LEGO Dino (Dino-Thon Part Three) The Brick Archive

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom comes out tomorrow in the U.S. and I am hyped! In honor of the upcoming release, I present the third part of my series on LEGO Dinosaurs.

LEGO Dino continues the collection of LEGO Dinosaur based themes. This theme, released in 2012, is probably my favorite of the Dino Based sets. (Excluding Jurassic World.) I feel that the style of Dinosaurs in this theme have the best designs, and they fit the LEGO System the most. I wish I had picked a few of these up when they were out, but oh well. Anyways, enough of my rambling, let's take a look at this theme.

We again begin with the smallest of the sets, Ambush Attack. This set retailed for $11.99 and came with 80 pieces.  The little ATV is what you would expect from an adventure theme. I love the Coelophysis; this design is so much better than the mutant lizards from Dino Attack/2010.  The Minifig is pretty generic, but it's at least better than Minifigs from Dino Attack/2010. (If you can't tell I'm not a fan of that theme.) 

Up next is Tower Takedown, a twenty dollar set. This one focuses on capturing a Pteranodon with a net launcher.  I think the build is okay, it would have been fun for a little kid. The jetski is fine, but similar builds come in other set. The Pteranodon is really nice, and it is probably the best part of the set. 

Up next is Raptor Chase, which retailed for $39.99. For once, the humans are chasing the raptors. I actually like this set; the oversized vehicle seems to be a lot of fun. The little base is also pretty cool. I love the concept of capturing the raptor with a piece of meat on a long stick. 

The Triceratops Tracker is another great set. The triceratops is adorable; it's too bad LEGO hasn't released another one. The vehicle is pretty cool as well. This set was fifty dollars originally, and that seems to be a pretty good price.

The T-Rex Hunter is another massive LEGO Chopper set. I think this one's premise is kinda ridiculous, but whatever. I love the T-Rex that they introduced here. This set originally retailed for $70, which is little pricey, but it comes with a freaking T-Rex!

The Ocean Interceptor is another interesting set. It looks cool, but I don't think it could ever leave the ground if it were real. I like the Pteranodon in this set, the green isn't a color that they commonly release dinos in. It retailed for around $35, so this too is a bit pricey, but I guess we are used to overpriced LEGO by now. 

The Dino Defense HQ is the largest set of this theme. This set is expensive, with a high price to part ratio. But holy cow, it is cool. This is so much better than 2015's Indominus Rex Breakout. This comes with three types of dinos. The cage is pretty cool as well. The best part is the Josh Thunder minifigure, who is a relative of the Johnny Thunder. The inclusion of a chopper and a car is really nice as well. 

Well, this series is over. Personally, LEGO Dino is my favorite of the dino based themes that I have covered. If you have any requests for future installations of the Brick Archive, I'm open to suggestions. Anyways, that's all I have, thanks for reading!