A surprising dragon skull and skeleton appeared overnight on the Jurassic Coast.
The find was on the beach at Lyme Regis, more renowned for its fossilised range of ammonites, shells and fish than the remains of mythological creatures.
The dragon’s head had been created by sculptor Dave Croswell for the Blinkbox art department, and was part of the publicity surrounding Blinkbox’s acquisition of Game of Thrones.
“We’re here to celebrate the fact that Blinkbox has Game of Thrones, and Game of Thrones is an epic TV series,” said Blinkbox’s Ben Ayers.
Game of Thrones is a rip-roaring, epic fantasy featuring battles, romance, intrigue, and, of course, dragons. The show’s inspiration comes from such varied sources as the War of the Roses, the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Italian Renaissance, to name but a few. Jokingly tagged ‘The Sopranos in Middle-earth’, it’s not surprising it’s been so successful.
Dragons play an important part of the extravaganza, and where else to find one in the UK than the famed Jurassic Coast, and the beautifully atmospheric countryside of the South West (granted, we are a bit biased).
To find out more about the construction and siting of the dragon, take a gander at the video. And to check out when and how you can catch Game of Throne on Blinkbox, click through.
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