One of the most amazing things about working on LEGO Jurassic World is also the most obvious – the dinosaurs! In our most recent trailer we showed off lots of cool dinosaur features that you’ll get to enjoy throughout the game.
Most of the dinosaurs you’ll recognise from previous instalments of the franchise – the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptors, Pteranodons. They’re all present and fully playable. Just like when you saw the Brachiosaurus in Jurassic Park for the first time, I get the same feeling loading up the game and seeing a LEGO Tyrannosaurus stomp around Isla Nublar.
Alongside those classic dinosaurs, you’ll get to meet some new species within LEGO Jurassic World that have either been featured very briefly or never been seen before.
For example, the Ankylosaurus is only seen very briefly in Jurassic Park III, but we give her a lot of focus as he’s one of the team’s favourite dinosaurs – she’s a living tank after all!
I can’t talk a lot about some of the newer dinosaurs, as I wouldn’t want to ruin how awesome they are in the movie, but rest assured, you’ll get to bite, stomp, smash, swim and fly your way throughout LEGO Jurassic World.
Speaking of which, all the dinosaurs in the game have their own set of abilities that make them stand out from the human characters. The Triceratops, as you’ll find out early on, can smash through Cracked LEGO objects with a thundering charge, for example. There are other dinosaurs that can do this but controlling the big, powerful Triceratops is really enjoyable to stomp around as.
The Velociraptors, being the clever girls they are, can do all sorts of cool and unique things. They’re the only dinosaurs able to build LEGO objects, they can jump up to out of reach areas and they can also utilise teamwork to help other Velociraptors to solve puzzles.
Finally, it wouldn’t be Jurassic without mentioning the Tyrannosaurus Rex, would it? One thing everyone remembers from her is that really iconic roar. She can use this to destroy big clusters of LEGO Amber spread throughout the game and scare humans away!
You can use all of these dinosaur abilities on the open world areas of the game, Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna to help find the majority of the games secrets. Alongside this, you can also use the Jurassic World Dino DNA customiser to create new hybrid species that combine the abilities of multiple dinosaurs.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what awesome (and bizarre) hybrid dinosaurs everyone will create, as well as exploring all of what we have to offer in LEGO Jurassic World!