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Science Museum - Illusion Science

by Great Gizmos
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • You won't believe your eyes with these classic illusion trick cards
  • Over twenty optic fun activities with fun scientific explanation supplied.
  • All packed in a neat hand carry pouch bag
  • It's a cool science kit which guarantee hours of fun
  • Suitable for children aged seven and over
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Technical Details
Item Weight259 g
Product Dimensions21.4 x 16.8 x 5.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:7 - 15 years
Item model number4143
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000H5V084
Best Sellers Rank 17,387 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight290 g
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Date First Available1 Jan 2006
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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Manufacturer's Description

Challenge your eyes with the classic illusions trick card, experience the swirling illusions produced by the illusion spinner, and view and create 3D pictures! Includes over 20 optic fun activities, all packed in a neat carry pouch. It's a cool science kit that guarantees hours of funs! Contains one set of illusion trick cards with more than 15 illusion tricks, one spinning tops card with four spinning illusion cards, 3D picture cards, stencil, two markers for making simple 3D pictures, 3D glass, pouch, and detailed instructions. The Science Museum has been turning science into a thrilling learning experience for many years, and have added their special seal of approval to a limited range of toys that they believe support their mission and will engage children in all aspects of science and learning.

Product Description

Challenge your eyes with the classic illusions tricks card, experience the swirling illusions produced by illusion spinner, view and create 3D pictures.... Over 20 optic fun activities with fun scientific explanation supplied. All packed in a neat hand carry pouch bag, it`s a cool science kit which guarantee hours of fun. Contents 1 Set of Illusion Tricks Card of up to More Than 15 Illusion Tricks 1 Set of Spinning Tops Card with 4 Spinning Illusion Cards 3D Pictures Cards 1 Stencil and 2 Markers for Making Simple 3D Pictures 1 3D Glass 1 Pouch Bag Detailed Instructions with Fun Explanations Box 17 cm x 22 cm x 6 cm


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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Matthew and Lucy think this is a good toy... 2 Dec 2008
By Nicci D
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
...and have enjoyed all the illusions. They even got creative and made their own spinning discs. For a reasonable price, we think this is a great pack which is both educational and fun. Matthew says, "If your mum will let you, ask someone for it for Christmas".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK'ish but could be much better 9 May 2011
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this for my 6 year old granddaughter as I have an ongoing crusade to broaden her interests into the sciences (which has been very successful by the way..she just loves the Science Museum). This kit is OK'ish. The optical illusions are interesting for children but they are printed on very small cards and come across as a bit 'cheap'. A couple of them only work in fluorescent light, OK if you are in a factory or perhaps an office but how many homes have this type of lighting these days ? The 3D glasses and associated images are very cheap and not that cheerful, if fact not as good as those sometimes given away in newspapers and by Channel 4 TV a couple of years ago, hardly usable. For the money the kit could be much better quality, with more items and better explanations. Don't be put off from buying it if you want to introduce a child into some simple optical ideas but don't expect to much.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Martin Greenhead TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
The pack comes with a nice book with illusions and some kit to make your own 3D pictures. I sat with my kids to go through the illusions but they commented pretty quickly that they had seen them before and they showed me the same examples and more on the internet (including some nice videos on Youtube which actually demonstrate them very well).

The 3D kit was ok but the kids weren't that impressed, I guess kids today are not really used to the red/blue 3D glasses and expect more in the way of special effects.

Overall OK but after 15 minutes of use I can't see it being relooked at.
Disappointing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars illusion 2 Jan 2011
By susiet
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Brought this for my 11 year old daughter for christmas and she spent a good few hours playing with this and showing us all. she really enjoyed it.Box was a bit smaller than i thought it would be though.
Quite good value for money.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It was fun but not fun enough. 14 Aug 2010
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Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The 3D glasses were good they worked really well, The spinner worked really well and everything else except the pens worked well. You really couldn't write in 3D with them if it had a page that shows you how to write in 3D It would be so much better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars its ok but over priced 26 Dec 2011
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this kit whilst it was on special offer of £5 thank goodness i didn't pay full price. My daughter spent about 20 mins going through the book and twirling the dial. Although some of the stuff is new, most of the optical illusion pictures are free on the internet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately Dissapointed 31 Aug 2011
By Kim
Durability: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
i was a little disapointed when i saw how small this package was for the money that i paid for it, thought it would have been a little bit more. However the postage was fairly quick which was good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Illusion Science 1 Mar 2013
By Jeanlyn
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This was really fun for the little recipient, though he did need help from Dad to understand the instructions and also to understand what he was seeing.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much in the box for the money
Supplier ervice and delivery good, but was dissapointed with the contents. Perhaps my expectations were too high but the item was purchased as a gift.
Published 5 months ago by W Timbey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fn
Great stocking filler for 8 year old boy. Fun and easy to do, however not sure it will be used many times as once you' ve done it you know how it is done. Interesting though.
Published 5 months ago by Mrs. S. M. Codd
4.0 out of 5 stars Beat Boredom
One of the more interesting presents, keeping my grandson going for hours. The type of thing you can keep returning to.
Published 6 months ago by Anne McDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased
I bought this as a Christmas present for my great nephew who was very pleased indeed when he unwrapped his present and found this.
Published 6 months ago by growler
4.0 out of 5 stars Science Museam - illusion science
This item didn't capture the imagination of the child (aged 7) in the way that I'd hoped it would. (Perhaps that's because it lacked sophistication - not shiny, noisy or... Read more
Published 7 months ago by iris curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars Scientific Minds
Great to give as a Christmas gift for a 9 year old boy. There are lots of ideas to investigate.
Published 7 months ago by Jacquie Brett
4.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
This was a xmas pressie for our granddaughter and she has been very happy with it. we are trying to channel her energy and curiosity into something a bit creative, and she enjoys... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. P. Fry
1.0 out of 5 stars wrong language
On christmas day my son as very disappointed when i was unable to give an explanation to the illusions as they were in Italian!
Published on 24 Jan 2012 by Jane
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun even for a short while
Bought this for my 7 years old cousin. He enjoyed the illusions and everything else, even if it was for a short while. Read more
Published on 9 May 2011 by Marius-Tudor Stoian
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