Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the long-awaited follow-up to the 2015 sequel and comeback film of the Jurassic Park series, is set to premiere in the middle of this year. And as we reported on back in December 2017, LEGO’s going to release tie-in sets in line with the movie for franchise fans.
The first major look at these LEGO Jurassic World sets was finally granted at this year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair. LEGO and Universal announced that the first salvo of 13 product releases consists of several LEGO sets, a Juniors set and a Duplo set for younger ages. Here’s the official press release straight from Nuremberg.
NUREMBERG, Germany, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Brand Development (Universal) and the LEGO Group announced today the launch of their largest Jurassic World partnership to date, offering an expanded line of construction sets, all-new animated content, and, for the first time ever, a lifestyle collection. In anticipation of the upcoming global theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in June, Universal is building upon the success of LEGO Jurassic World, with the debut of construction sets that span every LEGO age category, as well as two all-new, animated videos, and a collection of soft lines and publishing to reach audiences beyond the toy aisle.
“Fans embraced LEGO Jurassic World with our initial product launch, and we couldn’t wait to come back and give them more of what they love with new ways to play and new opportunities to interact with the brand,” said Vince Klaseus, President of Universal Brand Development. “The expansion of our partnership reflects Universal’s objective to create lifestyle programs and engaging fan experiences that reach every age category, 365 days-a-year.”
In support of the theatrical launch of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal and the LEGO Group will globally launch 13 constructions sets that span across the various LEGO® play categories: LEGO Systems (ages 6+), LEGO Juniors (ages 4-7) and LEGO DUPLO (ages 2-4), plus a collectability offering with LEGO BrickHeadz, available this spring only at Walmart. The sets will hit shelves in April, with retailer exclusives at both Toys “R” Us and Walmart. Additionally, fans will find new soft line and publishing offerings available later this year.
First up is the LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (75928). Priced at $39.99, this set will have Chris Pratt’s dinosaur-wrangling character Owen Brady try to reunite with his last surviving raptor Blue, by catching her first on his quad-ATV, with help from a helicopter piloted by Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine) and a DPG pilot.
LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (75928)
Builders can unite Owen with his lead Velociraptor in this set designed for fans, ages seven and up. The set includes a quadbike, helicopter, featuring rotating blades and dual searchlights. The set also includes three minifigures: Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine) and a pilot, plus Blue, the Velociraptor.
Next is the LEGO Juniors T-Rex Breakout (10756), which depicts probably the original Jurassic Park T-Rex busting through an electrified gate while Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and panicked Dinosaur Protection Group staff try to evacuate their gate outpost in a van with some dinosaur eggs and a baby. It’s priced at $49.99
LEGO Juniors T-Rex Breakout (10756)
Children as young as four can play along and build a posable T. rex, opening gate and a truck with Quick Start chassis. This LEGO Juniors set includes easier building instructions and quick start elements as well as three minifigures and a baby dinosaur figure. Minifig characters include Claire (as played by Bryce Dallas Howard)
Finally, there’s the LEGO Duplo T-Rex Tower (10880). For $29.99 you’ll get another easy-build set that you and your children of four years and up can enjoy assembling together. The set includes a Jurassic World watchtower, a T-Rex figure with opening jaw and a more detailed Duplo minifigure of Owen.
LEGO Duplo T-Rex Tower (10880)
This new LEGO DUPLO set is suitable for builders, ages two and older. This easy-to-build dinosaur features large building bricks and is great for creating endless role-play stories! Toddlers and their parents can build this set together, which features a T. rex with opening jaw, revolving lookout tower, car and an Owen LEGO® DUPLO® figure.
As Jurassic Outpost pointed out, it seems that LEGO is already giving us a hint not only about the other dinosaurs that we will find in this upcoming wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets, but also about the much-talked about the villainous hybrid creature in the film. Take a closer look at the box art for 75928.
The dinosaur that is featured on set 75930 bares a very close resemblance to the rumored Indoraptor that will be introduced in the film. It looks like another one of those hybrid experiments that have gone awry. Other than the Indoraptor, the box art also suggests that we will be having a Carnotaurus (75929) and a Stygimoloch (75927) added into the theme.
And that’s the first batch of LEGO Jurassic World tie-in sets for the movie. More products will be revealed in February during the New York Toy Fair. The film arrives in cinemas on June 7.