LEGO Jurassic World already has a number of movies and animated specials under its belt and more is coming. Universal Brand Development and the LEGO Group announced today that the companies are making a brand new animated mini-series and expanding their portfolio of toys.
LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar will feature Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and the beloved dinosaurs first introduced in the 2018 LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit animated special. The new miniseries will run for 13 episodes and arrive later this year.
The new LEGO series will be set in 2012, three years before the events in the first live-action Jurassic World movie and right after those of LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit.
The synopsis is as follows:
Newly hired animal behaviorist Owen Grady and Assistant Manager of Park Operations Claire Dearing team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way. And “everything” includes runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, tourists everywhere, unpredictable tropical weather, and an impulsive boss! Plus, a mysterious saboteur with surprising ties to the park’s past is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever! What could possibly go wrong? Everything.
This will be the fifth Jurassic World LEGO tie-in. LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape released in 2016 as a five-part animated series on YouTube. LEGO Jurassic World: Employee Safety Video arrived in 2016 as a short film on the DVD release of that first LEGO short.
The third tie-in was a pair of short films delivered together in 2018 titled LEGO Jurassic World: Rescue Blue/Escape the Indoraptor. Once again, this was a YouTube release. Finally, LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit released in 2018 and aired on NBC.
There is no word yet on how LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar will be released.
Vince Klaseus, President of Universal Brand Development, said in the press release that the box office success of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom proves that it remains the "definitive dinosaur brand." He said that the company's goal, for now, is to expand the experience through the LEGO brand. 2015's Jurassic World earned $1.6 billion worldwide, while its 2018 sequel -- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -- made $1.3 billion worldwide.
The Universal Brand Development and the LEGO Group also announced that the companies were releasing four new LEGO building sets to coincide with the new miniseries, ranging in price from $19.95 up to $89.99.
There's a Jurassic World 3 in the works, which is slated for a 2021 release. That movie will see the return of Chris Pratt as Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing.