Jurassic World's T-Rex Fighting Mecha T-Rex Is the Lego Set of My Childhood Fantasies

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Lego’s partnering with Universal for a new 13-episode animated mini-series called Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar that takes place before both of the Jurassic World movies. It’s a thinly-veiled attempt to sell more toys, but I’m totally fine with that since one of the sets features Jurassic Park’s much-loved T-rex battling a robotic doppelgänger. Did Lego somehow find a trove of my childhood drawings?


The toymaker sold me at Dino-Mech, which is how the robotic T-rex is described in this 716-piece set that will be available in the fall for $90. But I’m even more in love with the idea of this mechanical thunder lizard given it features the same color palette and designs as the tour vehicles in the original Jurassic Park: a film I will never tire of.

The set also includes a volcano in mid-eruption that opens to reveal a treasure chest inside, four new minifigures including Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing, a boat, and baby versions of Grady’s trained velociraptors—including Blue.

Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar will also spawn three additional sets including the $60, 447-piece Lego Triceratops Rampage, the $60, 434-piece Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt, and the $20, 168-piece Dilophosaurus on the Loose. They’ll also be available come the Fall, presumably closer to when the new animated series will air. They’ll each add more dinosaurs to your Lego collection, but only one comes with that magnificent mechanical park menace.

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“Ok, I bought that giant LEGO BB8 and my wife got me that LEGO millennium falcon for Christmas, they were awesome, I am done with stupidly expensive LEGO sets. I’m a grown ass man and I should sto-LEGO Jurassic Park?? Shut up and take my money!”