Post by mynameisbrent on Oct 19, 2014 3:51:55 GMT -5
Those sketches are fascinating. But now I have a follow-up question. I don't recall any mention or depiction of the spear going into the hole in any instruction sheets or other box inserts. And collectors back in the 70s didn't have access to those sketches. Did Aurora ever explain the purpose of the hole, or were collectors supposed to figure it out for themselves?
Post by mynameisbrent on Oct 19, 2014 12:13:36 GMT -5
There are other parts that theoretically can fit in this hole, such as the smallest tree (the Archaeopteryx perch) from the Jungle Swamp. But that looks ridiculous. (I just tried it.)
Speaking of the Jungle Swamp, I'm still amazed at how tiny some of the pieces are, like the Compsognathus arm and the Rhamphorynchus head. I wonder why Aurora bothered to make those separate pieces. It probably would have been more cost-efficient to cast these critters as single pieces. A high percentage of these tiny pieces must have gotten lost over the years.