LEGO have announced a jaw-dropping set that will send every Jurassic Park fan into a frenzy – 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage.
The star of this 3,120-piece set is an awe-inspiring brick-built Tyrannosaurus Rex and immortalises some of the most iconic moments, and characters from Jurassic Park in LEGO form.
See below for regional pricing and links to the product page:
- LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage [US] – US$249.99
- LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage [AU] – AU$399.99
- LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage [UK] – £219.99
- LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage [EU] – €249.99
- LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage [CA] – CA$299.99
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.
The set is essentially made up of two parts, the giant T. Rex and the iconic Jurassic Park gates that house several small modules that bring to life some of the most memorable scenes from the movie.
The set comes with 6 minifigures, featuring the who’s who from the 1993 film. You get a shirtless sweaty Ian Malcolm, Ray “Hold on to your butts” Arnold, John “We have a T-Rex!” Hammond, Ellie Satler, Alan Grant and Dennis Nedry.
Sure this set will cost me $400, but IMHO that’s a small price to pay to get a minifigure version of a moist, bloodied and bare-chested Jeff Goldblum, which is just the stuff of dreams.
The set also comes with a UCS plaque for the Tyrannosaurus Rex (which means King of the Tyrant Lizards in Green and Latin), and a display stand for all 6 minifigures, so I guess you could lable this a UCS Jurassic Park set of sorts.
The star of this set is of course the brick-built Tyrannosaurus Rex, which just looks menacingly awesome in every way.
We’ve had plenty of LEGO dinosaurs before, but the prospect of a brick-built, POSABLE T-Rex has awakened something in me that I never knew existed.
I think the photos of this set don’t do it justice and doesn’t really give it a sense of scale, as the T.Rex measures 22cm (8”) high, 69cm (27”) long and 17cm (6”) wide.
I’m slightly astounded that it measures almost 70cm long – pull out a ruler or measuring tape and you’ll see why.
I don’t know about you, but this is quite possibly THE most exciting thing that LEGO have announced this year – and it will be very, very, very hard to top this from a coolness factor.
You also get the iconic Jurassic Park gate which measures over 42cm (16”) high, 48cm (18”) wide and 14cm (5”) deep, which makes it quite a sizable model on its own.
Unfortunately, it looks like stickers are employed for the Jurassic Park sign (boo!), but I do love how accurate the designers have made it look, which becomes possible when building at this scale.
It might look a little plain but once you flip it around.. you’ll notice 7 modules built into the gate itself, representing 7 memorable scenes from the movie.
Highlights include Ian Malcolm’s bunker bed, for all your sweaty, lying down needs.
John Hammond’s dining table.
Alan Grant inspecting a nest withhatched eggs.
Ray Arnold’s control room.
The power shed scene featuring Ellie Satler.
And last but not least… you can relive Dennis Nedry’s tragic death and his hunt for a can of shaving cream in the mud. Absolute perfection.
If you’re one of those people who had an awe-inspiring encounter with Jurassic Park in the cinemas, and hold the movie in absolute high regard, this set is 100% for you.
As a sucker for all things pop culture, the 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage set just makes me giddy, and it’s going to be hard to resist ordering this on release day.
There are a few things I don’t like about the set. Movie licenses are expensive, so the AU$400 pricetag places this set near the upper limits of what I’m prepared to pay for a LEGO set, and I think it’s just a tad overpriced, for a 3,000+ piece set.
Secondly, and this I think is a major flaw with the set is – WHERE IS THE JURASSIC PARK JEEP.
If you’re going to charge a massive premium on what is meant to be the definitive Jurassic Park set, I’m just astounded that they didn’t include the Jeep in it.
You know, the vehicle that Ellie, Ian and Alan are literally in as they drive into the Jurassic Park gates. I’m just lost for words that they didn’t include the Jeep in the set. Poor, poor, decision, LEGO.
Thirdly, there will be more than a few raised eyebrows about the design of this set, which seems to be heavily inspired by a rejected LEGO Ideas submission by senteosan, which is about 5 years old now.
I don’t know how long this model has been floating around Billund and various LEGO designers, or if its taken this long to negotiate the license, but a bit too many resemblances to the Ideas project, minus of course the Jurassic Park Jeep.
That said, LEGO know precisely who they’re marketing to with this set – cashed up Adult LEGO fans with a deep love for iconic 90s films and/or massive brick-built dinosaurs.
The Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage set looks to be an exceptional display set and one of the most exceptional sets of 2019.
LEGO 75936 Jurassic Park: T. Rex Rampage goes on sale on 19 June 2019, and will be available from LEGO.com, or your local LEGO Brand Retail store.
Thanks for reading my thoughts on the set! Hope you’re as excited as I am.
I’d love to hear your thoughts of the set, and if you’re going to be picking this one up!