Hi guys! Today I have a LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom set review… but this is a little different. This is a LEGO Juniors review too – something I’ve never done before (except for this post on Ninja Brick). Anyways, let’s check it out! This set retails for £24.99 (UK), $24.99 (U.S.), $39.99 (Aus), and $49.99 (NZ). There are two minifigures in this set, but what I think is the more interesting one is Owen Grady. This is the same minifigure who also appears in 75926 Pteranodon Chase and 75928 Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit (minus backpack and crossbow). He has the new Chris Pratt face which I think looks good. You can see his alternate face here. He has his usual tousled hairpiece as well as his brown jacket over a sand blue shirt. He wears dark blue jeans with some printing on them. In this set, Owen comes with a chicken drumstick on a stick to serve as bait for the Raptor, though the set comes with a walkie-talkie piece too that either him or the other minifigure can use. Speaking of the other minifigure, here he is. He’s a guard. Interestingly, his guard outfit is different from the guards in the regular Fallen Kingdom sets – they only appear in the other Fallen Kingdom Juniors sets. His head is the one that has been used on First Order Crew Members in 75104 Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle and 75132 First Order Battle Pack, Killmonger in 76100 Royal Talon Fighter Attack, and a guard in 75931 Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack. He has plain dark blue legs and a dark blue cap, and his accessory is a tranquilizer gun. There’s one dinosaur included in the set, and it is a raptor. LEGO Raptors are getting more and more common now, which puzzles me as I thought Blue was the only raptor left after Jurassic World 1. Anyways, this raptor has completely new coloring. It’s lime green in color which looks less realistic but is more vibrant, fitting the younger audience for Juniors. All the molds are reused, though. There are some dark green colors and some black claws. The legs and arms are mounted on Technic pin connections. They can be moved forward and back, though you might have stability issues depending on how you pose the legs. You can get rid of those issues if you attach one of the feet to a studded base, though. You can move the head side to side thanks to a Technic pin, and the jaw can be opened and closed. It’s a nice dinosaur overall, though older LEGO fans may prefer a more earthy, realistic color scheme like Blue’s or the one from 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase. Now on to the build in the set. There’s technically only one, but it kind of splits into two. It has a grey and blue color scheme which fits the Jurassic World color scheme. Every non-brick-built detail you see is printed, so you do get a couple of interesting printed pieces like the 1×6 hazard sign tiles and the 2×2 blue Jurassic World logo tiles. Since this is a Juniors set, there are several big one-piece molds used, though the most notable one is the huge car chassis piece – I believe this is the largest car chassis mold available for LEGO Juniors (at the time of writing). There still is a fair bit of building, but it’s a lot simpler, and that shows in the 85-piece part count. The back section can be detached from the main vehicle, leaving this truck-like vehicle behind. It doesn’t look particularly great in this form if you ask me, though maybe kids won’t be as fussy as me 😛 Here’s the back section by itself. It is trapezoidal, and uses a jail bar panel piece as the main door. You can hinge down the jail bar panel piece to form a ramp, then use Owen’s chicken drumstick bait to lure the raptor into the trap. After that, you can fold the ramp behind and put the trap onto the back of the truck for safe transport. Here’s what the raptor looks like on the back of the truck – methinks it could jump out but whatever. There’s a seat for the driver in the main driver area, though Owen can stand behind him. There’s a clip on either side of the truck body next to the Jurassic World tiles to clip on accessories like the walkie talkie or the tranquilizer rifle.
That’s it for the set! On the whole, I think this set is nice for younger children, but older LEGO fans can afford to give it a miss and get the more “grown-up” LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom sets.
The build itself is okay – especially for a Juniors set, it looks reasonable. The minifigures are not bad, though the guard is a bit plain. Playability is alright as you can act out a play scenario and transport the raptor around in the 4×4. The price is kind of high, though – I get there are big one-piece molds but the set size on the whole does not feel worth it in relation to the price. If you want to get this, get it on a discount.
- Builds: 3.5/5
- Minifigures: 3.5/5
- Playability: 3.5/5
- Price: 3/5
- Personal Rating: 3.5/5
- TOTAL: 3.4/5
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VaderFan2187 out! 😀