Thursday, January 13, 2011
7477: T-1 Typhoon vs. T-Rex
This 2005 set came from the Dino Attack theme. A very sophisticated helicopter is attacking a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I have no idea why. It just seems kinda rude (but this helicopter is fucking awesome).
According to Brickpedia, the dinosaurs are mutants and are in the future and therefore must be stopped. These dinosaurs appeared in the year 2010 (which just ended!!!).
What's really interesting about this theme though is that it was only released in the United States. Elsewhere it was released as Dino 2010.
7298: Dino Air Tracker is more or less the same set but with a large cage instead of large guns. The US versions were military themed, while the European versions were much more peaceful. Very interesting! This is the only theme that I know of where there were major differences in how it was released and marketed for different regions.