Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934) Review
I love Jurassic World sets. I especially love new dinosaurs. While Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934) does not contain a new species, it does contain a new mold. This dilophosaurus is much smaller than its predecessors. I was a little skeptical about the new design because it does not have moving legs. However, I picked up the set anyway. I ended up liking the actual set more than I thought I would.
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DILOPHOSAURUS ON THE LOOSE SUMMARY
- NAME: Dilophosaurus on the Loose
- SET #: 75934
- THEME: Jurassic World
- COST: $24.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 168
- MINIFIGURES: 3
- OF INTEREST: 1 Dilophosaurus
- RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2019
DILOPHOSAURUS ON THE LOOSE QUICK REVIEW
- VALUE: 77% (Satisfactory cost-per-brick and build time value.)
- BUILD: 80% (The booth is amazing; the drone is passable.)
- MINIFIGURES: 91% (Good characters and a lot of them for a set this size.)
- ENTERTAINMENT: 85% (Kids will enjoy this set more than adults.)
- OVERALL SCORE: 83%
DILOPHOSAURUS ON THE LOOSE REVIEW
This set costs $24.99 in Canada and contains 168 pieces. Consequently, the cost-per-brick is $0.149. By comparison, my average cost-per-brick is currently $0.139. You are paying only slightly higher than average for each brick in this kit. For the Jurassic World theme, that is not bad. My average for the theme is $0.164/brick. I rate the value per brick at 77%.
I assembled Dilophosaurus on the Loose in 29 minutes. At full price, the cost-per-minute of build time is $0.86. Comparatively, my average cost-per-minute is currently $0.83. Again, this set is only slightly higher than average. I rate the value-per-minute at 77%.
There are two assemblies in this set. The first is an oversized drone-like vehicle. Owen rides on it to fire a net at escaped dinosaurs. I am not a big fan. It is not ugly, but I have no use for it. I suppose it is a novel idea. I have not seen a vehicle like this in the Jurassic World theme before. In fact, I cannot think of any theme with a vehicle like this. However, I do not need more little vehicles. I also do not like how Owen lies down on it. Rating this on its own, I say it just passes (60%).
The second build is a gift booth. I like this one a lot. If there is something that Jurassic World needs more of it is buildings. I want more movie scenes. While I do not remember this booth in the film, it could be from the LEGO® Jurassic World animated series. Rather than the drone-thing, I wish this set included another booth. Despite the signs being stickers, I love them. Some even pay homage to classic Jurassic Park posters. Additionally, there is a teaser for the Indominus rex. I am not building a LEGO® Jurassic World, but I still want to find somewhere for this booth in a MOC. Rated on its own, I give this 100%. Therefore, since half of Dilophosaurus on the Loose is amazing and the other only passable, I rate the overall build at 80%.
Dilophosaurus on the Loose comes with three Minifigures. One of them is a stumpy child with unbending legs. The design loses some points for that right away. Otherwise, all the characters feature double-sided faces and torso prints. Only Owen has any leg printing. It is worth mentioning that the kid has the most amazing torso print. I love the Jurassic World hoodie with the Jurassic t-shirt underneath. This is one of my favorite torso prints EVER. Additionally, the set comes with a dilophosaurus, two hats, and two printed popcorn buckets bricks as accessories. As mentioned before, the signage consists of stickers, so it does not really count towards the accessories. I rate the character design at 37/45 (82%).
For the ratio score, I will include the dilophosaurus as a figurine. With that in mind, you get four figures in this set. With 168 pieces total, the brick-to-fig ratio is 42:1. That is amazing. Comparatively, my average brick-to-fig is currently 147:1. Therefore, Dilophosaurus on the Loose earns a full 100%. For a kit this size, you get a great character count. Averaging this score with the design score gives an overall Minifigure rating of 91%.
I like the booth, the new Jurassic World hoodie torso, and the dilophosaurus. I am just not a fan of the drone. From an AFOL perspective, the design does not inspire, nor do I want to keep it built for my city. With that in mind, it is hard to give a good entertainment score because the drone is a large part of the set. However, being such a Jurassic franchise fan, the new torso almost makes this set worth buying in my mind. I rate the AFOL score at 8/10 (80%).
From a KFOL perspective, the drone is probably more fun. I can easily imagine myself flying Minifigures around my own makeshift Jurassic Park as a kid, narrowly escaping rampaging dinosaurs. I cannot say that it will appeal most kids though. Consequently, I rate the KFOL score at 9/10 (90%). Overall, that brings the entertainment score 85%.
OVERALL SCORE: 83%
Dilophosaurus on the Loose is a good set. In fact, it is surprisingly good for such a small kit. The price is satisfactory. It would not take a big sale to make it even more worth while. The only major downer is the drone that makes up about half the set. The booth is great as are the sticker signs it comes with. Additionally, there is a new torso print that any Jurassic franchise fan will love. Finally, you get a new dilophosaurus that is a little closer to proper size than its predecessors. I’m happy with this purchase. How do you feel about Dilophosaurus on the Loose? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.
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