A Jurassic Recreation in Lego Form

A Jurassic Recreation in Lego Form

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There is no refusing the fact we are a family focused on quality entertainment. Music, arts, games, movies and more. We find our passions and engage with them. A big bucket of popcorn to share in the darkness of the movie theater is one of our regular sources of entertainment. Of course, the release of a good movie coupled with our available schedule makes all the difference.

As you know, Inside Out was on our much-anticipated list. However there have been other summer hits as well. The one we continued to see breaking box office records was Jurassic World. For us, we couldn’t make it on opening weekend. We weren’t too concerned since we had access to the Lego Jurassic World video game to get us by! The kids were so excited about the game, they sat down and played the game consistently until they had completed the entire story line.

Your kids want to see Jurassic World but you don't want them to? Lego Jurassic World for WiiU is a good compromise. - SahmReviews.com

The following week, we had a chance to see the movie in the theater and guess what we discovered. The Lego Jurassic World game was a total spoiler. The details with respect to the movie were incredibly accurate. Both girls said they were not at all surprised by any of the actions in the movie. Nothing. After the movie, they randomly detailed events and explained what it was like in Lego Jurassic World on their WiiU.

If you have watched the movie, you'll recognize many of the scenes in Lego Jurassic World for WiiU. - SahmReviews.com

While some people may think this movie recreation (in video form) is a problem, for me it gave credibility to the game itself. The developers didn’t throw together a game and slap the title on it as an opportunity to capitalize on the success of the movie. They put a great deal of thought and collaboration into making the video game thematically accurate – except in the form of the infamous Lego blocks.

Bash things up and they turn into currency for purchasing upgrades. - SahmReviews.com

The focus of the game is to complete a variety of tasks that shadow the movie concept. Along the way, players bash items on the set to break them into pieces. That’s what all Lego games are like, right? Those pieces, known as studs, are the game’s currency. When collected, they can be cashed in to purchase additional items, tools, vehicles and even people necessary to complete tasks along the way. If something happens and a player loses their lives, they respawn but may lose any studs they have collected.

Dinosaur attacks in Lego Jurassic World for WiiU aren't gory! Very kid-friendly. - SahmReviews.com

For kids who may not handle the anxiety that comes with this type of action movie, Lego Jurassic World for WiiU provides kids with a less traumatizing depiction they are able to control at their own pace. Plus, Lego versions of dinosaur damage aren’t as gory as seeing someone get munched on the big screen. When I asked the girls what they thought about the intensity, Miss M said, “It isn’t gory at all. Either the dinosaur eats the person so we can’t see, the screen covers it up so we can’t see, or the person breaks into pieces then respawns.”

Unlock additional worlds in Lego Jurassic World. - SahmReviews.com

Developers added depth to the game by offering additional features beyond those related to Jurassic World. When the girls had completed the run through of the movie version of Lego Jurassic World, they played other features within the game, including scenes from the original Jurassic movie. There are four worlds available to extend game play beyond the latest movie.

If you or your kids enjoy Lego games, this is definitely one to look more closely at. Lego Jurassic World for WiiU is also a great alternative for kids who might not be able to see the movie in person until they are older.

Nicole

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Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K'NEX, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

14 comments on «A Jurassic Recreation in Lego Form»

  1. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Oh man that looks way too fun! I used to love the Super Nintendo version of the game so much! I could never figure out how to beat it though!

  2. This game looks like so much fun! My 7 year old son would love it!!

  3. This is something I know my niece and nephew would enjoy! My nephew loves lego’s and dinosaurs so it is perfect for him! Looks like they had fun playing!

  4. Aubrey says:

    My boys love all of the Lego games. They have been begging me to get this ever since they saw a picture of it.

  5. Jenna Wood says:

    My niece and I love the LEGO games because they offer so much cooperative play. Sometimes they are a bit advanced for her, but the fact that they follow a film’s plot makes problem solving more intuitive and fun.

  6. Emily says:

    I have a feeling in a few more years my son will be hard to pry away from games like this!! He loves legos!

  7. Lego makes everything more fun…I’m sure it did the same with this classic.

  8. This sounds like a great game, integrating the physical with the screen.

  9. Alana says:

    This would have been a great game for my son and his (female) cousin who is close to him in age – alas, he is grown. In fact, I would have enjoyed it but they didn’t have things like that when I was young. Alas.

  10. Awww what a cute looking game! My son LOVES legos!! 😉

  11. Paul says:

    I saw the movie, and have not played the game. I have friends who have kids that LOVE the LEGO games – I will point this out to them!

    Thanks!

  12. Maggie Boone says:

    If it has Lego they will love it! My son loves his Lego games with a passion.

  13. Leo Sigh says:

    The LEGO games are amazing, not only for kids but also adults. I’m in my 40s and I play all the LEGO games, as do most of my gaming friends 🙂 They’re easy to learn, they take well over 60 hours to complete, so great bang for your buck, and they also have a lot of replayability. I’m a former teacher here in Thailand too, and I’ve even used the Harry Potter LEGO games with my kids for English lessons. Awesome series of games. Highly recommend LEGO for any parent looking for something fun and completely harmless for their kids to play.

  14. Nuno Santos says:

    Gotta enjoy LEGO

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