In Jurassic Park News: Sam Neil Lego Toilet Controversy
Jurassic Park is legendary in no small part because of the incredible cast: you got Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Sam Neil, and also there was this really great toilet. As the Jurassic franchise grows , LEGO has released more Jurassic-themed sets, including one that may have accidentally compared LEGO Sam Neil to a toilet. It happens. But as you do any time someone uses visual cues to imply that your most iconic role was actually played by a toilet, Sam Neil called LEGO out on Twitter for their porcelain transgression.
Jurassic Park Featuring Toilet as Dr. Alan Grant
Image via Universal
The outrage sparked when LEGO released a Jurassic Park set that had a few members of the cast next to their LEGO counterparts. Wayne Knight, Samuel L. Jackson, Lord Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum are all smiling next to their LEGO translations. And then there’s little blocky Alan Grant holding a broken egg. Next to him is his own implied counterpart, a toilet. And it’s not even a real toilet. It’s the LEGO version of the toilet the lawyer was killed on. So, by the pattern created by the rest of the cast pictures, LEGO is saying that Dr. Alan Grant, one of the only people who could make that hat work, was played by the place people poop.
@LEGO_Group . Okay #LEGO . This is not a little insulting. Look carefully at the right of the box. Beside each model , a shot of the character . Beside #AlanGrant– a what ? A TOILET !? Is this a commentary on my performance ? What were you thinking!? Hilarious pic.twitter.com/CJ4SzF9w7W
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 26, 2021
So far, I haven’t been able to find any behind-the-scenes commentary revealing that Grant was played by an incredibly talented lavatory. There certainly weren’t any signs in the movie. Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern are the ones playing in the big pile of poop, but maybe that was to get to know their co-star. That does explain the myth that says if you watch Jurassic Park in Australia, Alan Grant says all his lines backwards.
Got sent alarming pic of model Alan Grant with REMOVABLE head and hands ! ( And generous cricket protector ) . Is this for would be young murderers to play with ? Regardless – could the manufacturer send some, my kids want them?! Only slightly worried. pic.twitter.com/tVbqSypiHv
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 9, 2021
Sam Neil isn’t Actually Mad About Being a Lego Toilet
Just like Sam Neil isn’t horrified that there’s an action figure of Alan Grant with removable head and hands, he’s not actually mad that there’s a toilet next to his LEGO picture. His outrage about this whole potty fiasco being “a commentary on performance ?” is clearly a gag because, as has been discovered, he has no reason to be mad. It’s actually the toilet that should be angry. How dare LEGO snub them for their chance to get their headshot out there! This needs to be in the LEGO Daily Bugle! And after all these years, we are finally privy to the truth.
Are you feeling flushed with rage at this latest outrage, or are you complacent about the Sam Neil LEGO toilet controversy? Drop your thoughts or your hottest Jurassic Park takes in the comments below!
Featured image via Universal Pictures
Jessica Kanzler lives with her wife and cats and enjoys obsessively reading fantasy and talking about writing with anyone who won't run away. Jessica has an MA in Rhetoric, Writing, and Digital Media studies, and one of her students once said she “wasn’t cool, but was clearly trying.”