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Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle

Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle
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  • Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle
  • Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle
  • Giant Steel Velociraptor Puzzle

It's paleontology, puzzle-solving, and ridiculously rad lawn ornament all rolled into one plasma cut steel assembly kit. This giant velociraptor skeleton arrives as 44, 11-gauge, 1/8" steel pieces begging to be the centerpiece of the next family game night, and then proudly displayed prowling through the grasses or ascending from the 3 feet of snow accumulated in the front yard. Completed steel dinos measure a formidable 25" tall x 20" wide x 37" long from nose to tail.

Creator Lethal Fabrication plasma cuts each of the kit's pieces, and then lightly grinds and finishes them with a coat of oil so they ship smooth and semi-polished without losing their industrial feel. Outdoor installation of the velociraptor will allow it to mature slowly and develop a rusted, rustic look. Alternatively, applying a clear coat once the puzzle is complete will maintain its metallic sheen. Assembly instructions are included, as are tips for positioning the dinosaur as a lawn ornament guaranteed to scare away pigeons, stray cats, and auditors from the IRS.

For an additional fee, Lethal Fabrication can customize the velociraptor's arms to serve as a business card or signage holder. Local (Tampa, FL) buyers may also request their dino bones be pre-welded and painted, and then pick them up from the shop to bypass shipping prices. Finally, followers of the more is more movement can request a puzzle cut from higher gauge steel to create an even larger finished sculpture, all they way up to 6 feet in height. Parents, imagine how euphoric your kids would be if they walked downstairs on some Christmas or birthday or Presidents' Day morning and saw a 6-foot steel velociraptor skeleton awaiting them. No, seriously, imagine it. It would be the best moment of their 6 to 35 years on the planet thus far. It would make them love you way more than they do now. It might even make them like you. Really, if you don't get one of these puzzles for your kids, you're pretty much failing as a parent. You should just let the neighbors with fertility issues step in and show your children the true meaning of love. Which is giant dinosaur-themed presents. I would like to dedicate this writeup to my mom.

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