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The Triceratops Skeleton is a moderately difficult Metal Earth model that comes on two sheets of metal. Triceratops was one of the last dinosaurs, and would have witnessed the great extinction event 66 million years ago.
Each Metal Earth model is laser etched in meticulous detail on one, two, or three 11 cm (4.33") metal sheets. Pop out the pieces by hand (or use wire cutters to get especially crisp lines), bend the tabs using needle-nose pliers, and fit them together as shown in the simple pictorial instructions. Metal Earth models are a little less challenging than our 3D wooden puzzles, but you do need some patience and dexterity because they're also much smaller. For maximum dramatic effect, display your model on the LED Display Base or the Solar Spinner (sold separately, see below).
Please note that Metal Earth models have sharp edges and are not suitable for small children. Metal Earth was formerly called MetalWorks.
Are you curious...?
Triceratops, with its distinctive frilled skull and three horns, was common in North America from 68 million years ago until the great extinction that wiped it out along with the other non-avian dinosaurs. Based on the huge number of specimens that have been found, it is believed to have been the dominant herbivore of its day; in fact, paleontologist Robert Bakker estimated that five out of every six dinosaurs alive at the end of the Cretaceous might have been a triceratops. The size of an African elephant, it was probably prey for Tyrannosaurus Rex. Its skull was among the largest of any land animal, extending up to one-third of its body length. Triceratops resembled a rhinocerus and might have behaved in similar ways. Although often portrayed as moving in large herds, there's actually little evidence for that; in fact, the most recent finds hint that triceratops lived in small family groups.