Boneyard Pets

3D Dinosaur Puzzles

Big Boned

A Boneyard Pet is like a stylized, at-home version of a museum exhibit. These brightly colored, 3D dinosaur models are fun for anyone to put together. Sturdy and dense, they’re made to last as pieces of art in a child’s room or home office.

The concept for these creative creatures began with Founder Eric Winston. He loved the
tiny, balsa wood dinosaur puzzles he played with as a child, but they always broke fast. He challenged his Brooklyn design studio to invent a new version to put those throwaway puzzles to shame.

After some rigorous trial and error, Boneyard Pets were born. These eye-catching, intricate dinos are as fun to build as they are to behold. Each pet is Computer Numerical Control cut in Brooklyn out of 100% American recyclable materials.

Available in different breeds, sizes and color combinations, Boneyard Pets can be built as a family project with little kids or as solo project for older ones. The construction gives you a sense of accomplishment, and the finished piece brings a big-boned dose of drama to your surroundings.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric

    Hi everyone, I'm Eric, the founder of Boneyard Pets. We were introduced to The Grommet at Maker Faire this year and we're so excited to be able to partner together to bring you our creations. I'm here to answer any questions you have about our wonderful dinosaurs.

  • David
    11/11/2014 12:23 PM

    Very cool. Let me know if and when you make a Triceratops. My 2 year old grandson loves Triceratops!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Grommet Team
    11/11/2014 12:36 PM

    @David Thanks. That’s a great idea. This is a new product for Boneyard Pets but it sounds like there might be demand for a Triceratops so stay tuned.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 12:52 PM

    @Lisa David We actually have a Styracosaurus and we are working with Grommet to to get it added and that someone from the customer support team will be in touch.

  • Maureen
    11/11/2014 1:25 PM

    @Eric Put me on the list for the Triceratops, please!

  • kristan
    kristan – Grommet Team
    11/11/2014 1:52 PM

    Hi Maureen,

    We're so happy you would like to support Eric and his creations. At this time, there is no waiting list and we ask that you check back with The Grommet in the New Year.

  • steven
    11/11/2014 12:42 PM

    Do they make it for an Apatosaurus?

  • Jorja
    11/11/2014 12:46 PM

    @steven I think you are forgetting to give credit to BC Bones, which over 10 years ago made giant kits out of wood. These are just like the ones from BC Bones, only out of acrylic instead of wood. BC Bones made their kits right here in California, in Rohnert Park. Give credit where credit is due!

  • Lisa
    Lisa – Grommet Team
    11/11/2014 12:53 PM

    @steven Another great suggestion. There’s no Apatosaurus (or Brontosaurus as it’s often called) yet, but thanks for letting Eric know that there’s interest in other types of dinosaurs.

  • kristan
    kristan – Grommet Team
    11/11/2014 1:49 PM

    Hi Jorja, Kristan here, also from the Grommet Team.

    In the Maker world and greater marketplace, ideas are expanded upon in different ways by different people, creating competition and inspiring innovation. Thank you for supporting another Made in the USA Maker - BC Bones - and for sharing it with The Grommet community.

  • cynthia
    11/11/2014 1:02 PM

    For What age groups are these recommended?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 1:07 PM

    @cynthia Cynthia my 3 year old likes to play with them and my 6 year old puts them together herself, but we are there to supervise.. We are recommending for 8+ - adults enjoy them, as well!

  • Jasmine
    11/11/2014 1:33 PM

    Christmas just got a whole lot easier! Will glow-in-the-dark versions become available?

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 1:44 PM

    @Jasmine Jasmine this is something we have actually played with. The biggest problem is the material does not exist. We have had some custom made but the costs are astronomical. So for now we are pursuing the HDPE but keep an eye out and possibly early in the new year we will have figured them out.

  • Joe
    11/11/2014 3:09 PM

    I'm interested in what material they're made of? I'm thinking of hanging a pterodactyl outside and wonder about rust, sun fade, etc.


  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 3:12 PM

    @Joe Joe they are made of HDPE and they are perfect for outdoor use. I have a big old Pterodactyl hanging outside and he is awesome!

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 3:57 PM

    To add onto this, the HDPE that we cut our dinos from is made for outdoor, playground, signage, and marine usage. It definitely will not rust, and any sun fade should be minimal over a long period of time. We haven't seen anything noticable on our prototypes as of yet.

  • Joe
    11/11/2014 5:47 PM

    @Eric Thanks for both responses! I did notice the materials mentioned on the order page after I wrote, as it wasn't listed on the description page. Thanks again.

  • Ken
    11/11/2014 5:35 PM

    Hi Eric,

    Would these by any chance have their center of gravity marked so I could use them as a mobile? I have a 20 plus foot living room ceiling. Thank-you. Ken L.

  • Eric
    Eric – Special Guest
    11/11/2014 5:41 PM

    @Ken the pterodactyl would be perfect for this it is designed to be hung. The rest are designed to be on the ground. But you could get multiple colors for a mobile. We can figure out the center of gravity but it might be slightly awkward. If you get some we will figure it out for you. Thanks, Eric

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