T-Rex revamp was dino-mite

Repainted dinosaur, with some of the artists, Warren Park, Windermere Drive, Lakes Estate.

Repainted dinosaur, with some of the artists, Warren Park, Windermere Drive, Lakes Estate.

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ARTY children have saved a famous city dinosaur from becoming a Tyrannosaurus Wrecks.

The mammoth sculpture at Bletchley Warren play park had become dilapidated and dingy after years of exposure to the elements.

Community leaders organised a competition for schoolchildren to come up with a design for a special prehistoric makeover.

And the results were pure dino-mite, said Lakes Estate mobiliser Miriam McConachie.

The winner was schoolgirl Sinead Parker, who came up with an eco dinosaur design.

Last week city artist Neil Keane set to work with Sinead’s blueprint, with the help of sculptor Tony Stevens.

On Friday families were invited to put the finishing touches to the design. They joined in games and even made their own dinosaur eggs.

The giant tyrannosaurus was made by the late Milton Keynes artist and poet ‘lorryate’ Bill Billings.

Until a few years ago it stood in the ground of Leon School and was a landmark for thousands of commuters using the nearby railway line.

The makeover, funded by Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council, has already been voted a huge success, said Miriam.

“The local community is really glad to see the old dinosaur revamped,” she said.