Breaking News – Dragon Skull Discovered on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

blinkbox_dragon-24A spectacular 40ft ‘dragon skull’ stunned dog walkers and holiday makers alike on Charmouth Beach yesterday. Read on to find out more about the most amazing fossil discovery since the T-Rex…

 

 

 

The huge skull and a vast spine that disappeared into the sand stopped people in their tracks yesterday as it appeared that a dragon’s skeleton the size of a London bus had been washed up onto the beach.

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Ok time to come clean – as much as people hoped it was real it was revealed to actually be an impressive sculpture installed overnight by movie and TV streaming service blinkbox to celebrate the arrival of the third installment of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones onto their service.

Here’s a bit around how and why they created this impressive piece of artwork:

A team of three sculptors took over two months to design, construct and paint the skull, which measures 40ft long by 8ft wide and stands at over 9ft tall.

The dramatic work was inspired by a memorable scene in the series which sees character Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) discover a dragon skull in the dungeons of King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. At this point in George RR Martin’s fantasy, the dragons are supposedly long dead, but it hints strongly at their return, which is a developing theme in the story.

Ben Ayers from blinkbox says: “Game of Thrones is easily the most talked about TV show of the moment. We wanted to mark its arrival on blinkbox with a spectacle every bit as dramatic as this amazing series.”

“We’re expecting this season to be hugely popular as the previous two series top the TV charts on blinkbox every week and we have season 3 months before it will available on DVD or Blu-ray.”

Game of Thrones is available now on blinkbox and is priced at £17.99 (SD) and £23.99 (HD)

I’m sure you’ll agree that this is an amazing sculpture, so here are some more pictures to show you the sculptors making it and people admiring it on the beach – Click on any of the pictures to enlarge:

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Source: blinkbox
Reporter: JMS1701

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