Universal, the movie studio behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has confirmed that a range of LEGO sets will be released in 2018.
“The Jurassic World franchise has always had huge cross-generational family appeal, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom promises to be one of the biggest movie and merchandising events of 2018,” said Vince Klaseus, president of Universal Brand Development.
“Following the success of 2015, we’ve been hard at work to build out the largest Jurassic World program to-date to meet the increasing demands from fans, as well as reach new audiences around the world – demonstrating the global appeal of this 365 mega-franchise.”
Master global toy partner Mattel and LEGO Systems will lead the retail roll-out with toys across a variety of play patterns and age segments, additional toy, role play and costume licensees supporting the second film include Funko, Build-A-Bear, Rubies, Wowee and more.
The success of Jurassic World caught the movie industry, licencees and retailers off guard as the movie completely outperformed box office expectations. There is no doubt that the same mistake will not be made again as far as the product lines go, with the master toy licence having shifted from Hasbro to Mattel, and the LEGO Group rumoured to be producing a larger range than last time around.
“This will be a focused UK campaign with opportunities to maximise the popularity of the franchise throughout 2018, starting with a focus on the classic movie and moving into activity for the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, followed by back to school and subsequently the DVD release,” said Hannah Mungo, country director UK & Ireland Consumer Products at NBC Universal Brand Development.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is due for release on June 8, 2018 in the UK and June 22, 2018 in the USA. The new LEGO Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets are expected to launch in April 2018.