At this point it’s pretty well established that if you build a super cool park full of real-live dinosaurs it is going to go horribly wrong and you are going to end up with a bunch of people as dino food. But what if you build a super cool dinosaur park out of LEGOs? Well then it looks like what you end up with is a really funny, self-aware series.
Today NBCUniversal Brand Development and the LEGO Group released a trailer for the newly announced, five-part animated series LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape. Next week, starting on Monday, October 3, a new part of this animated short will be released each day, with the entire short having a run time of 24 minutes.
And if you thought it was cool to see a motorycle gang of Velociraptors, wait until you see everyone riding dinosaurs like prehistoric horses.
As you can see from this trailer, this isn’t serious and deadly like the movies, instead it has a lighthearted, action-comedy LEGO Movie vibe. We’re pretty sure this will not only be the least bloody installment in the franchise (I mean, plastic people don’t bleed, though you might if you chow down on some LEGOs), but that it will be the funniest Jurassic Park movie yet (not counting Jurassic Park III‘s unintentional hilarity).
The series uses characters and story points from Universal Studio’s Jurassic World–though not the actors’ voices–and has a loose foundation in the plot from the franchise’s fourth installment, where they bred a brand new dinosaur, the terrifying Indominus Rex.
“When Simon Masrani accidentally destroys one of the park’s main attractions (he really should learn how to fly that helicopter!), he calls upon his trusted employee, Claire, to save the park! After some quick dino-DNA building in Dr. Wu’s lab, Claire comes up with the perfect solution that is sure to please Masrani and kids everywhere–The Indominus Rex–the smartest, biggest, scariest and hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created!”
However, when they run out of hot dogs (or, based on the guy running around in the trailer, people dressed like hot dogs), and the very smart, very cunning Indominus Rex escapes, it’ll take Owen Grady to save the day. Maybe. Hopefully.
The full short will also be included on the upcoming Jurassic World DVD bundle, out on October 18, which will also feature an additional, exclusive 8-minute short. Clearly they spared no expense, which seems reasonable since Jurassic World accounted for roughly 80% of the world’s GDP in 2015.
We know Jurassic World is only just the first part of a new trilogy, but based on this trailer we’re hoping the same goes for the LEGO version too. It’s nice to laugh at the chaos of a dinosaur island run amok without worrying if that one, random, unnamed security guard is going to be eaten (spoiler alert: he will be eaten).
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Images: NBCUniversal Brand Development/LEGO/Jurassic World