In 2024, LEGO will be releasing the LEGO Jurassic World Dinosaur Fossils: T. rex Skull (76964) which retails for $39.99 and has 577 pieces.
The build consists of three different parts, the display stand, the fossilized footprint, and the T. rex skull itself.
The display stand has a jungle feel to it with the plants surrounding the information plaque and the footprint. The plaque actually gives a good amount of information about the Tyrannosaurus Rex given the size of it. If you’re moving it around, the leaves do like to pop off as they are only clipped on.
The footprint uses a few layers of various plates to get the shape. The inner footprint shape uses some SNOT building with slope bricks to give it some depth along with the dark gray tiles on the bottom.
The skull itself is made up of several smaller builds that are connected at various areas of the skull. First we have the upper jaw but at this junction, you can’t really tell what it is. It combines the use to light tan and dark tan parts to give the realization of the different shades of color.
Next up we have the top part of the skull which is supported by a couple of columns by the back of the skull as well as the middle section. The bottom of the skull has some hinges for the jaw later on.
The eye socket sections connect to the sides towards the back of the skull. The teeth are attached invertedly at the front to about the middle of the skull. The front row of teeth uses round plates and the curve around aiing the teeth back.
The lower jaw is actually two sections that are clipped on the hinge at the back of the head. The modified plates with pin holes at the mouth aren’t used by act as supports so the top jaw doesn’t close all the way. Lastly we have the bridge of the skull clipped on in front of the eye sockets.
The skull attaches to the display post and is only secured by a 2×4 black tile at the back of the skull. As a result, it can easily pop off when you’re moving it around.
Overall the LEGO Jurassic World Dinosaur Fossils: T. rex Skull (76964) is a realistic set that looks great on display. When you’re building it, honestly, it doesn’t really look like anything until towards the end and that’s not a bad thing. The only gripe about it is that the stand could be a little more sturdy as the skulll can easily topple over with a simple nudge. Also the leaves are pretty touchy as well.
One thing that I’m curious to see is if LEGO will be doing more of these Dinosaur Fossils sets in the future because I can see them doing a whole line of these.
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