The creature appeared to jump through Observation Point in order to eat a great white shark. It remained in situ for just one day to celebrate Jurassic World’s release on DVD and Blu-ray.
Universal enlisted creative agency Premier and production studio Wild Creations to stage the stunt. The latter, which was responsible for the Velociraptors that appeared in Waterloo Station in June, spent two months making the seven-foot tall sculpture.
Matt Wild, owner of Wild Creations, said: "We’re honoured to unveil the mosasaurus in London today and couldn’t be happier with how it’s come out. The raptors had such an incredible response back in June and when we got the call to go bigger for the Blu-ray and DVD release we were more than happy to rise to the challenge.
"The Mosasaurus was first sculpted in three quarters of a tonne of clay then moulded in fibre glass, before being airbrushed to finish. We installed it overnight in order to unveil it in the morning at sunrise."
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