"I am very glad I got this set. I have been trying to recreate the Raptor Squad from Jurassic World, even though I did not get any 2015 Jurassic World sets, and the main reason I got this was for the velociraptor. Even though the colors are way to bright, I now have a "Charlie" figure to go with my "Delta" and Blue. 3 out of 4 isn't bad.
The truck was also very cool. We don't have a transport truck yet (other than the tiny LEGO 10758 Juniors Jurassic World T. Rex Breakout transport truck. It got taken apart for some nice logo pieces.), so this was a nice one to add to the collection. I would though be worried about the raptor jumping out, so I'll stick to using this for my smaller dinosaurs, like my babies and Stygimoloch. The chicken stick was also very cool, but I would want a little more distance. However, it is fiction, so those last two details only happen if I want them to.
As I commented on in my LEGO 75931 Jurassic World Dilophosaurus Outpost Attack review, I love the racial diversity that LEGO is giving us in Jurassic World Minifigures. I have 6 races in my park now (several ACU Troopers, African; Zia Rodriguez, Mexican; Simon Masrani, Indian; Henry Wu, Chinese; Alison Miles, Canadian I think; Sadly, still most characters, American) which I think is pretty cool.
After buying and building this set, I am very glad I did so. I think it is very much worth $30-$40, if you can find it that low now that it is a retired set, that I have seen on common websites reach $50. At this point, try to wait for a sale."
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"I got this set because I really wanted a minifigure-scale Dilophosaurus. Believe it or not, the Dilophosaurus was this size compared to a figure, not the true velociraptor-sized it was in Jurassic Park.
Anyway, this was an excellent set. Not only did it give me an adult Dilophosaurus, but it also brought my Compy count to 4 (I really wanted Compies, so I just made my blue and green baby dinosaurs Compies), but it came with 3 ACU Troopers to try to wrangle my dinosaurs. I also love that it came with an African guard, as to add more racial diversity to my park.
As for the build, I thought it was awesome to have a fence line, so rare in these sets since I did not get any 2015 ones. Many reviews have complained about the exploding gates feature, but I see no way to build it so that it is only connected with one clip. It would just be partly pushed off, not the explosion the Dilophosaurus would actually produce (unless the electricity was on, in which case, it might be the one that gets cooked). It is hard to push off, but it will get worn down eventually.
One part of the build I disliked, will probably be one specific to me, but I'll put it here anyway. I have a baseplate table. This will be extremely difficult to put on my table because of the turning joint connections. I will figure out a way, so I don't want to put it against LEGO, when this feature would normally be very helpful.
The watchtower was amazing. It was knocked down just right and I love the design that makes this set so easy to play with. I also like the zapper stick, as we call them, and wonder why the kids in the new show, Camp Cretaceous, didn't ever use theirs on the Carnotaurus.
Finally, the crane. While this crane is fun, I don't see why it is necessary. I would have liked to not feed the baby dinosaur to the Dilo, but to have more fence to keep the piece count the same. I chose to fill the basket with meat instead of the baby dino/Compy. Chicken anyone?"
"I got this set after a long time with no new sets, and it was probably the best value I've ever had in a LEGO set that wasn't on sale! The baby ankylosaurus is adorable, and seems to be the same one featured in the Camp Cretaceous trailer. The baby triceratops is also cute, and has the riding feature like in the Jurassic World movie. My Tim and Hudson figures from other sets sit in it well, but Lex's braid is too long for her to stay put. This Dr. Wu is good, but I don't remember a single scene where he had any terror on his face. Just grumpy, self-concerned, and defensive. Hopeful that will change in Dominion. This Owen Grady figure is the one that appears in Double Trouble, the new LEGO show. I personally prefer the Grady in a vest, but this one is cool nonetheless. Finally, the build. I was able to make an awesome stop motion video with the robotic arm. It grips the eggs just in the right way and is very flexible. The exploding glass feature was also very cool. The table had a bunch of cool pieces, like a laptop and microscope. I only wish this amber brick was like the 2015 or the video game one that I was not able to obtain. Also, the small disc under the microscope is not attached by anything, but I was able to change that with my own pieces so that I do not lose it. The only other complaint I had was that the robotic arm was only able to reach one egg, but I also edited the incubator to only be attached in one place, so that it can rotate. Overall, this was just about my best Jurassic World purchase yet."
"Let me get one thing straight. I am a huge LEGO Jurassic World fan. Like, I have around ten sets and about a thousand extra pieces built into my version of the Jurassic World park. This baseplate helped me get the main street part to work great. Otherwise, stuff would fall over, and I can also have unbalanced builds, like zip lines, feeders, and catwalks, over exhibits.
We also use them to make stop motion movies and speed builds, and have made some cool ones in our house, with themes such as LEGO Friends, Jurassic World, City, Harry Potter, and several others. The figures can hold tightly, and even though the baseplates are thin and floppy, they will hold a lot of unbalanced weight before falling over. The mostly flat bottom will help attach to a table or desk with rubber cement.
However, it does not attach to other plates or bricks on the bottom, which is fine for me, as I don't know of any times I'd need this higher that I couldn't use other objects to move it higher, but I know that some people will wish to do so.
As I mentioned, the bottom is mostly flat, except for divots, the inside of studs, that are left hollow, further reducing the price. Since regular plates take about $150 to cover the same area, I happy with this price. I found it on a sale, but would have paid for the non-sale price too.
Overall, this is an amazing purchase, that any LEGO fan should buy."