LEGO, uh finds a way. Jurassic Park turns 30 this year and to celebrate LEGO have announced five new LEGO Jurassic Park sets that allow you to build and re-create iconic scenes from the Steven Spielberg.
The LEGO 30th Anniversary Jurassic Park sets will be released on 1 June 2023, but you can preorder 76961 LEGO Jurassic Park Visitor Center: T. rex & Raptor Attack from LEGO.com.
Jurassic Park and LEGO Dinosaur fans are in for treat as we finally get a proper LEGO Brachiosaurus, which has been a huge request from fans since the first LEGO Dino series.
I just love that there’s a good selection of sets, and new colour variants of our favourite dinosaurs to collect, and that so many key elements of Jurassic Park that fans have been asking for such as the Brachiosaurus, Jeep Wrangler and even Dennis Nedry’s demise are all here.
- 76957 Velociraptor Escape – US$39.99 / AU$52.99 / £31.99 / €37,99 / CAD$49.99
- 76958 Dilophosaurus Ambush – US$19.99 / AU$42.99 / £20.99 / €26,99 / CAD$24.99
- 76959 Triceratops Research – US$49.99 / AU$84.99 / £46.99 / €52,99 / CAD$64.99
- 76960 Brachiosaurus Discovery – US$84.99 / AU$139.99 / £74.99 / €79,99 / CAD$99.99
- 76961 Jurassic Park Visitor Center: T. rex & Raptor Attack – US$129.99 / AU$189.99 / £114.99 / €129,99 / CAD$169.99
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76957 LEGO Jurassic Park Velociraptor Escape – 137 pieces
76957 Velociraptor Escape – US$39.99 / AU$52.99 / £31.99 / €37,99 / CAD$49.99
Minifigures: Dr. Ellie Sattler and Muldoon
A 4+ set that introduces youngsters to thrilling LEGO Jurassic Park playsets with a Velociraptor figure, buildable dinosaur pen and off-roader vehicle.
Packed with endless fun, children can help Dr. Ellie Sattler and Muldoon look after the Velociraptor in the dinosaur pen before the dinosaur tries breaking through the electric fence to escape.
76958 LEGO Jurassic Park Dilophosaurus Ambush – 211 pieces
76958 Dilophosaurus Ambush – US$19.99 / AU$42.99 / £20.99 / €26,99 / CAD$24.99
Minifigures: Dennis Nedry
76959 LEGO Jurassic Park Triceratops Research – 281 pieces
76959 Triceratops Research – US$49.99 / AU$84.99 / £46.99 / €52,99 / CAD$64.99
Minifigures: Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm
76959 LEGO Jurassic Park Triceratops Research gives children a chance to join Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm on a research mission to find dinosaurs. Jump out of the off-roader vehicle and help take care of the sick Triceratops by looking for clues to what has caused the illness.
76960 LEGO Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus Discovery – 512 pieces
76960 Brachiosaurus Discovery – US$84.99 / AU$139.99 / £74.99 / €79,99 / CAD$99.99
Dinosaur: Brachiosaurus (new!)
Minifigures: John Hammond, Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Alan Grant
75960 LEGO Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus Discovery set, invites fans to jump into the Jeep® Wrangler with John Hammond, Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Alan Grant in search of dinosaurs.
With 512 pieces for ages 9+, fans can recreate a classic scene from the iconic, original film featuring the first-ever Brachiosaurus LEGO dinosaur, or simply build and display the impressive model when complete.
76961 LEGO Jurassic Park Visitor Center: T. rex & Raptor Attack – 693 pieces
76961 Jurassic Park Visitor Center: T. rex & Raptor Attack – US$129.99 / AU$189.99 / £114.99 / €129,99 / CAD$169.99
Dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor
Minifigures: Dr. Henry Wu, Ray Arnold, Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Alan Grant, Tim and Lex Murphy
75961 LEGO Jurassic Park Visitor Center: T. rex & Raptor Attack sparks memories of the classic Jurassic Park film by letting fans perform tests and check on the dinosaur eggs in the incubator with Dr. Henry Wu and Ray Arnold. Take a break in the kitchen for a quick snack with Dr. Ellie Sattler, Dr. Alan Grant, Tim and Lex Murphy before the T. rex and Velociraptor cause total chaos. Unlimited play opportunities with this 693-piece set are waiting for children ages 12+ as well as adult fans.
What do you think of the LEGO Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary sets?
I got the opportunity to see the entire range at the Australian Toy Fair earlier this week, and they look pretty solid. The Brachiosaurus takes a while to get used to as it’s so large, curvy and from some angle quite bulbous, but it’s really impressive and should be a fun dinosaur to add to your collection.
The addition of the an affordable way to get the Jurassic Park Ford explorer is also a really nice touch, especially for those who missed out on 76956 T. rex Breakout.
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I want so much that there are for the next Lego Jurassic World sets :
-a remake Tyrannosaurus Rex figure with the tip of his upper jaw a little wider and rounded, the top of his head just above his eyes less extended, and the metatarsals less chunky;
-a remake Velociraptor figure directly based on the new Lego Atrociraptor figure with just the modified muzzle;
-a JP3 male Velociraptor figure based directly on the new Lego Atrociraptor figure with just the modified muzzle, thorns or proto-feathers behind the head, and the ridges near the eyes;
-Tarbosaurus from Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Hidden Adventure with especially the tip of its upper jaw a bit wider and rounded;
-Mount Sibo volcano (measuring 50 centimeters wide).
Oh our kids and I have waited so long for Lego to make these scenes! Happy, happy day! There is so much we love here, including minifigs of John Hammond, Ian Malcolm (our son’s favourite two characters, neither of which he has), and Dennis Nedry (with the dino spit!), all figures the kids are so excited to be able to get, also glad to see Robert Muldoon and Ray Arnold, a BRACHIOSAURUS oh yeah (which can replace the moulded toy brachi that has the privilege of being the only non-Lego thing permitted on the Lego table, because there’s been no Lego one), they’re also so excited to be able to get the Ford Explorer in a set they have a chance of saving for, plus there’s the Jeep, the visitor’s centre and the banner (when the kids saw this set, they were looking for it saying, “the banner, the banner, come on….YESSSSS!!!”), even the jelly haha the shaving cream can haha love the little sticker details like Mr DNA and the dino artwork in the visitor’s centre, so much good stuff in these sets….and then…..I checked the prices in Aussie dollars. Ouch.
$53 for the 4+ set, at 137 pieces, that’s 39c per piece! Lol, they can keep it. This will go to clearance at Big W and KMart, like other overpriced 4+ sets have, including Jurassic theme. If it’s a *really* good clearance sale, we’ll look at it.
$43 for the Dilophosaurus ambush, as others have said, is bizarre as $20 USD should put it at around A$31. As it is, and at 211 pieces, that’s 20c per piece, still coming it at the cheapest price per part of the whole wave. But it should be reasonable at Big W when they have their 20% off sales. These release June 1, and school holidays follow shortly afterwards, which always means a toy sale.
$85 for Triceratops Research, again $50 USD should have put that one at A$76 based on current conversion. At only 281 pieces, it’s 30c per piece, just ridiculous even accounting for the triceratops. The last wave of JW sets had a crazily overpriced triceratops set, too. But we will have to look for this on sale at Big W, because our kids really want the Explorer and Ian Malcolm.
$140 for the Brachiosaurus, also a little inflated based on current conversion from USD. At 512 pieces, that’s 27c per piece, but the Brachi is huge and if you’re in this deep to collecting Lego dinos, you can’t not get the brachi, plus John Hammond is our boy’s favourite character and a key character obviously, and we don’t have him, so this will also be on our toy sale shopping list.
$190 for the Visitor Centre is actually less overpriced comparatively for us than for the US. But at 693 pieces, that’s 27c per piece. Since we already have a T Rex and velociraptor, we might have to let this one slide, sad to say. That’s way outside the kids’ budget, too.
Super happy to see these sets, super happy that they’ve made them for kids rather than the massive collector stuff that’s way out of reach for kids, super happy with all the little details and play features included, I think they’re great, but the prices, even accounting for the dino tax, do continue the rather alarming upward trajectory we’ve been seeing since Lego’s profits starting booming at the start of the pandemic. Although this has seen our kids increasingly choose to spend their birthday money and pocket money on other toys, this wave has them very excited, and with a generous Lego gift card recently acquired from a birthday, they’re already on their way to saving up.
I’m totally disappointed with these.
They look like like cheaper sets you’d buy for a kids birthday party present in the basic features and build but actually come with a “money to burn” price tag.
Kind of remind me of the football table set in how it’s misjudged the current cost of living crisis and world economy.
I initially though “Great I can get another explorer” for a decent price (given the only other set it comes in has one explorer with 3 wheels) but then I still feel it’s over priced.
The main let down is that the rumours of a visitors centre had me hoping for an adults set as it would lend itself perfectly but nada. 🙁 Rebrickable it had an awesome raptor pen (now removed) and visitors centre so looks like Bricklink for me after all.
Woah, those prices! Sheesh!
I’ve been largely avoiding licensed sets for a while but I let myself break my rule and picked up the 2 or 3 Jurassic sets related to the original movie over the last few years. They were expensive, but at least they felt like value for money. These don’t even come close.
I’m not sure I’d call $85 an affordable way to get the Ford Explorer! Not when the rest is just a triceratops, 2 minifigures and a pile of turd.
I know those molds are expensive, but wow… just, wow. I do hope TLG realise that when they analyse local markets to determine prices, despite the perceived wealth and buying power of the nation, most people’s wages haven’t increased for a looong time, and even if some of us have disposable income to spare, we haven’t quite thrown common sense out of the window just yet.
4 x Triceratops Research = $340, vs. say… Pirates of Barracuda Bay for $300. Kinda puts it into perspective!
Another Jay says
It comes with a brown frog, too! It’s up there on top of the turd pile! That’s gotta add //some// value! XD
Jay Ong says
Yeah, unfortunately that’s the Dino and Jurassic World tax working in tandem.
It never makes sense, but with all these large moulds used for the dinosaurs, there’s always some huge premium attached that makes it hard to benchmark against any other sets from other themes.
Re: Ford Explorer, that’s in comparison to the only other set which has one – 76956 T.Rex Breakout which is AU$200, so yeah, while not cheap, is a slightly more accessible way to get the Ford Explorer. Plus, you also get a Triceratops!
Being a wide release, these should also be readily discounted at retail stores, so I don’t think paying full price is ever wise for these general release products. At 20% off, it becomes a much more compelling buy.
I was really excited when I saw the headline, but is it just me or do these sets look really bad? I would have thought for a 30th anniversary they would go all out. I have the T rex breakout diorama which is an amazing set, these look cheap and lifeless, especially the visitor centre, I hope I’m wrong and they are better in person.
Jay Ong says
These are playsets, so they definitely have more kid-friendly features to them, especially as they’re also aimed at parents buying toys for dinosaur-obsessed kids.
I do hope this isn’t all we get, and we maybe get another 18+ set that’s announced later on?
An update to the Velociraptor Kitchen would be quite nice, and might be affordable too.
Greg N. says
$40 US for a 4+ set is kind of a crock, innit?
I understand most of the price is coming from the dinosaur (and perhaps also Robert Muldoon, the legend) but it still feels obscenely priced for what it is. I’m not sure whether to under or overestimate the amount of entertainment a 4-year-old will get from this.
Also, Lego really missed out on an opportunity to make the Brachiosaurus’ legs poseable, so it could actually properly rear like it does in the movie, but I’m just thrilled that we’re getting one. Actually, I’m just thrilled that we’re getting Jurassic Park sets at all!
Jay Ong says
Yeah, that one is egregiously overpriced considering it’s only 137-pieces AND meant to be aimed at younger kids transitioning from Duplo.
Feels like someone stuffed up there with the pricing as it doesn’t make any sense at all.
Yeah the Brachiosaurus legs are a shame, but from their production perspective, they were maybe limited by the number of new moulds they could create, especially as these dino moulds are so huge. Posable legs would’ve required at the very minimum, 2 extra moulds in addition to the body.
I’m just happy we’re getting more herbivores and I’ve been waiting for a Brachiosaurus for years!
Jesus Penis says
The Dilophosaurus is $19.99 in the US but $42.99 in Australia?!
If the yanks think it’s a rip-off what is it for the Aussies? There’s something wrong with that price difference.
Jay Ong says
Yeah, huge kicker for us Down Under. The usual US19.99 > AU pricing is about AU$32.99, so I think they just decided to mark this one up for no reason, especially when they know the likes of Kmart will knock it down to the $30 price point on release.
I like the Triceratops set both for the dinosaur and the vehicle. I probably won’t buy it, but I’d be OK finding it under my Christmas tree. The pricing on Nedry’s demise is so odd it feels like a misprint. Good for US, but out of kilter for the rest of the world and inconsistent with the ither sets.
Jay Ong says
Yeah, pricing is all over the place here. With a discount, the Triceratops set is decent, and the Brachiosaurus is okay just because of how large the dino is.
The Dilophosaurus pricing is just whack, but I guess LEGO are betting that the USD continues to stay strong, and are expecting the GBP, Euro and AUD to all depreciate this year.
$42 for the entry level set and $52 for the 4+???
Lego really are pricing themselves out of the range of kids and many families. I guess that pricing model of “sell fewer sets at a higher price” is how they see themselves increasing profit and making themselves appear to be a premium brand.
Jay Ong says
It’s nuts. No idea why the pricing on what one is so wonky all over the world.
I’m a little underwhelmed, but my dinosaur & lego obsessed five year old is going to love the Brachiosaurus and Triceratops, so we’ll definitely pick those up. At $19.99 we’ll probably get the Dilophosaurus too.
Jay Ong says
It’s really the perfect range – aimed at us parents who grew up watching Jurassic Park, now with dino-obsessed LEGO kids!
I’ve never been so underwhelmed and disappointed! These are so outrageously priced I’m wondering if this is an early April fools joke! These sets should each be 50% cheaper.
The sets are soooo small for the price and all seem 100% geared towards kids. I just can’t justify purchasing any of these.
I’m a huge Jurassic Park fan and these sets are an embarrassment to an anniversary set.
Jay Ong says
Hopefully there’ll be an 18+ set on the way. Maybe a proper minifigure-scale Diorama-style Gate set?
I think the frogs are a nice touch! There’s a green frog on the raptor gate, white frog behind the dilo sign, brown frog on top of the trike poop pile… Where are the frogs for the two larger sets?
Don’t tell me I’m paying more for less frogs.
Jay Ong says
Might please you to know why there are so many frogs, right from the set designer’s mouth!
Jay again says
It pleases me greatly, thank you!
Danielle scott says
I most definitely agree 👍🏻 💯
Danielle scott says
To be honest I bought 2 parts of jurassic world lego for my son for Xmas and I was extremely disappointed in the finished product and didn’t find the instructions tions very self explanatory especially for that of a child let alone an adult .for the cost I expected quite more size in the dinosaurs and more assesiories would of been good.so no I won’t be buying any of the new edition jurassic world lego unfortunately unless it’s 50% off or on a great sale.im still a great fan of lego just thought I’d be honest with my comment
Jay Ong says
No, that’s really fair. Any sets with LEGO Dinosaurs are usually very over-priced.
The Dilophosaurus Ambush isn’t bad but the rest are crazy expensive. Won’t be buying any of these.
Jay Ong says
Depends – Dilophosaurus Ambush is super expensive for everyone else in the world!
190$ for 693 pieces? 52$ for a standard raptor and 2 mini-figures?
That’s genuinely entertaining as a joke.
I can’t believe they held back and didn’t charge 200, even better 269, why not?
ps. From buying all of the first avatar wave, you’re not going to be happy with the value of these even at 40% off. Look at the dimensions. Its 16cm deep. Wow.
Jay Ong says
It’s rough, but hey, that’s the dino tax.
I’m not sold on the Visitor Centre, but I think the Brachiosaurus and Triceratops sets are the slight winners here.
Yes, i guess so. Even though the ford explorer looks dorky in screenshots and on youtube, its much better in the hand so it would be nice to have another one.
Raging Ocelot says
Now that is one big pile of sh#t.
Jay Ong says
Proof that LEGO could produce a giant pile of poo, and we’d still buy it