Create your own Realistic Model of a Tyrannosaurus rex Museum Exhibit

T. rex may be the most famous dinosaur of all, but nearly complete skeletons of this dinosaur are extremely rare.  Only about 30 Tyrannosaurus rex fossil sites are known and from these only a handful have produced anything like complete fossil skeletons of this “Tyrant Lizard”.  Now thanks to an innovative model making kit you can own your very own Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

Model Museum Display of Tyrannosaurus rex

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

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Build a giant, realistic model of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.  Just like the ones seen in museums, with authentic bones and natural fossil textures.   Fossil specimen is 40cm long and the kit comes complete with easy to follow instructions, a replica Tyrannosaurus rex claw and a prehistoric landscape poster.  No glue is required and the kit is suitable for children aged 3+.  When tested with our focus group, everyone thought that the model was very realistic and loved the fact that it was packed into a metal case, just “like a scientist’s specimen case” as commented by one of our young palaeontologists.

The model is coloured to look like fossilised bone and it does make an excellent addition to a young dinosaur fan’s collection.  Fortunately, it is a lot cheaper than having to acquire the real thing, for example, the famous fossil skeleton of Sue was auctioned by Sotheby’s for $8.36 million in 1997.

The model is quite accurate, but it is worth point out that the arms and the claws are a little over-sized when compared to the real thing.  It seems, just like Barnum Brown, when he thought that the arm bones found with T. rex fossils belonged to another smaller meat-eater, we still can’t get over how small the arms of Tyrannosaurus rex were compared to the rest of this creature.

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