My First Lego Dinosaur Figure…

I love dinosaurs. I mean, who doesn’t? I love watching documentaries, reading news articles, publications, even fiction and, as you could guess, I love all things Jurassic Park  from the movie to the books. The Jurassic Park franchise shamelessly holds a special place in my heart and is something that I genuinely never tire of. With said, I was excited that Lego was not only coming out with a Jurassic World series but also a Lego Jurassic World video game to coincide with the release of the movie. So cool!

My interest with the video game was especially peeked when I found out you could receive a bonus Lego Jurassic World Gallimimus Trap (30320) with a Lego Jurassic World video game pre-order at GameStop (I’ve also heard that this polybag is available in Toys R Us in Canada). While I’ll definitely get the game a little later, my mind was hell-bent on getting a hold of this sweet little polybag so off to eBay I went!

I immediately found a polybag for sale from a Canadian seller for $14.99 with free shipping. While I admit that is probably more than I should have paid, I wanted that dino oh so badly and because it doesn’t come with any of the current Jurassic World sets out. Now I think it’s a good to mention, to defend my purchase price of $14.99, is that as a dino and Jurassic Park lover I do not own a single dinosaur toy let alone a Lego dinosaur.. how crazy is that? So this little guy is my very first dino *EEK!*

Luckily it arrived quickly and I was eager to crack it open…

With only 29 pieces, it comes with a Gallimimus figure and a trap with a drumstick of some sort. It took about a minute to snap together and the instruction page was so tiny. The paint job on the Gallimimus figure is bright and colorful but it’s interesting to consider that the actual Gallimimus dinosaur was supposedly an omnivore and were toothless, had a beak, and hollow-bones much like a bird. Though not entirely accurate in aesthetic, it was still fun to put the little Galli to play:

I even took this set outside for some new scenery and more realistic terrain…

Overall I’m pleased with this purchase and glad to have it as one of my first Lego dinosaurs in my soon-to-be growing dino collection. While the baited trap is unsubstantial, the Gallimimus figure is pretty neat and worth adding to any dinosaur or Jurassic Park lover’s collection. I’m looking forward to carrying the Galli around with me to try to take some different scenery shots just for fun. And I putting this polybag set together has made me look forward to getting a hold of more Lego Jurassic World sets.