We hope you haven’t spent all your money pre-ordering expensive Collector’s Editions announced at E3, because LEGO just unveiled a truly monstrous set featuring everyone’s favourite dinosaur franchise.
75936: Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage, as the name suggests, depicts a brick-built version of the Tyrannosaurus rex, as well as the famous park gate. Six minifigures are also included, featuring LEGO versions of the characters Alan Grant, Dennis Nedry, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, John Hammond and Ray Arnold. A baby dinosaur piece is thrown in too.
The 3 120 pieces that go into this build are substantial, and it’s worth noting why we specified “brick built” when we mentioned the dinosaur. This is because LEGO’s line of sets based on the Jurassic Park / World licence usually use large, specialised pieces for the dinosaurs instead of building them up from smaller ones.
We’re not entirely sure why this is the case given that building large things from small things is LEGO’s whole draw, but it’s worth mentioning here.
We’re not sure how many pieces the T-Rex eats up but it stands at 22 centimetres tall when assembled, and 69 centimetres long. We assume that last measurement is from tail to snout.
The build of this dinosaur also comes with many points of articulation so you can pose it as you please, within reason.
While the gate may look like a large, thing facade, there is some depth to it providing opportunities for display and play.
That is because the back of the gate features seven small rooms, all made to represent key scenes in the move. Each of the minifigures can be posed inside of these rooms if you’d like, but there is another option.
LEGO’s large set of this kind, sometimes known as Ultimate Collector’s Series (UCS), usually come with a small display stand with information about the set. These stands also double as a podium to display the figures, and this set is no different.
As much as we love what we see here, we’ve already picked up a few problems. Firstly the display stand as well as the “Jurassic Park” sign above the gate are cheaper stickers, instead of the more premium option of printed LEGO pieces. Given this sets price, this is a premium product but these stickers don’t reflect that.
There’s also a problem with scale as the minifigures are too small for this T-Rex, but this is a minor detail only stringent LEGO fans will really care about.
Everyone, whoever, will probably care about the price, which is $249.99 / €249.99 / £219.99 depending on where you live, and will be available come 19th June.
Thanks to the official LEGO Stores in South Africa we’ll probably get this set on the same day or near to it, but there’s local pricing at the time of writing.
The Mountain Cave is a Minecraft set which means it also uses a third-party licence, which affects the price. That set came out in 2017, so if we have to give an educated guess 75936: Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage will likely cost R4 500 minimum if it comes to South Africa.
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