According to reports that surfaced late last week, at least four new Jurassic World sets will arrive this summer. And from their alleged product names alone, it doesn’t sound like we’re going to see any brand new dinosaurs among the pack.
That’s bad news for fans hoping to expand their prehistoric menagerie, but there is an upside: we already know what to expect from the sets coming along this summer (should these rumours pan out), which should help you decide whether to bother budgeting for them.
It also means that if you’ve so far missed out on any of these beasts, you’ll hopefully be able to pick them up a little cheaper than the current aftermarket prices for each of the moulded animals. To that end, here’s everywhere we’ve seen these rumoured dinos before, and how much they’re currently going for on BrickLink.
We’ll start with the most iconic of the four dinos, which is also (unsurprisingly) the one with the most representation across the LEGO portfolio. Most recently included in 2019’s 75938 T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle, the LEGO T. rex has mostly been the preserve of sets at mid- to high-tier price tags.
The cheapest model to include the current mould was 2018’s 10758 T. Rex Breakout, a 4+ set that clocked in at 150 pieces for £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99. And while this particular flavour of dino has been spotted in a few colour schemes, that version remains the cheapest on BrickLink at £16.68 new.
There’s no word yet on which T. rex to expect in the rumoured 76940 T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Escape, but here’s hoping it’s one of the rarer colours – say, the dark grey version from 75938 – given the set has an alleged retail price of just $29.99.
The largest rumoured set in this summer’s line-up weighs in at $79.99 for just 308 pieces, perhaps (or hopefully) indicating we can expect to see more than one dino in the box. Its name – 76942 Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape – also hints at a water scene, suggesting we could potentially see a seafaring dino in the mix.
All we know for now, though, is that we should expect to see another Baryonyx this summer. Our first and only LEGO version of this dino originally appeared in 2019’s 75935 Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt, a set that’s apparently just left production.
Given it’s technically still on shelves, though, you can currently pick up just the dinosaur from BrickLink for as little as £14.24. That doesn’t provide much incentive to splash out $80 (or presumably £80) on a set with such a poor price-per-piece ratio, so here’s hoping 76942 Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape includes one more dino, or at least a couple of new colours for the Baryonyx.
Coming in at the smaller end of the dino-scale, the Stygimoloch has so far only appeared in a single set, 2018’s 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout. A combination of that original model being relatively cheap (it retailed for just £34.99 / $29.99 / €39.99) and, presumably, the less-than-imposing size of the animal means you can buy a standalone Stygimoloch for just £7.61 on BrickLink.
If you’d rather pick one up in an official set, this summer’s Jurassic World line-up is said to include 76939 Stygimoloch Dinosaur Escape, a 4+ model that will reportedly retail for $39.99. Unless there’s a brand new (and probably unnecessary) mould or a more tantalising colour swap, you might be best just grabbing this one on the aftermarket.
Another alumnus of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom range, the Carnotaurus is the third and final returning dino in this summer’s rumoured wave to only have appeared in a single set. 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape originally retailed for £59.99 / $79.99 / €79.99 and retired in January 2020 – two factors that have since seen the dino climb to a minimum price of £20.84 on BrickLink.
It’s apparently now set to make a comeback in 76941 Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase, which comes in as 2021’s mid-tier Jurassic World set at $49.99. Like all the others on this list, we’re hoping for a brand new coat of paint for the theropod dinosaur at a minimum, and only in lieu of any genuinely new moulded species.
From the prices across these four examples, it’s pretty clear that – based on the rumoured prices for this summer’s sets – you’re better off just grabbing the dinos on BrickLink if they’re all you’re after. But if you’d also like a bunch of bricks and minifigures to go with your T. rex, Baryonyx, Stygimoloch and Carnotaurus, you might as well hang on for the rumoured summer wave.
Remember that these sets are just that, though – a rumour – and should therefore be treated lightly until confirmed otherwise by the LEGO Group.