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Could have been much better...
on 7 September 2012
My Nephew loves planets and asked for this as a Birthday present.
He did enjoy it, but here are the points that stopped this getting a 5 star rating;
- The planets all travel around the sun at the same speed (rather then their own individual orbits), so this is pretty mush just a mechanical mobile.
- The planets don't have much detail on them. It would have been nice if the Earth had at least a land and sea pattern to it.
- While it was clear enough for a child which of the various lengthed arms to place each planet on, it wasn't clear how the arms should be positioned around the sun. This took a little time to find the relevant information in the pack, and was tricky as the arms often moved out of position when you moved then next planet in to place.
- You need to have 6ft high ceilings with this placed on a 5ft table during a total eclipse to be able to see the planetarium well.