Earlier this year, we were excited to report on a brand-new Jurassic World project which was releasing. As a fan of LEGO, I was especially excited, as the project was a sequel series to LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, set to explore a fun host of familiar and new characters during a fully operational Jurassic World. This was set to be an incredibly exciting project, but since New York Toy Fair, we have heard little else about LEGO Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nublar. So, what has happened with it?
Well, the series has already begun to air on Television Network ‘Go Kids’ in Australia, with a tweet from their account confirming that the first episode of the show debuted on the 15th of August. In the above screenshot from the episode we can see that Owen and Claire are in what appears to be a glass gondola overlooking the brand-new Tyrannosaurus Rex which appears within the show. Whether this is a new Rex, or a ‘imaginative’ interpretation of Rexy, we shall have to wait and see, as we are still unclear on when the show will debut in other countries.
Whilst we don’t want to link them here just encase we get into copyright trouble, our good friend on Twitter, JurassicWorldKingdom, did upload a couple of clips whilst they were watching the show – and it looks like a lot of fun! Whilst it is toned down to be more childish in nature, there are some fun callouts to the past films which are incredibly quirky. In the clips, we saw we get a good look at a functioning Jurassic World, in addition to a fun call-back to the original introduction of the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. We also see a sequence with a T-Rex doing some rather ‘acrobatic’ activities, so this show takes a lot of fun in exploring the creative freedoms it has with being a kid’s cartoon.
Now, with each episode lasting approximately 12 minutes each, it’s safe to say that there isn’t going to be a lot to go off until all the episodes are released. That said, we are still excited to see where this goes – and hopefully we will a fun cut of all the episodes together at the end like they did with LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Escape.
We hope that, moving forwards, Universal can better market this short show so more fans know when it will be on, and are able to catch it. It looks like a lot of fun for Jurassic fans both big and small, so a little bit more activity from the brand would go a long way to support this release. The tie in sets don’t advertise the show, so something needs to be done to bring this to more fan’s attention ahead of its release in the US and hopefully the UK.
With that said, what do you all think? Will you be checking out this short when it releases? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more as soon as we get it.