Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996 Hirst sculpture

Not only is this an awesome Young Scientist Anatomy Set – like almost everything else these days it’s also a work of art! You don’t have to believe me… ask Damien Hirst

This classic toy was the template or inspiration for Hirst’s six ton sculpture and is available right now from our eBay listings

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

Young Scientist Anatomy Set Bluebird Toys 1996

The phrase Toy Art is often reduced to Tart in Hirst’s case but to be fair this is actually quite a striking piece. ‘Hymn’ is a 20 foot painted bronze sculpture, that weighs over six tons. Originally inspired by an anatomical model belonging to Hirst’s son, Connor, which the artist describes as: “just so accurate, it was like a chemistry set, and I loved it that it was a toy … similar to a medical thing, but much happier, friendlier, more colourful and bright.”

Produced by Bluebird Toys in 1996

A commercial sculptor in Hertford Mr Emms, made the original model for the toymakers Bluebird, which sold the rights to Humbrol. He said: “It is an exact copy, completely and utterly exact – even the hair, the eyebrows.”

Mr Emms, who has designed toys for Disney and created Thunderbirds models, was paid less than £2,000 for the model on which the 10in high anatomy set was based

This boxed set is available from our eBay listings complete and in excellent used undamaged condition with no play wear or other marks. It is missing the body facts book that originally came with it. The box has slight storage wear but this does not detract from this very collectible vintage item

Info from the Grauniad

Available now from our eBay listings along with lots of other cool Sci Fi, TV, movie, vintage & classic fun and collectable items

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