Review: 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout

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Three years have passed since the first wave of Jurassic World sets was released in 2015. Those sets proved to be incredibly popular and I think this second series might be even more exciting, including a much broader range of prehistoric creatures along with some excellent models!

75927 Stygimoloch Breakout really stood out when the first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom images were revealed a couple of months ago. This set includes a new dinosaur as well as its enclosure which is absolutely packed with detail and functions. It therefore feels reminiscent of 75920 Raptor Escape from 2015 but expands upon that model, featuring a section of Dr. Wu's lab which looks as though it could be rather interesting.

Minifigures

Dr. Henry Wu was responsible for creating the Indominus rex which caused such devastation during the events of Jurassic World and he will appear once again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. This minifigure is quite different to that released in 2015, sporting a black jumper and a light bluish grey jacket rather than a lab coat. The torso design looks great in relation to the film, even including a printed badge on Wu's left lapel.

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The head has also been updated and includes two expressions. One side is printed with a smile while the other seems to convey both bewilderment and disgust in equal measure! I love this design and the nougat skin tone feels appropriate for the character, as indeed does the neatly combed hair piece. Dr. Wu does not come with a chunk of amber on this occasion which is somewhat disappointing as the gold ore component introduced earlier this year would have been ideal for that purpose.

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Most of the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets include a Guard and they are each dressed in a dark blue uniform with a black tactical vest worn over the top. I like this design very much and it could prove useful beyond the Jurassic World range as there are no identifying symbols on the torso. The legs are also nicely decorated with some black knee pads and a belt.

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Furthermore, the bearded head has only previously appeared in two sets so is very rare. I think it looks brilliant here and fits perfectly with the dark bluish grey hat which has also only been used a couple of times before. In fact, it seems as though the designers have actively tried to include some uncommon pieces for the guards throughout the range which is wonderful. He carries a tranquiliser gun with a lime green syringe fitted on top.

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Excellent though the minifigures and enclosure appear, the brand new Stygimoloch is undoubtedly the highlight of this set for me! The figure measures 12cm long from nose to tail so appears considerably larger than its prehistoric counterpart when placed alongside a minifigure, although that might be an appropriate size in relation to the animal in the movie. As Dr. Wu himself stated, nothing in Jurassic World is natural.

The Stygimoloch shares its body shape with that of a Velociraptor while these legs were created for the Dilophosaurus in 2015. The head and arms, however, are brand new and both include superb moulded detail. I particularly appreciate the short spikes along the forehead as well as the domed skull and beak which are distinguished by tan printing. Four longer spikes slot into holes on the back of the head.

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The head, arms and legs are all attached to the body using Technic pins so each limb can rotate. This is sufficient for dynamic posing but Pachycephalosauria are arguably best known, perhaps erroneously, for their head-butting behaviour. It would therefore have been interesting to see an additional joint that would allow the dinosaur to lower its head in preparation for a charge. Nevertheless, I am still very satisfied with this figure.

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The Completed Model

75920 Raptor Escape was released three years ago and certain aspects of this set seem familiar as a result. The size and shape of the enclosure are fairly similar and both sets include a viewing platform on the upper level. This might disappoint some fans but I am actually quite pleased as I think the set improves upon its predecessor, including far greater detail and a new laboratory area for researching the Stygimoloch.

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A sliding gate allows access to the enclosure, much like in 75920 Raptor Escape. The dark bluish grey lattice panel looks marvellous and I like the hazard warning stripes sticker, which comes complete with a few claw marks, along the bottom edge of the door. Textured bricks are used to add some detail on either side of the gateway but this design is not nearly as elaborate as that found in the 2015 set.

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The gate slides upwards smoothly but does not include a locking mechanism. In fact, such a feature is not necessary as there is enough friction between the gate and its rails to ensure that it remains open. The dinosaur will need to duck underneath the door when entering or leaving the pen which is not ideal, although you can remove the gate entirely if you wish.

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Six fence sections make up the Stygimoloch pen and these are connected using clips so you can alter its shape. I like the combination of grey walls with black electric fences and the dark blue stripes look good too. Stickered warning signs confirm that the fences are electrified and four more stickers, each featuring a chequer plate pattern, are applied along the top of the fences.

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The enclosure is fairly cramped and there is not very much room for the Stygimoloch to explore inside, perhaps reflecting InGen's attitude towards these creatures. However, I think it looks alright on display and you can disconnect sections of the fence to form a larger pen if you wish, albeit one which is not completely encircled. That allows much easier access to the dinosaur for play.

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The rear wall of the enclosure adjoins a laboratory and includes a large trans-light blue viewing window on the upper level. This part of the set is dominated by grey so looks quite plain in my opinion but I like the floodlights mounted on the roof. Another sticker represents an access panel on the wall which is nice, although its positioning seems slightly strange as this side of the wall is inside the dinosaur pen and there are no doors nearby.

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Science has always been a significant subject within the Jurassic Park franchise but has largely been omitted from the LEGO sets, until now. This laboratory is only small but includes a number of realistic details which match the films. I love the egg incubation unit and the computer, displaying an X-ray of the Stygimoloch, looks fantastic. There is even a dinosaur-themed calendar which is open to June on the wall, perhaps making reference to the release month of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Unfortunately, dinosaurs have a tendency to escape their enclosures in the Jurassic Park movies and this set includes a couple of fun features to reflect that. The lattice wall panel fits on just two studs so can be knocked down very easily and the table can be flipped over as well, breaking the glass wall behind it. One has to wonder why an intelligent scientist like Dr. Wu would build his laboratory right beside the Stygimoloch enclosure. After all, this dinosaur is well known for its powerful head butting behaviour!

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Overall

75927 Stygimoloch Breakout is among my favourite Jurassic World sets. The new Stygimoloch looks magnificent, including excellent moulded detail and intricate printing on almost every available surface as well as reasonable articulation. The minifigures are also very impressive and I think two figures are enough for a set of this size, although a second InGen scientist would have been a welcome addition.

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In addition, the dinosaur enclosure and laboratory look great. Connecting the fences using clips allows you to change their configuration with ease and I like the destruction features inside the lab very much. My only major qualm with this set relates to its cost as £34.99 feels a little expensive to me. $29.99 in the US is much more reasonable and I would definitely recommend 75927 Stygimoloch Breakout at that price.

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This set was provided for review by The LEGO Group but the review is an expression of my own opinions.

 

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22 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This is definitely my favorite of the new Jurassic sets. I am happy to see it come with Dr. Wu since he only appeared in a polybag and The Indominus Rex Breakout. The new head on Dr. Wu is marvelous. The blowout functions are probably the best part of this set. This will definitely be added to my collection. Nice review @CaptainRex101.

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By in United States,

Man, I love this set! Being a teen on a tiny budget, saying that I'll get this is saying something. :)

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By in United States,

I dig that guard. Awesome dinosaur too!

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By in Australia,

This set is a must buy for me...

Could it be joined with 75931, or are the fences too different?

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By in Austria,

This will cost 40€ in Europe. NOTHING justifies that price. Will buy it though if I see it below 25€.

The guard torso/leg combination could be used for armored SHIELD agents from the first Avengers film and TWS.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Fodder - This set could be combined with 75931 as they both use clips to link the fences, although you would need to put an extra layer of plates beneath the fences in this set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Aargh, another great review for a fine set! (This is getting out of hand; now there are two of them!)
This set may prove irresistible...

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm liking these Jurassic World/Park sets, but its a shame the UK has been completely screwed over with the prices of the smaller sets, whereas the US actually has decent prices. The prices for the 3 biggest sets are fair in the UK, but all the others are pretty ridiculous, which wouldn't be too bad if everyone had to pay those prices, but they don't.

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By in United States,

I would have been kinda nice if this set came with a small ATV or dirtbike for the guard to ride. Not vital, but I would have been cool and added even more play value to the set.

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By in United States,

This is probably the one JW2 set I buy. For the first movie I bought the Jeep with the ball and felt like that was all I needed. Same with this theme, pretty much is good enough.

I wanted to get 75931 too, but it's one of 3!!! Walmart exclusive sets in the USA and decided to pass.

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By in United Kingdom,

Really like this one, the dinosaur is greatly detailed and a nice addition to the jurassic world theme, Especially after seeing so many velocraptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex's and pterodactyls over the years even with the 2010 yellow boxed Dino sets.

10/10 lego..

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By in Australia,

I was actually disappointed by this one, when the pictures first started surfacing. I was really looking forward to picking up the Stygimoloch to add him to my collection of Lego dinosaurs, but I can't see past that it's a Pachy's head on a Raptor's body. Maybe that's how InGen does it, but it just looks so odd, to me. If I see him cheap on BrickLink I'll probably indulge, but it's not something I'll be going out of my way to pick up.

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By in United States,

I'll probably buy multiples of these to build a bigger enclosure and herd, and mix or sell excess pieces.

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By in Australia,

Picked this set up yesterday with a handy 20% discount in Target along with 75926. Built both once my son got home from school. Neat little builds both and the added dinosaurs to go with the dinos from 2012 have increased the number of dinosaurs running rampage around the house!

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By in Poland,

My favorite set, but there is something wrong with design on Stygi head... Too much detail I guess..

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By in Australia,

Thanks for the great review as always! This might be one of the few Jurassic World sets I pick up; the Stygimoloch is fantastic as I’m in need of some herbivorous dinosaurs.

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By in United States,

During the review you mention Dr. Wu being responsible for creating the Indominus Rex, but it's worth mentioning he was chief geneticist from the start, so he's technically created all the dinos and caused all the series' problems!

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By in United States,

I suspect Wu had something to do with the breakout, don't trust him one bit after last movie.

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By in Finland,

@Ephseb If you think that's bad, it's 50€ in Finland. This was my favorite set of the behind the JP velociraptor Chase and maybe the Dilophosaurus set, but seeing that those too are ridiculously expensive 60€ here, I'm going to have to wait for a good discount on all three of them.

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By in United States,

Come to America where they will be 20% off the USA prices.

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By in United States,

Definitely the coolest looking Dino from the series

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By in United States,

The only thing I don't like about this is that there is no real floor space on either level of the lab, and that placed on a white surface for review the (completely understandable) lack of a base under the enclosure looks very strange. I'm sure putting it on a wood table or shelf looks fine.

The thing about all of these Jurassic World sets is that they all seem like they're a price point above where they ought to be, and that makes all of the problems with them a lot more obvious. Like... this would be one of the best $20 sets of the year, and with 222 pieces, it rather ought to be.

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