LEGO® have released the Designer Video for the new LEGO Jurassic World Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage set. The video features LEGO designer Mark Stafford and graphic designer Casper Glahder, who discuss the sets creation. Learn how the 3,120 LEGO brick model was created as Mark explores the iconic Jurassic Park gate, giant T rex dinosaur and six Jurassic World LEGO minifigures, included in the set.
The reaction to the set has been mixed, with many focusing on the set design and similarities to a past LEGO Ideas set. Whilst the set isn’t the long rumoured visitor centre and does have similar elements to the Ideas project, I personally think people are being a little hard on the set, without first seeing it in person or building it for them for themselves. The LEGO Ideas team have released a short statement regarding the set and the LEGO Ideas project by senteosan.
Although the new 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage set shares similarities in design to the LEGO Ideas submission “Jurassic Park” by senteosan, this model was developed entirely internally by a team of LEGO Designers who create great new sets that kids and adult fans alike are passionate about. The basis of their model was a large, grey, brick-built T-Rex created by LEGO Designer Mike Psiaki in 2012 when he joined the LEGO Group and from there the model evolved by including the iconic Jurassic Park gates to add additional building experience and value for “Expert” builders.
In our desire to continue to allow LEGO Ideas members to submit product ideas based on third-party licenses, we have in the LEGO Ideas guidelines acknowledged the fact that there may occur unintentional overlaps between products being developed internally by our design teams and those submitted by fans via LEGO Ideas. This is simply because great minds think alike sometimes, especially when basing designs on popular licenses of movies, TV shows, vehicles, buildings and more, with whom we either already collaborate with or who fit the LEGO brand values for potential future collaborations.