Friday, 19 June 2015

LEGO Jurassic World


Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs

I love the Jurassic Park movie series and was really excited to hear that a 4th movie was going to be (and now has been) released. It's about time! However, I was a bit sad that, although kids were featured in the shows (first 3 anyway), it's a pegi 13 movie and hence our kids shouldn't be watching it (I understand why of course). It is a shame because the dialogues were funny and the scenes with the dinosaurs (especially in the first movie) were amazing. Abby has learned about dinosaurs (she recognises some and can even tell their species name!) too so it would have been a great movie to watch together.

Luckily! LEGO has launched  a LEGO Jurassic World game that covers all 4 movies' story, and it's only pegi 7 (debating whether I should get the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U version)! They've also launched a range of LEGO Jurassic World construction sets, and our favourite from the range is definitely the LEGO Jurassic World: Dilophosaurus Ambush set!


Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs

Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs

We really like the LEGO Jurassic World: Dilophosaurus set (rrp £29.99 with 248 construction pieces) because it's one of the 2 sets that comes with the gyrosphere. How awesome is the gyrosphere in the movie (trailer)? And the LEGO gyrosphere pieces will be great to add to our LEGO (transparent) pieces collection (it will make a great fish bowl!).

The set also comes with a Dilophosaurus, which was featured in one of the earlier movies too, Gray (no idea who that is yet) and ACU trooper minifigures, and a fab Jurassic World 4 x 4.


Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs

Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs

Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World, Dinosaurs
LEGO crowbar used to make the side of the 4 x 4 windscreen, master builders indeed!
We are so glad that we've received the set with a gyrosphere, it really is a very cool and well designed item! The dinosaur is fairly unique as well as the jaws actually snaps! We have a LEGO dragon (the big red one from the Castle range), sharks and crocodiles, but their jaws closes without a snap. The snap makes it special!

While building the 4 x 4 with Abby, we noticed how solid the base is (joining many flat LEGO pieces together). It's brilliant as Clay hasn't managed to break the 4 x 4 yet, but for those who'd like to break it apart, it might take you a bit longer to do so! We love it though. And we also had a chat about how different each LEGO vehicle designs are. You can have similar looking vehicles, but they are all built in a different way!

Overall, we are very happy with the set. Now we just need to get the LEGO Jurassic World game so the kids can enjoy more of Jurassic Park!

For those who also like LEGO and Jurassic Park, Macro LEGO universe has recreated the T-Rex breakout scene using stop motion technique. It's brilliant!