Continuing with my reviews of the LEGO Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary sets, we now take a look at the Brachiosaurus Discovery (76960). This set has 512 pieces and retails for $79.99.
There are three minifigures in the set and technically they are all exclusive to this one. Alan Grant has on his blue shirt with tan pants. His head shows him with a smirk on his face. His accessory is a toe piece which represents the Velociraptor claw that he keeps.
Ellie Sattler returns yet in another set from this wave. Again she has one the pink shirt and tan shorts that we’ve seen before. The exclusive part on the minifigure is the double-sided head with a smile on one side and a shocked expression on the other. The instructions show her with a plant leaf as an accessory.
Lastly we have John Hammond who is in the complete white outfit. His head shows him with a smile and a full white beard. His accessory is his cane with the amber top.
The Brachiosaurus is what I think made the price of the set more than it should be due to it having larger molded parts. The head, neck, and tail all connect using click hinges so there is some movement in the areas but not too much. The base of the neck does have a slightly unsightly gap there and it looks bad from the side. You can stand the Brachiosaurus on the hind legs to simulate it eating from the top of the tree.
The Jurassic Park Jeep 18 is the one that picks up Hammond, Grant, and Sattler from the helipad and it takes them to see the Brachiosaurus. It is a gray jeep with red accents on it like on the windshield frame, the rims, and on the mudguards. It is an 8-wide vehicle which allows for two people to sit in the front and can hold another in the back. The top frame is one hinges so you can pull it back to easily put the minifigures in. There are a couple of stickers for the license plate and on the doors signifying that it is Jeep 18.
The larger part of the build is for the tree. At the base, there is a stickered sign for the Brachiosaurus paddock and a warning sign that says no feeding, flash photography, and yelling. Next to the tree is a broken dinosaur egg which represents the one that Alan, Lex, and Tim find later on. Life finds a way. On the side of the tree is a fuchsia pink frog, again representing the frog DNA used for the dinosaurs.
Further up the tree is a viewing platform where a minifigure can stand on to get a closer look at the Brachiosaurus.
Other than that, there’s really not much going on for the tree besides all the branches that are clipped on throughout.
Overall the LEGO Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus Discovery (76960) is an overpriced set for what you get. I absolutely love the vehicles from the whole wave and the Jeep 18 is no exception. The tree itself is kind of disappointing. There’s too many holes between the branches and it just looks incomplete. I do like the base area of the tree however. The Brachiosaurus is okay but the size of it is probably one of the factors that made the price point a tad high. I would wait until there’s a sale on it to pick it up.
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