LEGO Duplo Jurassic World T. Rex Tower and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo Review (LEGO)

LEGO Duplo Jurassic World T. Rex Tower and Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
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What It Is

There may be a lot of scary action in the new Jurassic World movie, but in the world of LEGO Duplo Jurassic World, everything is a little tamer for the youngest dinosaur fans. There are two Duplo construction sets that offer beginner building play and help bring the fun of dinosaurs and Jurassic Park to life for toddlers and preschoolers. Both the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo and the T.Rex Tower sets are sold separately.

With the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, kids get to build a baby dinosaur enclosure using 24 large Duplo pieces. The set includes two baby dinosaurs: a Triceratops and a Diplodocus. There is also a Gray Mitchell Duplo figure (based on the younger boy character from Jurassic World) with a camera accessory.

The T.Rex Tower set gives kids 22 pieces for building a Jurassic World lookout tower so that the Owen Grady Duplo figure can keep an eye on the T.Rex figure. But if the T.Rex escapes, Owen can climb down the hinged ladder, hop into his car, and use the cell phone accessory to call for backup.

Is It Fun?

These are really cute construction sets that will appeal to young kids who like building with LEGO and who like dinosaurs. Toddlers and preschoolers will most likely not be seeing the Jurassic World movies, but these sets still engage them in the hype surrounding the movies and give them their own themed toys like the ones that older siblings might be playing with. Plus, these sets will inspire creative building and storytelling.

Who It’s For

The LEGO Duplo Jurassic World sets are for ages 2 to 5. These will be fun beginner building sets for kids who like dinosaurs.

What To Be Aware Of

The Gentle Giants Petting Zoo set is $19.99. The T.Rex Tower set is $29.99. Each one is sold separately and took about five minutes to assemble, although it might take younger kids a bit longer to put together, depending on skill level. The instructions are just picture instructions and really leave things pretty open-ended for kids to figure out on their own and just build however they want.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy