Hold onto your butts; there’s a new Jurassic Park movie coming to streaming, and it’s an adventure 65 million bricks in the making. That’s right, everyone’s favorite dinos have gone LEGO in Peacock’s upcoming Jurassic Park LEGO special.
A Jurassic Park LEGO special is in the works on Peacock
The news comes courtesy of the Peacock’s official X page, where the streamer recently dropped a promotional pic showing a grey-haired—but still hunky AF—Ian Malcolm contemplating a pile of LEGO bricks beneath a Jurassic Park logo constructed out of LEGO.
The special was created to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original Jurassic Park and, judging by the above image will have a tongue-in-cheek tone similar to Disney’s LEGO Star Wars specials. No other details were released with the picture, not even the special’s release date, which is currently TBD.
What we do know, based on the one picture Peacock put out, is that the Jurassic Park LEGO special will be a re-telling of the original film, as evidenced by the words “The Unofficial Retelling ” above the classic Jurassic Park logo and the lack of any subtitles after the logo.
The Jurassic Park LEGO special coincides with the 30th anniversary of the original movie
That doesn’t mean that dinosaurs and characters from later films like the Jurassic World series won’t make cameos in the special. The LEGO versions of popular IPs usually take a kind of Looney Tunes, anything-goes approach to storytelling. Case in point: the inclusion of the older, silver fox version of Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm on the Jurassic Park LEGO promotional image instead of the younger Goldblum that appeared in the original Jurassic Park.
The Jurassic Park franchise is no stranger to the LEGO brand. Several animated LEGO specials featuring the Jurassic World brand have been produced over the last few years, including LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, LEGO Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape, Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit, and LEGO Jurassic World: Double Trouble.
In addition to animated specials, there have been a wide variety of Jurassic Park/World videogames produced under the LEGO brand, as well as plenty of LEGO playsets and accessories.
There have already been a number of LEGO Jurassic World movies made in recent years
Other ways that Universal has celebrated the original Jurassic Park’s 30th anniversary include releasing a new 3D conversion of the film in theaters and the production of a slew of—what else?—LEGO sets featuring the classic characters and Dinosaurs from the original1993 blockbuster.
So far, it’s unknown whether any of the original cast will be returning to voice their respective characters, but judging by the LEGO Star Wars Holiday and Summer specials—both of which featured Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams—there’s a good chance that at least someone associated with Jurassic Park will lend their vocals to the upcoming LEGO production.
If not big stars like Jeff Goldblum or Samuel L. Jackson, at least someone who’s slightly less of a big deal in Hollywood—ergo, cheaper—like Wayne Knight or Ariana Richards, who played child hacker Lex in the original Jurassic Park, are bound to pop up in the LEGO special.
Heck, given his quirky choice of roles and willingness to accept bit parts like the one he played in Asteroid City, maybe Jeff Goldblum will show up in the special. Anything’s possible!
Fans can expect the Jurassic Park LEGO special to debut on Peacock sometime later this year.