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This 20-Foot Triceratops Makes Prehistory Present

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jul 5, 2011 • References: hammacher and dvice
It may be every little boy's fantasy to acquire a dinosaur as a pet, but I would be surprised to learn if even 40-year-old child to afford to invest in this 20-Foot Triceratops figure. Besides its colossal dimensions, the reason that this gargantuan bestial replica costs an exorbitant $350,000 is because it has the inner workings of a robot.

The paleontological creature was designed by engineers with motion-tracking cameras, interactive software and the ability to move and groan without any sound to suggest its smart internal mechanics. A team of talented sculptors assembled the 20-Foot Triceratops with an aluminum and steel frame skeleton, polyurethane foam and rough skin of textured silicone. The remarkably life-like animatronic reptile is so convincing that it used to call a variety of natural history museums home.