Fresh off the LEGO Jurassic World line are the new Dominion set, based entirely on the upcoming third installment of the movie franchise and it’s set to be another blockbuster hit if the trailer is anything to go by.
This of course ushers in brand new Dinosaurs into the mix and ones you’ll want to collect in LEGO form. I personally love a good LEGO Dinosaur and can’t wait to add these into my collection, although the bigger ones do warrant a higher budget.
As usual I built this on one of our Instagram live streams and thoroughly enjoyed it, chatting with followers and genuinely having a nice time.
The Box & Contents:
There is so much happening on the the box and ai must say a really like it, it sets the tone well for what to expect inside and once it’s built, a fun and action packed build.
You see the Pick-up, Minifigures and Dinosaurs in action on both the front and back of the box. There is even space for a size comparison between a Human and a Velociraptor, Blue measures a whopping 1.7m tall!
Inside the box you’ll find two numbered bags, an instruction manual, and a individually bagged Velociraptor.
I really like the fact that there are no stickers at all in this set, it’s actually quite refreshing. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean that there are printed pieces, as there are none of them also!
Getting stuck-in the first thing you build is the small cage contraption and Blue the bigger of the two Velociraptors.
As you’ll notice from the photos the cage doesn’t require much effort as is only made-up of a handful of pieces. A plate here, tile there, four ladder elements around the sides and hey-presto a cage for Beta, the smaller of the two Velociraptors. More on them later in the review.
Another little side build in bag one is the ramp, again not much goes into this but I think the overall look is great and is perfect Minifigure scale.
The main build in this set is the pick-up truck and it contributed to my decision in grabbing this set, it looks fab!
The colour scheme is very reminiscent of the original Jurassic Park with red and white being the main colours. It is a tad on the simple side too but I think that it works well for this vehicle, it just doesn’t need to be complicated. One aspect of it that disappoints me is you can’t lower the tailgate, making access to the back difficult for Minifigures, it wouldn’t have taken much to achieve this too.
The cage we built earlier fits snuggly into the back of the Pick-up and simply rests in place, there are no connecting studs at all. This is fine with me as makes popping it in and removing quite straightforward and with no risk of leaving parts behind.
Beta also fita in there extremely well although tucking it under the chain and positioning it correctly can make the chain clip pop off.
Put all these builds together and they look a lot better, as a whole the smaller builds don’t look as simple and actually look pretty decent.
The Minifigures & Dinosaur Figures:
Starting with the two Minifigures, we have Rainn Delacourt and Maisie.
The third installment of the Jurassic World movie hasn’t been released yet so I have no idea who these characters are, unless they went under my radar in previous movies. So I’ll base my opinions of them purely from their LEGO forms.
Both Minifigures have very detailed printing and incredibly well done designs, I particularly like Maisie’s torso design with the green army style jacket. She also has a dual layer shirt and tshirt on which also looks cool. This torso can be used for both Femal and Male characters which is vert nice to see and have in the collection.
Rainn Delacourt also has a great printed torso which also carries onto the legs. He is sporting a rather fetching long coat/jacket that has many pockets and details. He also has a dual layer style going on with what looks like two shirts underneath his jacket,you could easily get away with using just the torso and claiming it is a hoody or alike.
They both have dual faces and an alternate expression, Rainn also has a Snake tattoo on his right cheek, something I’d not expect LEGO to keep.
The image below shows you their secondary expression, which usually is a more angry or disgruntled one.
You’ll see that there is indeed some back printing on both although Rainn only has a few thread lines whilst Maisie has a logo that looks like a cartoon Lion, somewhat resembling the Pink Panther.
The Velociraptor figures are definitely where it’s at one of if not the main reason to pickup this set, as with every Jurassic World/Park and Dinosaur set.
You get two Velociraptors in this reasonably priced set (£24.99),one large and one small. The smaller of the two is Beta, this is a new mould and I must say it looks fab.
They both share the exact same design and print, with the blue streak and light olive green accents. Although Beta’s design is obviously simplified to suit the smaller mould it looks just as good.
Unfortunately Beta has no articulation but does have two legs and feet, compared to the Baby Velociraptor figures we’ve had in the past. Having this new size of LEGO Dinosaur is great and really opens up the playability of this line of sets.
Overall a great little entry set into the new wave of LEGO Jurassic World sets.
The two small side builds are basic but work well, the cage is the better rof the two as you can actually use it as part of the bigger build and has playability.
The Pick-up Truck is cool and is in keeping with the six stud wide we love, it’ll fit into a Cityscape easily thanks to the lack of stickers/prints.
The Minifigures are done well and I love the designs on offer. We don’t really know the characters and this hinders their impact for me personally, until the movie releases we won’t know what they’re about and so can’t really relate.
The two Velociraptors, Blue & Beta, are the stars of the set, and worth mostly every penny of the £24.99 price tag. Blue is based on the figures we’ve had before whereas BE ta is an entirely new mould and kind of fits between the two sizes (baby and standard).
We highly recommend this set if you’re a LEGO Jurassic World or Dinosaur fan!
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LEGO Jurassic World Dominion Blue & Beta Velociraptor Capture (76946)
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