75930 Indoraptor Damage at Lockwood Estate Review!

Hey guys! To make up for not posting reviews in the past few days, today I have a review of the largest Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set – 75930 Indoraptor Damage at Lockwood Estate! Long name for a big set. It has 1019 pieces, 6 minifigures, and retails for £119.99 in the UK, $129.99 in the U.S., $199.99 in Australia, and $249.99 in New Zealand. The first minifigure is the protagonist of Jurassic World, Owen Grady. This minifigure has appeared in other sets like 75926 Pteranodon Chase75928 Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit, and 10757 Raptor Rescue Truck (along with a variant in 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape), so he is not exclusive. In this set, however, he does come with a black axe, which seems like a pretty violent weapon! The second minifigure is Claire Dearing. She is less common, appearing in 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape and 10758 T-Rex Breakout. She wears an olive green jacket and has a pretty rare dark orange ponytail hairpiece, along with a double-sided head (smirking and frightened). Quite a nice minifigure overall, and definitely a significant improvement over the one from 2015.

Up next is Maisie Lockwood – for a set about the Lockwood Estate, it seems slightly odd that she is the only Lockwood character in this set. Regardless, she has a dark orange hairpiece and a double-sided head previously used for Lex Murphy in 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase, which is pretty appropriate. She wears a red jacket over a striped shirt, which is a great torso that can be reused on other minifigures if you like.

The fourth minifigure is Ken Wheatley. He has previously appeared in 75928 Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit, though in that set he had a stud shooter while here he has a proper tranquilizer rifle. I like his grim expression and his torso looks pretty cool, and his dark tan hat is nice too.

This guy over here is called Gunnar Eversol. He looks like a pretty interesting character to me, and seems pretty accurate to the movie character. He has the hair from TLBM’s Commissioner Gordon recolored in dark orange, and a double-sided head with some neat expressions. He wears a plaid suit and has plain black pants. He has a brick-built gavel made from three simple pieces, but I am slightly surprised LEGO didn’t go with the molded gavel from the Judge CMF a few years back. Still, this brick-built gavel is satisfactory.

The final minifigure is Eli Mills. He has a stern face print and a dark brown hairpiece. Unfortunately, I do not think his face is at all suitable in relation to the movie character, who has lighter brown hair and some stubble. Furthermore, it is frustrating to see this head piece still in use, especially when it has been used on many minifigures before, like Lex Luthor in 76097 Lex Luthor Mech Takedown, a Sith Trooper in 75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers Battle Pack, and even a generic guard in 75931 Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack. Regardless, his torso suit print is decent and he comes with a black walkie talkie element.There are three dinosaurs included in the set, the first of which is this baby dino. It seems to represent a baby T-Rex and is a very nice one-piece mold, with adequate printed and molded detail. It has previously appeared in 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape and 10758 T-Rex Breakout but I do not mind as it is a cute little creature. The second dinosaur is Blue. This dinosaur has been updated for the new 2018 Fallen Kingdom line, with a more accurate sand green and dark tan color scheme. Her body has nice printed detail all over, and she has a few articulation points. Her jaw can be opened or closed, while her arms and legs are attached via Technic pins so can be posed as you wish. Furthermore, her arms can hold on to bar-sized accessories, and her legs have anti-studs below to help with posing. Blue can thus be placed in some dynamic poses, though you might need to attach her to a studded base sometimes to help her maintain her balance. She also appears in 75928 Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit but she seems to be fairly important to the Fallen Kingdom storyline so I think it’s fine.

The final dinosaur is the exclusive and fearsome Indoraptor. After the epic failure that was the Indominus Rex, I’m surprised InGen still has the nerve to make another genetically modified dinosaur.The Indoraptor is oversized (like most of the LEGO Jurassic World dinosaurs), but I think it looks nice. It has a new molded head with a jaw that can be opened and closed, and a printed dark tan stripe running along the sides of the body. The neck has a wide range of motion while the arms (and hands) are recolored from the Indominus Rex. I like the spines molded on the back of the body, and the tail is a separate piece which can be rotated. The legs are also connected via Technic pins, and resemble Blue’s legs. On the whole, the Indoraptor has been well done apart from its size, and will be a big draw of this set. All in all I think the minifigure selection is good, despite some flaws with people like Eli Mills. Now on to the builds. The first build in the set is a motorcycle for Owen. This is the only time among the Fallen Kingdom subtheme where Owen has his iconic green motorbike. It has the standard motorcycle wheels and chassis, and comes with a dark green version of the oldie motorcycle fairing.

Owen can ride the bike, and there’s a couple of studs behind him so you can add extra stuff if you like. Now, on to the main build, Lockwood Manor itself. It has a tan color scheme with dark red roofs, and looks pretty grand. Unfortunately, it was also a slightly repetitive build, due to the symmetry of the building – the wings of the house on either side are also exactly identical, not to mention two displays inside which I will cover later. However, the manor’s exterior does look pretty nice on the whole, with the consistent windows and even light grey drainage pipes running along the sides of the building!

The lowest level has four sets of windows as well as the two main doors. They are brick-built and brown in color and have golden doorknobs. You can hinge them inward. I like brick-built doors in general, but I think these are slightly ugly and would definitely have liked them to be less studded.

The middle floor’s exterior has a couple of stickered panels to show masonry detail. I personally think this looks slightly odd, and I think LEGO could have easily used brick-built detail instead – I don’t know why they didn’t. In the middle is an elliptical window – I like how it’s built with the 2×2 macaroni tiles but I don’t think it really fits the overall style of the building. It would also have been nice to have a window panel behind it as you can poke your finger right through the hole (there’s no glass or anything).

The top storey has a balcony flanked by two more window panels. The balcony has space to pose some figures along with an opening door that leads inside. The main roof is dark tan and is built from several slopes. It has a pair of chimneys and a skylight in the middle which has a play feature – I’ll talk more about that later.Now we move on to the interior of the Lockwood Manor. There’s one more separate build included — a triceratops skull. It has a nice shape to it and despite being brick-built is has really nice details. The eyes have been replicated with 1×1 apollo studs and I particularly like how the beak is built from two slope pieces. The skull is placed on top of a simple brown table. I’m not sure what the tan represents but I think it provides some welcome variaton and makes it look more natural.

The rest of the centre lower storey has a couple of dinosaur exhibits and some flowers. The dinosaur exhibits are stickered tan panels behind glass panels with a couple of lights above. I don’t think they are particularly convincing, and the tan in the middle of the brown on the other side.

The second storey has a secret lab in the middle and a couple of walkways above the dino exhibits. The lab has some cool stuff like a dino analysis area on the left with space for the baby dino. There’s a computer screen with a couple of vials underneath (represented by upside-down diamond pieces). On the right there’s a stickered translucent light blue computer screen with some dinosaur DNA graphics, along with a nicely built microscope.

The middle has a special container clipped on behind the oval window. It is built in a nice way using some of the new 1×2 round plate with hollow studs in white. It contains a white horn piece inside which presumably represents some dino DNA that InGen is using to experiment. A minifigure like Claire can pick it up and steal it.

While I appreciate all the neat details in the lab, it’s very very cramp and there’s very little room to put figures and play, which is pretty disappointing. Far too many recent LEGO buildings are mostly facades and are much too thin, sacrificing playability — this is unfortunate and unacceptable. I really wish LEGO would make their buildings deeper.

Now we move on to the top floor. Only the central building has room for figures, as the two side wings have already reached the roof. The middle part of the top floor is empty as it needs room for the balcony door to open inward.

The left side of the top floor has a room with a desk inside. The desk has a printed 2×2 tile with a map on it, as well as a brick-built lamp (which uses a sausage piece recolored in black). There’s no chair, but that’s likely because the table is pretty low. There’s also a simple but really neat umbrella holder, made from the new molded umbrella piece stuck into a Technic pin connector.

The other side of the top floor is Maisie Lockwood’s bedroom.

It has a white bed with a red and dark green bedsheet. My favorite LEGO bed to date is the one in 70618 Destiny’s Bounty, as it allowed a minifigure to sleep under the covers. This bed does not have that play feature, but incorporates a different one. The entire bed is attached to the wall via a friction Technic pin.

You can hinge the bed up and put Maisie underneath to hide from the Indoraptor, then close the bed back. It doesn’t close 100% back down with a figure underneath but I think it’s good enough.

Now the back of the roof isn’t exactly the prettiest-looking thing, due to all the exposed strange shapes and the fact that the overly skylight juts out awkwardly. Well, you can probably guess that that’s because there’s a play feature involved.

In the trailer, the Indoraptor was standing on top of some glass roof. This seems to replicate that scene. You can put the Indoraptor on top of the skylight and then pull the grey sphere on the side of one of the chimneys. This will cause the skylight to fall downwards and send the Indoraptor plummeting below!

POTENTIAL SPOILER FOR JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (highlight to read): I saw a YouTube video that theorizes how the Indoraptor dies — this set even seems to replicate that scene! It seems that the Indoraptor is perched on the glass roof, and someone like Claire shoots the roof. This causes the Indoraptor to fall into Lockwood Manor and onto the Triceratops Skull, impaling and killing it! An interesting theory to be sure — I am already kind of convinced! We’ll see if that happens in the movie.

Okay, that was that. On with the review.A couple more things I would like to say about the building on the whole. The side wings (the two mostly empty buildings flanking the main central building, where Eli Mills is standing in the above shot) and the two brown dinosaur exhibit builds are detachable and modular thanks to Technic pins. I appreciate this, but unfortunately I don’t think any of the non-default configurations look any good.

Oh, and all eight window panels in this set can be punched out to show destruction by the Indoraptor. This is fun but it’s a bit rudimentary to have to punch it out yourself, and it would have been nice to get a lever to trigger them like in 76108 The Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown or similar sets.

Okay, I think that’s all! There’s a lot to remember about the set so I hope I got everything 😀

Anyways, I think this is not a bad set on the whole, but it’s not without its flaws. The Lockwood Manor itself looks nice on the outside but the inside is really really shallow and hard to play with, and the side wings are almost completely empty which is really lame. The minifigure selection is nice and the Indoraptor will be a big draw, but it would have been nice to get one or two more main characters like Benjamin Lockwood. I think the price is okay though – the inclusion of two big molded dinosaurs (Blue and the Indoraptor) helps to justify it.

  • Builds: 3.5/5
  • Minifigures: 4/5
  • Playability: 3/5
  • Price: 4/5
  • Personal Rating: 3.5/5
  • TOTAL: 3.6/5

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂

VaderFan2187 out! 😀


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