise would only be available in Free Play. Then exit through the gate on the right.
Area 4: Enemy Airfield
Inside the circular ring surrounding the flying wing waits a boss: the Enemy Boxer. He won't move outside the ring, so you're safe to explore the area as long as you don't step across that line. Once you defeat the boxer, the level ends. So be sure to make all the pick-ups you want before you start fighting.
NOTE: If you have a shovel from the previous area, and if you're able to pick up guns from the soldiers you'll fight in this area, then you don't have to wait for Free Play to get the last two artifact pieces. Details are included in the Free Play section below.
FREE PLAY: To get artifact piece #8, you must first find 3 blue boxes of LEGO bits. One is buried just beyond the silver anvil on the left side of the ring. Switch to a character with a shovel or use one from the previous area if you still have it. Dig up the box, carry it up the stairs and drop it on one of the green plates next to the wooden hut.
The second bits box is inside the hut. Break open the cabinet on the left to find it. Then carry the box out to the green plates. The third bits box is hidden in the palm tree at the far right edge of the ring. Smash the tree to get the box and then carry it back to the third green plate.
Use the parts from the boxes, along with the brown bits lying nearby to build a gramophone. Music begins to play and the artifact appears.
Switch to a character carrying a firearm (or pick up a weapon from one of the soldiers you fight in this area) and head for the target range in the little enclosure on the right. Wait for each bull's eye to turn toward you and then shoot it. A successful hit causes the target to explode. When you've hit all 5 targets, artifact piece #9 appears.
Now get ready to beat that burly boxer. He's so tough that neither fists nor weapons can put a dent in him. Instead you'll have to trick him into hurting himself. Head for the left side of the ring and pick up the huge anvil. Move toward the boxer and wait for him to punch the anvil. This will knock out one of the hearts in his health bar.
When this happens, a truck full of soldiers bursts through the gate on the left. Fight the soldiers that come out. (Or, get into the flying wing and use its guns to shoot the soldiers.)
Then move to the center of the ring, jump onto the flying wing and press the Free Tag button to get into the cockpit. Turn the plane using the direction buttons or left stick and press the Use button to fire its guns. Spin around shooting to destroy everything along the perimeter, including the large, silver tank on the left side of the ring and the truck.
Use the leftover LEGO pieces from the truck to build a second anvil. Carry it into the ring and wait for the boxer to attack it, losing another heart.
When the boxer loses his second heart, another truck arrives. More soldiers jump out and attack. Take care of them either by hand or using the plane's guns. Then go behind their truck to find a purple stud inside the big tank you destroyed earlier.
Get back into the airplane and use it to blow up the second truck. Assemble the leftover bits into a third anvil and use it to finish off the boxer.
This time, the vehicle that arrives on the scene has Sallah at the wheel. Indy and Marion Jump in and together they take off in pursuit of the Ark.
Area 5: Truck Convoy
After the cut scene, you control Indy and Sallah, who are standing on top of a moving truck. There are railings along the sides of the truck to catch yourself if you slip, but try not to fall off. Soon another truck drives up alongside. Fight the enemy soldiers that climb out. Move to the front of the second truck and when you see the white triangle icon, press Free Tag to jump into the cab of the truck.
Steer with direction keys or left stick and accelerate by holding the Jump button. Move forward to catch up with the next group of trucks. When you pull in between them, whichever character is driving automatically climbs onto the roof. Jump onto one of the other trucks before the one you were driving falls behind and crashes.
Now repeat that sequence: When more soldiers emerge, take care of them, jump over to the lead truck, wait for the white triangle to appear and then take control.
Pull ahead once more to overtake the next group in the convoy. This time, another, smaller truck pulls up behind the group, carrying artifact piece #10. Jump onto the small truck to get it.
Jump back onto one of the larger trucks, finish off any remaining enemies and hop into the cab of the lead truck. Accelerate to catch up with the next group, which includes the truck carrying the Ark. Just like before, when you pull in close, your character who's driving jumps on top of the truck. Leap from the truck you were driving to one of the others. Fight the men guarding the ark. Then take control of the truck carrying it.
Finally, drive on until you come up behind Belloq's car. Ram it from behind to trigger the final cut scene.
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