Blockbuster-in-the-making Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t just bring us back to a land where dinosaurs roam the Earth — Jeff Goldblum’s chaos-theorizing silver fox is back and roaming it, too. Sure, this doesn’t have as much of a direct impact on the action as Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt)’s return to Isla Nublar when a volcano explodes, threatening all their dinos.
But the movie's telling details — like the easter eggs gleaned from new LEGO sets, which the company revealed Friday — certainly matter just as much.
Warning: The LEGO-based speculation below may or may not be real spoilers for the movie, but take heed before reading on.
These eggs are more important than simple fan service. They hint at the larger plot and thematic points of the film, especially considering that sets like “Blue’s Helicopter Pursuit” and “T. Rex Breakout” (which surfaced last month), along with the newly revealed “Pteranodon Chase” and “Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape” have descriptions that seem to directly reference the rescue of dinosaur eggs, which you can see in these images.
Claire and Owen may be saving the dinosaurs from the eruption of a volcano, but unnatural forces are also against them.
Stealing DNA, eggs — whatever version of pre-dinosaur can be pilfered — is an M.O. of the franchise’s baddies, especially when we’ve already established that dinosaurs are basically the good guys. By saving both the living dinosaurs and stopping the theft of their unborn spawn, the Jurassic World crew take on an eco-stewardship role far beyond that of their previous iteration.
Want a visual aid? Take a look at these new LEGO pics:
Take in all those eggs (and that baby dino, aw), prime for the saving.
Next, there’s the "Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate,” which is full of story goodness.
Not only does it introduce the estate — and the fact that it will be subject to a rampage — but it includes two besuited characters who are definitely up to no good. One of them has an auction gavel, which puts forth the notion that some wealthy upper-crust types are buying these poached dino eggs. That the estate has a collapsible roof gives an unsubtle hint to how Owen and crew may attempt to shut down this illicit trading.
Take a look for yourself (especially at that guy with an umbrella. Have you ever seen such an evil umbrella?):Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into theaters on June 22.