The Globus is a stylized model of Earth with a set of decorative continents, a rotating mechanism, and curious little extras that make the model even more interesting. All details are of high-quality eco-friendly plywood and pre-cut with a precise laser. No glue or additional tools are required to assemble your Globus.
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. Like most Ugears models, the Globus is animated by means of a rubber-band motor. However, in this case, the motor uses a different type of winding method. A lever in the base pulled once clock-wise all the way willfully wind-up the mechanism. As soon as the lever is released, the gears begin their work. To slow down the spinning of the Earth sphere, the Globus employs a pendulum reduction mechanism. But 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. Choose, which satellite you want to circle your Globus today, and set it on special support. The satellites are also powered by the rubber-band motor and connect to the main module via the planetary gearing. Due to this connection, the satellites 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 x 7.3 x 7.3 in (21 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm)
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.3 in (37.8 x 17 x 3.2 cm)
#WHY WE LOVE UGEARS?
We love Ugears for its beauty and challenge. Each of the models is a mechanical masterpiece that you get to put together yourself. For anyone who loves to make models, design or just tinker, this will make you want to do more. Patience and perserverance are required skills, not so much age. Although I would recommend that for kids under 13 years that they be helped out by and adult. Now just up to you to choose your model. Good Luck!