On an ordinary day in Dorset, on Charmouth beach, visitors were surprisingly met with an enormous skeletal remain of what appears to be… a dragon? The Jurassic skull, said to be the size of a London bus, seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Now, the beach, which is “famous for its treasure trove of dinosaur fossils,” certainly has an easy find for fossil hunting archeologists, though they may be dismayed to find that the “artifact” is, in fact, a sculpture.
TV and film streaming service blinkbox is behind the overnight installation of the gigantic skull, in anticipation of the extremely popular Game of Thrones premiering its third season on the service. Three sculptors assembled and painted the wonderful promotional prank, taking over two months to design the 40-foot-long and 8-foot-wide structure. Ben Ayers, Head of PR at 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.”