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LEGO Adventurers Dino Island

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In the latest installment covering all of LEGO Adventurers, LegoLee journeys to the infamous Dino Island to discuss all the sets based off the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones-inspired subtheme. 

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, whenever wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Leeparn. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three, two nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube page, trying to name it. I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick oology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day and welcome back to brick ology. We are getting towards the end of season five. Where are the last third, the Final Act, if you will, of this season? And this season's going great. Got To be completely honest, I am blown away with this season because I was bold. I decided to make the seasons longer and I thought I was going to miss some dates. Even when I did my instagram announcement posts of every episode the season, I said dates are subjuct to change, and so far, fingers cross, and continue to the rest of this month and into July as well, but so far none of the dates have changed. I have hit every single deadline and I am very proud of myself. So giving myself a little pat on the back there. And this episode I'm actually recording a little bit in advance because I'm going to my Buddy Austin's wedding the week in this episode was coming out. So on Friday I'll be doing all the fun groomsman duty for Austin. Love you, Buddy. Congratulations to him and his fiance, Casey, for getting hitched. I'm super, super excited for them and he's a big Lego fan and a listener of the show. So thank you for listening, Austin, and for your undying support. I love you so much, my guy, and I will be at his wedding. So if for some reason this episode does not go up, that is why now, hopefully, with all the magic of Mar Technology, I can schedule the episode to be published on that morning while actually recording get on a Tuesday morning. So hopefully everything goes okay, but you never know when...

...something might come up. I'm not able to schedule at the podcast so fingers cross nothing happens, but it should go up on time. And before we talk about this week's topic here on brick oology, of course I need to plug myself for like one minute, so go find me online. Follow me on Instagram, like my facebook page, follow me on twitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel and maybe consider becoming a patreon supporter. Additionally, I have another podcast called are you not, which is an entertainment and pop culture podcast where I talk about tons of fun stuff I think crosses over a Lego good bit, including the marvels and make universe, Star Wars, DC, Star Trek, all of that jazz. Definitely go check out the are you not podcast, which is also streaming on spotify and apple and has an instagram handle as well at are you not podcast. And speaking of streaming services, is if you're listening on spotify, hit me with the follow. If you're listening on Apple Podcast, subscribe to my podcast, and only for you apple podcast listeners, you can write the show out of five stars and leave a written review, which definitely helps me get noticed. So please do so. If you are a fan. That would be a tremendous help for me and I would be eternally grateful. Okay, all the announcements out of the way, let's kind of transition and talk about what I'm talking about on this week's episode of Brick Oology, and this is another continuation of a miniseries that I've been doing since season two of brick ecology and that is lego adventures. Now lego adventures how a decent run there in the late s and early two thousand that's not quites expansive of something like Ninjago or Harry Potter Star Wars. And this will be the pen ultimate lego adventures episode. After this there will be one more adventures episode in season six of brick ecology about Orient Expedition. But today we're talking about the second to last adventures subtheme and that is Lego Adventurers Dio Island. I think if you're a longtime listener you probably know the drill here, but first time listeners, when I talk about a Lego theme and inhouse...

...original Lego theme created by Lego themselves, I like to give some background. It kind of helps set the scene of the theme we're about to talk about. So this is my intro and a talking about Lego adventurers Dino Island. I'll probably not say adventures too much for the rest this episode and just refer to it as Dino Island because I think all of you will catch on exactly what I'm talking about. So this theme was released in the year two thousand and basically this is the third sub theme of Lego Adventures. I have already talked about the first two on this podcast. In season two I talked about adventures Egypt and then in season four I talked about adventurers jungle. This is the third sub theme, and adventures is very, very clearly based off Indiana Jones. I mean it's not even subtle how much of an Indian Jones ripoff adventurers kind of is. The main kator's name is Johnny Thunder. They really play on the whole idea of Indiana Jones. However, Dino Island is kind of like a combination of Indiana Jones and another iconic Spielberg movie that was released just seven years prior to this theme coming out and was wildly popular in the S, and that, of course, is Jurassic Park. Ironically, Lego eventually went on to make Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park sets at some point or another in the future, but this predates both of those license lego themes and this is one of the first ever lego themes to involve dinosaurs as a whole. And if you know about Lego and their history. For the past two decades or so they have pumped out a lot of dinosaur content. Dinosaur toys are huge. Kids, especially little boys like myself back in the day, freaking loved dinosaurs, so it makes sense I'd Lego and make so much dino content. I talked about the Dino at episode, the Dino theme from Two Thousand and twelve on my episode of brick oology in season four. Dino is huge for Lego. They're still making Jurassic world sets pretty much every year now and this sub theme, Dino Island predates all the other Lego dinosaur stuff that...

I will surely talk about in the future of this show. And the story here is pretty simple and really basically all it is is that there is an island and there's some dinosaurs on the island and people want to get the dinosaurs off the islands that try to capture the dinosaurs and load them onto vehicles. This is a very basic story. It's pretty much the same kind of story that we see in a couple of the Jurassic Park films. The Lost World specifically is the best example, or a very famous example of this kind of story that's not dinosaur centric. Is King Kong. They try to capture some kind of ancient creature put on the boat because they want to make money. It's a very, very simple story and there's not a whole lot going on here, but all of our favorite characters from the adventurers line do return. Now we're not reiterate who all the characters are. If you want to learn more about their specific backstories, listen to my other two episodes about Lego adventurers, but I will introduce to y'all the new characters for this sub theme in particular, and there are a few. The first of them here is Alexis sinister, and she as Briquette describes as the sister of sand sinister, who helps with his latest plot against the trio. According to the September October zerotion of like a Mania magazine, she is the one who, quote unquote, comes up with the plan that she's always trying to get Johnny Thunder to work for the bad guys. So pretty interesting female villain character for adventures, which I do like to see. The next character here is a new protagonist and that is Mike. A pretty basic name for this character here. No funny last name for him, but Mike, is described as a young friend of Johnny Thunder who helps him out on Dino Island. According to the SETTEMBER October two thousand dition of like a media magazine, he was rescued by Johnny by one of his adventures and wants to keep to baby terannosaurus as a pet, which seems like a bad idea, and you're going to hear more about this baby tyrannosaurus throughout this episode. And finally, our next new character here and final new character, is Mr Cunningham, who is described as a poacher and...

...big game hunter who is hired by Sam Sinister, who helps him at him to capture the dinosaurs of Dino Island. According to that same Lego Mania magazine, he is a master of disguise and is Sam's toughest tough guy and is very sneaky. So those are the new characters for this wave of adventures. And before we talk about the way specifically, there's a couple other random things I would like to note. This is the second smallest wave of adventures. The only talked about last season adventures jungle, actually is the smallest and oddly enough there are fourteen sets here, which is a decent amount, but only four of those fourteen sets have over one hundred pieces. So that means there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of very small sets we have to get through today. So without further ado, let's jump in and talk about the Lego adventurers Dino Island sets. First and foremost, we have some polybags. So normally I don't mention polybags because they're just lots of superfluous information. They don't really think matters to the theme overall. Now, oddly enough, a lot of the polybag sets here or actually the same as some of these box sets were about to talk about, but they're actually repackaged in polybag. So just know those exist, but we're not going to mention them any further here. So let's talk about the actual real sets from adventure worst Dino Island, and our first of those real sets is called Johnny Thunder and baby t's already mentioned him, but baby tea stands for baby tyrannosaurus. I love the fact that he actually has an abbreviated name so I don't have to refer to him as baby tyrannosaurus. That this rest is episode. I can just call them the very cute and adorable nickname baby tea. And this set here was a two dollar set. Yes, can you imagine two dollar sets? Like it's crazy to me that Lego used to sell like actual sets in a box for two dollars. They would never do anything of that sort even remotely in this modern landscape. This set was two dollars and had twenty three pieces, so it is ten for pieces by the very, very, very...

...very cheap price point. And include the figures here, of course, of Johnny Thunder, who's the same dude as the other ways of adventurers, but he's still Lego icon and a great figure nevertheless. Never really got any significant updates or anything, but I don't think that's a huge deal. We also got baby tea in this set, who is a brand new mold, a small creature mold in a very bright green color and has some very cool turnosaurs, molded details. Now it is all molded. Nothing about him has any prints. There are no prints on any of the dinosaurs in this way of all of their details, including like their finer details like their eyeballs, are molded into the figure. Would is just kind of how Lego used to do it back in the day. I'm glad they started printing figures. Now it looks more realistic with the prints, but back then it was all molded detail. Now for the build of the set here it's basically what I wrote in my notes as a glorified will barrow. It's a small cart that can be pulled or pushed like a will barrow and has a crate at the back that stores a gun, a sex tent and a pick axe. It's a tiny, tiny set and the build isn't bad for how few pieces it is, but it is so small that it's fairly forgettable. But honestly I think it's a little bit better than a couple of the other small sets we're about to talk about in the first of those is the two dollar, twenty eight piece set known as the micro copter. This it includes one figure of Dr Charles Lightning, who has a large video camera piece included, which is always a great piece to get and definitely gives me like the old King Kong kind of vibes their filming stuff happening on this island. As for the build of this set, here, the name of a set kind of sums it up. It is a micro helicopter and it's a horribly small helicopter, but that, when I look at it, it just doesn't make much sense to me. It has like a seat at the front and then a tiny propeller at the back that is hardly bigger than the person himself. I don't feel like this thing would actually be able to get off the ground if it were real. It looks pretty stupid and honestly, is definitely a throwaway build. It does...

...have storage for a gun in a shovel, which is nice, I guess, but overall definitely a weak, small, small build. The next set here, which is actually a whole dollar more expensive at three dollars, but as less pieces at twenty two pieces, is Johnny thunders plane and the figure included here. One figure, I'll let you guess, and three, two, one, say it with me. Johnny Thunder Shocker. Johnny Thunder is the figure included with the set known as Johnny thunders playing. A great figure to get, but again, nothing crazy about this variation. The build here is probably, as you expected, a plane, and it's a tiny plane at that. It has all the stuff you need. Despite this small piece count. It actually really checks off all the plane check boxes. It has wings, it has a fin, it has a landing gear as propeller, because it is a small little I guess it's not a biplane technically speaking because it only has one wing. So it's like a uniq plane. Not sure that's even a word, but it's an old style type plan Jane. But Johnny Thunder, when he put him in the middle, does have a seat for him and a steering wheel, which is cool. But he looks absolutely massive in this thing because it's so small. It actually kind of reminds me of the recent Lego series twenty one mini figure that's like a little girl in a plane suit. It honestly looks about that ridiculous if you ask me. The next set in this line another three dollar set, and somehow the peace count seem to be getting lower, even though we're actually a dollar more expensive. This one here is Mike's Swamp boat, which is three dollars with nineteen pieces. It includes the figures, of course, Mike, who is the new character already talked about, who is a very simple looking mini figure but does have a pretty cool brown hat, and this one actually does come with a dinosaur. So besides baby t none the other sets at count donosaurs. This one does come with a Taro Dactyl, which apparently are also referred to as Tarano Don's. I'm so used to calling them taradactyls that I'm just gonna take the liberty and call them taradactyls for the rest of this episode because that rolls off the tongue better to me than Tarana Dawn. And this one is in kind of a burnt orange color. It's the first appearance of this mold...

...and has some nice mold of details and some studs on the back and some clips at its feet. So actually many different attachment points for Lego pieces, which was nice to see. As for the build of this set, it is an airboat and it has a steering wheel and propeller at the back and honestly, the other vehicles here look kind of ridiculous, but this one doesn't look half bad. I think the actual in universe design of an airboat works better for this tiny scale. It's still definitely too small, but mic doesn't look utterly ridiculous on this thing. So I actually think this was a pretty successful set and really good for three dollars, especially with the inclusion of the pterodactyl piece there. I like this one a good bit. The next small set here, again three dollars of twenty one pieces, is Dr Kill Roy's car, and this includes Charles Lightning, Aka Dr Kilroy. These guys have different names throughout this series. Just no Charles Lightning is also Dr Kilroy. I prefer Charles Lightning because kill Roy sounds rather violent to me, but he is actually a good character, so Charles Lightning, I think, fits the character a little bit better in my opinion. Now the build of this set here is a tiny car, and I think car is a generous way to describe this particular vehicle. It looks more like a four wheeler if you ask me, but it does have a storage crate at the back which can hold a shovel and a pick x piece, and there's not much else to say there. We have another three dollar set from this line with only twenty one pieces, and that is Sam sinister and babyt. Now, similar to Charles Lightning also being kill Roy, Sam Sinister's name keeps changing as well, because he's probably more iconically known as Baron von Baron. I love the name Baron von Baron. It makes me crack up every time I read it. Sam Sensor is not as cool to me. He is supposed to be referred to as SAM sinister in this line in particular, but I'm probably a Colum Baron von Baron throughout today's episode. Also, baby tea is included once again in...

...this set, always a nice piece to get, and the build here is a small little cage for baby tea and you also get that net piece that I think is kind of iconically used as like Spongebob's jellyfist net piece, a big net piece to kind of capture baby tea in, which is decent, I guess, but the rest of the build here is super simple and looks pretty pathetic. Definitely one of the weaker builds from this line. So those are the tiny, tiny impulse kind of Bi sets and some of those were also turned into polly bags. The next set of sets here are slightly bigger. They're not huge, but they are a little bit bigger, which is nice to see. There as actually some substance and the first one here is called the island racer. This set was five dollars with fifty pieces perfect exactly ten cents per piece on the money, with the price of this set, which is great to see, and the figures included here are Baron von Baron Sam sinister again. I'm going to call him bear von Barron. I just love that name so so much. In the build here is kind of a hot rod style car that has some pretty decent shaping, a very nice red and black color scheme that really fits the evil vibe that the character gives off and honestly, it's scale pretty nicely. I mean just the double amount of pieces it has from the last few sets we mentioned make this a much nicer scaled vehicle and it looks pretty good in my opinion. I think this set is definitely a win for five dollars. The next set here was one dollar more expensive at six dollars, and that is the research glider that has fifty seven pieces. The figures included here is mic once again. You also get a PTERODACTYL in ten, which was a nice creature to get in this set. Now the set is the first of all these sets to actually include multiple builds, and one of the builds here is a side build of a tree rock formation, which is just essentially a bunch of lego bricks stacked on top of one another with like a branch. It's pretty ugly and kind of feels...

...like a wasted throw in of a build for this set. I think like I can do better than that. And then, of course, the main build is the glider itself. And this thing isn't really a glider because I don't think of gliders having propellers, but this has a big propeller at the back, which would just make it a flyer right. I mean, I'm no expert on this sort of thing, but it definitely feels like it's not specifically a glider. But it does feature a nice vinyl piece for the gliding wing which does look pretty cool and has some nice printing. It also can fit the figure and included with this set is a staff piece with a chain on the end for your mic character, which is supposed to go around the neck of the PTERODACTYL to capture it. So that was a cool, nice little touch and it definitely this set have some good playability, but I still don't really feel like this is actually a glider per se. The next set here is much more expensive. We are more than doubling in price. So we are finally done with the absolutely tiny sets from this line and we can now talk about a fifteen dollar set with eighty eight pieces. Now that is a very bad price for cart ratio, and you're going to hear more of those today, because you know what, Lego dinosaurs. Even twenty one years ago, Dino sets had bad price to piece ratios. It just every time you throw in a dinosaur into a Lego set, for the most part it makes the set a rather unfortunately bad value. And now the figures included with this set in particular are Johnny Thunder and Dr Charles Lightning once again, and you get another PTERODACTYL, but this time it is in a very striking red color. As for the builds, here you get a treaded car vehicle thing. I guess it's more of a tank. It looks like a car. It looks like it should be a halftrack really, which is obviously when there are wheels at the front and treads at the back. But there are no wheels the front. It only has tread. So it's a treaded car is what I'm going to refer to this thing as, but it looks pretty similar to the aforementioned hot rod from that set. A couple of sets back and there's not much going on here. But there are two seats for two figures...

...using that kind of specialized jeep piece that they made for Johnny Thunder back in the day. And of course there is the kind of a reoccurring thing with a lot all the sets from this line. There is storage at the back. It seems like all the vehicles here have a storage crate of some kind, which honestly is nice and is good for playabilities sake. And this also has another useless tree rock side build. It's ugly and uninspired. In my opinion. I think Lego could have done better with the side builds for these dino islands sets and just looking at the stuff and cleared with this set, especially for a set from the year two thousand, it really feels like this set was over priced. For fifteen dollars. Just looks like what I would have thought eight ten dollar set back in the day would have been. So it's confusing to me at this say in particular, ended up being fifteen bucks. The next set on this list is the twenty two hundred and five piece set of the island hopper, which included the figures of Miss Gale Storm, who's returning from the last few ways of Johnny Thunder Sets and another terodactyl. This one is the same burnt orange colored one we already mentioned earlier. Lego loves terodactyls and they love throwing teodactyls into the smaller dinosaur themed sets, and that is a consistent thing that has gone on, even unto the Jurassic World Sets that have come out recently. It seems like every time there's a small set they're like, you know what, let's put the PTERODACTYL in that. So that's the smallest time store we got. It's the cheapest one, so put it in the smaller sets for these lines, and it does get a little bit annoying when you have like a million different Lego terodactyls. As for the build of this set, it is a float plane and I think in the past I had expres rest my weird love and admiration for float planes. They are great. In this build in particular here looks fantastic. I mean I think it really holds up for a build from the year two thousand. It was also big, like I built this set a few years ago, or not, Ebait, and I built it and I was impressed with how large the build was. For a twenty dollar set, it's like about the size you'd acact like a forty, two fifty dollar set would be a modern day Lego. It's a very nicely sized vehicle. The wings could fold up.

There are two propellers on the wings right next to were like the pontoons for the float plane aspect is the whole thing kind of has like a boat ask shape, which looked very, very cool, and the interior was really nice and spacious as well. You could open up the front. There, of course, was a seat for a driver who is the pilot of this plane, and there's again some storage her accessories of the back as well. All around, I think this is a fantastic set and honestly, even though it's not one of the biggest ones, it might be my personal favorite set from this line as a whole. The next set here, ten dollars more expensive, was somehow less pieces, is the thirty one hundred eighty five piece set known as the all terrain trapper. This it included the figures here of Alexis Sinister and Sam Sinister, Aka Baron von Baron. You also got our first appearance of that character, Mr Cunningham. You also get a Trisara tops in this set who is molded in grave. The legs were kind of a burnt orange color and the two horns were actually an additional piece clipped on. The third horn was actually molded onto the head of the creature. Here it looks pretty cool, although I'd not really understand why the legs are burnt orange. That combination looked a little bit strange if you ask me. Additionally, you get a stegosaurus in this set who was brown with light gray legs. That combination makes a lot more sense to me. I think it looked more dinosaur like to me in a very cool mold. But, like it doesn't make too many stickosaurus has these days. I don't think they even remolded a stegosaurus for the new lego dinosaur molds, so it's really cool to get one here. I'm sorry if there's a weird cut there and you hurd some crying in the background. My dinosaur himself my little cat Yo. She just decided to start freaking out for no apparent reason while I'm recording this episode of Brick Ology right here. Not sure what that is about. Yoshi but moving on to the build of this set in particular, the main build here is a duck boat thing. So if you don't know what a duck boat is, it is a boat that's also actually a car, so you can go in the water, but they can drive out of the water and has wheels.

I do love the concept of duck boats and they make for a pretty cool toys. So of course it has kind of a boat shape and it has a propeller at the back, but it also has some wheels and it has also kind of that hot rod look like the other cars from this line had. It could fit two figures, lots of blue details and not mirely sure how I fought about the color scheme of this particular vehicle, but it was a pretty cool looking vehicle besides some very odd color choices in my opinion. And additionally, it has a catapult net launcher feature to capture the dinosaurs of this set. This is a very interesting play feature in my opinion, and the nets actually had some plastic pieces attached to the ends of them which made them fall a little bit better. And I'm not a big fan of Lego net launchers because a lot of times when there's a net launcher in a set, it kind of struggles to actually fire, but this one worked a little bit better because they added some weight to the net. So that's actually a pretty nice and little intenuitive thing that Lego did with the play feature for this set. As for the side builds of this set, you get another trap for dinosaur that also features a net that basically you could put one of the dinosaurs inside and it would fold over on top of them to capture set dinosaur a pretty cool playability function, and the other side build was a little camp site that had a fire, some food, some steroid, some rocks, a crate and again the baby tea piece, which was pretty good. The side builds weren't amazing and honestly, all the builds of this set were a little bit weird looking if you ask me, but on the whole I think this was a fairly decent thirty dollar set, but definitely wasn't the best priced apart ratio. Winding down today's list of sets from Lego Adventurers Dino Island, we have the second largest set from this line in particular, which is the fifty three hundred and twenty one piece set known as the t rex transport. Again, not a very good price to part ratio. But this set does include a lot of stuff and a lot of mini figures dinosaurs, which includes Johnny Thunder, Charles Lightning, Mike Baron von Baron, same, sinister yet...

...again, and his sister Alexis sinister as well. You also got another appearance of the triceratops piece here, this time and all gray, and we got our first appearance of the t rex, obviously like the most iconic dinosaur ever. This was actually molded in all green. The mouth could open up, but in my opinion, the old Lego t rex is so small. It's like, honestly, way too small. It just doesn't look right to me. I think they could have done a much better job molding this and making a bigger and more imposing like you think a t rex might be. I've never been a big fan of this old Lego t rex. I also find the green color just to not be my favorite. It's way too bright and looks a little bit awkward in my opinion. But you also goo get baby tea in this set as well, which is nice to see. As for the builds of this set, here you get a small car which, like the last duck boat, has kind of a weird blue color skin going on but otherwise looks pretty good and of course has some storage at the back with this time the storage has some dynamite prints in there, which is really cool. I love those printed one by two tile piece with dynamite. Back in the day those were really fun prints to get. You also get a bigger car which has kind of a more typical old style car build. Nice print for windshield wipers on the windshield. I really do like that piece and it does have a connection point for a trailer. Now I will say this car was very car like. It does not look like something that could carry an entire trailer. It seems like this car should have been like a semi truck, but instead it's just a normal car. So I'm not really sure what's going on there, but kind of suspending my disbelief for this set. Here you do get the trailer, which also has, of course, a cage to capture the T rex and this set it's pretty simple. There's some bars in the side and of course you can't put the t rex piece on the inside. Nothing crazy to write home about there, but it was pretty nice little playability feature and of course it has, guess what, some storage for a nice backpack piece and some tools as well, which just required for every...

...vehicle from this line. And finally, the main build of this set was a boat to capture and kind of transport your dinosaurs. Definitely looks like a small version of like a container ship, just all the containers. It's got a very nice flat bag kind of barge as could design and honestly, when I looked at this boat closer up, it looks horrible. I hate to insult old Lego sets an obviously Lego sets back in the day shouldn't look quite as good as like modern day Lego sets, but this one in particular did not hold up even remotely. I don't like the build of this set. It just doesn't look very good. It's mostly flat, which is fine for putting the dinosaurs on there, but there is no like way to hold the dinosaurs onto the boat, so that's kind of confusing in my opinion. That the back section has a bridge which is Super Chunky and blocky does not look good. There is some storage in place to put mini figures, which is fine, I guess, but overall it's an ugly boat and kind of a missed opportunity of a build in my opinion. Not a fan of this one. And finally, our final set for today. The biggest set from this list here is the eighty dollar, six hundred and seventeen piece set of the Dino Research compound. that it include the figures of Johnny Thunder, Dr Charles Lightning, Mike Gale, storm, Baron von Baron, same sinister Mr Cunningham and, of course, so in dinosaurs as well, the same green t rex, a stegosaurus with red legs that looks really weird my opinion, but still a coal mold, a red pterodactyl and, of course, our favorite babyte. As for the builds the set here, there's a lot of bills to get a small car, which just seems to be required for every like bigger set from this line to have a small car thrown into the mix. And it's got a pretty cool looking roof which actually kind of differentiates it from the rest of the roof also kind of makes it look a little bit like a golf cart if you ask me. You also get a plane in this set, which again more weird blue. This plane has so much blue on it. I just don't like the blue designs for the vehicles from this line...

...in particular, and this is an ugly plane build. It has two propellers and there are seats behind the propellers which are on the wings. So I really don't understand the aerodynamics of this plane. I don't don't feel like this kind of plane would actually be able to fly in real life. Now did have a pretty cool playability function where it could drop a net on top of a dinosaur, so that was nice to see. But in my opinion this plane does not make any sense and it's just downright ugly. Now the rest of the build here, of course, is this dinosaur compound, which is kind of like a Torna power rusted up looking building, but was very large and there are a couple of different sections that will talk about right now, the first of those being a dock section on the river with a small rowboat that also has a crane to unload, of course, storage carts and some cargo, which was nice to see. There's a bridge that goes up to a bigger section from there, but also leads to a staircase, which was all fine and dandying. The rest of the compound has some traps for dinosaurs. There's more net features all around and there are some additional kind of island creatures thrown in here, including snake, Scorpions and spiders. And probably the coolest play feature here is there is a fun little pulley system to escape where you can put a mini figure in another one of those storage create pieces and there's a long string and then kind of zip line down to the dock section from the top tower here. That was a cool playability function but similar to the last set, in my opinion it ain't hold up. It just doesn't look very good. It's very blocky and Chunky, ugly and weird. Not My particular favorite set from this line. However, it is your favorite set from this line because this was voted the best Lego Adventures Dino Island set by my fans on instagram. So I found that a little bit weird. Honestly, my favorite set is that twenty dollar plane set. I love that set, but I get why people might be a little bit more biased towards the bigger sets from the wave and particular, and speaking of the wave, lots of iconic moments here. Some of the builds look great, in my opinion.

I do love the dinosaur mold, even if they did look a little bit silly nowadays. But there are tons of kind of just blocky and chunky builds that don't hold up at all, making this kind of an inconsistent wave of lego adventures. I'm really excited for the next wave, or an expedition, which is my personal favorite sub theme adventures. Those sets are fantastic and not quite as bad as some of the ones are here, but this is still an iconic sub theme of an iconic lego theme overall, and that is all she wrote for Lego Adventurers Dino Island. Thank you so much for tuning in to day tubercology and listening to this episode. I love doing these older lego themes and I can't wait again. You're talking about Orient Expedition in season six, so subscribe this podcaster, follow me to keep up with the latest updates and get ready for the episode, which should come out later this year. You should look forward to that. You will love that episode and thank you so much again for joining me today. I hope you fantastic aggress your day week whatever is. God blessed, Peace Out, but by.

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