Review: 75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose

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LEGO has produced an outstanding selection of Jurassic World sets since 2015 but the new wave is unique, focusing upon an original story which occurs before the events of Jurassic World while the park was open and welcoming visitors to its popular attractions.

Nevertheless, danger evidently remains as each set comes with an escaped dinosaur and 75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose is no exception. This updated Dilophosaurus appears far more accurate than the previous design and the set also includes an attractive kiosk so looks very interesting, despite its comparatively small size.

Minifigures

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom inspired nine sets last year and Owen Grady appeared in several of them. This minifigure has not been updated but continues to impress, featuring a medium nougat hair piece which closely resembles the character's hair style from the movie. The head is excellent as well and includes two facial expressions, appearing cheerful on one side and determined on the other.

75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose

Owen generally wears a leather vest during the Jurassic World films and the same will presumably be true for LEGO Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar. I love the printed pockets and metallic silver zips on this vest and the sand blue shirt underneath is similarly detailed, although dual-moulded arms representing shorter sleeves would have been more faithful to previous movies.

75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose

Hudson Harper has not appeared in any Jurassic World movies but this new minifigure looks superb, wearing a branded Jurassic World shirt with a matching red jacket. I am certain this element will prove extremely popular and am glad that another nougat head has become available, featuring a frightened expression and a friendly smile along with some freckles.

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The final minifigure is a generic Park Worker but this character features some appealing components too. Her double-sided head was originally created for Erin Gilbert from 75828 Ecto-1 & 2 and has only appeared in one subsequent set, until now. It suits this minifigure perfectly and I like her new Jurassic World uniform as well, especially given the emblem printed on the back which looks great.

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Several new dinosaurs have been introduced to LEGO across the Jurassic World theme, perhaps the most interesting of which is the Dilophosaurus. Its original design was relatively effective but suffered from an issue that plagues LEGO dinosaurs as it seemed far too large when placed beside minifigures. Fortunately, that has been rectified with a new dual-moulded olive green and medium nougat piece for 2019!

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Its scale has been reduced but the level of detail remains high, particularly around the head where the textured frills look fantastic. However, the articulation has suffered following this reduction in size as its limbs are fixed in position, leaving only an opening jaw. Greater articulation would be welcome but this pose appears quite realistic and the Dilophosaurus can still fit onto studded surfaces.

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The Completed Model

Vehicles appear in the majority of Jurassic World sets but Owen's quadcopter is certainly an unusual example. Its four rotors are formed using steering wheels which look superb and the model feels very robust because of its Technic structure. The light bluish grey 1x1 round tiles with shaft, connecting the rotors to their respective circular housings, are only available in three other sets.

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The dark blue bodywork looks marvellous and three stickers are situated here, featuring the Jurassic World emblem and a few scratches. There is enough space for a minifigure to lie on top which seems slightly awkward, although this stance does not spoil the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle. Moreover, a net launcher is found within the fuselage and works well, firing a circular net to capture the escaped Dilophosaurus.

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Attractions have not been the focus of previous Jurassic World sets so the latest range is particularly appealing. This souvenir stall is designed to resemble a dinosaur's enormous jaws and looks brilliant, featuring an impressive sand green colour scheme beside rows of teeth. The gift shop evidently sells hats, popcorn and posters so its selection seems odd, although these items form a nice display.

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These colourful posters display a simplified map of Isla Nublar, a dinosaur overlooking Jurassic World and an orange Velociraptor. The yellow poster is particularly notable, taking inspiration from the poster for Jurassic World that was released at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014. However, my favourite detail is the advertisement for an upcoming attraction which features the Indominus Rex in silhouette!

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Some equipment is kept behind the souvenir stall and there is sufficient room for a minifigure to stand inside. The space does seem rather small though so perhaps a slightly structure may have been more practical. Nevertheless, I am pleased that the Jurassic World range is beginning to focus upon the park as a whole, while continuing to include dinosaur enclosures within larger sets.

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Overall

New dinosaurs are typically the most exciting aspect of Jurassic World sets and 75934 Dilophosaurus on the Loose conforms to that trend in my opinion, despite including an updated version of an existing dinosaur rather than an entirely new one. This figure looks marvellous and I am similarly satisfied with the minifigure selection. Hudson Harper stands out in particular.

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The souvenir stall and Owen's quadcopter are appealing as well, including extensive detail and some enjoyable functions. This sets costs £19.99 or $19.99 which seems quite reasonable given its content and I would therefore recommend adding it to your Jurassic World collection, even if you already own the previous Dilophosaurus as this design represents a substantial improvement.

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

22 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

good review

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By in United States,

What if we got a Stranger things set like this

With Nancy, Jonathan, Steve, and a demodog

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By in Norway,

Need it only for the the souvenir stall <3

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By in Israel,

I like the new dilophosaurus overall.

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By in United Kingdom,

Gift shop looks great, but lack of articulation on dilophosaurus makes it an easy pass

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By in Canada,

All I see from Owen’s face is the bad guy from the girl Ghostbusters movie

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By in Canada,

I've been waiting nine years to get a Triceratops since I missed the Dino wave, and that's all I have to say.

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By in Germany,

25,00€ ... quite reasonable

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By in Netherlands,

This set, 5 bucks cheaper, without the drone, would have been perfection.

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By in Poland,

@Huw, is there something new that requires captcha every time the Brickset site is visited?

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By in United States,

Agree w/others in that the ride-a-drone is going straight to the parts pin. The rest is pure gold.

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By in United Kingdom,

This set keeps making me think of Bojack Horseman with Todd’s Drone Throne - “it’s not really a drone if it’s carrying a person!” “You’re missing the point!”

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By in United States,

Great review but since I already own a Dilo and Rex I am more interested in the Triceraptops and the Barionyx sets. Thanks for your words.

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By in Sweden,

Not too interested in the subtheme as a whole, but I quite like this one, at least the gift shop part of it. And it doesn't seem to carry the same exorbitant price last year's JW sets did.

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By in Australia,

Definitely interested in the two bigger JW sets, with the Baryonyx and the giant robot Tyrannosaurus and volcanic treasure cave (that's fun for the whole family, right there).

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By in Germany,

This will be ok with the by now usual discount. Will pick up a few for the parts.

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By in Poland,

I like new dilo but the price in Poland is outrageous. 25 dolars?!

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By in Germany,

The pricing structure once again is a joke, as appears to be customary for licenced sets.

19.99 USD equals 17.70 Euro
add 10% VAT, which appears to be about right for most US states, and you're at 19.50 EUR
24.99 EUR (incl. VAT) equals 28.20 USD

So 5.50 EUR or almost 30% more expensive over here. Even if we manage to get a 20% discount we are still more expensive than the US full RRP including VAT.
Thanks but no thanks.

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By in United States,

I’m almost positive TLG created that Hudson Harper fig so fans could use that torso for their sig figs. I was disappointed to find out is says Jurassic WORLD and not Jurassic PARK. :(

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By in Australia,

The smaller Dilos can be used with the larger ones to make a dino family. Not to minifigure scale but still cute.

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By in Germany,

I like the new smaller Dilo. I generally think that Lego should size their Dinos down again. Better for the price and makes more reallistically sized vehicles possible. But I don't get why they not at least made the arms possable. The rest of the set doesn' appeal to me.
The quadrocopter would be better as an unmanned drone with the souvenir stalls peaces used for a control centre.

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By in United States,

The popcorn seems out of place in the souvenir shop. Instead, they should have had the stand selling toy dinosaurs, which could be represented with unprinted baby raptors.

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