Release Date: May 2015
No. of pieces: 174
Build Time: 25-30 Minutes approx.
Emergency! A pteranodon has grabbed an ACU trooper and is flying away with him gripped in its claws. Jump into the cockpit of the cool Jurassic One helicopter with Simon Masrani, soar into the sky and speed to the rescue. When you have the pteranodon in your sights, open the side door to hang out on the platform and fire the net shooter to capture the dinosaur before it can escape.
It has been 22 years since the original Jurassic Park movie hit the big screen, wowing audiences and dinosaur fans the world over. During that time there has always been a demand from fans wanting a Jurassic Park themed LEGO series, and now with the launch of the already successful Jurassic World movie, LEGO have stepped up to the table with a fantastic new series of Jurassic World sets.
We kick off our series of reviews with the entry level set ‘Pteranodon Capture [#75915]’.
There’s no doubt that the focus of the set is the helicopter, and it doesn’t disappoint! There’s so much detail and with several areas of functionality you really feel you are getting more than your money’s worth. The cockpit opens to allow easy access for characters to helm the controls and the side panel of the helicopter opens up to reveal a platform for the ACU trooper to shoot from. On the opposite side is the net shooter, which you’ll get loads of enjoyment from. It’s easy to load and with one quick push from behind you can launch the net onto Dinosaurs or humans alike! The helicopter blades – with rear and top – have full mobility and with one powerful spin you can get a good 10 seconds of airtime in role-play.
Although pretty basic, the Pteranodon itself is pretty cool and the claws can snap in any of the LEGO Jurassic World characters to be whisked off to meet their grizzly doom! The jaws also open and close and the wings are articulated to simulate flight.
There are 174 pieces in the Pteranodon Capture set, with a build time of around 25-30 minutes. The Pteranodon was incredibly simple to put together with just 5 pieces that click into place. As for the helicopter, it was particularly enjoyable to put together. Perhaps the trickiest part was the application of the stickers, which can be made easier and more precise to apply if you have a craft knife (handle carefully).
Just as you think you’re nearing completion with the build, there are other areas to build on, which only adds further to the value and enjoyment factor.