In a press release (PDF) yesterday by Universal, they have officially announced the licensing partners for Jurassic World and as we already know, The LEGO Group will be one of the partners. There are five sets that are rumored to be in the wave and they will be available in May 2015.
We first heard of the LEGO Jurassic World sets when Chris Pratt, who plays the park keeper Owen, said that he has already seen the look of his LEGO minifigure in an interview. This will be Pratt’s third character to be a LEGO minifigure in two years with Emmet from The LEGO Movie and Star Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy being the first two.
Universal has been very tight-lipped on any leaked information for Jurassic World, including that video of the trailer, so we probably won’t be seeing any images of the LEGO sets any time soon. There’s a chance that we could hear/see something during the 2015 London Toy Fair in January or the New York Toy Fair in February. Stay tuned for more details of the LEGO Jurassic World sets as they become available.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) today announced that The LEGO Group will create original LEGO®products in conjunction with the release of Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film series that will be released on June 12, 2015. The LEGO Group’s participation rounds out an overall branded toy campaign designed to bring the action, adventure and excitement of the film to audiences around the world alongside global master toy licensee Hasbro. The toys will be available in May 2015. The announcement was made by UP&L President Stephanie Sperber and Jill Wilfert, vice president of global licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group.
“Jurassic Park defined dinosaurs for an entire generation 20 years ago, and Jurassic World will do the same in 2015,” said Sperber. “Working with LEGO Group to bring this classic into the present in dynamic and exciting ways is truly thrilling.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series,” said Wilfert. “The film’s imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.”