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17,000 pound T. rex sculpture shifting from Chilliwack to Penticton

A Chilliwack artist is placing his ending touches on his newest huge undertaking — a 17,000 pound T. rex sculpture.

Kevin Stone has been piecing collectively his huge life-size sculpture for 2 years constructing the stainless-steel T. rex in sections.

Stone mentioned he was contacted by a shopper, who had seen a earlier sculpture of his in Miami.

“A (shopper) reached out to me and mentioned it was his childhood fantasy to have a giant, big chrome T. rex — after two years of exhausting work that is what we’ve got,” Stone mentioned.

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Stone mentioned he’s been in metallic fabrication his entire life and began sculpture work full-time 20 years in the past. He is also assisted by his spouse Michelle Stone, a welder and an apprentice.

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“All of the metallic is bought regionally and I don’t use computer systems to design something. It’s all handmade,” he mentioned,

Within the coming days, it is going to be dissembled and moved to a big Penticton property, that at the moment homes the Eden Park Lake Home Airbnb.

The finished T. rex is the approximate dimension of a big passenger bus, standing 17 toes tall.

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