Dimetrodon, Dilophosaurus and Schleich Landscape Jigsaws
The first of the new for 2016 Schleich prehistoric animal models have arrived at Everything Dinosaur. Marketed by Schleich as “The first giants of the dinosaur world”, a model of the Early Jurassic carnivore Dilophosaurus and the Permian pelycosaur Dimetrodon have been added to the range.
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The Schleich Dimetrodon Model
“The great dinosaurs series has been expanded to include less well-known dinosaurs! Learning by playing. More can be found out about the first giants of the dinosaur world in the accompanying booklet.”
As any young budding palaeontologist who knows dinosaurs will tell you, Dimetrodon was not a dinosaur, it lived well before the very first dinosaurs evolved. The accompanying booklet that comes with the model does at least indicate that this dinosaur lived during the Permian geological period, but the text does refer to Dimetrodon as being “one of the first giants of the dinosaur world”.
Having made this point, the Schleich Dimetrodon model (which has an articulated lower jaw), is very well painted with some lovely detail and the replica does have the correct number of digits (five).
The Schleich Dilophosaurus
The Dilophosaurus replica is attractively painted with the bright blue body contrasting nicely with the greyish undersides. Those famous crests are a muted red with flashes of red along the lower jaw and tipping the tops of the prominent spines that run down the animal’s back. It too, just like the Dimetrodon has an articulated lower jaw.
To see these models and to view the rest of the Schleich prehistoric animal model range: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models.
As with all our named prehistoric animal models, Everything Dinosaur will include a fact sheet about the prehistoric animal with every Schleich model we sell.
Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models
Also new for 2016, Schleich have introduced mini Schleich figure sets in combination with prehistoric landscape puzzles. There are four in the series and the first of these sets – lava field, discovery and the waterhole have arrived at our warehouse.
The Schleich Mini Dinos Puzzles Each Puzzle has Four Prehistoric Animal Models
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Each of the twenty-four piece puzzles comes with a set of four mini-prehistoric animal figures, some of these figures are new for 2016, animals such as the Ichthyosaurus. Other models are colour variants of prehistoric animals that were featured in the highly successful “mini dinosaurs” model series introduced by Schleich last year. A fourth set, entitled “Marshland” is likely to be available in the summer. This set will also include four prehistoric animals.
Schleich Mini Dinosaur Landscape Puzzles and the Models they Contain
- Set 1 (Lava Field) contains: Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and the armoured dinosaur Saichania.
- Set 2 (Discovery) contains: Pentaceratops, Quetzalcoatlus, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor.
- Set 3 (Waterhole) contains: Ichthyosaurus and Mosasaurus (both new for 2016), plus a Spinosaurus colour variant (green) and a Quetzalcoatlus colour variant brown/grey).
- Set 4 (Marshland) available summer 2016 contains: Kentrosaurus and Suchomimus (both new for 2016), plus a colour variant Triceratops (blue markings) and a colour variant Velociraptor (red).
To view the Schleich dinosaur range: Schleich Dinosaurs.
These new jigsaw puzzles are certainly great for creative, imaginative play and some of the models they contain, the Mosasaurus and the Ichthyosaurus for example, are not available to purchase as individual items at the moment, they are only available in these sets. When all our Schleich landscape jigsaws are available they can be combined to make a ninety-six piece puzzle measuring approximately fifty centimetres by thirty-six centimetres wide.