Apples to Pears ‘Gift in a tin’ T-Rex model review

The National History Museum in London, if you’ve never been, is a true wonder to see. I was able to visit there a few years ago while I was in London for a blogging conference and then I was lucky enough to go again when I was visiting with my eldest daughter. 

Her eyes when she walked in and saw the Stegosaurus skeleton in the foyer just blew her mind! 

Dinosaurs hold a place in all of my children’s hearts here at home {and I’d be lying if I wasn’t a fan, myself!}. So we were very excited to be sent a Tyrannosaurus Rex model kit from Apples to Pears Gift in a tin range. 

Apples & Pear Gifts

The model kit comes in a handy tin with a hinged lid {I do love a hinged lid!} – it contains 40 wooden pieces that need to be popped out {my daughter loved doing this part}, glue, an easy to follow instruction manual and some dinosaur fact cards.  

Apples & Pear Gifts

Annabelle was such a good girl following the instructions {with a little Mummy’s help!} and popping out the pieces that we needed at each step to make our T-Rex model. And with her loving any arts & craft projects she was the Chief glue applicator too. 

Apples & Pear Gifts

Apples & Pear Gifts

Apples & Pear Gifts

This set is aimed at children aged 6yrs+ but my daughter is almost 5 and with Mummy’s help we were able to work as a team to complete our very impressive looking Tyrannosaurus Rex model. Sorting out the pieces of the T-rex’s ribcage and bones of his tail was fun for Annabelle because they vary in size – so she enjoyed putting those in order of height, and helping me place them in the right order on the model. 

Apples & Pear Gifts

Apples & Pear Gifts

All in all, this was a lot of fun and it looks great on my daughter’s bedroom shelf. Pride of place! You can purchase the Tyrannosaurus Rex Gift in a Tin kit from the National History Online store, they RRP for £18 each. Sales of these products help to support the National History Museum and help to keep its doors open to the public. 

Disclosure: We were kindly sent this product for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, photos & opinions are entirely my own. 



  1. Emma
    07/12/2017 / 11:30 PM

    This looks like a lot of fun and the perfect gift for any dinosaur lover, I know my brother would love this!

  2. Isabel
    08/12/2017 / 5:51 PM

    Oh how lovely, it’s kind of like a jigsaw puzzle but you stick it all together. I really want to try one and I’m a grown up girl!

  3. Hannah
    10/12/2017 / 5:24 AM

    This looks great. Just the sort of thing i would have liked at that age

  4. 10/12/2017 / 7:21 PM

    This looks like so much fun to do! I would have loved this x

  5. 10/12/2017 / 8:08 PM

    I love kits like this.THey’re great fun to make and look great as decorations in the bedroom afterwards. This look particularly good quality

  6. hannahandfitness
    11/12/2017 / 6:43 AM

    This looks like something my nephews would love. Bet it looks great on display when it’s finished too!

    • 12/12/2017 / 9:21 AM

      It does! It looks amazing and Annabelle loves having it on show. haha!

    • 12/12/2017 / 9:20 AM

      It is definitely a place you need to go to at least, once! Such an amazing place!

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