The main module of the model is comprised of two parts: the globe and the platform with the mechanism. The sphere of the globe sits on an axle inclined along the same angle as the axis of the Earth. A lever in the base pulled once clock-wise all the way will wind-up the mechanism.
As soon as the lever is released, the gears begin their work. If you want it to rotate even slower, you can manually turn the Globus and watch the continents float slowly by. In addition to the main module, the model comes with two interchangeable extra-modules - the Shuttle and the Sputnik – which connect to the main module via the planetary gearing and rotate almost twice as fast as the globe and make almost two full spins in one pull of a winding lever.
Model size: 8.3*7.3*7.3 in
Number of components: 184
1) Can I paint/stain the model?
Yes, the model kits can be painted, varnished and/or stained.
2) What is the recommended age?
The recommended age for our model kits is 14+.
3) What happens if I break or lose a piece while assembling?
We offer FREE parts replacements on our kits. We even cover the shipping!
4) Do I need glue during assembly?*
A majority of our kits do not require glue for assembly.
5) Where do the kits ship from?
All of our models are shipped from the U.S.A.