It's official: LEGO Jurassic World sets due next year

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Yesterday, Universal announced that the LEGO group is a licensing partner for next year's Jurassic World movie:

UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS & LICENSING BUILDS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LEGO GROUP AS MAJOR TOY LICENSEE ON JURASSIC WORLD

LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct. 7, 2014—Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) today announced that The LEGO Group will create original LEGO products in conjunction with the release of Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film series that will be released on June 12, 2015. The LEGO Group’s participation rounds out an overall branded toy campaign designed to bring the action, adventure and excitement of the film to audiences around the world alongside global master toy licensee Hasbro. The toys will be available in May 2015. The announcement was made by UP&L President Stephanie Sperber and Jill Wilfert, vice president of global licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group.

“Jurassic Park defined dinosaurs for an entire generation 20 years ago, and Jurassic World will do the same in 2015,” said Sperber. “Working with LEGO Group to bring this classic into the present in dynamic and exciting ways is truly thrilling.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series,” said Wilfert. “The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”

via LEGO-minifigures on tumblr.

30 comments on this article

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By in United States,

That sounds like it could be pretty awesome! I wonder if they'll do like The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings, and release sets based on iconic scenes from the first Jurassic Park in addition to these?

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By in Canada,

Can’t wait to see what they will came up with!

Having a Jurassic Park Lego video game would be really nice too!

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By in United States,

It will be interesting to compare these Jurassic World sets with the sets from the last Dino theme, which were incredible! Can the licensed sets be just as good (or better) at the same price-point? We'll see...

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By in United States,

^^ Sign me up on the buying list for that dear sir/madam. Also, I wonder how are the Cuusoo/Ideas site users who had their projects archived feel like. Oh well, guess that is one of the cons abut doing licensed proposals in that site.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Chances are there have been negotiations for the license for quite a while, possibly before those cuusoo ideas were up.

I doubt they will be as good as recent dino at the same price points.

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By in United States,

YES!!! Another one of my most-wanted licensed themes is happening! Hopefully we'll get sets from the other films, too.

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By in United States,

I don't see how they couldn't do a Jurassic Park jeep + entrance gate set even if it isn't part of the new movies. Way too iconic not to do it. But they've surprised me before.

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By in United Kingdom,

Brick built dinos rather than one piece moulds! But the classic Land cruiser would be nice.

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By in Switzerland,

Interesting to see that Mattel did not get a look in!

Will wait to see the vehicle models........that is what interests me the most.

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By in United States,

Cool! I can't wait to see what they will look like!!

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By in Netherlands,

Sounds very interesting to me (both the movie and the sets :D )! I'm looking forward to see what they've come up with.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't wait. I missed out on the previous Dino sets, so I hope the licenced prices won't make them at silly prices? However, I'll probably get them regardless!

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By in United States,

Again, the base lego themes are neglected and licensed-themes get the lion's share of developmental resources. I understand they make the company a lot of money, but the core themes are losing ground. Looks like no chance of a rolling stock set for trains again this year.

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By in United States,

The prices will be sickly silly because of the license and then the cost of the dinosaurs. But who cares I just hope they look nice. :)

LEGO Trains are not big sellers, if they sold more LEGO would make more.

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By in United States,

YES! It's finally happening! Take that, doubters of leaks from seven different places!!

Let the speculation begin, and the hype train take over from Bionicle...

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice. I wouldn't mind moulded dinosaurs as the last range were full of character. Though only if we also get some brick-built expert builder sculptures too.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd say Chris Pratt's comment amount having 3 minifigures of himself was confirmation enough a while ago, but official announcements are always handy to give a little more detail. I wouldn't be surprised to see sets out in some places in April as the launch window seems similar to the Indy Crystal Skull sets. In fact the license arrangement time in the lifespan of the franchise seems quite similar to TLG's acquisition of Indy, therefore retro films sets would hopefully appear.

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By in United States,

When I saw this I literally shouted YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES.

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By in Australia,

I'm till worried that this movie will be terrible, but like the Lone Ranger, hopefully at least we'll get some decent Lego out of the deal.

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By in United States,

wonderful. I always wanted LEGO to churn out a new wave of grossly-inaccurate dinosaurs, and my prayers have been answered.

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By in United States,

I thought the last Dino series was fantastic. I bought all the sets except for the base. Hope these are just as good (maybe even a little better).

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By in Canada,

I'm not sure what to make of this, on the one hand I was kind of hoping Hasbro's Kre-O brand would keep the license as their prices per set are much more reasonable for collecting a Theme as popular as JP. On the other, since they are making a big deal out of this being for Jurassic World I have to wonder if somehow the classic Jurassic Park license is still in Hasbro's hands at all.

I don't hate the idea of LEGO Jurassic Park, I have to admit I have been underwhelmed by their Dinobots for Kre-O Transformers. But the expense a licensed LEGO product incurs really has me groaning a bit at yet another Theme I'm going to wind up getting.

Guess we'll just have to see if the sets will be worth the higher price.

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't wait for the UCS velociraptor....

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By in United States,

My qualm will be the pricing. The previous Dino series was way overpriced for what you got. I know that is due to the molds, but adding a licensing fee on top of it will be outrageous.

Every set I bought of the previous would fall apart just by looking at it. I hope the structural integrity is better with this line-up. I can't wait to see what they come up with. I'll have to buy at least the classic sets for iconic appeal (similar to BTTF and Ghostbusters).

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By in United States,

Interesting. Seems Dino HQ did well enough, I bet these dinosaurs will look much more realistic and cooler. I've never thought about Jurassic Park Lego before, but it doesn't surprise me. It actually makes a ton of sense.

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By in United States,

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

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By in United States,

First, I've heard the iconic Ford Explorer referred to as a generic Jeep (although those were also in the movie) and a LandCruiser in these comments. It's an Explorer. Thanks.

Second, I really hope these are something near the quality and beauty of Senteosan's Jurassic Park Project that was archived on CUUSOO. That will get my money. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/47246

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By in United Kingdom,

I am not really sure whether I'll get this theme or not, but brick-built Dinos will really put me off...

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