Build your own dinosaur toy! The Tectonic Utahceretops is a fun educational kit that will help you learn more about a unique dinosaur, and some engineering principles too.
The Tectonic Utahceratops Kit was inspired by the Utahceratops gettyi which lived in Utah approximately 76 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. This horn-faced dinosaur was a strong, ground-dwelling, herbivore that could grow as long as 23 feet. The Utahceratops gettyi was named after Mike Getty, Paleontology Collections Manager and Chief Preparator at the Natural History Museum of Utah from 1999 to 2013. One of the main distinguishing features of the Utahceratops is that the central horn is located entirely behind the nasal cavity.
What do we mean by “tectonic”? Two things: 1) the dynamic movement of the toy’s shoulder blades are a reference to the geological shifting of tectonic plates; and 2) we mean “transparent technology” - a reference to the exposed mechanical systems of this toy. The Tectonic Utahceratops illustrates motion that is controlled and predictable because of the geometry of a parallelogram.
The Tectonic Utahceratops comes as a kit of parts; however we are happy to pre-assemble at your request. It is not a motorized toy.
For ages 10 and up. Warning: Contains small parts - not for children less than 3 years.
Assembled dimensions: 3.75"(w) x 8.5"(l) x 4.25"(h).
Toy designs are protected by one or more US Patents.