A 40-foot “dragon skull” was placed on Charmouth beach in the UK by video streaming service blinkbox to celebrate the arrival of the third season of Game of Thrones. The beach was chosen because dinosaur fossils have been found there in the past.
The sculpture, which is the size of a London bus, surprised fossil hunters, holiday makers and local dog walkers on the Dorset beach. A team of three sculptors spent over two months designing, constructing and painting the skull, which measures 40ft long by 8ft wide and stands over 9ft tall. Ben Ayers from blinkbox said:
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.
You can check out the making of the dragon skull in the video below: