Release Date: May 2015
No of pieces: 248
Build Time: 30-40 Minutes approx.
Danger! Gray has got lost in the park and is rolling around in a gyrosphere being chased by a dilophosaurus. Join the ACU trooper as he drives to the rescue in the classic Jurassic World 4×4. Use the binoculars to seek out the ferocious dinosaur and call for back-up on the walkie-talkie. Evade its snapping jaws and use the winch to grab its legs. Take down that dino before it can jump on the back of the 4×4 and activate the explode function!
Our second review in the LEGO Jurassic World series is for the ‘Dilophosaurus Ambush’ set, which is the next price point in the range at £29.99.
The use of the Dilophosaurus in the Jurassic Park movies has always left the viewer wanting more. There was a build up to their appearance in the original movie, and even then it was just one of them, and it failed to reappear in any of the two sequels that followed. Even in Jurassic World, the Dilophosaurus is limited to a fleeting holographic appearance, so when LEGO announced they were releasing a set dedicated to our favourite spitting dino, we were thrilled!
Included in the set is the Dilophosaurus, a Jurassic World 4×4 vehicle, a Gyrosphere, a Gray mini-figure, an ACU Trooper mini-figure and some accessories.
With 248 pieces and a build time of around 30-40 minutes, it is another great value set to put together. The Dilophosaurus is comprised of just 7 pieces that easily snap together, with jaw and limb articulation.
The gyrosphere is rather cool, too, and once assembled, operates surprisingly like its big screen counterpart. The only niggle is that it doesn’t seat two people, like in the movie.
The 4×4 vehicle – or ‘Jurassic Jeep’ as we will be referring to it as – holds the lions share of the enjoyment, build time and playability factors. Applying the stickers are a little fiddly, but once in place, look really good and help build that sense of brand to your LEGO Jurassic World collection.
There are some fun features on the jeep, including a winch to grab the dinosaur’s legs, a spare tire, which, if twisted, will ‘explode’ the brown containers which have the chicken leg, binoculars and wrench accessories. Finally, on top of the moveable roll cage are two quick-fire missiles in case things get heated.
‘Dilophosaurus Ambush’ definitely continues on the success of the entry level set (‘Pteranodon Capture’ ), and with two vehicle based builds in the bag, were about ready for a LEGO Jurassic World playset. Oh look..what’s this! 🙂
What the kids thought:
(Amelia, Age 5)
“Out of all the Jurassic World sets this is the one I like the most. I like it because the hook of the truck can grab the dinosaur by its tail or foot and drag it back. The dinosaur is chasing the boy in the ball, and the hook can stop the dinosaur.”