9 of the biggest and best LEGO dinosaur sets ever released

While the rest of the world around us is in a race to make technology smaller, LEGO has gone the other way – making their sets bigger and bigger, seeing unprecedented success in the process. This is partly due to larger, more complex kits having broader appeal – especially with adults – bringing new brick builders to the famous toy brand.

LEGO had evolved considerably since it first reached the market over 70 years ago. Color, size, and connectivity of sets have changed drastically, transforming into giant, thousand-piece replicas of dinosaurs and everything from famous landmarks, spacecraft, and many great franchises, including Jurassic World.

If like us, you’re a big dinosaur fan, then you’re in luck! In this article, we ask the question “what are the largest LEGO dinosaur sets” ever released, giving you a go-to pick of some of the biggest and best dino sets ever released by the Danish construction toymaker.

This list includes kits new and old – some of which have been discontinued. The piece count of sets on this list range from 3,120 pieces to 711 pieces, meaning there’s something for everyone here, whatever your age or skill level.

So, let’s get into it without further ado – here are the biggest and best dinosaur LEGO sets ever released.

What is the biggest dinosaur LEGO set?

The biggest dinosaur LEGO set is 2019’s 3,120-piece Jurassic Park: T-Rex Rampage set, from the Jurassic World LEGO product range. This set is hands-down the largest dinosaur theme released so far, in fact, it’s the only multi-thousand piece set that LEGO has ever released with a dinosaur theme – making it a must-have kit for any dinosaur fans looking for a more challenging set to complete.

The main attraction here is the gate itself, which is a 16” x 18” x 5” replica of the gate from the hit 1993 movie. Along with the gate, it also features an 8” tall T-Rex figure complete with moveable jaw and 6 minifigures; John Hammond, Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, Ray Arnold, and Denis Nedry – giving you all you’ll need to live out some of your favorite scenes from the film.

This set is not only the biggest LEGO dinosaur set to date; it’s also a must-have item for any Jurassic Park fan. But – if you haven’t gone out and bought it yet, you’ll want to get your skates on – as the soon-to-retire set has become increasingly difficult to find, so if you’ve been keeping your eye on this building kit, thinking about picking one up, act now!

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…and the best of the rest

LEGO Jurassic World Indominus Rex Breakout 75919 (1156 pieces)

The next biggest dinosaur LEGO set is 2015’s Indominus Rex Breakout 75919 – a set made up of 1156 pieces and based on the first Jurassic World movie.

In this set, Indominus Rex has broken out of its impound. You’ll need to direct the hunt, pursuing the ferocious beast in the included helicopter, evading its swiping claws and snapping jaws as you try to get the beast under control. Meanwhile, Zach – inside a gyrosphere – is under attack.

This set also includes a large Indominus Rex figure and four minifigures – 3 of which are unique to this set; these are Zach, a vet, and an ACU trooper. The other is of Dr Wu – a minifigure that was also sold separately.

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LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 75930 (1019 pieces)

LEGO Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 75930 (1019 Pieces)

The next biggest LEGO set on our list is 2018’s Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate 75930 – 1 1,019 piece building kit from the licensed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set line up. In this set, you help Owen, Clair, and Blue rescue Maise from the ferocious Indoraptor hyrbrid in a battle that takes place over each of the building’s three floors.

Of course, the main attraction of this set is the Lockwood Estate manor house. This building features a museum, office, bedroom, and lab – offering loads of variety when it comes to play and storytelling. It also features fully removable windows, a collapsible roof, and a buildable triceratops skull – there’s plenty to do with this set.

This set is pretty big – both in terms of piece count and size – with the completed building measuring 8” x 6” x 8”. It also includes three dinosaur figures – an Indoraptor, Blue, and a baby dinosaur – and contains a total of 6 minifigures, 3 of which are unique to this set.

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LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Building Kit 21320 (910 pieces)

The next set is the 910-piece Dinosaur Fossils Building Kit 21320, from LEGO’s wildly popular Ideas set lineup. Based on a concept submitted initially by brick fan Jonathan Brunn – a.k.a Mukkin – back in 2017, this set was hands-down one of the more popular in LEGO’s 2019 line-up, being one of the brand’s hottest sellers at the time.

There are three buildable, 1:32 scale dinosaur skeleton toy models in the set – these are Triceratops Horridus, Pteranodon Logiceps, and of course, T-Rex. One for adults and teens, this set will take most builders somewhere between 4 and 5 hours to complete and will be a real stand-out piece in any dino-fans brick collection.

In addition to the dinosaur models, this kit also includes a couple of unique minifigures. These are LEGO Sapiens – a hat-wearing, skeleton figure – and a Paleontologist.

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LEGO House Home of the Brick Dinosaurs 40366 (869 pieces)

This next building set is from 2019 and is the Brick Dinosaurs (40366) kit. This kit lets you recreate a mini replica of a popular dinosaur exhibition at Lego House, Billund, located in the Masterpiece Gallery. The set will take experienced builders no more than 2-3 hours to complete, and the finished result is great as a conversation-starting display piece.

Each of the three original dinosaurs is build using a different LEGO System – being made from either LEGO Duplo, LEGO Technic, and LEGO SYSTEM. While this isn’t the case of this set – as it would be difficult given their size – some elements remain in their aesthetic, including LEGO-Technic style gears and other similar details.

The set includes three separate instruction booklets – one for each of the dinosaurs. And while there are no minifigures in this set, it does have a sticker sheet with 14 stickers – which for an exclusive set, might seem like a bit of a bad deal to avid LEGO collectors.

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LEGO Dino Dino Defense HQ 5887 (793 pieces)

Next is 2012’s Dino Defense HQ (5887) building set – a 793-piece set from LEGO’s DINO theme. In this one, heroes are getting right for an epic battle with some mighty dinosaurs, being equipped with a comms center, lab, and tranquilizer refilling station, to help them fight it out with these ferocious prehistoric creatures.

There’s a lot in this set – the HQ itself, which is rather large – being made up of several elements, including a gate and pen to hold captured dinos inside and three dinosaur figures, and two vehicles; a helicopter and car. The three included dinosaurs are a non-poseable Celophysis, a poseable Velociraptor, and a posable T-Rex.

Included are four minifigures; Hero (Tranquilizer), Hero (Helicopter Pilot), Hero (White Shirt with Olive), and Hero (Female) – the last two being unique to this set. As well as this, there are loads of great accessories, including four syringes, four tranq-guns, and several tools, including an anvil, a hammer, and a wrench.

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LEGO Creator Monster Dino 4958 (792 pieces)

This next set is one of our favorites – and certainly worth a look for anyone interested in remote-controlled dinosaur toys or robotics – it’s the Monster Dino (4958) set released in 2007, from the LEGO Creator theme. It takes around 3-4 hours to put together but offers much more after construction, as this is arguable when the fun starts.

Although part of the LEGO Creator theme, this set is also part of LEGO’s Power Functions line-up – and as such, included in the box, you’ll find a load of Power Functions parts, including XL and M motors, IR receiver and remote, and a battery box. There are no minifigures here, but there are a few interesting glow-in-the-dark parts included that you can add to your LEGO collection.

This set is a lot more fun than others, which usually find themselves on a shelf after being built. Obviously, this is because of its interactive nature, offering much more over the long-term when it comes to play, as you use its remote control to stop around the play or living room.

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LEGO Jurassic World T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle (75938) 716 pieces

LEGO Jurassic World T. rex vs Dino Mech Battle 75938 (716 Pieces)

Next up, and the last current set on this list, is 2019’s World T. rex vs. Dino-Mech Battle (75938) building set – from LEGO’s Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar theme line up. This 716-piece set is one of our favorites, being a pretty unique addition to the Jurassic World range, with its awesome buildable dino-mech figure – something that really stands out from the rest of the set line-up. 

The main draw of this set is its two large dinosaur figures. The first, a T-Rex – stands at just over 5” tall, while the other is a fully buildable dinosaur mech of similar size. As well as the figures, there’s also a separate, buildable volcanic rock background, which adds to the drama and intensity of this epic dino battle.

There are four minifigures in the kit – Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Vic Hoskins, and Danny Nedermeyer – the last two being unique to this set. Along with its minifigures, this set also includes four baby velociraptor figures, a boat, two stud shooters, and a tranquilizer gun.

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LEGO Dino 2010 Air Tracker (7298) 711 pieces

Last up, and the oldest set on this list, we’ve got the Air Tracker (7298) set from 2005, part of LEGO’s Dino 2010 theme lineup. The set is made up of 711-pieces, includes two vehicles, two dinosaurs, and four minifigures – offering plenty of opportunity for diverse play and storytelling.

The main attraction of this set is the included helicopter which is pretty large – measuring 62 studs across – and features a 2-seat cockpit, big enough for two minifigures. As well as this, it also features a large, retractable hook with a grab cage, perfect for capturing and carrying the included Pterodactyl and light-up T-Rex models.

The set includes an additional ATV vehicle with a winch and four minifigures; these are Shadow (Chemical Belt), Digger (Rope Torso), Specs (Tool Vest Torse), Viper (Knife Torso).

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Final thoughts

Well, there you have it – our round-up of some of the biggest and best dinosaur LEGO sets ever released.

While there have been some great, must-have sets – we, for one, would love to see more epically large LEGO sets featuring dinosaurs, as frankly, in our view, there just haven’t been enough.

Sure, we’ve had the soon-to-retire, monster 3120-piece Jurassic World Jurassic Park: T.rex Rampage (75936); we just haven’t had anything else like it – and this is exactly what we’d like to see.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the article, and hopefully, you’ve found it helpful. Happy building!

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