4M Dig a Dinosaur Skeleton - T-Rex
Dig a Dinosaur Skeleton - T-Rex
With the Dig a Dinosaur kit from 4M and Toysmith, you'll get to be a top paleontologist! Use the included tools to carefully dig around and brush off the bones that are hidden within the plaster block. Once you've excavated all of them, assemble the new-found skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus and place it on the display platform for everyone to see. There are a total of six dinosaurs in the set; collect them all and have your own personal museum right in the comfort of your bedroom!
Its teeth were first found in 1874 near Golden, Colorado by Arthur Lakes, with varying skeletal remains being found over the years until partial skeletons were found in 1900 and 1902 in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana, by Barnum Brown. In 1905, Henry Fairfield Osborn named it Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is derived from the Greek words tyrannos, sauros and rex, which when translated becomes "King Tyrant Lizard". It wasn't until 1990 that the most complete skeleton was discovered in a section of the Hell Creek Formation that extended up into South Dakota, and even then it was only considered to be approximately 85% of the actual bone structure. It is particularly well known for its short forelimbs, large head and long tail, combined with it's forward-leaning posture.
Assembled, the skeleton measures approximately 19cm tall.