Jurassic World may not have had quite the same cultural impact that the original did in 1993, but it still managed to score the third highest box-office of all time. (It was only bumped to fourth when Star Wars: The Force Awakens rolled in at the end of last year.) But everyone knows that the true measure of a film's success is dictated by whether or not it has been made into a LEGO set. (Eat your heart out, Citizen Kane!) Extra kudos if a LEGO-styled video game and/or children's parody movie have also been made.
LEGO Jurassic World toy sets and video games have been available since the film's release a year ago. But for those looking for slightly friendlier dino-massacre action, or simply an excuse to enjoy the story once more in a sillier form, your wish will soon be granted.
Universal Studios has released the first trailer (see above) for LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape. The short will be released in five parts online, starting October 3rd, and will then be compiled in a special Jurassic World 2-pack, DVD release.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
In LEGO® Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, two of the most beloved brands of all time come together like never before! When Simon Masrani accidentally destroys one of the park’s main attractions (he really should learn how to fly that helicopter), he calls upon his trusted employee Claire to save the day. After some quick dino-DNA building in Dr. Wu’s lab, Claire comes up with the perfect solution that is sure to delight Masrani and kids everywhere – the Indominus rex™– the smartest, biggest and scariest hot dog-loving hybrid dinosaur ever created! Unfortunately, disaster strikes after the Indominus eats all the hot dogs and escapes from its pen in a hungry rage. It’s now up to the talented and rugged dinosaur trainer Owen Grady to save the day and battle the Indominus rex™ in an epic, action-packed finale!
While this release clearly isn't aiming for the same league as Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The LEGO Movie, it nonetheless should provide an amusing distraction for kids, big and small. Perhaps it will even serve as a warm-up for those too small for the scarier, live-action version films.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on the LEGOfication of all your favorite movie franchises.
LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape - Part 1 will release online October 3, 2016, with Parts 2-5 coming in the subsequent days. The entire story will be released as part of a Jurassic World DVD bundle on October 18, 2016.