LEGO has just released a designer video for the recently announced, and massively great, LEGO Jurassic World Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage (75936) set. This 3,120-piece behemoth was designed by Mark Stafford in collaboration with graphic designer Casper Glahder. Watch their designer video below to know more about how this set was developed.
Truth be to told, the initial reaction to this set when leaks first came out was somehow mixed, with some LEGO fans pointing out the glaring similarities that it has with a LEGO Ideas project that previously reached 10K support back in 2015. As you may notice, the LEGO Ideas project Jurassic Park by senteosan bares a striking resemblance to this T. rex Rampage (75936) set, less the jeep and a smaller dino for this matter.
To weigh in on the issue, the LEGO Ideas design team have released a short statement explaining their side of the story and regarding the apparent similarities between senteosan’s creation and that of LEGO’s recent set. I’m still hoping for the rumored Jurassic Park Visitor Center though, but still the T. rex Rampage (75936) set is still impressive on its own.
Although the new 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage set shares similarities in design to the LEGO Ideas submission “Jurassic Park” by senteosan, this model was developed entirely internally by a team of LEGO Designers who create great new sets that kids and adult fans alike are passionate about. The basis of their model was a large, grey, brick-built T-Rex created by LEGO Designer Mike Psiaki in 2012 when he joined the LEGO Group and from there the model evolved by including the iconic Jurassic Park gates to add additional building experience and value for “Expert” builders.
In our desire to continue to allow LEGO Ideas members to submit product ideas based on third-party licenses, we have in the LEGO Ideas guidelines acknowledged the fact that there may occur unintentional overlaps between products being developed internally by our design teams and those submitted by fans via LEGO Ideas. This is simply because great minds think alike sometimes, especially when basing designs on popular licenses of movies, TV shows, vehicles, buildings and more, with whom we either already collaborate with or who fit the LEGO brand values for potential future collaborations.