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Snap Circuits Flying Saucer
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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2008
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I bought this for my 8 year old nephew and he LOVED it! I have since added other Snap Circuit kits to his collection, and these are things he uses over and over. He and his Dad have used them with their Scout troop, big hit there as well. I was so impressed that I added the Snap Circuit line as a suggestion for toys on a Christmas list for a charity I work with, and many members of the group purchased them for an orphanage in Africa where there are many older kids. They were delivered at Christmas and our representatives showed the workers how to use them. I was thrilled recently to receive a video of the kids (and the adult workers there!) just having a ball with them! The huge smiles, laughter and eyes wide with wonder were amazing to watch! One of their favorites is the Snap Circuits Musical Recorder, they received several, and the kids fight over this one! They provide a very unique learning experience for the kids there who otherwise would not have a chance to see how these kinds of things work. Very, very highly recommended!
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2009
My autistic then 10 year old played with this and absolutely loves it. My husband said he used to have a radio shack version similar but made out of cardboard when he was a kid. This plastic set is a wee bit fragile so some care does need to be taken about that.
We have since wowed 2 classes at school with this and he used it in a science fair and the 6 year old has even put it together.
It is quite the hit at our house!
I like it over the larger kits because it is smaller (less pieces to loose/break) and is a pretty quick gratification (goes together fairly quickly).
It is well worth the money but is a gateway drug to wanting the larger kits (but that is what grandparents and santa are for!).
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2011
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my bright 8 yr old was very excited and was able to put the flying saucer project together by himself. He did the two other projects also. he then quickly lost interest. he wanted the bigger package where he could do much more projects. i should have bought him the sc-300 or at least the sc-100 package because that includes the flying saucer also and many more projects. this pkg does not get you the biggest bang for the buck.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2010
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This is a winner! Simple and lots of fun. Boys (8&9) take turns trying to make it fly higher. With fresh batteries, this thing really soars. This is one they keep coming back to. Purchased another for class gift exchange, and at $12.77, was a really good deal. Santa now bringing the bigger Snap Circuits Jr. set.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2009
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My 10 year old loved this..........he especially liked the capacity to do different things with this, and has played it multiple times between yesterday and today. He is pretty bright, and was not bored with it at all!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2011
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$10 bucks and free shipping - it is worth buying.

Easy to assemble, the educational value is overrated though, it snaps together in a durable way but I'm not sure it taught my 8 year old much about the flow of electricity unless I were to get out the whiteboard and explain it further.

It works very well. If you set it on the ground and let the flyin saucer go, it will hit the ceiling easily. I never took it outside but I estimate it would fly around 10' high on each and every launch.

Other reviewers are right, it does seem to get old. But, we tried tilting it sideways and shooting it into a bucket, and he uses it as a "base" that his action figures must protect before the launch is made, etc. It, alone, is quite boring but encourage them to use their imagination and it will become one of their most favorite toys for around $10.

I recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2013
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Goes with the larger set. I would not buy this alone. The larger set is a lot of fun. You will need to work with your younger children in order for snap circuits to work. Great gift though!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2011
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I got this for my son after the flying saucer from the original set (that he got just a few months prior) wouldn't work anymore. It had tiny cracks in it so we figured maybe that was the problem. I even got the battery eliminator (plug to have the set run on electricity rather than batteries) so we would know it wasn't because the batteries were too weak. He was very excited to get the new set, only to find out that it, too, wouldn't work. The flying saucer would spin very fast, but would not lift off no matter what we tried. We finally tried tipping it to the side, and if it was tipped almost perpendicular to the table, it would fly off, but immediately cracked when it landed. He was in tears, and I was furious. What a piece of junk! If it is too flimsy to withstand falling after flying, then what is the point? And it wouldn't fly on its own which seems ridiculous, especially considering the fact that I had spent a good bit of extra money to buy their battery eliminator.
I would not recommend this toy to anyone, especially not for kids under 12 or 13!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2011
I bought this product simply because it is cheap, the parts are obviously easier to manage (because they are snap on) and thus great for kids, and it was a good experience to give some introductions to electricity to my kids. My daughter is 5, and my son is 3. I was able to explain the flow of current and demonstrated how the flow of electricity controlled the direction of the motor. Beyond that, the toy aspect took over as they both enjoyed launching the flying saucer. The 5 year old was able to place the saucer back on its launch plate, where as the 3 year old was not. That really doesn't matter as I purchased this toy as a kind of "us" toy, as its something I could spend time with them doing. I used to have a "150 in 1" kit when I was growing up, and as complicated as that kit was, its good to see smaller kits are coming out with parts that are much easier to manage for younger children.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2010
This thing actually works and is a lot of fun to play with while teaching some of the simple principles of aircraft and electronics.
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