Another magazine I look forward to each month is LEGO Jurassic World. Amongst the mountain of Owen Grady Minifigures, we usually get, we do sometimes get a really nice mini-build or two. With the previous issue (issue 24) the freebie was a LEGO Jurassic World ATV, inspired by and sporting classic Jurassic Park colours. It turns out that was part one of a two part build, so purchasing this latest issue was a must!
I’m a fairly newcomer when it comes to actually sitting down and reading the two comic stories contained within most issues of LEGO related magazine. I must say that I quite enjoy them, I of course read them to my little LEGO helper (Son) who laughs and gasps along.
As always at least one of the stories features the main build and/or Minifigure. It gives you the back story or idea to take the playability further.
For some reason this particular comic depicts Owen Grady escorting the Baby Dino and cage around the Park, whereas last issue the ATV was driven by Vic Hoskins!
With a handful of activities ranging from puzzles, a maze, and some rather handy door signs for the kids use, to let you know what sort of mood they’re in.
It’s become a staple in LEGO Magazines to include a double-sided poster and this issue doesn’t disappoint.
We get the classic phrase of ‘Welcome To Jurassic Park’ but with its modern day counterpart Jurassic World instead.
The other side features an old fan favourite, Dennis Nedry, and his latest creation the Dinobot. Is it ‘Man, Machine, or Dinosaur?! ‘
Great for hanging in your Child’s room or even your LEGO den! I tend to save every issues poster for keepsake, maybe one day I’ll frame the good ones.
As you may have seen, from the front cover, the freebie is a small Dinosaur cage on wheels, that attaches to the freebie from the last issue. This is the first time, that I know of, LEGO has supplied a two parter, and I like it!
Consisting of only 26 pieces it’s not a big build, but it is however an enjoyable one. It’s perfect for what it is, a small cage which transports one or two baby Dinos.
There’s nothing exclusive in this small bundle of bricks and pieces which is ok as who doesn’t want another baby Raptor to add their Dino army!
The cage itself is very simple and mainly consists of fence and ladder elements. Three black fence bars make up the sides and back while two black ladder pieces serve as hinged doors.
A series of smooth tiles on the base allow the Dino to easily enter and move around with ease. Although not being held by a stud the Raptor is prone to falling over if not careful.
A small clip piece acts as a foot stand for the cage when it’s not attached to the ATV from last issue. It works OK and does the job but you need to remember to move it slightly as not to drag on the floor.
Like I mentioned above I think this must be a LEGO Magazine first, as I can’t recall them issuing a two parter before.
The two builds join together seamlessly and work really well together. The movement of the ball & socket joint is great and just like other LEGO trailers it moves realistically.
For the cost of both issues the whole build equates to £7.98, which is just under the RRP of a small set. OK you may not get quote as many bricks as a small set but what you do get is very good indeed and well worth the spend, the magazines make for a good read also and the included activities will keep the younger fans occupied for a while!
Why not have a bit of fun with the builds and reverse the roles, or make up a game to see who can put each build together the fastest.
See below for a sneak peek at next issue’s freebie, its another buildable Dinosaur, get in! I really like and enjoy these brick-built dinos, so far we’ve been gifted a T-Rex and Triceratops.
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LEGO Jurassic World Special Edition Magazine Issue 10
Overall this issue is great and finishes the build we received in the previous magazine. It's the first two parter LEGO magazine and it makes for a decent set after combining them. For the cost of both issues it equates to a small set. The build itself is easy and straightforward and only consists of 26 pieces. It includes a Baby Dino Raptor which fits inside the container well. Once joined to the previous build, Jurassic World ATV, it looks amazing and functions well. A truly great little build!
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