Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar

Back in February 2019, the official Jurassic World website made an interesting announcement. They revealed that “later this year”, fans of the LEGO® Jurassic World franchise would be getting a special treat. Along with four all new sets, there would also be a 13 episode mini-series titled Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar. The press release described the series as follows:

Set in 2012, three years before the events of the Jurassic World movie, LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar picks up where the story left off from LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit. Newly hired animal behaviorist Owen Grady and Assistant Manager of Park Operations Claire Dearing team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything [that] the Jurassic World park throws their way. And “everything” includes runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, tourists everywhere, unpredictable tropical weather, and an impulsive boss! Plus, a mysterious saboteur with surprising ties to the park’s past is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever! What could possibly go wrong? Everything.

“LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar.” Jurassic World, Universal Studios & Amblin Entertainment, 15 Feb. 2019, www.jurassicworld.com/news/lego-jurassic-world-legend-isla-nublar.
©2019 The LEGO Group.

While there has been no official word as-of-yet about the release date for the mini-series, the sets are already surfacing, despite an official release date of August 1, 2019. What makes this wave of sets notable is that the LEGO® Group is finally giving us some new dinosaurs! With Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, all we really saw was color variations of the T. rex, raptors, and pterodactyls from the Dino theme sets of 2011 (not that I am complaining, because I loved them all). In all fairness, Jurassic World gave us the dilophosaurus and Indominus rex, and Fallen Kingdom brought the stygimoloch and Indoraptor. But, I have been itching for more. So, today, we’ll take a closer look at the new Legend of Isla Nublar sets.

75934 – Dilophosaurus on the Loose

Set stats:

  • Brick Count: 168
  • Minifigures: 3
  • Dinosaur: Dilophosaurus
  • Cost: $24.99 CAD
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.15
  • Release date: July 1, 2019

Comments:

For some reason, this set was released in advance of all the others at the LEGO® Store. LEGO® Shop-at-Home is advertising the dilophosaurus in this kit as being a new design. Taking a closer look at the pictures reveals that this is a actually a smaller version that what we have seen in past sets. It also looks like it might be one solid piece of plastic, except for the jaw, which is advertised as being posable. I think the booth here looks neat, but I don’t know how I feel about another dilophosaurus, especially one that can’t really move. You can already get this set through these affiliate links:

75935 – Baryonyx Face-off: The Treasure Hunt

Set stats:

  • Brick Count: 434
  • Minifigures: 4 + dog
  • Dinosaur: Bayonyx
  • Cost: $79.99 CAD
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.18
  • Release date: August 1, 2019

Comments:

This set is certainly going to be a must-have in my books. It comes in at a hefty $0.18 per brick though, which is way above my current calculated average of $0.14/brick. However, the new dinosaur might just be worth it. I also like the look of the camper, which is kind of reminiscent of the one Owen occupies in Jurassic World. Despite an official release date of August 1, you can actually already get this set at:

75937 – Triceratops Rampage

Set stats:

  • Brick Count: 447
  • Minifigures: 4
  • Dinosaur: Triceratops
  • Cost: $79.99 CAD
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.18
  • Release date: August 1, 2019

Comments:

Another hefty cost-per-brick, but also another new dinosaur. I might be mistaken, but this looks to me like it is a reprint of the triceratops from the 2011 Dino theme, and only a closer, future examination will say for sure. However, I could not care less about it being a reprint. I am really excited to be able to get a triceratops in this series. I am neither here nor there about the egg-spinner ride, but the signage and parts could be re-purposed to great effect in a custom Jurassic Park. Despite an official release date of August 1, you can actually already get this set at:

75938 – T. rex Vs Dino-Mech Battle

Set stats:

  • Brick Count: 716
  • Minifigures: 4
  • Dinosaur: T. rex + 4 baby raptors
  • Cost: $119.99 CAD
  • Cost-per-Brick: $0.17
  • Release date: August 1, 2019

Comments:

This is the largest set in the series, but it doesn’t come in at a much better value than the others do. You get a color variation on the T. rex that we have seen before. The T. rex is certainly a popular dinosaur, and if the first promotional image for the series is any indication, it will probably feature prominently in the story. I still find myself wishing the Spinosaurus would have made its way into these sets. But, getting another T. rex was a given. The mech was certainly made in interesting colors, very reminiscent of the Ford Explorers from the original movie. Despite an official release date of August 1, you can actually already get this set at:

Closing thoughts…

I am a little concerned by the not-so-great cost-per-brick of these sets. But, you are getting a lot of large, specialty (dinosaur) parts that are not available in other themes, as well as licencing costs to contend with. So, I guess paying a bit more is to be expected.  I am still really excited about the baryonyx and triceratops. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts on the sets in the comments below.

Until next time,

-Tom

p.s. If you like the content at True North Bricks, I would love it if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option in the menu at the bottom of the page), FacebookPinterest, or Twitter for regular updates. You can also support True North Bricks by making your LEGO® (and other) purchases using the links in the menu to the right. These affiliate links earn me a little commission at no extra cost to you, which helps manage the costs of running this site. Thanks for your support!

One comment