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Jurassic Retreat

Jurassic Retreat

This unique vacation rental in Washougal, Washington was inspired by Jurassic Park. In addition to the comfy 3-bedroom, 2-bath house, it has five animatronic dinosaurs scattered around the property. Inside, you’ll find artifacts like a mosquito encased in amber and books written by Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. John Hammond.

LEGO Dinosaur Slow Motion

LEGO Dinosaur Slow Motion

Stop-motion animator Kevin Parry shows off a neat rig he built using LEGO pieces. The highly-articulated dinosaur skeleton looks amazing as it comes to life in this brief frame-by-frame sequence. Given the green screen, we imagine he’ll be adding a background to the scene.

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Jurassic World Dominion: Prologue

Jurassic World Dominion: Prologue

This 5-minute prologue to Jurassic World Dominion sends us 65 million years into the past. It starts off with a quiet look at prehistoric times and the moment when the mosquito that started it all gulped down some dinosaur DNA, then fast-forwards to the modern-day consequences of man playing God.

Instinction (Trailer)

Instinction (Trailer)

We haven’t played an FPS with dinosaurs since Turok. This open-world horror game drops players into a world filled with prehistoric creatures. You can play alone or in co-op mode to explore and complete objectives while defending yourself from the angry beasts. Coming to all major gaming platforms in September 2022.

What Did Dinosaurs Really Look Like?

What Did Dinosaurs Really Look Like?

Thanks to movies like Jurassic Park, we have some very specific notions of what dinosaurs looked like. But as Kursgezagt explains, between missing fossils and misinterpreted skeletal reconstructions, it’s quite possible that these prehistoric animals appeared very different than we thought.

Cardboard Velociraptor

Cardboard Velociraptor

Dinosaur fans know that velociraptors actually looked like pre-historic turkeys. But the version most of us know comes from Jurassic Park. Epic Cardboard Props adds to his curious collection with an awesome sculpture of the fictitious dinosaur. Want your own cardboard raptor? Grab the template files here.

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

66 million years ago, everything seemed to be going just fine for the dinosaurs. But then something changed, wiping out the thriving creatures. Kurzgesagt looks at how one seemingly small change in the skies led to the rapid extinction of most life on Earth. It’s a dramatic reminder to live each day as if it was your last.

Jurassic Park x Reebok Instapump Fury Sneakers

Jurassic Park x Reebok Instapump Fury Sneakers

Reebok is set to release an awesome set of Instapump Fury sneakers featuring colors and textures inspired by Jurassic Park. Their green-yellow-red color scheme looks like the park’s iconic Ford Explorer, while its sole has a dino claw mark tearing through the rubber. Check the Reebok site and Finish Line on 6.1.2021 to snag a pair.

World’s Largest Balloon-O-Saur

World’s Largest Balloon-O-Saur

As part of a balloon animal kingdom, a multi-national team of 34 artists and students from the Netherlands, Turkey, and Spain created this giant sculpture of a dinosaur from 150,000 biodegradable balloons. The 64-foot-long creature was on display in Istanbul in November 2020. We want to see the popping footage now.

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Pastry artist Natalie Sideserf is known for her amazingly detailed and realistic cake designs. Natalie traveled back to the Cretaceous era to give us this incredible work of edible art, a T-Rex that looks good enough to eat and is sure not to bite back. Would you start with the head or the tail?

Happy Little Dinosaurs

Happy Little Dinosaurs

From the makers of Unstable Unicorns comes a card game about adorable dinosaurs attempting to avoid extinction. Players do their best to escape dino life’s little pitfalls ranging from hot lava to giant killer ants to dating disasters. Games last 30 to 60 minutes for 2 to 6 players. Good for ages 8 and up. Drops Spring 2021.

DIY Cardboard T.Rex Head

DIY Cardboard T.Rex Head

Raphael of Epic Cardboard Props has built some pretty amazing things out of cardboard boxes and hot glue. This time, he went all out, and created a huge sculpture of a T.Rex head, inspired by the killer dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. Want your own paper dino? Buy the template and follow along with the video tutorial.

Big Enough Dinosaurs

Big Enough Dinosaurs

SAVE MOTHRA!!! took footage from the “running in high heels” scene from Jurassic World, and added new audio, using the goofy Kirin J Callinan track Big Enough to underscore the action, and to give the prehistoric creatures voices of their own. Play it loud for optimal effect.

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Were Pterosaurs OP?

Were Pterosaurs OP?

Pterosaurs were one of the stranger parts of Earth’s evolutionary journey. Despite being able to fly, these giant winged creatures were reptiles. TierZoo turns their attention to these unusual avians to determine where they fit into the meta, and what sort of advantages their build offered them before they went extinct.

T. Rex Trophy Head

T. Rex Trophy Head
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Prove you’re the ultimate dinosaur hunter with this hand-painted polyresin T.Rex head. While it’s not anywhere near life-size at 14.5″ high, it’s still an awesome conversation piece for any wall. The only thing missing are some tiny arms sticking out beneath it.

Robot Dinosaur Factory

Robot Dinosaur Factory

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.

LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils

LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils
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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.

HalfToys Dinosaur Figures

HalfToys Dinosaur Figures

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.

Battle at Big Rock

Battle at Big Rock

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.

Mechanical Dinosaur Costume

Mechanical Dinosaur Costume

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.

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Jurassic Playing Cards

Jurassic Playing Cards

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.

T-Rex’s Tiny Arms

T-Rex’s Tiny Arms

It’s easy to make fun of T-Rex’s comically short arms, but clearly there must have been some reason this killer dino was saddled with such awkward appendages. MinuteEarth explores this seemingly odd trait, and some possible evolutionary explanations.

The Dinosaur Tier List

The Dinosaur Tier List

Given the tremendous diversity of their shapes, sizes, and abilities, it’s no wonder that TierZoo’s in-depth evaluation of dinosaurs clocks in at over 15 minutes. While you’d think that T. Rex was the absolute king of the heap, you’d be wrong.

How Animatronic Dinosaurs are Made

How Animatronic Dinosaurs are Made

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.

T-Rex Bottle Opener

T-Rex Bottle Opener
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There’s only one requirement if you purchase this hefty 2 pound T-Rex. You must make the RAWRRRRR noise every time you open a bottle with its mighty choppers. Measures 10.2″ x 4.7″ x 2.4″ and made from solid cast iron.

LEGO Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage

LEGO Jurassic Park T.rex Rampage
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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.

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