The Human Skull, well there is one to think about!
It is a lot smaller than imagined as well as being a lot trickier to do to!
It is tricky at first trying to put the brain together (the secret lies in the fact that you leave most of the bits together in the first place). Plus there are num bers on the parts, so this helps, but this wasn't noticed at first.
You certainly need to look at the diagram and as for a eight year old being able to do it unaided, well I would love to see that!
Best not to have any wine or such like beforehand otherwise it might not end up resembling a human skull at all.
Our seven year old got so annoyed with this kit, the nasal passage in particular that he stormed off leaving his dad to finish it, (well I say finish it, 20 .. or so minutes later). Not a thing to bring the family together on a Sunday afternoon, our daughter had a huff as she was trying to video it being put together, and husband well at x age saying "its dead hard!"
It looks realistic when finished, but you do have to keep holding it all together.
The tweezers, well they are made out of plastic, so no chance of them being reused for beauty needs etc.
Basically a fiddly kit which has tempers flowing!
Big tip is to keep the pieces together in the box on opening it and you are then halfway there.
A item which looks the part when finished, not cheap plastic tacky but a hell of a job to put together. Worth the £10.00 it is in the shops, I don't think so, according to our seven year old £2.00.
Only a present I would buy for a child I didn't like or whose parent's I didn't then they could suffer!