With the Jurassic World release date sneaking ever closer, the internet is alive with fan theories, leaked spoilers and the toys! Many have already come out, giving away a few cute details about the film, tempting us fans like the devil. There are a total of 6 sets of Lego, and another yet to be released as a gift for pre-ordering the Lego Jurassic World.
However, if you're struggling to decide whether or not to get one (or six) then I've lain out a neat article (And a video to tell you why you absolutely should!
The smallest (and cheapest) lego seat is a neat little treat for yourself, at £19.99 ($19.99) it's a nifty little set that won't keep you busy for too long building, but it's fun hanging up your pteranodon, swinging above your head (or Masrani's lego head!). There's even the surface on her back so someone can ride her. You get to build a helicopter too, which is quite big all things considered, and looks super cool, with a net and harpoon/missile that both shoot out of the mini chopper. Plenty of moving parts, and an overall good addition to any avid lego collectors collection. However, it's definitely more fun if you have other lego to combo with it. You get a Masrani minifig and an ACU (Asset Control Unit) with a little sedative/dart gun. I'd rate this set a 6/10, because the helicopters super fun and the pteranodon is too, but it's better with others... (1hr build time, 174 pcs)
Everyone remembers the scene from Jurassic Park where Nedry gets ambushed by a couple dilophosaurus', who squirt some black poisonous goo into his face (none of us felt sorry for him though...). Well, those dangerous din's must be back for Jurassic World, because theres a lego set based on them. This includes a cute green Dilophosaurus, a cool jeep, gray, a gyrosphere and an ACU. This is £29.99 ($29.99). The gyrosphere is really cool but if it isn't built 100% perfectly, it has a tendency to catch, so Gray spins round as well. The jeep has a little hook on a rope that can clip onto the dilophosaurus, and boxes in the back which contain a chicken(?) leg, a wrench and pair of binoculars, which can be tipped over. These kits comes with plenty of spare parts too so no worries if you lose a light! I'd give this set an 8/10, because the gyrosphere and jeep are really fun to play with! (2hrs build time, 248 pcs)
The raptors; terrifying enemies in all previous films, they don't seem be the main adversaries in this one. These smart dinos have terrified the cast of both good and bad Jurassic Park films, using their wits and cunning to outsmart them at nearly every turn (usually except the last one). Now you can have your own terrifying pack! At least, two of them with this set. You get Echo and Charlie, along with Barry (the other raptor trainer) and an ACU. You also get a cool raptor pen and a Barry's quad bike. What's cool is that it gives away a little hint about something that happens in the film- Theres a panel which that raptors can reach, and when they push it the power collapses, dropping whoever's on top into the pen for devouring! Whether this is a tip about the film or just a cool feature is yet to be determined. It also comes with a little chicken leg and tray which slides in and out, a neat way of feeding them. This set is £39.99 ($39.99) which I think is actually good value because the rector pen is awesome and the set in general is just really fun. You can buy two and stick the pens together to make a huge one! All in all, really fun set so 8/10, because if anything, the pen is slightly small, and you only get 2 raptors, but I'm kinda pulling straws here. (3hrs build time, 394 pcs)
If you want the full raptor squad, you need to buy this one too as it comes with Blue and Delta. They also have cool headsets with cameras mounted on top. This comes with a vet truck with a mounted gun (which can slide in and out of the inside of the truck). It also has Owen AND Claire, along with his motorbike, and ACU and numerous bits and bobs, such as the computers. The truck is really cool on this set, the roof is readily removable and the contents adjustable. Owen's custom green motorbike is super fun and stands up on it's own. Claire has her own little phone. The mounted gun actually shoots out little missiles which you send flying just by flicking it. Also, these raptors actually have their trademark sickle claw, which a lot of toys miss out on these days. This one is a little more, at £49.99 ($49.99), probably because you get quite a bit with it. You get the two main cast members, and the two main raptors, so this set gets an 8/10 from me. (4hrs build time, 324 pcs)
Easily my (and Ben's) favourite set, large and in charge, with a menacing snarl and totally intimidating arms, the T-Rex is great fun to play with. The set also comes with a huge tracker vehicle, that has a removable trap that the T-Rex fits into conveniently. This trap can the be loaded onto the giant vehicle and taken to... where exactly? T-Rex Kingdom? Maybe we'll find out in the film on June 12. This set also comes with a Vet, and ACU, Vic Hoskins and a motorbike which attaches onto the side of the trapper vehicle. There's some cool tranq guns, a storage unit and a computer too. The T-Rex can move all over the place, the jaw opens wide and all sorts. Due to her big feet, she can stand in almost any position, which makes for some cool displays. It's £59.99 ($69.99). This set gets a 9/10, because it's huge, it's fun, and dominates. (4.5 hrs build time, 520 pcs)
And Finally... Indominus Rex Breakout
This one is monstrous in it's enormity. The I-Rex is terrifying in it's whiteness, it's hands capable of holding minifigs (Is that an opposable thumb I see...?). She also has red eyes and is just generally a scary (plastic) dino. The set also comes with a massive I-Rex enclosure, with a gate that opens just like in the trailer. Also, one of the walls collapses with a little push, allowing other means of escape. The set also comes with Henry Wu, Zach, an ACU, a Vet and another gyrosphere (race with the one from the dilophosaurus set?). Theres a crane which can drop food into the enclosure and a window/office to observe the I-Rex in her enclosure. Not to mention, there's also a small chopper, which can click into a helipad on top of the enclosure's wall. This monster set is £99.99 ($129.99) and too right, as this bad boy takes about 65 million years to build (give or take). (6hr build time, 1156 pcs)
There's also a really fun game on the lego website (and it's FREE!), where you get to play as the dinosaurs, collecting and building your own custom creatures as you go! http://www.lego.com/en-gb/jurassicworld/games/demolition-dinosaur-6d3e6b5baeb445daa21603609f9e3bc8
Don't forget to check out the video up top (with the sound turned up- trust me!) and let us know what you think of this review at:
with special thanks to @stina_hahrwell for the special support.