Next year, one of the most pioneering sci-fi films in terms of the use of CGI on live-action will be celebrating its Silver Anniversary: the 1993 Universal Pictures blockbuster, Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg based on the novel by Michael Crichton.
The studio is revving up to celebrate 25 years of fiction’s most famous dinosaur park by unleashing an avalanche of tie-in merchandising across multiple media platforms. This milestone celebration also comes alongside the worldwide premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth film in the franchise and direct sequel to the hit comeback movie Jurassic World in 2015.
Now, it’s been known that LEGO is also once again in partnership with Universal in cranking out merchandising for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. As early as April this year, there has been news of the company is planning no less than five standard LEGO sets (75926, 75927, 75928, 75929, 75930), three Junior sets (10756, 10757, 10758) and two Duplo sets (10879, 10880) that will most definitely depict events from the upcoming sequel.
There would also be LEGO books – in paperback and digital format – based on the setting such as “Owen’s Survival Guide” from Scholastic and a LEGO Jurassic World “Reader with Stickers.” There’s no word yet, however, if they will also cook up new LEGO sets or merchandise tying to the original Jurassic Park on its anniversary. It should be recalled that LEGO released some play sets and a humorous CGI web short entitled Indominus Escape when Jurassic World came out two years ago.
The official “Jurassic Park” 25th Anniversary items that were confirmed include a commemorative silver-plated coin (with the logo as the head and a fossilized mosquito as the tail), which is slated to be released this November. Also coming are art print posters, a children’s adaptation from Little Golden Books, a junior novelization reissue in hardback, and more to be announced.
Universal plans to devote January to April 2018 for celebrating the silver anniversary of the original film, with the rest of the year being devoted to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The sequel premieres on June 22, 2018.