Given similar concepts to 75936 Jurassic Park T-Rex Rampage having been submitted to the LEGO Ideas platform, the LEGO Ideas team has released a statement.
A number of projects submitted to LEGO Ideas over the years have featured the iconic Jurassic Park gates, in particular sentoesan’s project that included the gates and tyrannosaurus rex together, that achieved 10,000 votes but was rejected at the review stage.
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.
In the past, there has been concern among some fans that LEGO Ideas projects have been rejected followed by similar products being released elsewhere in the LEGO portfolio – the LEGO Ideas team has always maintained that to maximise the opportunity for fans to submit projects, such designs must be allowed, but inevitably there will be occasions when the LEGO Group has been developing something similar.
LEGO Jurassic World 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage will be available exclusively at shop.LEGO.com from June 19.