Have you seen this? Watch the building of a life-sized Lego T. rex

Lego builders use 200,000 bricks to create a life-size T. rex promoting the upcoming movie "Jurassic World: Dominion."

Lego builders use 200,000 bricks to create a life-size T. rex promoting the upcoming movie "Jurassic World: Dominion." (Jurassic World via YouTube)

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ISLA NUBLAR — A group of Lego experts spent about 2,000 hours and 200,000 Lego bricks to build a life-size T. rex in anticipation of "Jurassic World: Dominion," which comes out on Friday.

Gregory Omartian said in the video that this life-sized T. rex is the largest model he has ever designed, even though the model only captures the dinosaur's head. The model uses a steel frame to help support the hundreds of thousands of Legos used to make it.

The model T. rex is built breaking through a movie logo, giving it a sense of motion. It's almost, but not quite a surprise that no one on the street is running from the dinosaur model or — the safer option — not moving a muscle and covering themselves with gasoline. Even Chris Pratt stands next to the model without any worry, although he could definitely fit inside its mouth.

Of the 200,000 bricks used, about 20,000 are translucent and lit from behind, giving the project even more depth. The video includes some time-lapse footage of the statue coming together, which is also fascinating.

Although this is far from the largest Lego model ever made — an award that belongs to Land Rover for a sculpture of the Tower Bridge in London, which uses 5.8 million bricks — it's much bigger than anything I've ever attempted to build.

I have been re-watching the movies in the "Jurassic Park" franchise with my brothers over the last few months, so I'm already pretty excited for the new movie. But this short clip with music from the movies made me even more excited.

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Emily Ashcraft joined KSL.com as a reporter in 2021. She covers courts and legal affairs, as well as health, faith and religion news.


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