Elspeth De Montes goes dino-crazy today with LEGO® sets from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which are now available.
The LEGO Group have released a series of tie-in sets ahead of this year’s summer blockbuster. In total there are 12 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets being released and, in addition to these, 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase allows you to re-enact the iconic ‘velociraptor in the kitchen’ scene from the original movie. We have been able to review the parts and dinosaurs from the eight main sets (the other five being two Juniors sets, two Duplo sets and a BrickHeadz set). We will be taking a look at all the new elements included at a later date, but first let’s take a look at the return of the LEGO Jurassic beasts.
There are seven distinct dinosaurs within the sets (from largest down): T-Rex, Carnotaurus, Indoraptor, Dipliphosaurus, Stygimoloch, Velociraptor, Pteranodon and ‘Baby Dino’. Three new full size dinosaurs are introduced in the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets and two new Baby Dinos.
The others are recoloured versions of dinosaurs that have appeared in previous LEGO sets, so let's look at the three apparent newcomers; Carnotaurus, Indoraptor and Stygimoloch.
CarnotaurusFrom largest down, the first is the Carnotaurus that appears in 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape; US$79.99 for 577 pieces. The Carnotaurus is a T-Rex-sized dinosaur and, upon closer inspection of its component parts, is not a completely new dinosaur.
Carnosaurus’ body element is a recolour - Animal No.23 Body Ass. “No1” in Reddish Brown (6228446 | 21146) with a Medium Nougat belly. Both the body and Animal No.23 Body Ass. “No1” Tail (6228506 | 21144) are recolours of the White elements used for Indominous Rex.
Carnotaurus has a completely new head element in Medium Nougat comprising Animal Carnotaurus, Head (6228294 | 36684) and Animal Carnotaurus, Mandible (6228233 | 36687). The awesome horn-like prominences above the eyes and a double trail of spikes along the top of its head give Carnotaurus a fiercely aggressive appearance.
Interestingly, Carnotaurus shares his impressively diminutive upper limbs with another of the new dinosaurs for 2018, Stygimoloch. Carnotaurus, Upper Limb Left in Medium Nougat (Element ID 6224841) and Right (6224842) have an elbow joint and 3 digits, but these elements have no connections other than the insertion pin at the shoulder joint. The comedic size of these upper limbs is best seen by placing them onto the T-Rex from 75918 who is otherwise of a similar size - the Donald Trump of the dino-world!
IndoraptorNext we have Indoraptor, a fictional hybrid dinosaur that appeared in the trailer and seems to be a successor to the hybrid monster-saurus Indominous Rex. The LEGO Indoraptor makes his appearance in 75930 Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate, the largest and most expensive set at US$129.99 for 1,019 pieces.
Given the name, I assume that there may be a genetic combination of Indominus Rex and Velociraptor, and this fits with the LEGO elements that make up the model. Indoraptor is almost entirely Black in colour with an Olive Green stripe with Bright Orange markings along each side of its body and tail. Rather than listing each one separately, the Element IDs and Design IDs are shown on this parts image.
I am sure that the upper limbs and ‘hands’ are the same as those previously used for Indominus Rex, although the Design IDs have changed. Sadly I do not own this dinosaur to compare directly but I examined online images and I could not see any differences other than colour of course.
The ‘hands’ are the same on each side and have three digits with a 1 module width cutout to allow a tight connection with any element of this width (e.g. a 1x tile, a minifigure leg, a telephone in a Dino Call Centre…)
Like Carnosaurus, Indoraptor has spiked spines that run along the back of its Velociraptor-esque head and down its body, but Indoraptor’s tail is spike free.
StygimolochThe final full-size new dinosaur is Stygimoloch, which only comes in 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout, US$29.99 for 222 pieces. This new dinosaur is between the smaller Velociraptor and larger Dilophosaurus in size and has a Medium Nougat base colour with Dark Orange and Dark Brown patterns.
Stygimoloch shares the same Medium Nougat body and hind legs as any of the LEGO Dilophosaurus. Below you can compare Stygimoloch with the Dilophosaurus from this year’s set (75931 Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack).
However once the upper limbs have been added, Stygimoloch and Dilophosaurus start to go along different genetic and LEGO pathways. As mentioned, Stygimoloch shares the same Medium Nougat upper limbs as Carnotaurus.
Stygimoloch has a new element head, Stygimoloch Head in Medium Nougat (Element ID 6224838 | Design ID 36696) with Dark Orange and Dark Brown patterning. It seems to have a more beak-shaped mouth, which does not open. There are four 3.18mm holes on the back of his head.
These are used to attach four of the Dark Tan Horn W. Shaft Ø 3.2 (6022717 | 88513)…
…but should you want to personalise your Stygimoloch with something more exotic or with a little more bling, anything with a 3.18mm end will fit.
So overall, the fictional hybrid dinosaur Indoraptor is ironically the LEGO dinosaur with the most unique elements, while the two new unique dinosaurs utilise body parts from other LEGO dinosaurs. Jurassic World warned us all about messing with nature but The LEGO Group seem quite happy to recycle dinosaur body parts to create new species.
READ MORE: Part 2 of Elspeth's dino review looks at the new 2018 colours of old dinosaurs... and dabbles in freakish genetic experimentation
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