For our high rollers out there! The new Jurassic Park 1/5 Scale T-Rex Statue from Chronicle Collectibles is now available to pre-order. We got a look at this massive collectible during San Diego Comic-Con 2017, along with plenty of other new items. The T-Rex is for the ultimate collector or for a great store display. Just 100 will be made available! It will ship out in the second quarter of 2018. The statue is priced at $4,499.00. Check out the details below and see a few photos after the jump.
The 1:5 scale Tyrannosaurus rex Maquette was monumental to the production of the film, Jurassic Park, in more ways than just as a maquette for Spielberg to approve. In the early 1990’s when this film was created, there were no fancy 3D printers or scanners that could translate material into different sizes digitally. The life size T. rex that inspired fear into everyone during Jurassic Park… is the form of mathematical calculation based off of the 1:5 scale T. rex Maquette.
The maquette was used to provide a proof of concept to Steven Spielberg, and using trigonometry, science and a projector, a team of 10 people dissected a casting of the 1:5 scale T. rex into slices to analyze the shape of each piece of the T. rex. From there, using the projector, each piece was exaggerated to 5 times the original size. This allowed Stan Winston Studios to create an outline of each piece of the 1:5 scale T. rex in plywood, to assemble on an aluminum and steel structure to create the inner structure of the 1:1 T. rex. After applying wire, fiberglass resin, clay, and many man-hours to the structure, the T. Rex came to life as a magnificent 45′ sculpture.
Once the sculpture was completed, Stan Winston Studios was able to mold from this life-size sculpture to create the 9000-pound animatronic T. rex, seen in the film.
Chronicle Collectibles has the rare opportunity to offer this maquette replica into the market. This item comes with a certificate of authenticity and will only be offered for domestic sales directly through our website. We are happy to fulfill international orders through our distributors.
Please understand, to reduce the end-user cost of this item, we can only offer to ship from our location within the continental United States. If you do not have a distributor in your country and still wish to order this product, please contact us through our contact page for information on how to organize your own shipping to your home country. If you are in the US military using an APO address, please understand that for an item this size, we are unable to accommodate shipping to your location. We will always do our best to support our military; this piece is too large to ship to a post without express understanding from the commanding officer and logistics officer on your post.