18 June 2019

LEGO® Jurassic World 2019: Designer interview with Marcos Bessa

In May we spoke to LEGO® designer Marcos Bessa who leads the LEGO Jurassic World design team. He ran us through the four new sets that tie in with LEGO Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar, an animated 13-episode series which is a sequel to last year's LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit.


Marcos: "For the LEGO® Jurassic World franchise in 2019 we have four novelty products coming out. These products are primarily based on new content we are doing with Universal. It expands the universe and takes place between the original trilogy and the first Jurassic World movie. The new park is already functioning, and Owen has just arrived at the park. We’ve seen in Jurassic World that he already has a history with Claire but what we are going to see in our TV series is how they actually build and develop that relationship."

75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose

Marcos: "We are introducing a new young dilophosaurus to be able to offer more variety of dinos in lower price points, the entry points for young kids. In this scene the dilophosaurus has broken through, and a kid has no idea he is about to lose his popcorn. The story then shifts into a bit of a treasure hunt, which is something that is very tied to the content - there is treasure that certain characters are looking for."
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£19.99 / 24.99€ (Not yet available in North America at time of writing but will be US$19.99)

Elements exclusive to 75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose

  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4811 in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6271148| Design ID 76382)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4750 in Bright Red (Element ID 6267671| Design ID 76382)
  • 1 x Mini Head, No. 2921 in Nougat (Element ID 6267661| Design ID 53267)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 67 in Olive Green (Element ID 6268097| Design ID 53306)
  • 1 x Animal Jaw, No. 6 in Olive Green (Element ID 6268103| Design ID 53307)

75935 Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt

Marcos: "We’re bringing baryonyx into LEGO form for the first time so there’s a whole new head sculpt and a really shiny, cool decoration. In the story, this trailer will become the trailer that eventually Owen builds his cabin from. There’s a lot of history to this trailer in the content that you will see.
© The LEGO Group 2019
"We’ve worked together with Universal as we were developing the products. As we were discussing ideas we were feeding them to the team there who were writing the script and we were keeping in touch so that whatever they were integrating into the story we were feeding back into the models as much as possible."

£59.99 / 59.99€ (Not yet available in North America at time of writing but will be US$59.99)

Elements exclusive to 75935 Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt

  • 4 x Mudguard 3X4, W/ Plate, No. 1 in Earth Green (Element ID 6266076| Design ID  28326)
  • 1 x Flat Tile 1X2, No. 265 in Black (Element ID 6267179| Design ID  53285)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 65 in Dark Orange (Element ID 6266999| Design ID  53284)
  • 1 x Left Arm, Animal, No. 23 in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6265165| Design ID  20439)
  • 1 x Right Arm, Animal, No. 23 in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6265172| Design ID  20441)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 66, Head in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6267942| Design ID  53309)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 66, Jaw in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6267951| Design ID  54571)
  • 2 x Animal, No. 66, Hand in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6267958| Design ID  54572)
  • 1 x Right Animal Leg, No. 10 in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6267996| Design ID  54575)
  • 1 x Left Animal Leg, No. 10 in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6267999| Design ID  55657)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 66, Body in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6268026| Design ID  53310)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 66, Tail in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6268034| Design ID  54570)
  • 1 x Mini Head, No. 2923 in Light Nougat (Element ID 6267761| Design ID  53283)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4751 in Sand Blue (Element ID 6267685| Design ID  76382)
  • 1 x Mini Lower Part, No. 1731 in Sand Blue (Element ID 6267692| Design ID  53280)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4752 in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6267763| Design ID  76382)
  • 1 x Flat Tile 2X2, No. 395 in White (Element ID 6267015| Design ID  53286)

75937 Triceratops Rampage

Marcos: "We’re bringing back a fan favourite, the triceratops, which hasn’t been in the market for a very long time. We’re trying it a bit brighter, a different colour from the other one which was the brown shades.

"We have a little ride; again, having a bit of fun with the park itself because of course it is an amusement park. The story here is that the power goes off and the fence that once was protecting the ride has fallen down and the dinosaurs are breaking loose. Owen has to recapture them… with a carrot, it’s a herbivorous dino!"
© The LEGO Group 2019

£54.99 / 59.99€ (Not yet available in North America at time of writing but will be US$59.99)

Elements exclusive to 75937 Triceratops Rampage

  • 1 x Gear Wheel 6X6, Z14 in Medium Azur (Element ID 6278149| Design ID  35446)
  • 1 x 1/2 Circle Plate 4X8 in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6146989| Design ID  22888)
  • 5 x Plate 6X6 Round With Tube Snap in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6166127| Design ID  11213)
  • 1 x Animal No. 69, Head in Olive Green (Element ID 6278956| Design ID  65172)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 69, Body in Olive Green (Element ID 6278977| Design ID  65187)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 69, Foreleg, Left in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6278939| Design ID  65163)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 69, Foreleg, Right in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6278957| Design ID  65173)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 69, Hind Leg, Left in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6278960| Design ID  65175)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 69, Hind Leg, Right in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6278976| Design ID  65185)
  • 1 x Mini Head, No. 3017 in Medium Nougat (Element ID 6279106| Design ID  65231)
  • 1 x Mini Head, No. 3018 in Medium Nougat (Element ID 6279130| Design ID  65239)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4885 in Earth Blue (Element ID 6279118| Design ID  76382)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4887 in White (Element ID 6279132| Design ID  76382)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4892 in Bright Purple (Element ID 6281901| Design ID  76382)
Note also 5 x Egg No. 1 in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6264077| Design ID 24946), which also comes in 75947 Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue.

75938 T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle

Marcos: "On the other side we’re bringing a new version of T. rex which is a bit dark and more scary, and that goes with a pretty bright and crazy dinosaur to try and balance that out. Plus a lot of cool elements and a pretty cool scene tapping an idea that there is some lava and a volcano; this is all taking place in the entry to a volcano on the island. There’s also a treasure play function under the mountain. The volcano we see in Jurassic World 2 actually erupts… it’s all connected. It’s fun to now be able to expand the universe.

© The LEGO Group 2019
"There’s another connection to the original trilogy in the story here. There’s one particular character that comes into the show, Danny, who is a nod to a beloved character from the original franchise. I won’t spoil who he is related to. He takes things in a very crazy direction as you can see with this dino-mech! It also gives us an opportunity to be more creative within the universe and create some really exciting toys. Junya Suzuki built the first sketch of the dino-mech directly for the show so we went crazy making a really cool mech and then later thought, “what if made a really cool product out of it?” Because at first, nobody would think that you would see a dino-mech in the Jurassic World franchise, but this is an amazing opportunity for us to really push the boundary a little and make something that is an amazing toy."

£79.99 / 89.99€ (Not yet available in North America at time of writing but will be US$89.99)

Elements exclusive to 75938 T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle

  • 2 x Bow 1/4 4X4X1 in Dark Green (Element ID 6263816| Design ID  48092)
  • 3 x Roof Tile 1X4, Inv., Deg. 45, W/ Cutout in Black (Element ID 6267482| Design ID  32802)
  • 3 x Spoiler W. Shaft Ø 3.2 in New Dark Red (Element ID 6219659| Design ID  98834)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 74 in Medium Nougat (Element ID 6280505| Design ID  65439)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 71 in Medium Stone Grey (Element ID 6280497| Design ID  65436)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 75 in Olive Green (Element ID 6280507| Design ID  65440)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 73 in Sand Green (Element ID 6280502| Design ID  65438)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Left Arm in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6280341| Design ID  65374)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Right Arm in Dark Stone Grey (Element ID 6280344| Design ID  65375)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Hind Leg, Left in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280199| Design ID  98163)
  • 1 x Animal No. 70, Hind Leg, Left in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280202| Design ID  98162)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Head in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280301| Design ID  65372)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Jaw in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280324| Design ID  65373)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Body in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280350| Design ID  65378)
  • 1 x Animal, No. 70, Tail in Sand Yellow (Element ID 6280354| Design ID  65379)
  • 1 x Mini Head, No. 3022 in Light Nougat (Element ID 6279720| Design ID  65252)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4888 in Nougat (Element ID 6279691| Design ID  16360)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4890 in Brick Yellow (Element ID 6279725| Design ID  76382)
  • 1 x Mini Upper Part, No. 4891 in Sand Green (Element ID 6279742| Design ID  76382)
Note also 1 x Plate 1X2, Rounded, No. 1 in Bright Yellow (Element ID 6248971| Design ID 35480) which is also found in 41386 Stephanie's Summer Heart Box.


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4 comments:

  1. really hoping they'll make some smaller Velociraptors like this Dilophosaurus, which would actually be in the same scale as the ones in the movies

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    1. But not in scale with the new T-Rex!

      Not that they were really trying to match the scale of the T-Rex to anything else. They were just going for "biggest T-Rex", and that was as big as they were able to achieve before it couldn't support its own weight. Still, it did make me curious if the new T-Rex is, purely by coincidence, in scale with the molded Velociraptor.

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  2. Has anyone used those dino-mech parts to build a ford explorer yet? Feels like they were created for that sole purpose if you ask me...

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