LEGO-fied: Jurassic World (and movie review)
Warning: I don’t like spoilers, so I have tried not to give any in this article. I do reference things that were seen in the trailers, and discuss how the LEGO® sets relate to the movie. If you have avoided any media regarding this film, perhaps you might not want to read on…
I love the Jurassic Park franchise, and the fact that it comes in LEGO® form as well makes it even better. I have reviewed a number of Jurassic World sets over the years, and plan to review a few more. But now, I have actually seen Fallen Kingdom, and can comment on the movie too. I have already discussed the Fallen Kingdom sets in a previous post (click here to read it), so I won’t go into too much detail about them here, and will chat a little more about the movie.
To start off, I want to say that I liked Fallen Kingdom. I would even venture so far as to say that I liked it more than the first Jurassic World, though it still doesn’t come close to the first Jurassic Park. I found that Fallen Kingdom tried to focus more on the chill factor than previous films. However, it tried a little too hard to achieve an old horror movie vibe in certain scenes. I think I would have liked this movie more if it had stayed truer to the early previews which focused on saving the dinosaurs from an erupting volcano. In the end, that story makes up less than half of the film. That plot would have been enough to make a good, entertaining movie. I still liked Fallen Kingdom though.
In terms of the LEGO® sets, many are relatively true to the movie. A large part of the film occurs at the Lockwood Estate, which is the largest set in the series. I think that Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit should have been a T. rex set though. Taking a look at my LEGO-fied movie poster, you’ll understand why. That scene happens early on this movie, and it is brilliant. The whole opening sequence is one of the highlights of the movie. The T. rex set we did end up with in LEGO® form is still pretty accurate though. Another more-or-less accurate sets was the Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape (click here for my review). While the gyrosphere is not found at the ride’s launch in the movie, the gryosphere does encounter the carnotaurus none-the-less.
In terms of inaccuracies, Stygimoloch Breakout (click here for my review) is not very on point. While the stygimoloch plays an important part in the film, and does breakout, the environment is significantly different from what is portrayed in the set. Another set that does not match the movie is the Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack. There isn’t even a live dilophosaurus in the movie, let alone an outpost for it to attack.
All in all, it was a great movie, and inspired me to make a new LEGO-fied poster. I was entertained. Not all of the LEGO® sets actually match events in the film, but in the end, who really cares? The sets are fun, and come with dinosaurs. What are your thoughts on Fallen Kingdom and the associated LEGO® sets? Are there any scenes you would have liked to see in brick-from? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Until next time,