LEGO Indominus Rex Breakout Review

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The only thing missing is an Owen minifigure, otherwise the LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout set hits the mark squarely and firmly. It's great fun to build, the Indominus Rex minifigure (if we can call it that, it's relatively *massive* for a minifigure) is jointed and easy to pose, making for fantastic play scenarios.

LEGO Indomius Rex BReakout buildWe're gonna need a bigger wall!

The impound has a really nice design and finish, the only downside is its size - it barely contains the Indominus Rex figure, leaving you to either extend it yourself or hope for additional compatible sets in the 2016 Jurassic World LEGO sets.

All in though it's well worth the asking price, and kids who are fans of LEGO and the movie will be absolutely thrilled with it - the gyrosphere is a highlight, so if you're on a budget the Dilophosaurus Ambush set which also comes with a gyrosphere might be a better buy.

LEGO Indominus Rex Breakout Review

Jurassic World is a great movie, revitalizing the Jurassic franchise and further cementing Chris Pratt as the hottest actor in Hollywood. Inevitably the film spawned a lot of merchandise, including its own LEGO range.

The flagship launch set of the range is the LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout, featuring the central hybrid dinosaur and the amazing gyrosphere​ - but is it any fun to build and play with?

Set basics

Let's deal with the basics first - The LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex 75919 set is an 1156 piece build, with an RRP of £99.99 in the UK. Given the prime franchise that's not a bad price for the piece count, and it does come with some sweet pieces and of course that minifigure. We get the impound / compund, a gyrosphere, a small helicopter, and a pallet.

LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex 75919 BoxLEGO 75919 Box

There are 4 normal size minifigures - Zach, an ACU trooper, Dr Wu, and a vet. Weapons and accessories are shock rods, tranquiliser guns, a bottle and a walkie talkie.

LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex 75919 Box BackLEGO 75919 Box Back

It's a moderately straightforward build, the target age is 7-12 and we don't think that's unreasonable. After all you don't buy a JW set for the build as much as the play value, and this set's got bags of that.

Play value

There's a lot going on in the set. The impound features a feeding crane (but no goat minifigure, I guess that was beyond the taste test for LEGO!) with drumstick accessories, so you can feed the Indominus Rex the way it's supposed to be fed, but obviously the real fun for bloodthirsty kids comes when the dinosaur breaks out and starts creating mayhem.

There's also a research lab, with some cool accessories, and the impound itself has what's described as a 'breakout function', meaning a large wall section can swivel on single hinges so the Indominus Rex can make her escape.

LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex 75919 BuildLEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex build

The gyrosphere is one of our favourite things from recent LEGO sets - while it doesn't have 360° movement it does roll on its main axis with the seated minifigure remaining upright - lots of fun to had with multiples and gyrosphere racing. The impound has a built in gyrosphere launcher, so Zach can get a head start when that thing gets out!

The Indominus Rex herself is a definite highlight of the set, at just over 6" tall. She has joints at the hips, shoulders, wrists, neck, and jaw, which has 3 click points at varying degrees of open-ness. Her tail can also be rotated making for some good tail-flick attacks.

Conclusion

The LEGO Indominus Rex Breakout is an excellent set for almost all kids aged 5+. It's challenging enough to build that it will occupy them for a good couple of hours, and younger kids will probably welcome help from an adult, so it's great to build together.

Once it's built there's immense play value to be extracted - I'd have loved this as a kid, and if your child is a Jurassic World or dinosaur fan this will be a favourite go-to toy for many months and years.

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