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Jurassic World animated prequel finds a way in LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit

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Nov 8, 2018, 7:55 PM EST

Before there was Jurassic World, there were three Jurassic Park movies, and in between, the silence of 65 million years. Or at least it seemed that way.

Now you’ll finally find out why things have evolved as they did in LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit. NBC has merged its DNA with Universal Brand Development and The LEGO Group to hatch a two-part animated special that is bound to answer what other secrets InGen had in its petri dishes, how Claire and Owen met (and why they take jabs at each other all the time), and where some of the newer species to inhabit Isla Nublar emerged from.

The prequel will take you back to right before the opening of Jurassic World, which is still keeping its dinosaur exhibit a huge secret until the gates officially open. Except you can’t have a dinosaur exhibit without prehistoric monster reptiles. Claire, who was Simon Masrani’s new assistant at the time, has to make sure the creatures are in by opening day—except the animal behaviorist she hired to fly them over is late. Of course, the guy in question can only be Owen Grady.

Owen really just wants to land the dinosaurs in the park safely, grab his paycheck and get out of there, except he doesn’t realize that everything from a rogue Gyrosphere to a feisty T-Rex is going to get in his way. Hang-gliding with a Pteranodon isn’t exactly part of the plan, etiher. Another thing Owen has no idea about is that he has a way with handling Velociraptors without losing a limb. If you remember Jurassic Park, you’ll know that they really can bite your head off.

By the way, most of the characters have matching LEGO sets, which is kind of obvious. The only one that doesn’t (yet) is the Baryonyx.

The Secret Exhibit will air on NBC Nov. 29 and then be available to stream across multiple platforms on Nov. 30, including the NBC app and, Hulu, and On Demand. Watch for the DVD thundering your way on Jan. 19.

(via Jurassic Outpost)