Creature Technology creates incredible large-size animatronics for museums, theme parks, live shows, and other attractions. Bloomberg takes us inside the factory where they make giant mechanical bears, gorillas, and imposing life-size dinosaurs.
THE BEST Dinosaurs
Inspired by a fan-submitted concept, you can now buy official LEGO fossilized dinosaur skeletons. The 910-piece set (#21320) includes 1:32-scale models of tyrannosaurus rex (15.4″ long), triceratops (10.6″ long), and the winged pteranodon (5.1″ long), along with a sapiens skeleton, a paleontologist minifig with accessories.
Learnplay’s HalfToys dinosaur figures have a magnetic shell that you can pull apart to reveal the dino’s skeleton. The skeleton can also be taken apart and put back together. Each figure also comes with a different paper diorama. They also recently released a new animal series.
This short film from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow takes place between the end of Fallen Kingdom and its upcoming sequel, due out in 2021. As dinosaurs now roam the earth, a family finds themselves face-to-face with a pack of genetically-engineered prehistoric monsters who invade their campsite.
Costumes, dinosaurs, engineering, and puppetry – Esmée Kramer combined these four passions into one awesome build. She spent months designing and making this amazing dinosaur rig using PVC pipes and foam panels. It really comes to life once she starts moving its head.
These unique playing cards not only feature images of fossilized dinosaur skeletons, but they can be printed onto traditional card stock or metal, giving them some serious heft. The cards feature a wide variety of prehistoric creature on their fronts, with a raptor and cracked rock texture on their backs.
We’ve seen footage of a factory where they make animatronic dinosaurs but never really got a look at how they’re made. This clip from the Discovery UK edition of How It’s Made walks us through the process of transforming foam and metal into a moving, mechanical monster, with a focus on sculpting and molding its body.
LEGO presents the ultimate set for Jurassic Park fans. This 3,120-piece set (#75936) is highlighted by a 16″ park gate, a hulking 27″ long T.rex model, and 7 scenes on its backside inspired by the movie. Includes 6 minifigs ad a baby dinosaur figure. Drops 7/1/19 at LEGO Stores and shop.lego.com. LEGO VIP members can grab it 6/19/19.
Sit back, grab a big bucket of popcorn, and gaze on as 3,000 T.Rex dinos take on an army of 23,000 lightsaber-wielding warriors for no other reason than to show that it can be done in Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator. Honestly, it looks like a rave gone really, really bad to us.
You don’t have to be a fan of the latest Jurassic World movie to appreciate this awesome high tech toy from Mattel. The Alpha Training Blue is a learning, interactive mini raptor with 7 motors, touch and sound sensors, and lots of nifty sound effects… and those eyes.
Add a little thrill to any wall with a T Rex trophy head from White Faux Taxidermy. Each one is cast from resin and polyresin, and finished with colorful and glossy lacquers. Measures 14″ h x 15.75″ d x 7.5″ w, and weighs about 7 lb. Check their Etsy shop for a full menagerie.
Jurassic Park Danger! gives you the opportunity to become the wild dinosaurs inhabiting the eponymous attraction. One player gets to control the dinos, while the other players control some of the original movie’s characters, who will try to escape from Isla Nublar.
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