Jurassic July Haul (2020)
It has been a long while since I last shared a haul post. I have been acquiring sets; but they have primarily consisted of one-offs. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging I have not been going shopping much. Additionally, retailers have not offered proper deals since early March. However, I recently ordered a small haul. Incidentally, the savings were not great. 15% off to be precise. Small savings are better than no savings though. I wanted some new dinosaurs, so I decided to make this a Jurassic July haul.
The set that I was really after was Triceratops Rampage (75937). My dinosaur collection is not complete without a triceratops. I have wanted this set since its release in August 2019. However, I like to wait for a deal before ordering Jurassic World sets. Often, I only want the dinosaur. This set was 15% on Amazon this week, and I have not seen a better deal, so I bit the bullet.
While browsing Amazon, I noticed Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934). It was also 15% off. I have the older dilophosaurus figurine, so I thought I would compare them. Additionally, the kid Minifigure in the set has an amazing torso print. It features a hoodie with a Jurassic World t-shirt visible underneath.
The fanboy inside me is squealing with delight…
My last purchase was an impulse buy. One of Amazon’s marketplace sellers had the 2018 Bricktober Jurassic World Minifigure pack. in 2018, you had to spend $75 or more on LEGO® sets to get it. However, there was also freebies and double VIP points at the LEGO® Store that month. Consequently, I passed on Bricktober even though I wanted the exclusive Ian Malcolm Minifigure. I received a gift card recently for Amazon and decided to use it on something I would usually not buy. Overpriced Minifigures on the secondary market qualify for that category.
The Minifigure pack contains three characters and cost $55 CAD. Consequently, each Minifigure set me back $18.33. Cheaper alternatives exist on Bricklink. However, like I said before, I had an Amazon gift card. The little devil on my shoulder screamed “Treat yo’ self!” Now I have an exclusive Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park. The fanboy inside me is squealing with delight.
Unique Jurassic World Minifigures!
Each of the Minifigures in the Jurassic World Bricktober pack is unique. Ian Malcolm comes as an injured Minifigure in Jurassic Park T. rex Rampage. But this is the only way to get pre-injury Malcolm. Additionally, Claire Dearing has unique torso, leg, and face printing. Finally, Owen Grady also has unique face print as well as some arm printing. His vest is the same print that comes in the regular sets, but his shirt is a different color. All of them have double-sided faces. The set also contains a flare, cell phone, satchel, turkey leg, and baby raptor. Using my Minifigure rating system for reviews, I rate these characters at 40/45 (89%).
Now I feel like having a Jurassic Park/World marathon. Did you acquire any new and exciting LEGO® sets recently? Share your story in the comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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