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Artists create 20-foot dinosaur from (many) balloons

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Can't make it to see "Jurassic Park" in 3-D? The artists at Airigami have you covered.

With some help from volunteers and schoolchildren, the group, headed by Larry Moss, has created a 20-foot-tall dinosaur from balloons. The effort took days, but in the above video you can watch from beginning to end in less then two minutes.

As reported by designboom.com, the acrocanthosaurus is being housed at the Virginia Museum of Natural History until the balloons begin to wither, which could be any second now. After that, well, the balloon beast will go the way of the dinosaur.

According to Airigami's blog, this isn't the first time the group has constructed a dinosaur from air and plastic. But it does mark the first time it was able to build a fearsome creature next to a real dinosaur skeleton.

Moss writes that "having a life-size model next to us sure made the construction a lot easier. Our design, based on images we found online, was pretty accurate, but it was nice to be able to look up and take measurements off of the real thing."

For more amazing balloon sculptures, check out Airigami's official site.

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