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A review BYO - Mini Kit Pteranodon

Updated: Jun 21, 2023

Review – BYO Pteranodon Mini Build Kit!


Image courtesy of www.Buildyourownkits.com


Playtime afterwards was good, and he’s picked it up a few time

Well, what can we say?! Mixing Dinosaurs an 8-year-old and Craft…. You have a winner!

We were asked to review the Build Your Own Pteranodon, here’s a little information from the company itself.


With a clever pull-tab sweeping wing action and striking markings, once built the Pteranodon has an incredible 48cm wingspan. King of the skies, the Pteranodon cruised over oceans to scoop up fish in its slender, pointed beak.

Easy to assemble using slot together techniques – there’s no glue, no mess, no fuss! Everything you need is provided in the kit – simply follow the instructions: press out the pre-cut parts, build and play.

This awesome kit also comes with a press-out Pteranodon Fact Stand for you to learn more about these flying reptiles. It also comes with a smart display stand.

Our Mini Builds are suitable for children 8 years+ and are best enjoyed as a family experience. You’ll have great fun building your Pteranodon as a shared activity, plus there’s lots to learn together about this flying reptile.

Made using 100% sustainable cardboard and paper, Build Your Own’s Pteranodon is not only fun and engaging to play with, but also eco-friendly.

· Mess-free, slot together cardboard construction

· Perfect family time activity

· 40-minute build

· Skill level rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

· Discover and learn about the Pteranodon

· 27 press-out parts

· High-quality sustainable cardboard and paper

· Full instructions included

· Designed in the UK

· Fun, educational and supports STEM

· Age 8+ (adult supervision recommended)



The packaging is bright and eye catching, if you have a child that loves dinosaurs these mini kits are the kits for you!


As we have built a number of these kits before (Pinball Machine, Pirate Ship, Marble Run) and seen as though it was a mini kit, we thought we’d let our crafty 8-year-old go wild! Just to see if he could work it all out, and to our surprise there was only one fiddly bit that he needed help with.



The instructions are clear and concise and as there are no words or written instructions, they don’t put children off. They come in sustainable recycled cardboard and paper, so you feel like you are being kind to the environment – well you are but you definitely get that sense of pride whilst explaining it to the kids!!!








This kit took our son 30 minutes to build independently (with adult supervision) and has a pull tab that allows the wings to spread to give the impression the Pteranodon is soaring through the skies. Not only that but it comes with a fact file!






Parents View


These kits are amazing! Sustainable, recycled and building on vital skills, fine motor and STEM which in my opinion is always a bonus!


Watching Mason use his critical thinking skills when he accidently skipped a few steps was interesting. Normally I’d jump in and help but this time I allowed him time to see if he could work out what had gone wrong. With the pictures in the instructions, he quickly realised which steps he’d missed and solved the problem.


Playtime afterwards was good, and he’s picked it up a few times since to play with it.


Kid’s View


It was a little tricky, but I didn’t need my dad’s help until it was time to put the wings on, I had them on backwards, so it looked weird!

I like this set better than all the rest and I’m most looking forward to the Mosasaurus!





Overall opinion


This set is super, with only 27 parts it’s the easiest we have put together and other than the pinball machine has been the most played with!


If your child is into craft and dinosaurs, then these mini kits are the kits for you and with Christmas sneaking up on us they would be an excellent addition under the Christmas Tree!


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Where to buy


Click the link below to buy the BYO Pteranodon



Click the link banner below to be redirected to the Build Your Own Kits Website










We would like to give a special thanks to Parenting Without Tears for allowing us to review this item for them.

You can find more reviews from us on the Parenting Without Tears Blog (click the banner below)






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