When the new wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets came out, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the dinosaurs. The children in us immediately began stomping them around and making roaring noises. Here at The Brothers Brick, we are not ashamed to say we get giddy while playing with toy dinosaurs. We’re also not ashamed to say we are serious nerds. After our dino-dueling escapades, we began to wonder how accurate they are to the real things. As far as scientists can hypothesize, that is. So we did some not-so-archaeological digging — after all, it’s palaeontologists who study dinosaurs, not archaeologists, as Andrew our Editor-in-Chief (and resident archaeology buff) likes to remind everybody!
As it turns out, there is a vast amount of knowledge that scientists have obtained from the fossils of these creatures. That being said, there is a lot of information that they still don’t know, as well as much heated debate on the truth about each one. The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchise has been both heavily criticized and applauded for its attempts at realism. But without getting too wrapped up in the debates, we’ll take a look at the best working knowledge of these dinosaurs. So put on your favorite leather vest or red bandana and paleontologist’s expedition hat, because away we go!
“Before you even knew what you had, you designed it, and built it, and slapped it on a plastic baseplate…” -Ian Malcolm (not really)
A new Jurassic World film is on the way, and ZiO Chao is celebrating with a set of busts of some of the most iconic dinosaurs from the franchise. ZiO built his model for Rebrick’s “Iconically Jurassic World” contest (now closed). Each dinosaur’s head is depicted with a 3-dimensional profile view, with the following prehistoric beasts being represented….
When the original 2015 wave of Jurassic World sets retired, some people thought the theme wouldn’t return. But with the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie coming out in June, this popular line has been brought back to life. As The Brothers Brick has already reported, there will be 8 regular sets releasing next week. In addition, there will be related sets under the Brickheadz, Juniors, and Duplo themes. For this review we will focus on one of the smaller sets under the main theme: 75928 Pteranodon Chase. This set contains 126 pieces, including two minifigures and a Pteranodon dinosaur, and will retail for $19.99 USD.
The full range of LEGO sets for Jurassic World is now available in the US LEGO online store. If you’ve been waiting for these, now’s the time to get your hands on them. We’ve highlighted a few fan favourites below that we’d think you’d want to grab early.
BrickHeadz are clearly here to stay, and no matter what your favorite film genre, there is a BrickHeadz character for that… or at least there will be someday. Now we can add the cloned dinosaur survival genre to that list with the recent announcement of 41614 Owen & Blue from the Jurassic World franchise. This set features our favorite velociraptor-whisperer, Owen Grady, along with Blue, the only surviving velociraptor from the recent installment of Jurassic World. The 41614 Owen & Blue two-pack set retails for $19.99 and includes 234 pieces.
It’s looking more and more like each LEGO theme will be getting the BrickHeadz treatment, with the reveal today of the first official box art and product photos of the BrickHeadz from the next installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (due in theaters this June). Following the combo-pack release of two characters in a single set we first saw with 41489 Rey & Kylo Ren last year, 41614 Owen & Blue features the protagonist played by Chris Pratt alongside a brick-built CGI dinosaur. The set includes 234 pieces, and we’ll bring you an update when we have a firm release date and price.
Blue is the first non-humanoid character released as a BrickHeadz (even the seasonal BrickHeadz like the Valentine’s Day Bee and Easter Rabbit are fairly anthropomorphic), so it will be interesting to see how LEGO recreates other animals and creatures in the future.
We thought we’d already seen the full lineup of LEGO sets accompanying this summer’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom after getting a look at the New York Toy Fair and seeing the official photos of those sets last week. However, today Walmart has revealed even more sets, including a throwback to the original Jurassic Park that includes Dr. Grant, Ellie, Lex, and Tim in an iconic and terrifying scene with a velociraptor. LEGO is heavily investing in this license, with more than a dozen new sets across System, Juniors, and Duplo.
75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase, 360 pcs, $39.99 USD
A while ago, we revealed the sets of the LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom complete line-up. We now finally have the full set of images including the complete box art for the complete range including the Juniors and Duplo lineup.
The 3-level Lockwood Estate features an office, bedroom with bed, laboratory area with museum display cases and a collapsible roof. The set includes two dinosaurs, Indoraptor and Velociraptor which feature posable limbs, head and snapping jaws. Also includes a buildable triceratops skull. You can customize the estate using the configurable walls and push the dinosaur heads through the windows to cause a smashing effect. Place the baby Velociraptor in the laboratory and run some DNA tests. Play features also include a lever to activate the collapsing roof! Weapons include a tranquilizer gun and an axe. Accessory elements include an auction hammer, umbrella and a dinosaur egg.
Live from the show floor at New York Toy Fair 2018, we’re taking a closer look at the LEGO Jurassic World line-up that will be on sale later this year. The sets are based on the upcoming movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, due for release in movie theatres in the US on 22 Jun 2018. Fear not, we have put the set images after the jump to prevent any unwanted spoilers.
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