Paragon Creative is proud to have created the display on which stands the most complete Stegosaurus skeleton ever discovered.

The dinosaur would have walked the Earth around 150 million years ago and was discovered in 2003 in Wyoming, US and now proudly stands on display at the Natural History Museum in London.

Paragon’s design brief and challenge was to produce a plinth which supported the Armature for the Stegosaurus without the plinth actually touching the Armature in any way to eliminate any risk of vibration or impact movement.

We designed an internal independent steel frame inside the outer plinth, which sits on bespoke shock absorbent feet. The outer plinth then surrounds and covers this inner plinth with no contact whatsoever.

The outer plinth is covered in two colours of (Samsung) Staron Solid Surface and each contoured layer CNC cut and fabricated to exact dimensions ensuring the contours remain exact and even, which was a challenge to both Production Design and our Solid Surface facility.

The whole plinth and Armature was then erected in our Solid Surface workshop in York before being dismantled and shipped down to the Natural History Museum and erected on site behind tight security.

Also as part of the project and display we produced an Interpretation table, again made from Staron Solid Surface and incorporating replicas of the Stegosaurus supplied by Propshop and Graphics and AV by the Natural History Museum.

Researchers at the museum are hoping that the Stegosaurus and the 360 bones that make up its frame will allow them to learn a great deal more about this rare and intriguing dinosaur species.

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