Dinosaurs on the brain – LEGO Ideas Fossil Museum

Because everyone likes to know who’s reading their blog posts, I troll the referrers list in my blog stats. Last night while quickly checking, I found my planetary exploration post was referenced in a feminist argument on the EuroBricks forum. I’m not so much concerned about the gender battleground issue, but I won’t lie that I do like the idea of seeing more female minifigure faces and accessories in future sets. Sometimes, little (and big) imaginations just need a little help.

But that’s not even the half of it with that set. The fact is I really like that hover car and want one for myself. I mean, it is a really cool build, but it’s getting overshadowed by the fact that the main minifigure is a female. It’s a shame really and hopefully others will be able to get past that when considering the set.

However, that’s not why I’m writing this post. As it turns out, somewhere in the thread I found a link for *another* LEGO Ideas set featuring dinosaurs! After building the dinosaur in the LEGO Research Institute (affiliate link), I’m completely in love with the idea of building more of them!


Meet the LEGO Ideas Fossil Museum

LEGO Ideas Fossil Museum

The creator, whatpumpkin, goes on to say in the description:

This set attempts to capture that magnificent experience in a small display featuring four popular dinosaurs (and one popular pterosaur) in skeletons as accurate as I could achieve at this scale. The genuses are:

  • Stegosaurus
  • Pteranodon
  • Apatosaurus
  • two Deinonychus
  • Spinosaurus

Additionally, a paleontologist and a family of three are in the exhibit, to stand in awe at the creatures before them. Five plaques on the exhibit theoretically display the name of the species, though at this scale actually doing so would be difficult. Each dinosaur has a reasonable amount of articulation, if you wish to pose them in your own way when on display, or if you wish to have some dino skeletons duking it out.

Here are a two more photos of the set, showing the minifigures in more detail:

Look at all those dinosaurs! My 3 year old would have a field day with these guys, wanting to take them off the supporting pegs and have them run around her LEGO Friends town. Looking at all the smaller specialized pieces needed to make this set, I suspect I would be rebuilding them often. She’s still working on her delicate touch (as is evident from the number of times I’ve had to put pieces back on my LEGO MINI Cooper in the past few days.)

I especially love there are two children in the set, as I haven’t often come across the mini legs in minifigures. I think we would have tons of fun playing with those children and the dad… and of course, it doesn’t hurt that the paleontologist is a girl, too!

If you’re looking for another set to support, I highly recommend you give your thumbs up to Fossil Museum! I’m heading there now to do just that!

What are some of your favorite LEGO Ideas sets you’re supporting?

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