The size of a London bus, this spectacular skull is believed to have been washed up on Charmouth beach on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, famous for its treasure trove of dinosaur fossils. With a vast spine disappearing into the sand, fossil hunters, holiday makers and local dog walkers were stopped in their tracks upon discovering the artifact.
But as amateur paleontologists held their breath, the skull was revealed to be an impressive sculpture installed overnight by movie and TV streaming service blinkbox to celebrate the arrival of the third installment of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones on the service.
Taking a team of three sculptors took over two months to design, construct and paint, the skull measures in at 40 feet long, 8 feet wide and over 9 feet tall.
The dramatic work was inspired by a memorable scene in the series which Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) discovers a dragon skull in the dungeons of King’s Landing. At this point in George RR Martin’s fantasy, dragons are supposedly long dead but the arrival of the fossils hint strongly at their return.
Ben Ayers from 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.”
“We’re expecting this season to be hugely popular as the previous two series top the TV charts on blinkbox every week and we have season 3 months before it will available on DVD or Blu-ray.”
Game of Thrones season 3 is now available on blinkbox priced at £17.99 (SD) and £23.99 (HD). It is not available on rival streaming services Lovefilm Instant, Netflix or iTunes.