September Quad

The LEGO Jurassic World magazine comes out way too infrequently for my taste, being that it is one of the better ones and thus more interesting, but I guess we just have to accept that it only rolls out every 2.5 months.

LEGO Magazine, Jurassic World, September 2020, Cover

The latest issue adheres to this relatively high standard once more. The comic is once again drawn reasonably well. Initially when I was just quickly skipping over the pages  the pink and purple panels even threw me off. I really thought they were wrongly inserted from a Friends comic or similar. A second, more thorough glance of course then revealed that this is related to the zapping effect of the electrical stun gun.

The posters are also pretty nice this time with their bright, intense colors and focused design. As a graphics artist I especially like the blue one (“Los! Los! Los!” simply translates to “Go! Go! Go!”) It’s not overstuffed and leaves enough room around the edges to let the center piece “breathe”.

LEGO Magazine, Jurassic World, September 2020, Comic

LEGO Magazine, Jurassic World, September 2020, ExtraThe little buildable extra and minifigure are nice in that we don’t just get the umpteenth version of Owen Grady, but Vic Hoskins instead, another trainer/ keeper on Isla Nublar and the entertainment park there. The figure so far has only been featured in the T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle (75983) set, and since that one may not exactly be a hot burner due to the weird mech dino requiring getting used to, it’s a nice way for people to get their hands on this figure without having to buy this set.

LEGO Magazine, Jurassic World, September 2020, Preview

The quad is a pretty mundane and boring affair. If it wasn’t for that little twist with a animal cage trailer coming in the next issue, you could mostly write it off. In fact I’m pretty sure when the new LEGO City magazine comes out in two weeks the quad on that one will be almost exactly the same, just different colors.

Anyway, stretching out the buildable parts across multiple issues is in my opinion a good idea I’ve been vying for for quite a while. If it means that we get better, more complex models I’m all for it. I wouldn’t mind getting e.g. a full-sized Jeep spread out across three or four magazines. The downside to that is of course that it is less marketable to impatient kids who look for more immediate results.

All things considered, this is yet another quite good Jurassic World magazine. If they hadn’t played it so cheap on the quad/ buggy, it could have been even more remarkable, but i guess we’ll have to see how the trailer makes up for it and how the models look when combined.