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Hold on to your bricks: Jurassic Park Lego needs visitors

A designer disrupts the Lego world with a top-notch design for a "Jurassic Park" set, including the giant entrance gate, a T-Rex, and more. Now, he just needs votes to get Lego to take it seriously.

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Fire up the John Williams score, and hold on to your butts! Sami Mustonen/Lego Cuusoo

"Jurassic Park" captured the imagination of countless dinosaur fans around the world, and now artist Sami Mustonen aspires to bring that movie magic to brick lovers.

Mustonen launched a "Jurassic Park" Lego set, a project 65 million years in the making, on Lego's Kickstarter-esque Web site Cuusoo. At the time of this writing, Mustonen has more than 3,700 votes out of the 10,000 needed -- a figure that Lego requires before officially considering the project.

When "Jurassic Park 3D" came around earlier this year, Mustonen was bit by a prehistoric bug of inspiration and set out to make a Lego version of the mammoth Jurassic Park entrance gate, the big scary T-Rex, and the colorful tour truck (a souped-up Ford Explorer). Naturally, Mustonen also designed detailed minifigures of Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and smooth operator Dr. Ian Malcolm to round out the set.

The "Jurassic Park" Ford Explorer gets the T-Rex treatment. Sami Mustonen/Lego Cuusoo

"I used a tremendous amount of time drafting models again and again, making sure that all propositions are right and each component looking as realistic as possible," Mustonen said on Cuusoo. "I have always thought this as a display piece, like an Ultimate Collectors Series-style eye catcher but there certainly is a lot play value here too."

Making the dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park' (pictures)

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Imagine the hilarious mishmash of chaos that could occur if you integrated this "Jurassic Park" Lego set with the existing "Star Wars" sets.

Better yet, throw in a Lego Delorian, and you can really see what the galaxy was like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Luke Skywalker fights off a T-Rex while Doc and Marty try and get gigawatts from the Emperor's force lightning, for starters.

What mysteries await? Sami Mustonen/Lego Cuusoo