LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck review

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck is a successful take on a familiar LEGO Jurassic World concept, complete with an impressive Allosaurus.

LEGO Jurassic World has a lengthy history of dinosaur transport trailers, all of which have offered a completely unique take on the concept – ranging from the realistic 76948 T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout to the more outlandish 75918 T. rex Tracker. It feels as if these various attempts have all been leading to the surprisingly successful 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck.

This summer 2024 LEGO Jurassic World set may catch you off guard, impressing with its thoughtful but realistic design, fun play features and a brand new (but familiar) dinosaur.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck set details —

Theme: LEGO Jurassic World Set name: 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck Release: June 1, 2024

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Price: £79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99 Pieces: 588 Minifigures: 4

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— Where to buy LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck —

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck is launching on June 1, 2024 in the UK and Europe or August 1 in the US for £79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99. You should be able to find it through LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and at third-party retailers.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck build —

The highlight of LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck is the titular dinosaur, which is a brand new creature for the theme. While the Stegosaurus in 76965 Dinosaur Missions: Stegosaurus Discovery uses a fresh piece for the body and head combined, the Allosaurus only makes use of a new head and may prove a little too familiar for enthusiasts of the theme.

Still, the level of detail in the colour scheme of the LEGO Allosaurus is incredibly appealing, with signs of battle damage and scars that mesh well with the shaping of the new head element. Even though it reuses the Indominous Rex’s body, legs and arms, the LEGO Allosaurus is successful where it needs to be and suitably sized considering the price of the set.

Thankfully, while the dinosaur is the best part of 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck, it’s far from the only good model. A trio of vehicles are included to chase the Allosaurus including a small quad bike.

The design of this vehicle is nothing new but various sets have proven that this design is functional, playable and visually appealing and the mint green colour works notably well too. There’s space for two minifigures though the rider on the back isn’t too secure.

The small drone is much more interesting, opting for a design that appears to be new, but takes lessons from various other LEGO drones from LEGO Collectible Minifigures series and LEGO Jurassic World.

Despite the small rotors and minimal footprint of the drone, the build isn’t lacking in details, with some slopes that add key shaping without adding too much to the footprint. It fits neatly on to the back of the main build without drawing attention away from the truck.

The main model in 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck consists of a large truck with a sleeping space in the back. The colour scheme of the truck is simple and not reliant on stickers, meaning it can easily fit within a LEGO city display with no attachment to LEGO Jurassic World.

The versatile vehicle may seem simple at first glance but the LEGO truck is hiding a few interesting secrets, including a small but notable engine under a hood that is unfortunately difficult to remove. The sleeping space has room for one minifigure but is entirely functional, and a single sticker at the back adds some fun details to admire that will hopefully make more sense when Chaos Theory starts streaming.

The truck is attached to and hauls a giant yellow and green transport trailer for the Allosaurus or the quad bike. There’s more than enough room for either in the space and the colours contrast notably with that of the Allosaurus, drawing your eye accordingly. The Allosaurus still has room to move from within the trailer, as limited as it may be, meaning there’s potential for posing and more scenes than you might expect.

The set’s main play feature is contained within this trailer. The sides of the transport can come clattering down with the push of a lever – likely a result of the Allosaurus breaking out. The function works well and is easy to reset, but not easy to trigger accidentally – an appreciated touch.

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck‘s model and dinosaur are incredibly successful at what they set out to achieve while maintaining a sense of realism that increases the versatility of the vehicles.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck price —

£79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99 is surprisingly good value for 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck when compared to other LEGO Jurassic World sets. The piece count is nowhere near where it should be but that’s to be expected with a giant LEGO dinosaur.

High prices and questionable value are commonplace for LEGO Jurassic World but it’s good to see that 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck brings neither into question, offering great value in its minifigures, volume of models and the exclusive dinosaur.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck minifigures —

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck is home to four minifigures, all of which are technically exclusive, but three of which are far more notable than the other. As this set is based on Chaos Theory – the sequel series to Camp Cretaceous – 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck can be combined with 76965 Dinosaur Missions: Stegosaurus Discovery to complete the core cast of the show.

Kenji, Darius and Yaz are included here and each sports an outfit reflective of their iconic styles and personalities, matching what can be seen in Chaos Theory’s trailer. The printing is adequate, as is to be expected, and the torsos will find plenty of use beyond LEGO Jurassic World.

The face prints are good too with an alternate expression provided for Yaz and Kenji. Unfortunately, Darius’s hair piece doesn’t allow for one and the character is surprisingly calm while chasing an Allosaurus.

The generic guard is much less interesting but the inclusion of a hearing aid print is appreciated. It’s the least impressive of the four minifigures but that speaks only to the quality of the main trio, as there is nothing inherently bad about the guard.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck pictures —

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck pros and cons —

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck is arguably the best of the summer 2024 LEGO Jurassic World sets with a great minifigure selection, appealing and exclusive dinosaurs and models that don’t disappoint in any major aspect.

The versatility of everything aside from the Allosaurus is appreciated too, as LEGO Jurassic World continues to be a source of realistic LEGO vehicles for various displays. The set’s titular dinosaur may feel somewhat familiar, but the reuse of the Indominous Rex body continues to be a winning formula for the theme.

It’s hard to fault the design team for making use of the element once more but at least the new head piece brings everything together into a convincing LEGO Allosaurus. It features an impressive level of detail that serves its purpose in the set well. LEGO Jurassic World enthusiasts only planning on picking up one set from the theme this summer should strongly consider 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck.

LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck prosLEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck cons
A versatile and sizeable truckAllosaurus reuses too many parts
A great selection of minifiguresLots of larger elements mean a shorter build time
An exclusive and appealing dinosaur

This set was provided for review by the LEGO Group.

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— Alternatives to Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck —

There is no currently available great alternative to 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck as all previous dinosaur transport trailer sets have retired. The most recent take on the concept is 76948 T. rex & Atrociraptor Dinosaur Breakout, in case you want to go hunting on the secondary marketplace.

Those interested in the Chaos Theory minifigures over the idea of a dinosaur transport trailer may want to consider 76965 Dinosaur Missions: Stegosaurus Discovery as a good alternative to 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck instead. It similarly includes a new and exclusive dinosaur with Chaos Theory characters, though you may be planning on completing the cast with both sets anyway.

— LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck FAQs —

How long does it take to build LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck?

It takes around one hour and 10 minutes to build everything in 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck as the various larger elements lead to a shorter assembly time than expected.

How many pieces are in LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck?

There are 588 pieces in 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck and many of them are larger elements beyond just the Allosaurus.

How big is LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck?

76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck‘s dinosaur and main vehicle measure 16cm high, 43cm long and 8cm wide. On its own, the new LEGO Allosaurus is 11cm tall, 27cm long and 6cm wide.

How much does LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck cost?

You’ll be able to find 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck on shelves from June 1 in the UK and Europe or August 1 in the US for £79.99 / $89.99 / €89.99.

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Jack Yates
Jack Yates
LEGO has been a part of my life ever since I was young. It all started when my brother passed down 7657 AT-ST to me. It’s guided me through my early years, through school and eventually through my degree in journalism. I still have all my collection proudly on display, including my many NINJAGO sets, my favourite of all the LEGO Group’s themes. Outside of Brick Fanatics I am an avid gamer and enjoy a good game of Dungeons & Dragons.

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Jack Yates

LEGO has been a part of my life ever since I was young. It all started when my brother passed down 7657 AT-ST to me. It’s guided me through my early years, through school and eventually through my degree in journalism. I still have all my collection proudly on display, including my many NINJAGO sets, my favourite of all the LEGO Group’s themes. Outside of Brick Fanatics I am an avid gamer and enjoy a good game of Dungeons & Dragons.

2 thoughts on “LEGO Jurassic World 76966 Dinosaur Missions: Allosaurus Transport Truck review

    • 19/05/2024 at 13:09
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      Very durable – it’s all hard plastic so should help up well. Lots of white pieces so keep it out of direct sunglight though!

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