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144 people found this helpful
on November 30, 2011
I am very happy with this item.
I can totally understand some of the reviews that talked about this item being cheap. I think its a situation where the first impression makes the biggest impact. The star came in a little tiny, plain white box which hardly seemed able to contain the item. It came with some books i ordered from Amazon, and, at first, I thought it was just packaging material. Then, when I opened the box, the contents appeared to be a bunch of cheap plastic parts. I was starting to feel like the item was way overpriced and actually thought about returning it.
I decided to, at least, put the star together before making a decision about keeping it. The star was very easy to put together and was actually kinda fun to assemble like a plastic model. As I was assembling it, my opinion gradually changed. The star is actually a pretty nice piece of engineering. From a bunch of cheap plastic parts emerged a beautiful and solid tree topper. Because each of the star points attaches to all the neighboring parts, the strength of the design does not become apparent until it is completely assembled.
Once I put the star on the top of my tree and lit it, all of my concerns evaporated, and now I cannot imagine any other topper on my tree. I would definitely recomend the item to others without reservation. However, when you receive the item, try not to judge it on the packaging and individual parts. Wait until it is assembled and lit before making your judgement and I think you will be pleased.