In my next review of the summer 2023 LEGO Jurassic Park 30th anniversary sets, we take a look at the Triceratops Research (75959). The set has 281 pieces and retails for $49.99.
There are only two minifigures inn the set, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm. Ellie has on a neon pink shirt while in the movie, she has a more muted pink shirt. It’s a little hard to tell but she has on some khaki shorts. The color of the flesh on the legs are very close to the color of the pants. Her double-sided head shows her with a smirk on one side and a disgusted expression on the other.
Ian Malcolm has on the iconic black shirt and pants. He has a more tan flesh for his skin color and his double-sided head shows him with a smile on one side and a confused look on the other.
The set does come with a larger Triceratops that comes with a molded body, legs, and head. The head is on a click/ball joint combination so it can move in a wide range of motion.
The main part of the build is the Ford Explorer 04. The color scheme is spot on with the lime green and yellow with the dark red top.
The hood has a sticker for the Jurassic Park logo with some animal printing.
The sides of the Explorer has a larger JP logo along with the T-Rex skeleton. Towards the back, you have stickers of the 04 next to the rear lights. The hubcaps on the wheels are printed 2×2 tiles.
The back of the vehicle has a sticker for the licensed Ford Explorer XLT logos.
Inside the Explorer, you have a stickered slope brick with the interative CD-ROM that Lex was so interested in when they started the trip. There’s enough room inside to fit four minifigures.
The other part of the build is the Triceratops poop in which Malcolm calls famously says, “that is one big pile of sh*t.” In the scene, Ellie digs through it looking for traces of West Indian lilac berries which she couldn’t find in movie but a couple are included in the set. It is minifigure scale so you can recreate the scene. A shovel is included but I don’t remember seeing it in the movie. There is also a brown frog in the set which I assume is a reference to the frog DNA used for the dinosaurs.
When LEGO first revealed the LEGO Jurassic Park Triceratops Research (75959), I actually laughed as I didn’t think LEGO would make such a set. It is very accurate to the particular scene but one thing that holds it back is the price. $50 for it is extremely expensive and it is mainly due to the Triceratops mold. Larger specialized molds usually makes production costs higher and in turn, make the sets themselves pricier. If it was 20%-30% cheaper, I would highly recommend it but at this price, I would wait for a sale.
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