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Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Research Lab

This is the Extinct Research Lab, as first seen in Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals (2007), though it's more well known due to Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection (2008). It's a uniquely designed laboratory where you can build fossils of extinct animals and then bring them back to life. To accommodate that, the set includes other components of an Extinct Animal Zoo, including part of an exhibit, a gift cart, an extinct education center, and various other side builds. This is a remake of one of my first ever Lego Ideas projects, which I thought needed improvements to reach it's full potential.
The lab has a detachable roof with two sections that can also be removed. One has the fossil room with various boxes and tools to use. Three different fossils are included for the species included (Stegosaurus, Deinosuchus, and the Dodo). The other section has the lab, with a spot to place the scientist. The extinct education center displays a mammoth skeleton as featured in the game. The exhibit fence features three detachable sections with a donation box. Other side builds include two metals troughs for food and water, an extinct themed gift cart, a kapok tree, two banana trees, two balsam fir trees, a pursuit ball, a fossil dig spot, and various animals: a Deinosuchus, a Stegosaurus, 2 adult Dodos, a baby Dodo, and the illusive Killer Penguin. Eight minifigures are also included: four guests, a zookeeper, the scientist, the gift cart attendee, and a paleontologist. In total, this set features a total of 2,048 pieces.

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