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- With the 3D Solar System from Great Explorations, you can stargaze at the magnificent celestial sky in your own room!
- This beautiful set comes with a host of fascinating planetary facts
- Includes over 200 glow-in-the-dark planets and stars to hang from your ceiling, all with our Lifetime Glow Guarantee
- Great Explorations products encourage kids to imagine and create as they explore the world around them
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
For thousands of years, people have been gazing at the night sky, watching and learning about place in the universe. Now you can bring the wonder and magic of the cosmic ocean into your own room with this glowing 3-D Solar System. Simply hang the glowing planets from your ceiling and attach the glowing adhesive stars, comets, and asteroids on your walls. Then turn out the lights and marvel at the celestial sky that you’ve created!
Learn about our amazing solar system with the comprehensive Planetary Guide. Explore concepts like relative size of the planets, their distances to the sun, and what it would be like to visit each planet. Great Explorations products encourage kids to imagine and create as they explore the world around them. Great Explorations has been the glow-in-the-dark leader for over twenty years, helping children discover the wonders of planets, stars, and outer space. Our products are the highest quality, so we offer a Lifetime Glow Guarantee that ensures they will continue to glow and glow. Great Explorations is all about fun and the joy of learning.
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Tip for installation - tie the string to the planet first in a knot, then tie a loop knot at the other end. Take that and slip it around the nail of the tack and tighten. The star head will keep the knot from sliding off the nail and it will be secure to hold the planets up. If you actually try to tie the fish line around/across the star head it will take hours and will make for a frustrating installation...
It's also fun in that our son enjoys showing it to our guests and telling them about the planets. However, I rate the set as 4 out of 5 stars in the fun category simply because it is more like decoration. This set hangs from the ceiling, so you never play with it or even touch it once it is hung. You simply enjoy looking at it and talking about it.
The downside of this set is that the stars are really small stickers so you will want to purchase some larger glow-in-the-dark stars. Also it is a pain to hang this set since you have to tie fishing line to each of the planets and then use tack-like objects to connect them to the ceiling. But once you have it all set up your child will probably be pleased.
Downside is they're a pain to hang up -- tying fishing line around a thumbtack 9 times is a challenge. We also taped the heavier planets because the tacks look like they'll come out.
But still, overall, this beats the 2D mobile type competitors hands down -- I'd recommend it but set aside an hour or two to hang them up.
Since then, we've added to the planets. It includes pluto so we added four more dwarf planets: Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris; and we added a comet, space shuttle and asteroid belt.
Pros: Develops an interest in the Solar System. Everything you need to install is included. Durable, Educational, and Fun.
Cons: The stickers don't stick well. Pluto could be confusing. It's the only dwarf planet included, they should either take it out or add the other dwarf planets. The colors are a little off. Saturn is not that green, and neptune is more of a blue purple than a pink purple. There is no sun included, so you'll have to get creative with arranging the planets. We put a yellow circle on the wall, but I've heard of others arranging the planets around a ceiling light.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recommend buying an extra pack of stars because the ones in the package are just tiny stickers. When hanging up the planets the string stayed better if you put the putty right on... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Stephanie
I bought this for my son (4) who loves Miles from Tomorrowland, they are a great size to hang around the bedroom ceiling. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great product!. This item is sure to be a winner for the young and young at heart. Combined with the stars on the ceiling and walls and the planets hanging from the ceiling, the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by jskilestn
glows well after being exposed to natural light. The stickers that come with are sub par, but hey, they aren't why I bought the thing. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Looked really cool but the largest planet fell (due to unreliable knot tying skills) from ceiling to floor onto carpet and cracked, a three inch long split in the bottom half. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Sean P. Boyle
absolutely loved the planets but i gave it for stars because i wish they glowed more bright at nightPublished 17 days ago by alexa
We received this as a gift and I must say I am not too impressed. The planets DO NOT glow at all. The line to hang them is simply fishing / piano wire and was tangled when I got... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Blake
This really does glow so bright! My daughter fell in love with this and we hung it all around the ceiling so the planets are alligned right with the little star stickers! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Krystine