What It Is
Explore the night sky of Earth and the Star Wars galaxy with the Star Wars Science Death Star Galaxy Projector. This turns a tabletop Death Star replica into a tabletop planetarium. Just use the included USB cable to plug the Death Star into any USB port and power it on. You can choose from three high-resolution image discs to project: Earth's night sky, the Star Wars galaxy, and the Battle of Yavin from Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope. Pop up the disc holder and insert the disc of your choice. No matter which one you choose, the Death Star will project the image with its ultra-bright LED light. The projector lens is where the real Death Star's laser would be. Rotate the Death Star on its base to aim the projection at a wall or a ceiling. With the press of a button, you can make the image automatically rotate, and there are also options to have the image project for 30 minutes or 60 minutes before automatically shutting off. It also comes with a constellation guide for the Northern Hemisphere and a guide of the Star Wars galaxy so you can identify what you are seeing projected.
Is It Fun?
This is going to be a pretty cool toy for Star Wars fans young and old. They'll like bringing the world of Star Wars right into their bedrooms to explore familiar planets and a favorite scene from the Star Wars saga. And then there is the real science portion of the toy. Kids can easily find constellations when they project the Earth's night sky, and then go outside and try to find them for real.
Who It’s For
The Star Wars Science Death Star Galaxy Projector is for ages 8 and up. Star Wars fans will like having this desktop Death Star to keep out on display and then turn on for when they want to turn their rooms into a starry light show. And it engages young Star Wars fans in a little bit of science learning, as well. However, it is a bit on the pricey side, so parents will have to decide if the high price tag is worth it for the play value.
What To Be Aware Of
This Death Star toy does not require batteries, but instead needs to be plugged into a USB port to work. It comes with a two-meter long USB cable.
Don't overlook one important part of the picture instructions: the focus knob. It will make a blurry image much clearer if you adjust it.