How the LEGO design team came up with the zaniest Jurassic World concept yet

With the LEGO Jurassic World theme moving beyond the movies, the LEGO designers were able to come up with even more inventive concepts that the filmmakers…

What happens when the writing team on an animated series come up with a completely ‘out there’ concept and pitch it to LEGO designers? The LEGO designers completely love it and help it become an even wilder idea than it started life as.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom introduced some pretty unique concepts to the franchise, including human cloning, selling genetically spliced dinosaurs and allowing prehistoric creatures to run loose in the modern world. But even that film did not introduce a tyrannosaurus rex mech, like the one found in 75938 T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle. The mech is a collaboration between television writers and LEGO designers that came about the new animated series, LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, was in development.

In Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 8, LEGO Design Manager Marcos Bessa reveals how his team took the classic Jurassic Park Ford Explorer colours, the most famous dinosaur of them all and a healthy dose of childish imagination to devise one of this year’s most delightful sets. To hear directly from the design expert, order a copy of Brick Fanatics Magazine Issue 8 – or start a great value subscription, to get new and exclusive LEGO insights every single month.


Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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