A T-Rex named Colin

We see some weird and wonderful listings appear from time to time but I don't think we've ever seen a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex before, and certainly not one called Colin

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Colin was built by the team at Macaulay Metals and Real Steel for the 2018 HighLight Carnival of Lights which took place in Lower Hutt in early October. Now, Colin is being auctioned off to raise funds for Te Omanga Hospice which provides palliative care to those living with a terminal or life-limiting illness in the Hutt Valley. 

This ferocious work of art is made from 100% Swedish steel and weighs 5 tonne! Colin stands 6m tall and 12.6m long from tip of his nose to the end of his tail. 

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He's currently on display in front of the Lower Hutt Dowse Museum but he needs a new home. Could Colin be the perfect Christmas gift?

The listing has already fetched over 20,000 views and bidding has reached $16,380 with the auction set to close on Sunday night. 

Update: Colin has found a new home! After a bidding war and 30,000 views, Colin fetched a cool $33,200. We hope Colin's new owners take good care of him. 

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