Well, there's Dinky, the town mascot. He's a sight. You probably already saw him when you came in, but you can go up inside, too.Jeannie May Crawford

Dinky the T-Rex is the name of a landmark in Novac in 2281, part of the Dino Dee-lite Motel.

Background[edit | edit source]

Originally Dinky was a pre-War "tourist trap" on the way to the tourist-rich Las Vegas. Now, Dinky the T-Rex serves as Novac's defensive stronghold, with snipers Manny Vargas and Craig Boone alternating shifts inside of Dinky's mouth.

Layout[edit | edit source]

The area can be accessed from the left or right of the fence that rests in front of Dinky. Inside is the Dino Bite gift shop. A set of stairs can be climbed to access the mouth. There is also a room behind the counter containing many rocket souvenirs and the unique weapon, That Gun. The motel itself is located behind Dinky. It is possible to talk to the sniper on duty in its mouth by climbing up the stairs inside Dinky.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Cass states that when she first saw Novac from a distance, she thought Dinky the T-Rex was a giant gecko.
  • Follows-Chalk also references Dinky when asking the Courier if there "really [is] a giant thunder-lizard people live inside."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Dinky the T-Rex appears only in Fallout: New Vegas and is mentioned in the add-on Honest Hearts.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The Dinky the T-Rex closely resembles the real world Tex the T-Rex, located at the Shan-Gri-La Prehistoric Park and Museum in Henderson, Nevada.[1]
  • The landmark is also likely inspired by the real world Mr. Rex, one of two large biomorphic buildings designed and constructed by sculptor Claude K. Bell in Cabazon, California. The name Dinky refers to Mr. Rex's counterpart Dinny, although the real world Dinny (pronounced Diney) is a Brontosaurus as opposed to a Tyrannosaurus rex.

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