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REVIEW: LEGO Jurassic World – Set 75932 – Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

REVIEW: LEGO Jurassic World – Set 75932 – Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

LEGO Jurassic World - Set 75932 - Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

Pros

  • Well designed celebration of Jurassic Park’s 25th Anniversary
  • Set represents three iconic locations
  • Familiar main characters represented as minifigures
  • Lots of awesome “Easter eggs” for fans
  • Incredible buildable dinosaur figure

Cons

  • I wish the set were bigger
  • Having to choose between Alan Grant’s hair or hat

Summary

LEGO Jurassic World - Set 75932 - Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

     As the release date for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looms, the inevitable flood of toy product has begun. One of the companies first out of the gate is LEGO, who has taken the release of the line as an opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the original Jurassic Park movie. To celebrate this milestone, LEGO has released a Wal-Mart exclusive set mashing up some of the most iconic locations from the film, including the control room, and the kitchen. So, is it a worthy product to mark this Anniversary? Find out in my review

THE SET

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75932 – Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase

360 pieces | Ages 6+

$39.99 USD

 

Recreate a classic scene from the original Jurassic Park movie with this fun LEGO® set that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original blockbuster movie. Open the kitchen cabinet to hide Lex and Tim Murphy from the prowling Velociraptor, use the locking door function to keep the dinosaur out of the computer control room, then push it through the breakable window to continue the chase. This dinosaur set includes 4 minifigures and a Velociraptor figure.

• Includes 4 minifigures: Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Lex Murphy and Tim Murphy, plus a Velociraptor figure.

• Features a computer control room with lab, and a kitchen area.

• Control room features a computer desk, ladder, telephone, door locking system and smashing window, plus a cold storage unit with dinosaur DNA and embryo storage, and a security camera.

• Kitchen area features a jelly dessert, chocolate, spoon, cleaver, hot dog, pots and pans, and an opening cabinet.

• Velociraptor features posable limbs, head and snapping jaws.

• Also includes a gun stud shooter.

• Accessory elements include 8 dinosaur embryos, walkie-talkie, umbrella, wrench and a shaving foam can.

• Push the lever to activate the locking door!

• Hide the children in the kitchen cabinet to escape the Velociraptor.

• This dinosaur set is suitable for ages 6-12.

• Measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.

 

THE BUILD

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The set consists of 360 pieces. As with most LEGO sets, it is a modular build, broken into 3 bags. Here’s the breakdown.

NOTE: Whenever I build LEGO sets, I always sort each bag by color. So, for each bag, you will see a picture of what each bag looks like when opened and sorted.

BAG 1

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In Bag 1, you will get the pieces to build the Dr. Alan Grant and Tim Murphy minifigures, as well, as the Velociraptor dinosaur. You will also get the pieces for the “main” part of the Control Room set. It’s a pretty bland area, with some sticker accents. The highlight of this part of the set is the “breakaway” window. The sticker in the middle of this window is the iconic Jurassic Park logo.

BAG 2

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In Bag 2, you get the pieces to build the Dr. Ellie Sattler and Lex Murphy minifigures. You also get the pieces for the kitchen portion of the set and a ladder.

BAG 3

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In Bag 3, you get the pieces for the Embryo Storage area

THE MINIFIGURES

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This set comes with 4 minifigures, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Tim Murphy and Lex Murphy and 1 buildable dinosaur, a Velociraptor 

Alan Grant

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The Alan Grant minifigure consists of 4 pieces: a head, torso piece, legs, and, either a hat or a hairpiece. Interestingly, you must pick one or the other. His outfit matches his blue shirt with red kerchief and tan pants he wore in the movie. His accessory is a gun, with the, now common, stud shooter mechanism.

Ellie Sattler

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The Ellie Sattler minifigure consists of 4 pieces: a head, torso piece, legs and a lone blond hairpiece. Her outfit is a blue T-shirt underneath a pink long sleeved shirt, unbuttoned and tied at the button, tan shorts and dark brown boots.

Tim Murphy

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The Tim Murphy minifigure consists of 4 pieces: a head, torso piece, legs and a short brown hairpiece. The figure is “kid sized”, making it a little smaller than a standard minifigure. His outfit is a red and white striped shirt under a light blue jacket with a dark blue kerchief and tan pants.

Lex Murphy 

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The Lex Murphy minifigure consists of 4 pieces: a head, torso piece, legs and a short brown with ponytail hairpiece. This figure is “kid sized”, making it Little smaller than a standard minifigure. Her outfit is a purple, sleeveless shirt with a paisley pattern and dark blue pants.

Velociraptor 

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The Velociraptor buildable dinosaur consists of 7 pieces: the body and tail, the head and upper jaw, the lower jaw, 2 legs, 2 arms and a small black peg. The main body is light brown, with a darker brown stripe down the back and darker brown stripes on the tail. The head, and particularly, the jaw is the real star here. The jaw is actually two pieces with a hinge. The lower jaw has range of motion, meaning you can open it different widths. The jaw also has a “snapping” action which works very well.

MY THOUGHTS

I really like this set. I was a huge fan of the original movie, and I think this set does a great job of celebrating the Anniversaryby condensing some it’s greatest moments into this impressive set. There are a ton of highlights. I love the classic logo on the window. The door bar mechanism works really well. One of the computer monitors has a sticker featuring Dennis Nedry and his “Uh Uh Uh” mantra. The kitchen has opening cabinet doors on both sides. Finally, the Embryo Storage area has a shaving cream can as one of it’s accessories. Minifigure-wise, the four that come with set are all solid, looking exactly the way you’d expect them to. I am still confused as to why you have to choose between Alan Grant’s hair or hat, but that is a minor gripe. The real standout here is the absolutely beautiful Velociraptor figure. The jaw is incredibly well designed, with the hinge allowing a huge range of motion and a spectacular snapping action.  

My only real complaint with this set is the necessity to combine several different set pieces, which means it’s not “completely” faithful to the source material. In fact, my biggest problem with this set is that it isn’t bigger. It should, ideally have come with more than one raptor.

THE VERDICT

This is a great, if abbreviated, celebration of the things that made Jurassic Park so iconic. The dinosaur in this set is one the coolest things LEGO has ever produced. Go to your local Wal-Mart and get one before they’re extinct.

 

 

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