Glencoe 1/25 Tyrannosaurus Kit First Look
|Date of Review||October 2005||Manufacturer||Glencoe|
|Kit Number||7906||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$14.98|
Back in the 1950s, ITC made a kit based upon the skeleton in the New York City Museum of Natural History. In fact, when the museum was in the process of redoing their exhibit, the person working with the disassembly of the Tyrannosaurus exhibit made the scale patterns for this kit directly from the bones being removed and tagged for later reassembly. These kits were later sold at the museum for patrons to have a souvenir of their visit.
The Glencoe Tyrannosaurus kit is a result of rescuing the ITC molds and keeping them maintained. The kit is molded in tan styrene and is comprised of 47 parts. Fortunately ITC and the museum experts involved with the project kept the breakdown of the skeletal structure in either large individual bones or in subassemblies of smaller bones.
As you can see in the accompanying photos, the kit consists of a display base in addition to all of the bones. A nicely illustrated instruction sheet walks you though the seven steps to having a Jurassic Park star on your bench.
I've always enjoyed the science kits growing up and this is an excellent model to build with your child for a science project or just for fun. You can always build one of these to keep on your desk at work as a symbol of your respect to upper management.
My sincere thanks to Glencoe for this review sample!