The Stop Motion Dinosaurs of the Presidio – Jurassic Park Models Used to Decorate LucasFilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center

As you’re walking in the Presidio along Chestnut Street West (or whatever they call it these days) through the Letterman Digital Arts Center, you can look up and see this view through the windows of a walkway connecting buildings.

[Oh, these models are called maquettes, and the one in the middle is a spaceship of some type - see comments]

Can you ID the species? Sure you can…

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6 Responses to “The Stop Motion Dinosaurs of the Presidio – Jurassic Park Models Used to Decorate LucasFilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center”

  1. A. Grant says:

    Actually those models are known as maquettes and are not used for stop motion animation, but for reference. Also, the model in the middle is a space ship. Anybody know what ship, from what movie?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Roger. Muchas

  3. J. Hammond says:

    Those would be Spinosaurus aegyptiacus and Velociraptor mongoliensis, delightful creatures, quite well mannered… most of the time.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    We have a winner. But still not sure what that thing in the middle is…

    thx for playing

  5. mattymatt says:

    You may spot a familiar shape around 7:40 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjdPGBv8zU0

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Wow, Galaxy Quest – didn’t know about that movie.

    A mystery solved…