26 years ago today, Jurassic Park opened in theaters nationwide, cementing itself as a classic, box-office-destroying blockbuster. Today, LEGO is taking us back to Isla Nubar with the announcement of its Jurassic Park T. rex Rampage set, available July 1, 2019. With 3,120 pieces, fans will be able to recreate the original, Jurassic Park gate and its T. rex. Also included are six mini-figures of the film’s cast and memorable scenes from the movie, housed inside the gate’s walls.
Let’s get into the meat and (dinosaur) bones of this set. The six figures included are Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight), Ray Arnold (Samuel L. Jackson), and John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough). Besides being dressed in their classic wardrobe, each figure features two different face designs—one happy and one distressed. LEGO really went the extra step with these figures as accurate as possible, creating Ian in his bare-chested glory! The only way they could top this is if included his crazy cackle from the helicopter.
The Jurassic Park set also includes six scenes from the film for your mini-figures to reside in. Hammond eating ice cream, Ellie attempting a reboot, and Ian lounging seductively are just some of the set’s featured scenes. Photos from the film decorate the box, providing a handy reference for making your own Jurassic Park at home. When you don’t want to help your heroes escape death, you can prop them on a decorative stand. Once assembled, the figures stand in front of an information plaque that features the T. rex’s impressive stats.
Jurassic Park wouldn’t be Jurassic if it didn’t have dinosaurs, and LEGO’s T. rex is monstrous. Standing at 16” tall, the prehistoric predator features a movable head, poseable limbs, and snapping jaws. This figure is so large that it dwarfs the minifigures, which only seems fitting for the film’s villain. One thing for sure is: you won’t have to second-guess constructing this Jurassic Park.
The Jurassic Park LEGO set will be available in LEGO stores and the LEGO Shop online on July 1, 2019, and if you’re a LEGO VIP member, you’ll have early access to the set on June 19, 2019!
What would happen if Jurassic Park happened in 2019?