|Licensed from||Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment|
|Characters||Owen Grady, Claire Dearling, Gray Mitchell, Zachary "Zach" Mitchell, Eli Mills, Ellie Sattler, Franklin Webb, Zia Rodriguez, Gunnar Eversol, Ken Wheatley, Maisie Lockwood, Dr. Wu, Simon Masrani, Vic Hoskins, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Lex Murphy, Tim Murphy, Ian Malcolm, John Hammond, Ray Arnold, Dennis Nedry, Hudson Harper, Danny Nedermeyer, Sinjin Prescott, Red the Dog, Allison Miles, Ben, Brooklynn, Darius, Kenji, Sammy, Yaz, Rainn Delacourt, Kayla Watts and Soyona Santos|
Lego Jurassic World is a Lego theme based on the Jurassic World film trilogy. It is licensed from Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The theme was introduced in June 2015, with the release of toy sets and the video game Lego Jurassic World, both to promote the film Jurassic World. Subsequent sets were released in 2018, alongside the next film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Various animated projects have also been made, including the 2018 television special Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, and the 2019 miniseries Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar.
Lego Jurassic World is based on the Jurassic World film trilogy. The first film, Jurassic World, focuses on a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. It was released in June 2015. As part of the marketing campaign, The Lego Group released toy sets based on the film. Each set featured different dinosaurs, such as Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus rex, Dilophosaurus and the Indominus rex. Human figures were released as well, including one depicting Chris Pratt's character, Owen Grady. It was Pratt's third Lego minifigure, following toys based on The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. A 90-second fan video was released shortly after the film, recreating it in Lego form. A separate three-minute fan video based on the first Jurassic Park film was also created by a father and his daughter in 2015.
The sequel film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was released in June 2018. Lego produced various toy sets based on the film ahead of its release. The largest set, with 1,019 Lego bricks, depicted the film's Indoraptor and Lockwood Estate. It also included two velociraptors and six minifigures. The Lego Group also released Duplo sets for younger children. In addition, The Lego Group built a life-sized model of Blue, a Velociraptor who appears in the Jurassic World films. The model included Blue standing on an overturned tour vehicle, representing a scene from Fallen Kingdom. The dinosaur and vehicle contained a total of 703,855 Lego bricks, and weighed 3,560 pounds. They were placed in front of Stage 18 at Universal Studios Hollywood. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first Jurassic Park film, Lego also introduced the Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase set. It came with 360 Lego bricks, and included a Velociraptor and the computer control room seen in the film. It also included four minifigures of characters from the film.
Four toy sets, based on the Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar miniseries, were released in 2019. Lego also introduced the Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set, based on the original Jurassic Park film. The set came with 3,120 Lego bricks, and included a posable T. rex, six minifigures, and the Jurassic Park gate seen in the film. It was designed by Lego Senior Model Designer Mark Stafford. Four new sets were released in 2020.
In May 2022, Chris Pratt had unveiled a life-size replica of the T. rex head who appear in Jurassic World: Dominion film. The T. rex head contained 200,000 of Lego pieces and placed in front of the Rockefeller Center in New York.
Before the launch of the Lego Jurassic World range, The Lego Dino Attack theme was released in 2005. This theme focused on radioactive dinosaurs that were created by mad scientists and featured dinosaurs and armoured all-terrain vehicles. Lego Dino Attack was known as Lego Dino 2010 in Europe. In 2012, Lego Dino Attack was replaced by Lego Dino. These themes eventually resulted in the introduction of the Lego Jurassic World theme, which included some of the original concepts of the Lego Dino Attack and Lego Dino themes, such as the dinosaurs, buildings and armoured all-terrain vehicles, but also introduced modern day elements.
During the development process, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom inspired theme involved a dedicated group of Lego designers collaborating with the artists behind the movie to bring Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to life in Lego form. Model Designer Luis Castaneda explained, "They pitch us what they can without spoiling the movie, they give us the highlights of the movie and then we do our toy version, our interpretation of those scenes. For us it's all about making a fun toy. Jurassic World is pretty straightforward. We know there is going to be dinos, we know there is going to be cool vehicles, good heroes and some other humans that are probably not heroes. There's going to be something going on, the dinosaurs are going to escape from cages and what not, so there's going to be a lot of catching and chasing dynamics in the movie."
The range of Lego Jurassic World sets introduced new dinosaurs, eggs and baby dinosaurs. Luis Castaneda explained, "The reasons that the dinosaurs were chosen were for their 'iconicness', the ones that were clearly different, and a couple of novelties – dinos that we hadn't seen before. We really loved the fact there was a flying dino, there was a dino that is not a flesh eater but is quite dangerous because he butts with his head, and the Raptors. I mean the Raptors are almost like the main stars in the franchise and we know this one, Blue, from the previous movie. At the end of that movie she turns out to be some sort of a hero because she ends up saving everybody. We like Blue a lot. Then we have the Carnotaurus, which I don't think we've seen in the previous movies. So that's one of the novelties."
In 2019, Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar sets had revealed the new concepts and was in development. Lego Design Manager Marcos Bessa explained, "For the LEGO® Jurassic World franchise in 2019 we have four novelty products coming out. These products are primarily based on new content we are doing with Universal. It expands the universe and takes place between the original trilogy and the first Jurassic World movie. The new park is already functioning, and Owen has just arrived at the park. We’ve seen in Jurassic World that he already has a history with Claire but what we are going to see in our TV series is how they actually build and develop that relationship."
Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar provided inspiration for this year's new sets, which the Lego design team collaborating with the minds behind the new series. Marcos Bessa explained, “This actually taps into a particular moment in the show, there’s also a whole storyline about a treasure hunt across the island. Two of the sets tie into that storyline directly, whilst two tie into the theme park.”
According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released 65 playsets and promotional polybags as part of the Lego Jurassic World theme.
The Lego Jurassic World theme was launched at the New York Toy Fair in June 2015. As part of the marketing campaign, The Lego Group released six toy sets based on the first film. Each set featured different dinosaurs, pieces of the dinosaur theme park and vehicles. Minifigures were released as well, including Owen Grady, Claire Dearling, Dr. Wu, Simon Masrani and Vic Hoskins. The Lego sets released included Pteranodon Capture, Dilophosaurus Ambush, Raptor Rampage, T. rex Tracker, Indominus rex Breakout and Raptor Escape. In addition, a Gallimimus Trap polybag set was released as a promotion. The Lego Jurassic World video game was released on 12 June 2015 and included a Dr. Wu minifigure as a free gift.
In October 2017, The Lego Group confirmed that Lego Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom products would be launched in 2018. The seven toy sets based on the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film were launched in April 2018. The seven sets were Pteranodon Chase, Stygimoloch Breakout, Blue's Helicopter Pursuit, Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape, Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate, Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack and T. rex Transport. It's also introduced Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase set based on the first Jurassic Park film. In addition, Baby Velociraptor Playpen polybag set was released as a promotion.
In October 2018, Universal announced that new Lego Jurassic World products would be released in 2019. The four toy sets based on the Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar miniseries were launched in June 2019. The four toy sets were Dilophosaurus on the Loose, Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt, Triceratops Rampage and T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle. It also introduced the Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set based on the original Jurassic Park film. The Lego Group announced the Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set was retired on 31 December 2021. Another four toy sets also based on the Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar miniseries were released in 2020. The four toy sets were Dr. Wu's Lab: Baby Dinosaurs Breakout, Gallimimus and Pteranodon Breakout, Indominus rex vs. Ankylosaurus and Velociraptor: Biplane Rescue Mission. The Lego Group announced the four toy sets would be retired on 31 December 2021.
In 2021, four toy sets based on the Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous animated Netflix series would be released in September 2021. The four sets released included Stygimoloch Dinosaur Escape, T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition, Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase and Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape. Each of the sets included Lego minifigures of Kenji, Sammy, Ben, Brooklynn, Darius and Yaz.
Three sets based on the Jurassic World Dominion film and one set based on the original Jurassic Park film were be released in April 2022. The three sets released included Triceratops Pick-up Truck Ambush, Pyroraptor & Dilophosaurus Transport and T-rex Breakout. T-rex Breakout set consists of 1212 pieces with 4 minifigures. T-rex Breakout set included Lego minifigures of Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Tim Murphy and Lex Murphy. An addition, The Lego Group and Universal Brand Development had announced the six sets were released in April as well consisting of Pteranodon Chase, T. rex Dinosaur Breakout, Atrociraptor Dinosaur Bike Chase, Blue & Beta Velociraptor Capture, Quetzalcoatlus Plane Ambush and T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout. Another largest set will be released as well named Giganotosaurus & Therizinosaurus Attack. Each of the sets included Lego minifigures of Rainn Delacourt, Kayla Watts and Soyona Santos. In addition, Dinosaur Market polybag set will be released as a promotion.
Lego Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom themed sets have also been produced as part of the Lego Juniors theme and, more recently, as part of its successor product range 4+. These sets were specifically designed to be simpler to build with fewer pieces and slightly larger building elements. The Lego Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets are aimed at children aged four and above, such as Velociraptor: Biplane Rescue Mission set, which is part of the Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar sub-theme.
Duplo Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom themed sets have also been produced as part of the Duplo theme and was released in April 2018. These sets are twice the length, height, and width of traditional Lego bricks, making them easier to handle and less likely to be swallowed by younger children. Despite their size, they are still compatible with traditional Lego bricks. The two sets were Gentle Giants Petting Zoo and T. rex Tower. In 2021, T. rex and Triceratops Dinosaur Breakout set was released in June 2021. The set consists of 36 pieces with 1 minifigure of Owen Grady.
In 2022, Dinosaur Nursery set will be released on 17 April 2022 and based on Jurassic World Dominion film. The set consists of 27 pieces with 1 minifigure of Claire Dearing.
Several Lego Jurassic World characters have also been released as part of the Lego BrickHeadz theme. A range of Lego Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom BrickHeadz was announced in April 2018, which included Owen and Blue as buildable characters. The set consists of 234 pieces and 2 baseplates.
In 2015, four short videos for Lego Jurassic World were released on YouTube, including A Jarring Encounter, A Day in the Life, Jurassic Pals, and Little Arms...Big Feet.
Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape was released in October 2016, initially as a five-part series of online videos. It was released on DVD later that month as a 24-minute short film. It is a prequel to Jurassic World, and follows most of the film's characters as they try to capture a hot dog-loving Indominus rex. It is the first animated spin-off project in the Jurassic Park franchise. The home media release was accompanied by another short prequel, titled Lego Jurassic World: Employee Safety Video.
In promotion of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Lego produced two short films titled Rescue Blue and Escape the Indoraptor, with a variant featured on YouTube where it was separated into four parts, and at the end of each part the audience was given the option to choose between two different outcomes.
Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit is a prequel to Jurassic World. It aired on NBC on November 29, 2018.
Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar is a 13-episode animated miniseries that premiered in 2019. The series is also a prequel to Jurassic World, chronicling the park operations. A two-part special for the series, titled Lego Jurassic World: Double Trouble, premiered in 2020.
Lego Jurassic World: Keep Your Dinosars Safe is a web short released on YouTube in 2020. It features Owen and Blue teaching about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to stay safe.
A video game, Lego Jurassic World, was released in June 2015, coinciding with the film. It was the latest in a series of Lego-branded video games, and is based on the first four films in the Jurassic Park franchise. It is an action-adventure game, developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It was initially released across numerous game platforms, and was later released for Android and iOS in 2016. A Nintendo Switch version was released in 2019.
Two other games feature elements relating to Jurassic World. Lego Dimensions (2015) has a "team pack" that recreates the events of the film and adds Owen Grady, ACU Trooper and a Velociraptor as playable characters. Lego Brawls (2019) includes Tyrannosaurus rex, Indominus rex, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing as playable characters.
Numerous books based on Lego Jurassic World have been written:
In 2015, The Lego Group reported that the Lego Star Wars, Lego Jurassic World and Lego Technic themes had contributed to its first half results jump 18 per cent for 2015. In September 2015, The Lego Group reported that the Lego Elves and Lego Jurassic World lines, "were received very positively by children all over the world", and that these themes had helped to push revenue up by 23 per cent. In November 2015, the Toy Retailers Association listed the Raptor Rampage set on its official list of Dream Toys 2015.
In 2019, T-rex vs Dino-Mech Battle set was listed as one of the best toys for the 2019 Holiday season in Parents Magazine.
In the 2019 film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, were the main character Emmet teams up with Rex Dangervest who had six raptors named Cobra, Rocky, Quaid, Ripley, Connor, and The Other One, Emmet seems to love raptors since his voice actor Chris Pratt who played Owen in the Jurassic World films and made a possible reference to how Owen trains and kept velociraptors.
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