Jurassic World has been a popular range for Lego for some time, but up until now all of its included dinosaurs have been nothing but plastic toys. The sets have been great, but they've been more aimed at younger builders; more playsets than the kinds of things we grown-ups like to build and put on display. That's all about to change with the latest Jurassic World set revealed: Lego Jurassic Park T.Rex Rampage is a 3,120 piece model including a buildable 69cm long Tyrannosaurus Rex and the iconic Jurassic Park gates that are nearly half a metre high.
Tl;dr: this set looks freaking awesome.
It comes with six minifigures: Dr. Ian Malcolm, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Alan Grant, John, Hammond, Ray Arnold and Dennis Nedry. The latter three are new minifigs for 2019, too. And there's also a baby dinosaur, because what Lego Jurassic World set is complete without a tiny completely-not-to-scale dino figure in it? The minifigs come with a custom stand, along with a T-Rex fact plate – much like what's included in Ultimate Collector Series Lego sets.
While the focus of the set is clearly on the massive dinosaur – who has a snapping jaw, and posable head, arms, legs and tail – the Jurassic Park gates are something to behold by themselves. They feature a trigger-operated opening system, and a few Easter eggs hidden within the build to appease fans of the film. There's a nest with two cracked eggs inside, a branch for Dennis Nedry to hang from, a little bunker complete with a bed for Ian Malcolm, and John Hammond's dining room. That's a lot of stuff to pack into just a set of gates.
It's a 16+ set, which puts it in line with Lego's "expert" range, but still maintains the Jurassic World branding on the box. But this is certainly no playset. Not least when you consider the cost: its RRP is £219.99, and it'll be available from the Lego Store from next Wednesday, 19th June. I know what I'm going to be doing next week. Raaawr.