Deconstructing Lego is a blog that analyzes Lego sets under a variety of lenses, sometimes comparing similar sets from different years or creating a story based around a set or analyzing the implicit message that a set creates.

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.

15 comments:

  1. Hahaha your descriptions are hilarious! "A very sophisticated helicopter is attacking a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I have no idea why. It just seems kinda rude" lol

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  2. Man the 2nd model looks straight outta jurasic park ;D

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  3. i always used the helicopter on my other sets, forget dinos, thats some prehistoric shit

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  4. Had both helicopter and dinosaurs toys, but never mixed the two. I liked to be historically accurate

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  5. IT'S. SO. BEAUTIFUL. :'D


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  6. That is just high flying awesome!!! BTW...made you new blog of the day.

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  7. lego helicopters...kids have it so good these days :P

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  8. LOL I love america shooting dinosaurs > capturing them

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  10. The helicopter kinda looks like it's gonna chop the T-Rex's head off with its whirling blades.

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