Review: 5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

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LEGO has produced numerous sets based upon the Jurassic Park franchise, commencing in 2001 with two Studios models. Unfortunately, limited attention has been paid to the original movie in the long-running series so the latest Bricktober pack has attracted considerable interest.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection is particularly notable for the exclusive Ian Malcolm minifigure, as one might expect given the mathematician's extraordinary popularity. Owen and Claire are also unique, although other characters such as John Hammond, Dennis Nedry or Robert Muldoon may be more enticing.

Minifigures

Several interesting characters were introduced during Jurassic Park but Ian Malcolm is probably the most popular, due primarily to the tremendous charisma which Jeff Goldblum brought to the role. This minifigure wears a leather jacket and an open shirt, revealing some chest hair. Moreover, a pendant is included but Dr. Malcolm's belt looks slightly odd as this design does not continue onto the hips.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

The head features a pair of glasses along with smiling and frustrated expressions. These designs do convey some personality, although a concerned expression may have been preferable. Medium dark flesh was probably the best approximation for the character's skin tone and his distinctive hair style is faithfully replicated as well. He wields a flaming torch, presumably taking inspiration from the flare that appears in the original film.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

Owen Grady has appeared in numerous Jurassic World sets since 2015 but this minifigure is unique, reflecting his flashback appearance while training the baby Velociraptors. He wears a detailed reddish brown vest which includes some pockets with metallic silver zips. The tan shirt underneath is relatively simple but looks good when compared with the movie and I like the belt printed on his hips too.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

Food for the baby dinosaurs is kept in a satchel strapped across Owen's chest during Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom so I am pleased that is included here. Furthermore, the minifigure is decorated with a dark orange sleeve on its left arm, protecting Owen from bites. His medium nougat hair element looks great and the double-sided head is brand new.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

One side features a confident smile while the other appears surprised. This second face is delightfully expressive, reminding me of the early LEGO video games which lacked dialogue so were reliant upon exaggerated facial expressions! A chicken leg is included so Owen can feed the raptor, corresponding with their appearances together in the 2018 film.

An exclusive Claire Dearing minifigure accompanies Owen, wearing a light bluish grey jacket. This design resembles her appearance at the beginning of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, when visiting Lockwood Estate, although her blouse should be white. However, the light bluish grey jacket appears accurate and I like the realistic creasing as well.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

Unfortunately, the continuing design on the legs does not line up precisely with the torso and a dual-moulded element would have been welcome. The new double-sided head is marvellous though and dark orange is a suitable colour for Claire's hair piece. The minifigure carries a printed mobile phone which suits the character, although this may have been a good opportunity to produce a new version.

5005255 Jurassic World Minifigure Collection

Bricktober packs typically contain four minifigures but this example includes Blue in her juvenile form. Dinosaurs are probably the most significant draw to Jurassic World sets so I can understand why this decision was taken, especially since these baby Velociraptors are adorable! His sand green and dark blue colour scheme matches the source material exactly and the yellow eyes certainly stand out.

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Overall

The exclusive Ian Malcolm minifigure has attracted significant attention and does not disappoint in my opinion. Its design takes inspiration from the original Jurassic Park movie and looks wonderful, lacking only some printing on the hips. This version of Owen Grady is excellent as well, conveying remarkable personality through two facial expressions.

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Claire Dearing, on the other hand, appears very bland and I think a fourth minifigure should have been included, despite the impressive standard of this baby dinosaur. I am accordingly slightly disappointed with this Bricktober pack and would only recommend it to those who feel absolutely compelled to own an Ian Malcolm minifigure. Fortunately, the pack only costs about £17.00 or $22.00 on the secondary market so it is relatively inexpensive.

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23 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Including Muldoon with tranquilizer, Hammond with Amber walking stick, and perhaps Nedry with dino embryos would have been more ideal. Hopefully, since they have not appeared in this bricktober pack, it is a sign that they will pop up in a potential direct to consumer set

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By in United States,

Is it just me or is the ridiculously micro dino not exactly equivalent to a minifigure?

They should have included a full size t-Rex... ;)

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By in United States,

I agree they should have done 4 figures from the original film. Ian Malcolm is the most intersting part of this collection. As it stands, I'm really not interested in owning them.

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By in United Kingdom,

“but this example includes Blue in his juvenile form.”
*her

Can’t say I’m particularly enthused over three characters we’ve already had multiple different versions of (is baby Blue even a new print?)
Would have much preferred, say, Nedry, Muldoon, maybe Ian’s daughter from Lost World? Just hard to get excited over yet another Owen just because he’s wearing a slightly different coat this time

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By in United States,

@Your future president: A full-size T-rex would be even farther from equivalent to a minifigure, in the opposite direction. Heck, it wouldn't even fit in this size package!

Another minifigure would have probably been preferable, but I would guess that the designers assumed that kids are more interested in the dinosaurs than most of the human characters, and unfortunately the baby T-Rex/raptor is the only one that'd fit in this sort of clamshell packaging. What might have been ideal would be to have a fourth minifigure and give baby Blue to Owen in place of the more common accessories of the current figs.

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By in United States,

I don't know why, but I thought this had been reviewed 3 months ago.

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By in United Kingdom,

I disagree with the opinion that they should have done more figs from the '93 film.
Not saying I wouldn't like a Dennis Nedry but I would never have expected Lego to make all four of the figs based on the old film. The theme is Jurassic WORLD and every set except one is based on the new films. Still hoping for another 'Park set though.

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By in United States,

You know, there is a D2c Jurrasic park set lined up this year. Hopefully it will be the visitor's center from the first movie.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Nice pack.

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By in Canada,

@colliocdawg; That's what I am hoping for. Although there was a rejected Lego Ideas submission a while ago...did Lego setup a similar Ghostbusters Firehouse fiasco?

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By in United States,

@Lyichir

Pal, have you ever heard of a joke? Sorry I guess sarcasm is hard to portray online. I thought it was obvious enough, but if not I apologize.

I was being sarcastic. Maybe I should start a trend designating sarcasm with [brackets].

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By in United States,

Why, oh why, is Dr. Malcolm so tan?

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By in United States,

@Your future president, sarcasm can be really hard to detect online, and perhaps @Lyichir was being sarcastic as well?

@Judgeguy, the original Jurassic Park movie is very iconic, and while this theme is Jurassic World stuff, sets and figures from the original movie would be far more recognizable and in demand I would wager. I think there are at least 5 or 6 characters from the original film that people would love to have. Not to mention the original park jeep. Man, if they announced that set people would be ecstatic.

@Rimefang, his tan reflects Jeff Goldblum's skin tone rather well I would say, considering the color choices available to Lego. Going with the regular white wouldn't have looked quite right.

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By in United States,

That, uh, Ian Malcolm, is one of my, uh, favorite minifigures and was, uh, well worth the $30+ I paid for this set!

/end Goldblumming

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By in Canada,

* Chaotician, chaotician

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By in United States,

The Ian figure is literally the only reason I spent $75 to get this set as a freebie. It was for stuff that was on my wish list anyway, I just pushed up the purchase time table for Ian.

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By in United States,

Wait

That's the Ian from the OG park movie?

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By in United States,

@Isaac The Animator
Yes in the fallen kingdom movie he was of course older and would probably in minifig form have grey hair or mabye a similar hair to doctor strange just reversed

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By in United States,

The problem with Ian though. Too tan. I love new skin colors and minifigur e prints in those colors, but he really should be the usual tone. Look at the movie or still images of him in the jeep with Ellie and Alan...they all are very similar. He isn't that much more than than they are.

With that said, I would still want that figure. I don't love the others as much.

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By in Japan,

Yes, the set is a little disappointing because it has only three minifigures and one is not great, but... Ian Malcolm and baby Blue? Priceless...

And I can't complain as I got it for free last October. :-)

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By in United States,

Weird how both Ian and Wu (from other sets) were made so much darker than their actual skin tones because of LEGO's limited color pallet. The regular bright noughat/tan/whatever you wanna call it is still a bit too bright, but it feels off regardless.

That said, I'd love to have that Ian. He was my favorite character from the OG film. I'm a little surprised they did his OG outfit here as well, Fallen Kingdom was the perfect excuse to make an elderly version.

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By in Germany,

Malcom is definitely the most interesting one, but the torso looks like it was designed to have printed legs, which is doesn't come with. Thanks for pointing that out, it doesn't really feel like a collectors piece.

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By in United States,

Is it just me, or does the Jeff Goldblum figure look more like MCU Bruce Banner than any Banner we’ve gotten?

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