Dinosaurs – TyRannoSaurus Rex DNA Kit
Finding out more about dinosaurs is something most kids enjoy doing! This is a great kit to inspire them to learn more about these ancient creatures and to record their discoveries too. We were delighted to have a chance to review this TyRannoSaurus Rex Dinosaur DNA kit from 4M – Great Gizmos and cannot wait to share it with you!
*This is a sponsored review please refer to our disclosure policy*
Inside the Box
The contents of the box included:
- Plaster Block
- container with dinosaur DNA fragments
- dinosaur skeleton
- 1 set of digging tools
- 2 AR play mats
- 1 piece soft wax
Using the Kit
We read the instructions and then placed the block and the excavation tools on a tray. We had put some paper down to catch any mess before we began. The instructions said to scrape and chisel the block away to reveal the plastic bones. The block was quite tough to chisel and was quite dusty as well.and we finally added some water to the sand block to make it easier. Once we had excavated the all of the bones, we made up the dinosaur model.
We found a test tube with the dinosaur DNA stickers and had put this to one side. Once we had finished the model, we added the stickers to the play mats. Finally, we downloaded the apps for the iPhone and Andriod before creating our own Augmented Reality (AR) technology dinosaur scenes.
Thoughts and Observations
The whole family got involved in this as we chiselled, brushed and excavated the dinosaur bones! Thoroughly entertaining for parents, kids and teens! We all loved working together on this and making a glow in the dark dinosaur model was just brilliant, although there is now the question of who gets the dinosaur in their room!
The play mats were a good idea for a bit of interactive fun, with a ‘real life’ dinosaur being shown on the screens of our iPhone and Android phone through Augmented Reality (AR) technology . The kids really enjoyed scaring each other and the youngest was wondering where their dinosaurs had gone when we switched the phones off!
Pricing and Where to Purchase
The TyRannoSaurus Rex Dinosaur DNA kit is aimed at kids over 8 years old. It currently retails for around £13.99 and can be found in all good toy stores and online stores too. We cannot wait to try out some of the other kits and think they would make ideal presents for budding archaeologists and kids interested in science.
*We received a TyRannoSaurus Rex Dinosaur DNA kit in return for this review. Please refer to our disclosure policy*