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3D solar system kit

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  • Build your own 29.5" glow-in-the-dark solar system mobile
  • Includes full set of snap-together planets, hanging frame and string, two strips of paint, two glow paints and a paint brush
  • Kit also contains a poster with solar system facts, painting and assembly instructions
  • Fun and educational
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.8 x 11.5 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Hong Kong
  • ASIN: B00007L12U
  • Item model number: 5219
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,613 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Learn about the nine planets as you build your very own 29.5-inch hanging mobile of the Solar System! Snap together planets and then color them with the included paints -- including two that glow-in-the-dark! An educational poster provides facts about each of the nine worlds. Availability:: Usually ships within one business day.

From the Manufacturer

Our 3-dimensional glow-in-the-dark 4M Solar System Kit includes everything you need to make a 29.5" long mobile. Easy to assemble and includes a bonus poster with solar system facts. Also includes paint and assembly instructions.

Customer Reviews

It didn't glow as bright as I'd hoped, but that wasn't a big deal.
Mackenzie and Nick
Even though I assembled everything myself, I could see older kids having fun putting this together.
Mamma C.
Overall it is a very good product and makes learning about the solar system fun and interesting.
TJW

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

93 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Mackenzie and Nick on June 7, 2003
I bought this set for my 10 year old daughter and she loves it. The planets are easy to snap together and there is plenty of paint. My favorite feature is the glow in the dark paint. It can be painted on after the regular paint dries, or you can mix it with the colored paint for a different effect. It didn't glow as bright as I'd hoped, but that wasn't a big deal. The paint dried surprisingly fast, we were able to apply two coats of colored paint and the glow in the dark stuff in under two hours. I would recommend using a smaller paintbrush than the one included. We used a q-tip for the details. The sun and Saturn come with plastic rings, and there is even a poster of the solar system. The mobile was pretty easy to put together, and the instructions are very clear, my daughter did most of it by herself. We have it hanging on the ceiling in my daughter's room, so no one can touch it. When we were hanging it up, I accidentally scratched Pluto and some of the paint came off. Overall this is a great toy. I would recommend this toy for older children. I can't see a five year old painting details on the little planets and putting together the mobile.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Bryan Carey VINE VOICE on May 18, 2010
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The 3D Solar System Kit by Toysmith is a good educational/learning tool that introduces children to the world of astronomy. This planetary system includes spheres representing the eight planets and the sun, sized in relative order (not to scale). It hangs from the ceiling as a mobile unit and includes special glow in the dark paint for added fun.

This solar system kit comes completely unassembled and part of the enjoyment for youngsters is the application of the paint. There are two strips of paint included with several different colors. This allows kids the chance to explore their creative side. Some kids will choose to paint the planets according to their actual color, such as painting the planet Mars red. Others will mix and match and create all sorts of different color combinations. Kids will enjoy this part of the process almost as much as they will enjoy looking at the completed mobile itself.

Once the fun of painting is over, it will then be time to assemble the pieces together. This is easily the most frustrating part of the process and depending on the ages of your kids, you may very well have to complete this step for them. The reason this is so frustrating is because of the very small size of the hooks and the rectangular pieces that are anchored into the spheres. The tiny hooks and even tinier rectangular pieces have a small hole in the middle through which you have to thread the fishing line. This takes time and patience and you have to tie the ends securely enough that the line won't come loose. A single knot isn't good enough. You need to make two knots if you want the line to stay in place. The pieces are so tiny, many young children will be unable to complete the task and even many adults will grow frustrated.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Avilio-meyer on January 9, 2005
I added this toy to my son's xmas list. With much luck he did get it; and we are pleased ! I would not say that it's a "fun to play with" toy but the entertainment value still exists. The planets are large enough without being overbearing up on the ceiling. They glow at night..which is the best part !! At 36 years old I can't wait for nighttime to hang in my sons room to check out the planets! The stars the set comes with are perfect. They are NOT the bulky plastic ones that can be seen day or night. They are paper stickers that disappear during the day (on the celing they do anyway) The planets come with name stickers which adds educational value. My son is five and LOVES, LOVES, LOVES these planets. I say get 'em !!

Lisa Avilio-Meyer
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mackenzie and Nick on June 7, 2003
I bought this set for my 10 year old daughter and she loves it. The planets are easy to snap together and there is plenty of paint. My favorite feature is the glow in the dark paint. It can be painted on after the regular paint dries, or you can mix it with the colored paint for a different effect. It didn't glow as bright as I'd hoped, but that wasn't a big deal. The paint dried surprisingly fast, we were able to apply two coats of colored paint and the glow in the dark stuff in under two hours. I would recommend using a smaller paintbrush than the one included. We used a q-tip for the details. The sun and Saturn come with plastic rings, and there is even a poster of the solar system. The mobile was pretty easy to put together, and the instructions are very clear, my daughter did most of it by herself. We have it hanging on the ceiling in my daughter's room, so no one can touch it. When we were hanging it up, I accidentally scratched Pluto and some of the paint came off. Overall this is a great toy. I would recommend this toy for older children. I can�t see a five year old painting details on the little planets and putting together the mobile.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Coleman on October 8, 2005
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It was very easy to paint. The planets are in two pieces so they sit nicely on the table while you are painting. There is plenty of paint. The planets are labeled on the inside, so you can make sure you are painting the right one the right color & so you put them together right. It was easy to put together and hang. It comes with glow & the dark paint, so at night it glows in my daughters room. She loves it. I would highly recommend this.
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