Hold on to your bricks!
Fresh from Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, LEGO and Universal Pictures have unveiled the official first look at the LEGO Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom toy line. While this is just a sneak peek at what’s to come, with the whole line being unveiled at New York Toy Fair, they shared numerous pictures and details – including announcing new animated LEGO content in the vein of The Indominus Escape is inbound!
NUREMBERG, Germany, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Brand Development (Universal) and the LEGO Group announced today the launch of their largest Jurassic World partnership to date, offering an expanded line of construction sets, all-new animated content, and, for the first time ever, a lifestyle collection. In anticipation of the upcoming global theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in June, Universal is building upon the success of LEGO Jurassic World, with the debut of construction sets that span every LEGO age category, as well as two all-new, animated videos, and a collection of soft lines and publishing to reach audiences beyond the toy aisle.
“Fans embraced LEGO Jurassic World with our initial product launch, and we couldn’t wait to come back and give them more of what they love with new ways to play and new opportunities to interact with the brand,” said Vince Klaseus, President of Universal Brand Development. “The expansion of our partnership reflects Universal’s objective to create lifestyle programs and engaging fan experiences that reach every age category, 365 days-a-year.”
Little is known about the animated videos beyond that in the press release above, however it is fully expected to be based upon the latest Jurassic film, Fallen Kingdom. Whether or not they will be released for free online, sold as a DVD/Blu-ray set, or distributed in a different fashion remains to be seen – we suspect these may be shorter and online only, with something longer yet to be announced.
The official Fallen Kingdom sets shown off are as follows!
LEGO Jurassic World Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit
Builders can unite Owen with his lead Velociraptor in this set designed for fans, ages seven and up. The set includes a quadbike, helicopter, featuring rotating blades and dual searchlights. The set also includes three minifigures: Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), Ken Wheatley (Ted Levine) and a pilot, plus Blue, the Velociraptor.
LEGO Junior Jurassic World T. rex Breakout
Children as young as four can play along and build a posable T. rex, opening gate and a truck with Quick Start chassis. This LEGO Juniors set includes easier building instructions and quick start elements as well as three minifigures and a baby dinosaur figure. Minifig characters include Claire (as played by Bryce Dallas Howard)
DUPLO Junior Jurassic World T. rex Tower
This new LEGO DUPLO set is suitable for builders, ages two and older. This easy-to-build dinosaur features large building bricks and is great for creating endless role-play stories! Toddlers and their parents can build this set together, which features a T. rex with opening jaw, revolving lookout tower, car and an Owen LEGO® DUPLO® figure.
Followers of Jurassic Outpost who think they know all there is to know about the upcoming LEGO lineup need to think again – not only are the the previously listed sets coming, but there are exclusives that we have yet to hear details on! It seems likely with the April street date the retailers will show off their exclusives alongside the rest of the line, so be sure to keep your eye on our website!
In support of the theatrical launch of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal and the LEGO Group will globally launch 13 constructions sets that span across the various LEGO® play categories: LEGO Systems (ages 6+), LEGO Juniors (ages 4-7) and LEGO DUPLO (ages 2-4), plus a collectability offering with LEGO BrickHeadz, available this spring only at Walmart. The sets will hit shelves in April, with retailer exclusives at both Toys “R” Us and Walmart. Additionally, fans will find new soft line and publishing offerings available later this year.
On a final note, in a very surprising move, LEGO have seemingly teased the first official look at the films mysterious new ‘villain dinosaur’ (suspected to be called the Indoraptor) on the back of the boxart. As the dinosaur on the bottom left (75930) is clearly not the previously showcased Allosaurus or Baryonyx, nor is it a known Jurassic species, it certainly makes sense – plus it just doesn’t look like any known real dinosaur otherwise!
Check out the chart above, which suggests building your own hybrid, and also teases the Carnotaurus and Stygimoloch!
Stay tuned – New York Toy Fair is just two weeks away, and the Super Bowl bringing new Fallen Kingdom footage is even sooner! As always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of the LEGO lineup!