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Pint-sized dinosaur and friend are on the hunt

This adorable LEGO vignette of two characters from the animated show Primal, by Dan Ko is a fun scene. Even though it was built with a small number of parts, it is big on charm with some very clever part usage, like the Minifig bowtie used for the dinosaur’s eyebrows, and the claw part used for the feet. But that single clip for the two spindly front legs is perfect.

Spear and Fang

Terror of the Cretaceous seas

Two and a half years in the making, builder Cornbuilder gives us an awesome LEGO representation of a prehistoric terror. Meet the Tylosaurus Proriger, one of the largest known specimens of mosasaur. The average length of these mosasaurs was between 12-15 meters. To put that into perspective, the biggest predator in present-day oceans is the orca, which measures around 5-8 meters. Tylosaurus is nearly twice the size of an orca, and Cornbuilder captures this immensity beautifully!

King of the Seas

A great amount of care is shown in the seamless lines and curves of the creature itself. The studs along the surface lend a scaly texture to its skin. This predator is both beautiful and terrifying to behold! Below, sea life as it may have appeared in the Cretaceous Era plays out. With the coral, fish, sharks, and other aquatic life, the Tylosaurus looks even more intimidating and massive. Count me out of any Cretaceous diving expeditions!

LEGO Jurassic World Dominion 76949 Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack – Why can’t they just be friends? [Review]

The final trailers for Jurassic World Dominion are starting to drop, and now LEGO can share one more set joining the previously revealed Spring 2022 assortment. Jurassic World Dominion 76949 Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack is available now from the LEGO Shop Online for US $129.99 | CAN $169.99 | UK £114.99.  This 810 piece set features some of the biggest dinosaurs to grace the Jurassic World. And a research station. And six minifigures. And a helicopter. Come along as we take a close look at all the goodies packed into the largest set yet in the Jurassic World Dominion theme!

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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LEGO Jurassic World Dominion 76951 Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus Transport – Come along for the ride [Review]

LEGO’s Jurassic World Dominion Spring 2022 sets feature a mix of vehicles, dinosaurs, and minifigures. Do you need an older Ian Malcom in your collection? How about a Pyroraptor or a Dilophosaurus? Then you’ll want to check out Jurassic World Dominion 76951 Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus Transport. This 254 piece set will be available April 17th from the LEGO Shop Online for US $39.99 | CAN $49.99 | UK £39.99. Come along as we take a close look at this upcoming set!

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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I bet the enemy is glad it’s an herbivore

Mitsuru Nikaido has been busy creating quite a mechanical menagerie. The latest member of his mecha-petting zoo is a triceratops like you’ve never seen before. I normally find the triceratops to be an adorable, huggable creature. But Mitsuru’s trademark white armor-plating style makes him look like a machine ready for war. I imagine there’s not much the enemy could throw at this beast to slow it down. (But, I’ll be honest, I kinda still want to give him a hug.)

LEGO Mecha Triceratops_01

Brachiosaurus the Zoid Destroyer

Oh, Zoids. For those hip to this classic mecha series, it’s hard not to get excited when you see something like this pop up in your feed. When I see builders like Juan Fernando Vargas Correa celebrating the series with such massive LEGO models, I swell with nostalgia. I mean, Gundams get tons of love (as they should) but Zoids are rarely celebrated as much as they deserve. This model, which he calls a Brachiosaurus, is based on the Ultrasaurus. It’s giant body is designed to serve as a mobile command center with some serious armaments. Two massive, long-ranged Supercannons are mounted on its side along with a plethora of other weapons lining its shoulders, tail, and chest. Not only does it pack a punch but it can take one too. The builder’s color blocking and plating show off the massive amount of armor necessary for such a ginormous, lumbering beast to defend itself in battle.

ZOIDS Brachiosaurus

This thing is truly large and would be a beast to build. Hopefully it has lots of little vehicles and tiny Zoids to go with it, just like the kits would. That launch pad on its back certainly would hint at it, right? Builder Juan Correa will surely continue to impress with his awesome recreations and re-imaginings of these beloved toys.

LEGO Jurassic World 2021 sets featuring a T. rex dinosaur fossil and more [News]

LEGO has just revealed the latest lineup for the Jurassic World 2021 wave of sets. These are slated to be available come  September 1, 2021. The new sets feature a Stygimoloch, a T. rex Dinosaur Fossil,  a Carnotaurus and a Baryonyx to add to your collection. 

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New LEGO Jurassic World sets for summer 2020 now available in the Americas [News]

Calling all LEGO dinosaur lovers! The newest summer wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets is now available in the US and Canada. Several retailers have had these on the shelves already, but they are now directly available from LEGO and include dinos like an Ankylosaurus, Gallimimus, Pteranodon, Velociraptor and Indominus Rex as well as an adorable baby Triceratops and Ankylosaurus.

The sets have been available in the UK for a month, but are now available in the US and Canada. Of note, the huge buildable dino of 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage and 21320 Dinosaur Fossils are also now back in stock. Take a look at each new Jurassic World set now available after the jump.

Which dinosaur do you most want to add to your collection? Click to see them all.

LEGO Jurassic World 75939 Dr. Wu’s Lab: Baby Dinosaurs Breakout [Review]

Whatever creature you create, here’s a lifehack to make everyone adore it: make it a baby. It has been proven to work with alien babies from a galaxy far, far away, but it also works with creatures populating the Earth; dinosaurs are no exception. The name of one of the latest LEGO Jurassic World sets, 75939 Dr. Wu’s Lab: Baby Dinosaurs Breakout speaks for itself. This medium-priced set comes with 164 pieces and includes two minifigures and two adorable dinosaurs. Let’s build it and see if these sweethearts are worth the set’s price tag of US $19.99 | CAN $29.99 | UK £17.99.

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Your guide to the 130 new LEGO sets now available for June 2020 including the Technic Lamborghini and more [News]

Summer 2020 has arrived, and LEGO has launched 130 new sets and items available today. Fans of Technic, Creator 3-in-1, City, Friends, Architecture, Hidden Side and more have a lot to choose from. The new Technic Lamborghini is also available today as well as a slew of exclusive polybags not previously available from LEGO’s online store and a Hogwarts Students booster pack. Nearly every LEGO theme has some new sets–it can be a lot to process!– so we have your complete guide right here detailing each and every new set and item.

Because LEGO releases summer waves at different times across the globe, the majority of these sets are available now in the UK. You can see the complete list of all 130 sets and items after the jump. Sets with a Red Indicator are currently available in the US and Canada as well (61 in total). The Americas will get access to the rest of the sets later this summer.

LEGO is also offering a free gift-with-purchase of 40409 Hot Rod with purchases more than US $85 | CAN $85 | UK £85 through June 21st or while supplies last. You can check out our review of 40409 Hot Rod to see if you want to add it to your collection.

See the entire June 2020 wave of new LEGO sets now available

LEGO Ideas 21320 Dinosaur Fossils now available [News]

The latest LEGO Ideas set 21320 Dinosaur Fossils is now available from LEGO. The set features three skeletons including a T. rex, Triceratops, and Pteranodon. It also includes a minifigure skeleton and a paleontologist. The set comes with 910 pieces and retails for US $59.99 | CAN $79.99 | UK £54.99.

Be sure to check out our incredibly in-depth review of 21320 Dinosaur Fossils to learn how accurate these LEGO recreations are.

And if you’re looking for older Ideas sets, the incredible 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V is currently 25% off on Amazon US. Check it out in the link below.

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“But for today, I guarantee it!”

“Hey, we were saving that!” Those were the words first uttered by Dr. Alan Grant when he and Ellie Sattler met “dinopreneur” John Hammond, who would take them on a wild ride through Jurassic Park. Thanks to Jonas Kramm, we now have a LEGO vignette of this iconic introductory scene, in which John Hammond invites himself into the scientists’ trailer (and to the bottle of champagne in their refrigerator). The little room is packed with plenty of detail, including a table cluttered with fossil hunting instruments like a miniature microscope and sifting tray. However, the star of the show is the open fridge and its lovable old benefactor. He has a kind of biological preserve that’s right up their alley, spared no expense!

02 - Hey, we were saving that!

Jonas continues the Jurassic Park fun with “Dodgson, Dodgson….we have Dodgson here! See, nobody cares.” Who cares? We care, because this is a another enjoyable build depicting the film’s introduction of Butterfinger-loving bad guy, Dennis Nedry. It also features Dodgson showing Nedry the embryo canister disguised as a shaving cream can. It’s the third in a line of Jurassic Park LEGO vignettes, the first of which was his splendid raptor dig site. Being a big Jurassic Park fan, I can’t wait to see what Jonas comes up with next!

03 - Dodgson, we've got Dodgson here!