Friday, 12 June 2015

Jurassic World LEGO with a Dilophosaurus and a couple of Raptors

The Jurassic World movie is out today and what better way to celebrate than to play with some LEGO? We were asked if we'd like to review the Raptor Rampage set 75917, and my partner received the Dilophosaurus Ambush set 75916 for his birthday.

Raptor Rampage LEGO set 75917 review
Raptor Rampage Jurassic World LEGO Review set 75917

Raptor Rampage set 75917 contains Clare, Owen, an ACU Trooper, the two Raptors - Delta and Blue, plus the Mobile Vet Unit with a rotating shooter and Owen's motorbike. The build is split into 2 books, surprising for what is only a 324 piece model, and is recommended for children aged 6-12. I think there are a couple of aspects of the build that maybe need a 6 year old or up, but otherwise it's okay and possible for children a little younger.


Raptor Rampage LEGO set 75917 box contents

This set has 3 minifigures, and they're obviously characters from Jurassic World. The two named figures (Clare and Owen) have double-sided faces, but both of Clare's seem very worried! The ACU Trooper has his tranquiliser gun and really intricate protective vest.

Jurassic World LEGO Minifigures Clare Owen ACU Trooper
Raptor Rampage Jurassic World LEGO Review 75917 minifigures double headed

The Raptors are excellent. Articulated with an opening mouth, and familiar from the sets released 3 years ago - with the new colouring and the Raptor Headgear from the movie.

Jurassic World LEGO Raptor set 75917 review

Jurassic World LEGO Raptor set 75917 stickers dino parts

The Mobile Vet Unit uses a lot of SNOT bricks and Technic LEGO to create a really chunky off-road vehicle. Very strong and ideal for children playing dinosaurs, it'll withstand a lot of crashes - and Raptor attacks.

Jurassic World LEGO mobile vet unit chassis

Jurassic World LEGO mobile vet unit and motorbike

The roof of the Mobile Vet Unit is removeable for play, and the rear makes good use of train doors to form a really very familar 'ambulance' shape. These are great because they open right out and give good access to the inside. 

Jurassic World LEGO inside mobile vet unit

The inside of the Mobile Vet Unit is a little disappointing I think.  There is a rotating shooter which slides into the back really neatly, also has a stand and can be mounted on the roof....

Jurassic World LEGO inside rear train door mobile vet unit

Jurassic World LEGO rotating shooter mobile vet unit

....And there are some computers which are mounted too high for the minifigures to use them, and that's it. I feel there should be more.  This is really mainly an empty box, and doesn't excite me as much as 'Mobile Vet Unit' would imply. Where are my vet posters, equipment, hooks for syringes and tranquiliser guns? Maybe when I see the movie it'll all become clear....

Jurassic World LEGO computers in mobile vet unit

The entire vehicle back removes nicely as a dinosaur container, and it's well enough secured that it doesn't fall off when you don't want it to, but it's not really big enough for dinosaurs! Although maybe at least they can reach to see the computer monitors...

Jurassic World LEGO mobile vet unit removeable container

A great chunky vehicle and a lovely play set, which really will give pleasure to the children and the Jurassic World fans among us, but I'd have liked a more exciting interior to my van, and maybe an opening side. I think this set at £49.99 does not offer best value for money because there just isn't enough there.

Jurassic World LEGO mobile vet unit front view

My children and I gave my partner the Dilophosaurus Ambush set 75916 for his birthday last month. The set has a Dilophosaurus, ACU Trooper and named character Grey in his Gyrosphere, plus the Jurassic World 4x4 off-road vehicle.

Jurassic World LEGO Dilophosaurus Ambush set review

The Dilophosaurus is brilliant. He actually only has a different head to the Raptors, but the colours work very well to make him really stand out. The finer details in the Jurassic world LEGO are beautifully done, with perfect stickers and great outfits.

Jurassic World LEGO Dilophosaurus Ambush set 75916 review gyrosphere

The Jurassic World 4x4 is a cool vehicle with a working winch and an exploding function at the rear when a dinosaur attacks. The exploding function doesn't amuse me so much, but our 5 year old loves it. It's a nice looking and fairly standard vehicle, with a good interior for rescuing passers-by.

LEGO Dilophosaurus Ambush set 75916 4x4 vehicle review

I like the Dilophosaurus Ambush set 75916 and think it represents good value for money. The 4 x 4 is a great plaything and at 248 pieces you are paying that premium for movie tie-in, but not excessively. I feel that the 2 smaller Jurassic World LEGO sets actually offer best value and if I had £50 to spend on dinosaurs, those sets would be my choice.

Jurassic World 2015 meets LEGO Dino 2012
Jurassic World 2015 meets LEGO Dino 2012

Jurassic World LEGO is bound to be a huge hit with younger children, whether because of the movie or because they just like dinosaurs - dinosaur LEGO has returned again and again and is always a seller. From what we've seen the LEGO Jurassic World models are plenty strong enough for children who are over 3 but below the recommended building age to play without frustration.


12 comments:

  1. They look absolutely awesome! It will be a big hit!

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    1. I reckon it will Eileen - the film and the LEGO. Apparently the movie is awesome!! :)

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  2. I would love to get the lot for my son, think it's a bit steep though x

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    1. My 6 year old would love to get the lot! He's going to be out of luck too though :D I honestly think the two smaller sets are really very good and at £20 and £30 make fantastic Dinosaur and movie playsets :)

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  3. Oh I have been eyeing this up for Ethan's birthday, great to see a review!

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    1. Cheers Tami! I hope it's helpful to you. If you want to ask any more questions then just send me an email :)

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    1. It is a lovely set - great for play value :)

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  5. I love the original dinosaur lego sets, these ones look fun but I agree some are a little pricey. Love the green dino though very striking!

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    1. The colours are amazing, and now that the printing is getting so fine the decoration is really beautiful :)

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  6. We loved the Dinosaurs in this set, I think that's why my son requested this set.

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    1. The dinosaurs are very popular. There's one on the table in front of me now! :D

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