Rawr Rawr Rawr I’m a dinosaur!

Earlier this week, we shared the announcement of the new Jurassic Park: T-Rex Rampage set featuring a brick-built dinosaur. At the same time, our friends in Billund were sending us two copies as part of a toy photography collaboration. I received one on Friday. I binge-built it in order to enjoy the sunny weekend with Rex.

In this blog post, I want to share my first impressions about this set from the point of view of a Jurassic Park fan, LEGO enthusiast and, of course, toy photographer.

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Better Run… Or Get Your Camera Out

The News Is Out

Today the LEGO Group announced some great news for all fans of Jurassic Park AND for toy photographers. Whether you’re into dinosaurs or not, this set will probably be a gem if you like to spend your time taking pics of toys.

The Set

The new set to come, 75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage,  will not only consist of a fantastic model of a beautiful dinosaur as the Dino will be  accompanied by a giant gate and six minifigures (three of them brand new). Additionally, the gate will be framed by a wall. If you turn this around there will be six rooms that were inspired by movie scenes. That sounds like a whole lotta fun!

The Dinosaur

This new T. rex is a GIANT! What’s new about this lady is that she’s so very detailed and fully poseable, making her great fun to go on a photo shoot with. Just think of where to take her and what adventures to witness (and capture in pictures). What alternative story, apart from the movie scenes, do you already see before your imaginary eyes?

The Minifigures

Here are the pictures of the minifigures that weren’t included in last year’s Jurassic Park set.

The details

And here’s more photos of the gate:

*Knockknock*
Open the gate!
Oh, eggs…

The Facts

75936 Jurassic Park: T. rex Rampage will include 3120 pieces.

There will be six minifigures.

The Jurassic Park gate measures over 42cm in height, 48cm in width and 14cm in depth.

The dinosaur is 22cm high, a massive 69cm long and 17cm wide.

The set will be available from 19 June, 2019 on (available at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com) and will cost US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE €249.99 – UK £219.99 – FR €249.99 – DK 1899DKK..

The included minifigures on their stand with a baby dino and a signpost about Tyrannosaurus Rex.

P.S.

When we were in Billund for the RLFM days we had the great pleasure of talking to the designers Mark John Stafford and Marcos Bessa . We hardly got to ask any questions we had prepared as our attention was almost completely taken by the new dinosaur and its prototype version. We still found out that the actual model was worked on for five months to get it the way it looks now, as the trickiest part was to get it balanced perfectly. Congrats to the team for creating such a beautiful model!

Two very happy designers, a grey prototype dino and her newly available sister.

There are rumors that there’s a little box on the way to Finland. Once the content is fed and tamed there will be some more photos to look forward to…

The Story behind Aria, T-Rap and the Cookie

We’ve already talked in the past about the first test shot and the struggle when it comes to recreating it. This is something I’ve experienced with this week’s SiPgoes52 word: trust.

Last year, at the beginning of the winter, and not long before we started planning SiPgoes52, I took a photo of Aria befriending T-Rap. When we kicked off our little project for 2018, I started going over all my photos from last year. I was hoping to find photos I had already taken that would fit one of our 52 human values and emotions.

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Dino Surprise

Dinosaur Nostalgia and Dino Surprise

There are two things that make me incredibly nostalgic.

First, there is Space. Whether it is LEGO Classic Space, LEGO (less classic) Space from the 90s or Star Wars, it’s one of my oldest Passion.

Then there are Dinosaurs. As far as I can remember I’ve loved them. Looking backward, I think it might be because I grew up during a period with many great dinosaurs movies. I could cite “The Land Before Time” and “We’re back! A Dinosaur’s Story“. And of course Jurassic Park… It’s partly due to its commercial success (and technical achievement) we now have such great dino toys.

The first LEGO dinosaur figures released in 2000 as part of the LEGO Adventurers and LEGO Studio themes.

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Creativity and Play

Creativity

I’ve decided to use our first word of 2018 as a way to reflect on the past year. Specifically, I’ve asked myself what did I create last year? And how did it happen? I’ve found out the answer to creativity is often play.

Browsing through my Lightroom catalog, one character stands out of the others: T-Rap. Half Tyrannosaur, half Velociraptor, it’s a simple mix of two LEGO dinosaurs.

Although I can hardly pretend having invented anything truly original, it’s the only character I use in my photography that is not an “official” character from a LEGO set. So instead of making a new image like Stefan and Julien did, I decided to re-use the very first photo of T-Rap. (Or Frankensteinosaurus as it was first named back then.)

The Terror of London

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