this may seem a bit of a keyboard warrior like post or totally random, and I did a quick search to see if there was a general Jurassic World thread to add my thoughts to (lost of fringe threads, but no main one).
Jurassic World is a film I have been looking forward to for a few years now, I went out of my way to hunting down some of last years Comic Con artwork, re watched the original 3 films and even dusted off the books, in a nutshell I love a bit of Dino-Sicence mayhem. And as far as the film goes, it delivers everything I expected, wanted and more, but this isn't a film review, but if it was it would end by saying watch ip this film, BIG FUN...
So as a big Lego fan what better way to enjoy the film than buy the Lego, admittedly I didn't think much of the sets when they were first shown, but having not seen the film it was hard to really judge them, having now seen the film I am struggling to think of a wave that manages to totally fail in capturing the feel, heart and almost anything of a film as much as this wave.
That isn't to say there are nice items in the wave, I think everyone will agree the Mini-figs and Dinos are great, and yes they are a big selling point, maybe the main selling point, but the sets, the buildings and vehicles have to match, certainly at the highest RRP's being set, and without giving away spoilers, they don't, not even close.
First off the jeep, while it is a great looking jeep, it doesn't appear in the film, at least not in the blue and for those that have seen the film a big trick has been missed there. The Gyropods look nice but are way out of proportion, they are all two seaters. The helicopters, frankly I have no idea where to start there. And the buildings, the Rex pen isn't too bad but not really accurate and as for the Raptor pen, not even close. In fact the most accurate set is the vet truck, and frankly it is a bit rubbish.
warching the film there were so many other options it makes me wander how they came up with these sets, but also why no throwback sets to older films, which do appear in the game so clearly there are no issues with the rights, maybe these will come later, hopefully they will.
But really I felt like expressing some disapointement, which is quiet rare for me (the last set I really hated was the Malevolence, that set sucked big time)
i am am happy we have JP Lego, as while there is a licence there is hope of better sets but I can't help feeling this was a knock it out by the numbers lack-Ulster effort, bound by the constraints of the film maybe but some poor choices for me (rant over :) )