Turn any child's room into a planetarium with this glowing solar system set. Each of the eight planets and the sun have a cool three-dimensional effect, and this Smithsonian set takes a hands-on approach to learning that kids will love....more
Aful product, cheap plastic balls, don't hold a glow at all, most are golf ball size or smaller and worst of all they have to be taped to the ceiling and the biggest "planet is too heavy and wont stay up. Needless to say they went in the trash. Worthless, don't buy these.
How accurate was the sizing? ridiculously small
Please tell us about the quality of the product. junk plastic balls and fishing line, you have to scotch tape these to your ceiling!!!!
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? for plastic balls pretty cheesy
The customer service for the smashed product was excellent and the box for the second shipment was bigger. The solar system was of fairly good quality, but gave no specifications for distance apart or even which planet was which.
How accurate was the sizing? Sizing was good--hard to tell which planet was which
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is fair, doesn't seem to glow in the dark very brightly
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? the sun was smashed in shipping and a replacement set was sent quickly
Would you recommend this to a friend? No
from Mount Vernon, Washington,
Jan 18, 2012
I got this for my 18 year old autistic great grandson. Recently he has shown much interest in the solar system and has learned all of the planets by name and position. This is the perfect gift for him - he has it installed on his bedroon ceiling and is very proud of it! Thank you for carrying it in your inventory.
How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than I expected
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
I'm very excited to give this to my little brother for Christmas! I normally get him something more virtual, since he is a gamer, but I figured this year I'd give him something he can appreciate in a different aspect. It shipped incredibly fast. I was surprised how light the package is!
How accurate was the sizing? Correct.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks very good, but what would you expect from the Smithsonian?
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Near as I could tell.
The planets are help up with whatever tape you happen to have on hand. This means that Jupiter, the Sun, and Saturn will all eventually fall down within a day or two.
They do not glow.
The plastic tooth floss they provide you needs to be cut by you - good luck estimating the correct length so you don't run out of it before you cut a length of it for every planet. It is ridiculously difficult to tie said string into a knot that won't unravel itself.
Very low quality. Avoid this at all costs.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Junk
I bought this for my Grandson as a Christmas present. My son hung the planets from the bedroom celing and told me that the stars he had purchased from a local discount store for $1.00 glowed much brighter. In fact, the planets barely shined at all.
How accurate was the sizing? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor to fair
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
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