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3D-printed T.rex skull opens wide

The famously nasty dinosaur gets the 3D-printed treatment for a Kickstarter project looking to go all Jurassic on home decor.

3D-REX printed skulls
And what big teeth you have.

Certain humans enjoy placing the heads of conquered beasts on their walls as a reminder of their prowess. Imagine how you'll feel when you hang the head of a Tyrannosaurus rex on the wall of your hunting lodge.

You don't have to be Steven Spielberg to accomplish this. You just have to pledge to 3D-Rex on Kickstarter.

The 3D-Rex project is offering up 3D-printed T. rex heads in various sizes. A small 3-inch skull runs $38. The wall-size 10-inch 3D-Rex, suitable for mounting, costs a pledge price of about $300. Okay, so it's more like a baby T. rex, but it's probably 100 percent more wall dinosaur than you have now.

We've been hearing a lot about how 3D printing is being used for life-changing projects like skull implants and replacement duck feet. The 3D-Rex project is a nice reminder that 3D printing is also weird and fun.

The printed dino skull is made from plastic. Some of the smaller sizes offer a variety of colors, including pink and violet.

Sure, $300 is a lot to spend on a wall beast, but it's less than building a time machine to go back and get the real thing. It also brings a little bit of "Land of the Lost" flair to the world of home decor, without all the complications of having dinosaurs trying to eat you on a daily basis.

3D-REX printed skulls in colors
Some of the skull sizes come in colors. Namisu