A little while ago LEGO released some brand new sets for the summer movie, 'Jurassic World'. Jurassic World has gone on to be a huge success, and so of course, the LEGO has also been a huge hit. There have been six sets released so far. These are (set number in brackets after each set name. Highlighted names take you to their page on the official LEGO website): Dilophosaurus Ambush (75916)
, Pteranodon Capture (75915)
, Raptor Rampage (75917)
, Indominus Rex™ Breakout (75919)
, T. Rex Tracker (75918)
, and Raptor Escape (75920)
Due to the popularity of this series, we have only so far managed to get three of them, with two more on pre-order for later in August. I thought I would go ahead and review the three we have anyway, so that you can all see how awesome they are!
Let's start with Dilophosaurus Ambush (75916). Here are the front and back of the box:
The contents of the box:
There were several stages of construction, so after bag one was complete we had this:
And finally the finished product after bag two:
First off, I have to say I like this set. The Dilophosaurus is very cool, and the truck is well constructed. I think the attraction ball is a great addition to the LEGO range, and I like that the mini-figure (in this case Gray) can sit inside it.
Let's take a look at the mini-figures and Dilophosaurus close up:
I like that Gray has two different expressions, however the ACU guy does not. My only minor complaint about this set, and it's more of an observation than a true complaint, is that they didn't also include Zach in the ball. I realise it would have needed to be bigger, but that's how it is in the movie, and there is no real reason they couldn't have designed it like that for this set.
Despite my minor criticism of the lack of Zach, I would give this set five out of five. I have no reason to mark it lower - it has a lot of winning elements such as the Dilophosaurus, the ball, the truck and two mini-figures.
Now let's take a look at Pteranodon Capture (75915).
To start, here are the front and the back of the box:
The contents of the box:
The set after bag one was completed:
And the finished product after bag two was completed:
Again, as with the first set, I really like this one. The Pteranodon is really cool to have, and there are lots of good points about the helicopter. You can fire the net at the Pteranodon, the mini-figures both have places to sit, and I just feel it was well thought out and designed overall.
Let's take a look at the mini-figures, close up:
As with the set above, only one of the mini-figures has a changeable expression in this set, which is odd here because the ACU man appears to have a look of sheer terror permanently on his face!
Again, I would give this set five out of five. I like the Pteranodon, there are two good mini-figures, and the helicopter has some good features, such as the spinning blades, the movable gun seat and the fireable net.
Finally, let's take a look at T. Rex Tracker (75918).
The front and the back of the box:
The contents of the box:
After bag one, we had this:
After bag two, we had this:
Bag three put us at this stage:
And finally after bag four, we have the finished product:
When I first started to construct the truck, I had no idea it would end up being so huge! It's really deceiving when you look at the box, compared to how it comes out! The cage that holds the T. Rex can be removed from the truck, and it opens up so that the dinosaur can move in and out of it. The T. Rex itself is awesome. The mouth opens and closes, and has different angles of movement too. The truck has a cockpit area, which can be accessed by removing the roof, and there are computer systems at the back. The bike on the side is really neat, as it can detach, like in the film. On the flip side there is the mini-figure firing the dart with the rope attached, which really fires!
The mini-figures, close up:
Two of the three mini-figures have different expressions, which is nice. I like the Jurassic World logo on the back of the vet's shirt.
As with the previous two sets, I have to give this five out of five. The sheer size of the truck, the size and look of the T. Rex, and all the cool elements such as the bike, make this a really great set.
There are a couple of other things I wanted to mention regarding the Jurassic World LEGO. The instruction booklets that come with the sets contain some extra details not normally seen in LEGO instruction books, at least that I've seen. There is a map of Isla Nubar (the fictional location in the film) which shows where each LEGO related scene takes place, a short comic strip, and a check list of the characters and dinosaurs available in the range. I like these little additions and details; it shows that they have really thought about the design of the range, and care enough about it to connect it all together with things like comics pages and maps.
As I said above, once we acquire the other sets, I shall post a similar review of those.
In the meantime, if you want to read my other LEGO product reviews, click here!
Have a great day everyone,