News: Welcome to Jurassic Park!
There is some pretty big news coming from the LEGO® Group today, and I gained access to the information through the LEGO® Ambassador Network. I think this news will make many a Jurassic Park fan happy. We have already seen one set based on the original film (set 75932, Velociraptor Chase), and now, on June 19, we will be treated to another. This time, the epic gates to Jurassic Park itself will be released as a LEGO® set.
As you can see from the image above, we will be getting a brick-built Tyrannosaurs rex along with the entry gates to the park. Flipping the gates around, you will find a series of scenes from the Jurassic Park movie built into the back side of the structure. Probably the biggest draw for me, however, is the Minifigures. We will get re-issues of Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler. There is also a new version of Ian Malcolm (we previously saw one in the 2018 Bricktober giveaways). In addition to those, there will finally be Minifigures of John Hammond, Denis Nedry, and Ray Arnold.
As a Jurassic Park and LEGO® set fan, when I read this press release, I started to drool a little. The Jurassic World sets have been among my favorites in recent years because of the characters, and more importantly, the LEGO® dinosaurs. I am eagerly waiting for the new Jurassic World sets to come out with all of their exciting new dinosaurs. Whereas those sets will be geared for play, this T. rex Rampage set is clearly a display piece. It doesn’t look like there is much playability to it. Sure, you can drive a car through the gate. But, this T. rex doesn’t look like the figurines we have gotten before, despite its apparent articulation. Additionally, the scenes built into the gate don’t offer much room for play.
I’ve looked at these pictures over and over again. I have to say that I am still excited about this kit, but perhaps a little less than I was upon just reading the press release. Where is the Ford Explorer fans have been waiting for? I think I would have preferred a regular figurine dinosaur, and the inclusion of that car. I also don’t know how I feel about the scenes built into the gate… I love the Minifigures though.
In terms of specifics, Canadian fans can expect the following:
- Set Name: Jurassic Park – T. rex Rampage
- Set #: 75936
- Brick Count: 3120
- Cost: $299.99 CAD
- Minifigures: 6
- Release Date: June 19, 2019
What do you think about this latest LEGO® foray into Jurassic Park? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. I have included the original press release below as well in case you are interested.
Until next time,
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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 19 June, 2019This press release and all images seen in this article were provided by the LEGO Ambassador Network. ©2019 The LEGO® Group.