2021 LEGO Jurassic World Sets Revealed!

 Hey all! LEGO has revealed the upcoming Jurassic World sets on their store site. Four system sets will be released on September 1, so they aren't too far away. I think that a lot of these sets are based on the Camp Cretaceous series on Netflix, but I haven't gotten around to watching the series, so I am at a loss as to what these sets are trying to replicate.

First up we have the 4+ set Stygimoloch Dinosaur Escape, which will retail for $39.99 USD. Honestly, this set is a little overpriced considering that it comes with only 124 pieces. I think a price of around $20 would be more in line for a set of this size. I think that the off-road vehicle is kinda cute, and the little tree fort thing looks fun. The three figures are Claire, Brooklynn, and Ben; unfortunately, the Claire figure is the one that has come in a handful of sets already. I like the new coloring of the Stygimoloch, and the inclusion of Bumpy the Ankylosaurus is nice. 

Moving away from the 4+ sets, we have the T Rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition. The set will retail for $29.99 and comes with 198 pieces. Honestly, I think the build is pretty okay considering its size and part count. It really fits the scale of the normal T-Rex figure that LEGO uses. The set includes Owen and Darius Minifigs. I love the baby Triceratops included in the set; I am a big fan of the sand blue used on it. But this set pales in comparison to the Ideas Dinosaur Fossils set, so I don't see value in this set. 

The Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase set is next up with a price tag of $49.99 and a piece count of 240. I think that the new Carnotaurus is pretty nice, but I am a bigger fan of the one from the Fallen Kingdom sets. The chopper looks nice, and it would fit in very well with any of the vehicles from the 2015 Jurassic World sets. The truck thing in the original Jurassic Park colors looks pretty fun. The figures included are Owen, Kenji, and Sammy. For a price tag of fifty bucks, I think that the set is a little barebones. Considering that there are only 240 parts in the set, I think that it would be in the budget for the set to have at the very least a small side build to fill it out. 

Finally, we have the Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape. This set will cost $79.99 and it comes with 308 pieces. I love the fact that we are getting a floating boat set for Jurassic World; I feel like that is something that the theme has lacked because of how frequently large transport ships show up in the franchise. I think that the boat itself is a little minimalistic, but it would definitely be a lot of fun to play around with. I think that the new Baryonyx looks a little too bright and toyish for my tastes, but this is a LEGO set, so what else can I expect. The minifigs included are Darius, Owen, Yaz, and a guard. The inclusion of the Baby T-Rex in the set is really nice as well. 

This lineup of sets is really nice, but every single one of them is remarkably overpriced. For the Jurassic World sets, this usually means a price hike of ten to twenty dollars depending on how large the Dinosaur included in the set is. But the sets in this wave seem to be costing twice as much as they should. I am a fan of all of the Minifigures this wave because they all seem generic enough to be used in plenty of other settings. I like the majority of the dinosaurs this wave, but the builds of the sets don't justify paying for them. It kind of hurts being disappointed in this wave because this is one of my favorite themes.