LEGO reveals 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage featuring the largest dinosaur ever in an official set [News]

Welcome… to LEGO Jurassic Park. LEGO has officially revealed 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, a behemoth of a set towering nearly a foot and a half high and clocking in at 3,120 pieces. The set comes with the largest brick-built dinosaur ever released in an official LEGO set–a gigantic Tyrannosaurs Rex–along with the iconic front gate to Jurassic Park and six minifigures including John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry.

The set will retail for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99 beginning June 19th for LEGO VIPs (free for anyone to join) with general availability beginning July 1st.
Update: be sure to read our review of 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, which includes an interview with the set’s designer.

 

26 years ago today, the original Jurassic Park hit theaters and changed cinema forever. Movie-goers had never seen such realistic CGI before, and were blown away by what they saw. The combination of masterful direction from Steven Spielberg, a thrilling score from John Williams, and a suspenseful story by Michael Crichton made your knuckles white with anticipation waiting for what the dinosaurs would do next. No wonder it was one of the first movies to almost hit $1 billion at the box office.

To celebrate that milestone in global cinema, LEGO has created a new set of practically prehistoric proportions: 75936 Jurassic Park: T .rex Rampage. The set comes with 3,120 pieces, placing it in the company of sets like 70840 Apocalypseburg and 10221 Super Star Destroyer in terms of similar piece counts, though impressively cheaper than both by US $50 and $100, respectively, coming in at $249.99 when it hits shelves next week.

The Tyrannosaurs Rex reaches over 8 inches high (22 cm) and can stretch out more than 27 inches long (69 cm) all with snapping jaws and posable head, arms, legs and tail. When TBB visited LEGO headquarters in Billund, Denmark last month, one of the designers of the set Mark Stafford said this is literally the largest dinosaur they could make and still have it be fully posable. He continued saying that the massive creature pushes the outer bounds of what LEGO joints are capable of holding–and it shows looking at these photos of the Tyrannosaurs Rex on a rampage.

The iconic Jurassic Park gate measures over 16 inches tall (42 cm) high and 18 inches wide (48cm) and comes with a trigger-activated gate that opens both doors in at the same time. The front signage is accomplished with a few well-placed stickers along with the many torches and vehicle tracks on the ground to bring the jungle location to life.

Six minifigures are included in the set along with a display stand, baby dinosaur and a UCS-like sticker with Tyrannosaurus Rex facts. John Hammond (with his amber walking stick), Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry are brand new in minifigure form. Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant were previously included in last year’s 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase (which also came with kids Lex and Tim Murphy), and Ian Malcolm was previously available in the hard-to-find Jurassic World Bricktober pack, though this version is a bit more bare-chested, slashed up and sweaty.

Four minifigures have alternate faces each showing surprise at what is happening in the park around them. Ian Malcolm looks like he just had a close encounter with a T-Rex, Ray Arnold looks like he is about to lose a limb, Ellie Sattler appears to be a little nonplussed, while Dennis Nedry just got some poisonous phlegm to the face from a Dilophosaurus on the lam.

The back wall of the gate features the opening mechanism and seven detailed scenes inspired by the movie, with hidden Easter eggs galore.

One of the scenes features a bunker with a buildable bed, flashlight, fire extinguisher, ladder, and supplies on some shelves, utilizing the bare-chested sweaty Ian Malcolm minifigure to great effect.

John Hammond spared no expense with dining room complete with ice cream and green jello. Ray Arnold gets the control room with a buildable desk and three computers, and Ellie’s scene features the power shed where she is trying to turn the lights back on… maybe Ray can give her a hand!

Dennis Nedry gets a tiny scene on the left with a slippery mud slide and shaving cream can, Alan Grant is learning that life finds a way while exploring a dinosaur nest at the top with two cracked egg elements, and we get a cute buildable bathroom on the right (it is sadly empty, so I guess the T-Rex already got the lovable lawyer Donald Gennaro).

75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage will retail for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £219.99 beginning June 19th for LEGO VIPs with general availability beginning July 1st.

Take a look at the complete press release from LEGO including a short video of the set and an expanded photo gallery below.


LEGO Jurassic World 75936 Jurassic Park T. rex Rampage

Ages 16+. 3,120 pieces
US $249.99 | CA $299.99 | DE €249.99 | UK £219.99 | FR €249.99 | DK 1899DKK

Build and display the classic Jurassic Park gate and T. rex dinosaur toy!

Enjoy an advanced building experience and relive classic movie moments with LEGO Jurassic World 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage. This collectible construction toy includes 3,120 building bricks and features the original Jurassic Park’s iconic gate and a large, fully posable, brick-built T. rex dinosaur toy which is ideal for display. The trigger-activated gate is framed by a wall incorporating 7 detailed, brick-built scenes inspired by the movie, such as John Hammond’s dining room, Ray Arnold’s control room and a bunker for Ian Malcolm. A must-have for Jurassic World fans, this toy construction set includes 6 minifigures and baby dinosaur figure, plus a minifigure display stand with T. rex facts plate.

  • This dinosaur toy set includes 6 minifigures: John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry, plus a baby dinosaur figure.
  • Brick-built LEGO T. rex dinosaur toy features snapping jaws, posable head, arms, legs and tail.
  • The brick-built LEGO version of the original Jurassic Park’s iconic gate has an opening function, jungle leaves and flame elements.
  • The wall framing the gate features a buildable dinosaur nest with 2 cracked egg elements at the top and other brick-built scenes inspired by the movie, including: a bunker with a buildable bed for Ian Malcolm, flashlight and fire extinguisher, plus ladder and display case elements; power shed for scene with Ellie Sattler; John Hammond’s dining room with table and minifigure chair, plus ice cream, spoon and 3 cookie elements; Ray Arnold’s control room with a buildable desk, 3 computers and a minifigure chair; scene with a buildable bathroom; scene for Dennis Nedry with a buildable mud slide and shaving cream can.
  • This display toy model also includes a buildable minifigure display stand with T. rex facts plate.
  • Accessory elements include John Hammond’s hat and cane, and Alan Grant’s hat and dinosaur claw.
  • John Hammond, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry minifigures are new for June 2019.
  • This collectible toy building set includes 3,120 pieces and makes a great dinosaur gift for adults.
  • Jurassic Park gate measures over 16” (42cm) high, 18” (48cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
  • T. rex dinosaur measures over 8” (22cm) high, 27” (69cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from June 19, 2019 for LEGO VIPS with general availability starting July 1, 2019.


 

35 comments on “LEGO reveals 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage featuring the largest dinosaur ever in an official set [News]

  1. Legoinsel

    Hui what a disappointment. Another case where Lego simply steals an ideas entry.
    The dinosaur looks great (but nothing like in the movies), the gate looks too big and is completely out of scale (we’d need a 12 studs wide jeep), nobody needs play areas where you can barely fit a single minifigure in it. No JP-print, no jeep.

    Who makes these kinds of decisions @ Lego?
    :(

  2. Ha.

    Is there anything legal which can prevent Lego from not choosing lego ideas proposal and then producing the exact same set without giving the lego ideas creator any cut in the profit? This system feels rife for misuse.

  3. Merlo

    This is fine, but the ideas set was better. Also definitely not buying it at that price. Once again Lego went for both displayability and playability and failed at both.

  4. Matteo Mobili

    Why use the JW logo in the sticker? It’s on the box already, in the set I want the Jurassic Park logo it needs

  5. Legoinsel

    I guess it’s just bad marketing decisions leading to this. I was really sad about how bad JW and especially JW2 were. Even JP3 is a better movie imo (don’t quote me on that). So in my eyes JW should have been part of the JP franchise and not JP part of the JW franchise. If really necessary.

    It’s this whole build-a-universe approach also known as milk the cow.

  6. JenO

    LEGO Ideas apparently released a statement addressing the issue of design overlap w/ this set. I can’t find it anywhere other than another blog – which I don’t want to link to directly. I’ll keep looking.

    Basically it was saying 1) this was produced internally only 2) it shares similarities w/ the Ideas set that got 10k votes, but differs in some Really Obvious ways 3) there’s always going to be some overlap when designing sets based on such popular movies/franchises 4) people who submit Ideas know they don’t have any rights to them.

    *eyeroll*

  7. Gregory S Mayes

    This set should include minifigs of the the two kids and a jeep build. The toilet should also be a separate build with a destructive play feature and lawyer guy.

  8. aanchir

    @JenO: I’m not sure how any of that justifies an eye roll. New Elementary’s interview with the designers (http://www.newelementary.com/2019/06/lego-75936-jurassic-stafford-bessa-designer-interview.html) makes it pretty clear that the design process for this began many years ago (ultimately beginning with a model built by designer Mike Psiaki in 2012 when he was first hired at LEGO, before the Ideas project in question), and that the designers consciously avoided looking at any Jurassic Park LEGO Ideas projects to prevent being influenced by them even subconsciously.

    I guess the real wingnut conspiracy theorists will still see that as “part of the cover up”, but all these designers are themselves extremely accomplished AFOL MOCists, and well acquainted with the movie Jurassic Park. So it’s kind of ludicrous to think they COULDN’T come up with an idea like this on their own without having to “steal” it from another builder.

  9. The Anonymous Hutt

    I am sick and tired of Lego stealing rejected ideas models. Don’t get me wrong, this set is great. But I will not be buying it because of the stealing alone.

  10. aanchir

    @The Anonymous Hutt: Gonna be hard for LEGO to stop doing something they’ve never done. You might as well boycott all LEGO sets ever created because LEGO’s designers stole them from Willy Wonka.

  11. Mark Stafford

    The first time the Jurassic Gate and T-Rex were combined in a toy was in 1993 by Kenner toys. I am a professional and I hope over my years as an AFOL and 13 years as a LEGO Designer I have built up enough faith in my integrity and building ability that people realise I don’t need to steal someone else’s ideas. Apart from a similar subject matter their are no similarities in build or scale to the ideas submission. I knew it existed, but I avoided seeing it until my model was complete. I’m sorry some people won’t be buying this because they think I stole the idea, that really brings me down on a day I wanted to be happy about the job I had done. I’m really sorry you feel that way.

    Cheers everyone.

  12. JonW

    @aanchir: agreed that TLG don’t need inspiration from people submitting Ideas projects. But this was very unfair, as back in 2014 they said (quoted here https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e4ffedab-7e33-40e3-a579-f61cc8a0c5ee/official_comments), when the Ideas set hit 5000 supporters, that “We’ve done a preliminary check with licensing regarding your project and see no known conflicts or issues.” So to imply now that their project was actually in development since 2012 beggars belief. And the fact is that it is very similar (in concept, not in execution) to the new official set. I think the appearances are very bad, even if I don’t think they stole the idea. They should be transparent about why projects that meet the 10,000 threshhold are rejected by the team, even if it’s just to say licencing, aesthetics, price, structure etc. Look how much they changed the Steamboat Willie build from the Ideas proposal — why couldn’t they have done the same with this proposal if they wanted to design the final set themselves, and leave some credit with the original submitter?

  13. Earl ash

    I don’t think it was right also!
    Lego fights other companies for trade mark infringements and other aspects of their company or design!
    Then lepin gets on the Lego ideals site and steals designs from the participants!
    And then Lego goes ahead and does the same to its participants!

  14. Josh

    Dang, Mark Stafford done got up in here tell what it is!

    Personally, I think that the T-Rex looks amazing. I would love the set but it’s out of my price range. Nice set though

  15. WemWem

    I’m not sure what Mark is referring to about the T-Rex and gate being first “combined” in 1993. I owned nearly every single one of the original Jurassic Park toys as a child, barring some rare late-line releases. The two Tyrannosaurs in the line were sold separately from the Command Compound, which was the playset that included the gate. The box art depicts a triceratops breaking through the gate, NOT the T-Rex as the adult rex toy was actually too large to fit through the gate.

    That said, I don’t think he stole the idea. I’m sure at SOME point in the 25+ year history of the franchise, the T-Rex has been depicted coming through the gate. I am not a fan of the set overall, but I don’t think it was a ripoff job at all.

  16. Brad

    I’m sorry to hear that this brings your day down, Mark. I hope that you also read and hear from people who are excited to see this set ‘in the brick’.

    I think there’s something about the Ideas process that psychologically greases the wheels for this kind of suspicion, unfortunately. I’m sure that’s part of the reason that LEGO moved to restrict Ideas submissions from any current licenses. As LEGO fans, we see a lot of MOCs based on the same design, but usually don’t assume the worst about the builder. I’m sorry that you’re not being given the same courtesy.

  17. MightierDinosaurs

    A T-rex doesn’t really count as a novel idea, but then Lego Ideas isn’t just about the idea in principle, it’s also about the execution (otherwise the submissions wouldn’t need to even be built in Lego, they could just be a description). This T-rex is nothing like the Bricksauria one, which wasn’t posable and couldn’t even support it’s own weight (the submission was just a rendering). The challenge of making that volume of Lego stand up and be posable is enormous, and I take my hat off to the designers … I know what’s involved https://ideas.lego.com/projects/1b8d9fde-ee24-4d21-b448-575671df9f52

  18. Rod Gillies

    I do not remotely understand the “this was stolen from an Ideas project” chat. Both designs were inspired by a scene from a movie featuring pre-history’s single most famous creature. They’re bound to look vaguely similar!
    This is the peril of Ideas projects based on an existing LEGO licensed property. If people think a particular “epic scene” isn’t probably already the subject of some official development then they’re deluded. My assumption when the T-Rex Ideas project didn’t make the cut was there likely was a clash with an official design coming at some point in the future.
    I genuinely don’t believe the design in this set has that many similarities to the Ideas project version, aside from the fact that they’re both JP inspired, and both big T-Rexes!

  19. Daniel

    It is annoying when people are outraged on others behalf that IP based sets are stolen from Ideas submissions. If you were to do a set based on Ghostbusters, wouldn’t you immediately think to do the Firehouse HQ? The same goes for this set, similarities are bound to occur when you are trying to produce the exact same thing from a movie.
    The Ideas platform is there so LEGO can get around issues of unsolicited suggestions leading to people inevitably feeling their ideas are stolen. In the sue-crazy 1990s LEGO basically shut down all avenues of fans submitting ideas in LEGO magazines etc. because they thought people would feel their ideas were stolen when something vaguely similar appeared as an official set. Ideas only works because it has legal disclaimers all over the submission pages.
    Unless you own the rights to the Jurassic Park franchise and LEGO is producing these sets without paying you a licensing fee (which they’re not), they’re not stealing anything from you or any Ideas submitter. Go ahead and boycott them in your outrage over stealing from others. Maybe your campaign will be successful and LEGO will just shut down the Ideas platform as they feel it is just too much of a headache.

  20. Aaron K

    @ Mark Stafford, Kenner didn’t put those sets together in 1993, the set you are showing off is from a 2015 Jurassic World set.

    Also where are other more iconic sets from Jurassic Park, like the Visitor Centre, Ford Explorer, Jeep or Raptor Pen? Fans have been asking for these for years!

  21. Paul

    I think the set looks great and Mark should be proud of his hard work, great Easter eggs that enable them to exist within a good display model.

    I do feel as though the standalone playability seems wanting; my initial reaction was “Why is there no Jeep?”
    Perhaps the beast is too big to be ‘swooshed’ as it were, as it is clearly intended primarily for display. Maybe a follow-up jeep set would be a great companion.

    @Aaron, second image + text in Mark’s linked article.

  22. Bryan

    How could anyone “steal” the idea to make a T-Rex from Jurassic World? It’s the most basic thing everyone thinks of when they think of this franchise. Lego Ideas should be for more unique builds like the ship in a bottle, not for the most iconic things in an IP that Lego already has the rights to. If I make a Ideas build for a new massive Daigon Alley build for Harry Potter, should I be upset when Lego releases their next version of it?

    In any case, I’m excited for this set because the large dinos are always a hit with the kids.

  23. The Anonymous Hutt

    You all make a fair point about designs inevitably looking similar, perhaps I was too harsh. As some others were saying, it seems very true that the very nature of the Ideas system is the issue when it comes to look-a-likes regarding licenses. The issue comes to when Lego says they can’t produce a set due to licensing or some other undisclosed reason, and then turns around and makes the set themselves.

  24. Tato

    The problem is not the design, similarities and the idea, its the free market analysis, target group survey and promo work that the Ideas User has provide to get the attention for his product-idea.
    And Lego can use it for free, so the decision is easy for a next set release with this data…
    A little mention or special thanks in the booklet should not really hurt Lego or us Fans! He does not have to be mentioned as a designer….

    I think to act like that is extremely arrogant and not very nice for a such big company…

    And I’m happy about the set, Mark and Marcos has done a very very great job, i will definitely buy it ! But also not happy about the inappropriate approach of the company!

  25. Håkan

    There seems to be a Jurassic Park gate, enclosure, T-Rex and other dinosaurs combined in a 1993 Byggis set, though. (Cheap Swedish copy of Lego, which however had a bunch of bricks in Brown, Lime, Green etc. when they were still rare in official Lego sets…)

  26. Ha.

    @Mark Stafford I really wanted to apologize for my comment, as you really seem to have worked hard on designing this set, and there are hardly any similarities between your set and the ideas set, and the lego ideas submittor cannot claim to have a property right in any future Jurassic park set with a T-Rex and an archway- he only has a right to the specific model he created.
    On a build level, I love the tire tracks and the rail going through the gate, and the tiny vignettes really capture some distinctive moments from the film with only a handful of pieces (especially love the ice cream scene). Great work!

  27. Bricks&bits

    @ Mark Stanford, its unfortunate you have to be on the receiving end of internet rage.
    I don’t think this is completely about stealing, copying, licensing, etc. but more about the points tato hit on. For Lego to play complete dumb to what has happened here makes people’s reactions more harsh. If they were more transparent of why the original submission was not accepted, this could have been avoided. It seems to be GBHQ all over again.

    If no communication comes from TLG, it would appear they used the ideas platform results for this submission as free marketing and product launch data to bring this one to market.

  28. Roy

    It’s getting so a loud section of AFOLs are getting to be just one rung lower than incels on the entitled douchebag ladder. Grow the hell up and stop whining like ill-mannered children.

  29. SPiKE

    After Ghostbuster Headquarters…

    The Gate of Jurrassic Park or The LEGO Jurassic Gate, the one or how to steal an Ideas project… And I’m sure that lego will release the car separatly in a new set !

    Lego said “This is simply because of great minds think alike sometimes”

    Okay, I’m going to open a brick factory in China a new brand called “Let’s go : it’s just a block, just because it’s great minds think alike sometimes”

  30. Bustin

    For all of those complaining, please switch over to Mega Bloks and leave the comments section quietly.

  31. Truth

    Did the person who made the Ideas submission have the rights to Jurassic Park? No? Then he’s stealing. Anyone who submits an “Idea” they didn’t come up with should be flogged anyway.

  32. SPiKE

    it’s funny that some AFOLs are against Lepin’s practices but approve when Lego imitates Lepin, stealing the ideas of others…
    I am against the Lepin replicas, but I am also against when Lego does the same. It’s a question of fair play and impartiality.

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