Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport (76951) Review

Our pre-release Jurassic World review-fest continues with a look at Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport (76951). We have already taken a look at T. rex Breakout and Triceratops Pickup Truck Ambush. In terms of price, this pyroraptor set is one of the mid-range kits in the Dominion wave. However, it is one of the more interesting mid-range sets as well. You get two dinosaurs, and one of them is a new mold!

NOTE: The LEGO® Group provided this set for review. However, the provision of products does not guarantee a favorable review. True North Bricks’ usual rating system applies (click here for more information).

PYRORAPTOR AND DILOPHOSAURUS TRANSPORT SUMMARY

  • NAME: Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport
  • SET #: 76951
  • THEME: Jurassic World
  • COST: $49.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 254
  • MINIFIGURES: 3
  • OF INTEREST: 2 dinosaurs
  • RELEASE DATE: April 17, 2022
Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Ambush box contents.

PYRORAPTOR AND DILOPHOSAURUS TRANSPORT QUICK REVIEW

  • VALUE: 61% (Passable cost-per-brick, almost passable build time.)
  • BUILD: 90% (One of the nicer Jurassic World car designs I’ve seen.)
  • MINIFIGURES: 91% (Nice designs, good accessories, and a great number of them.)
  • ENTERTAINMENT: 90% (Fun to get a new species, but the execution is not perfect.)
  • OVERALL SCORE: 83% (Good set.)

PYRORAPTOR AND DILOPHOSAURUS AMBUSH REVIEW

VALUE: 61%

This set costs $49.99 in Canada. Additionally, it comes with 254 bricks. The resulting cost-per-brick is $0.20. Similar to Triceratops Pickup Truck Ambush, that is expensive. Using our usual rating system, the average cost-per-brick for the Jurassic World theme is $0.17. For LEGO® sets in general, it is $0.138/brick. I rate the cost-per-brick at 62%.

Satellite dish assembly from Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport
The set includes a small satellite dish/gun rack assembly that stows away in the truck.

I assembled this set in 37 minutes. Consequently, at full price the cost-per-minute of build time is $1.35. A minute of build time in the Jurassic World theme usually costs me around $0.967. For LEGO® sets in general, a minute of build time is usually around $0.84. No matter how you look at it, you don’t get a lot of build time for the price. I rate that at 59%. Averaging this with the cost-per-brick score gives an overall value rating of 61%.

I was willing to bump the value score for Triceratops Pickup Truck Ambush since the set represents a good value for a triceratops figurine. In fact, it is the best value you can get for a triceratops. Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport does not offer anything similar. Granted, you get two dinosaurs and one of them is new. However, a dilophosaurus goes for much cheaper on Bricklink than a triceratops. The pyroraptor is not available there yet. However, the body structure is similar to the dilophosaurus. As such, I’m going to assume it will go for about the same price. Since these characters do not represent the excellent value of the triceratops, I am uninclined to prop the value score in similar fashion.

Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus

BUILD: 90%

This set consists of an SUV and a trailer. Interestingly, I like this SUV a lot more than the pickup from the triceratops set. In fact, I wish this SUV came in the triceratops set. Is it a faux-pas to include the same truck built in two different sets? Honestly, I don’t think I would mind in this case. I am pretty sure Biosyn has more than one of these cars anyway. Speaking of Biosyn, I love the reference. I know Biosyn plays a role in Jurassic World Dominion, but it is really a reference to the first book. I like the color scheme of the car, and all the grill work. The only aspect I don’t enjoy is the rear door. It is just a little too short for the space it is meant to fill. Consequently, if you tap it, it folds inward just a little too far.

The trailer is fun too. There isn’t much to the design, but it works as a containment device for small dinosaur figurines like the dilophosaurus and pyroraptor. The trailer attaches to a hitch on the back of the truck. It also features sides that open up to load a dinosaur, then close to hold the dinosaur in place. This is one of the nicer Jurassic World cars I have gotten. I rate the build at 90%.

MINIFIGURES:

This set includes three Minifigures. You acquire an aged Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler, as well as a female Jurassic World guard. Interestingly, the guard sports the Jurassic World logo despite the car belonging to Biosyn. All of the characters feature the standard Minifigure parts, double-sided faces, and dual-sided torso printing. However, none of them have leg printing. In terms of accessories, there are two dinosaurs, two tranquilizer guns, and two yellow darts. I rate the characters and accessories at 87%.

Three minifigs and two dinosaurs gives a brick-to-fig ratio of 85 bricks/fig. Comparatively, the True North Bricks average for Jurassic World is 133 bricks/fig, while for LEGO® sets in general it is 170 bricks/fig. Consequently, you get a great number of characters for a set this size. I rate the ratio score at 94%. Averaging this with the design score gives an overall Minifigure rating of 91%.

ENTERTAINMENT: 90%

As mentioned in the build section, I like the Biosyn truck. Will I keep it built? We’ll see. I can see myself reusing the instructions for my own vehicles though. While I like the color scheme, it could be fun in other shades too. Otherwise, you get another dilophosaurus identical to the one from Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934). So, nothing new and exciting there. However, I like having a second one of this size. The earlier Jurassic World dilophosaurus models were all velociraptor size. If I was to build a LEGO® Jurassic Park, I would want my dilophosaurus figurines in this smaller size.

SUV from Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport.
The SUV fits two Minifigures side-by-side.

The new dinosaur in the kit is the pyroraptor. This figurine is a marked move away from past raptor models. It is about the same size as the dilophosaurus, with a similar body structure. I am a little sad that the LEGO® Group took this route with the new raptors. While they are more accurate in terms of Minifigure scale, they do not feature moving limbs. Like the dilophosaurus, the pyroraptor body is one solid piece. Only the jaw moves. Efforts were made to make this model realistic by adding feathers. However, the feathers on the head do not fully achieve the look. The feathers on the tail look neat but resemble more of a webbing than feathers. Additionally, I find it odd that the LEGO® Group can give the dilophosaurus black claws, while the pyroraptor’s claws are not colored.

The pyroraptor’s limbs do not move.

Overall, I am still thrilled to get a new species. This set features a lot of play value with five characters as well. Meanwhile, old time Jurassic Park fans get a fun Biosyn reference from the original book. Otherwise, it hard for me to give a full assessment about this set because I have not seen the movie. Is it true to the reference material? I don’t know. With that said, I rate the entertainment value for this set at 90%.

OVERALL SCORE: 83%

Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport is a good set. I really like the Biosyn truck, the Minifigures are great, and you get a new species of dinosaur. However, the pyroraptor execution is not perfect. The limbs don’t move, and the feathers do not look much like feathers. Also, I think this set is a little expensive for what you get. Comparatively, the Triceratops Pickup Truck Ambush set is the same price, but the triceratops you get is worth the $49.99 CAD alone. This set needs to be cheaper. I also wish the LEGO® Group included this Biosyn truck with the triceraptops. What do you think of Pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus Transport? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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