Mindsets Alien Modelling Electronic Kit

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About this product

Overview

  • Make your own walking, talking aliens
  • Use electronics and modelling clay to create wonderful aliens and create your own out of this world model
  • Learn about electronics, stop motion animation and movie special effects

Product overview

• Make your own walking, talking aliens
• Use electronics and modelling clay to create wonderful aliens and create your own out of this world model
• Learn about electronics, stop motion animation and movie special effects
• 18 parts to create your ideal alien
• Suitable for ages 6+
• Requires four AA batteries (sold separately – Order Code L43AL)

What can I make?
Use the modelling clay to create your very own little green men. Then make them walk, shake, spit or even talk. Many aliens on TV and film are inspired by real life creatures from deep sea fish to blown up insects. Get ideas for your aliens all around you. You can even create other objects like bouncy balls or washing up bottles to create bigger or more interesting models. When you’ve finished just reshape the clay and start again.

What is included in this kit?
This SMK 014 kit comes complete with clay, eyes, tubing to make your creation spit, a motor, battery box, off centre wheel to tremble and shake and a voice recorder/player to give your alien a voice. Use the clay to create a body then add straws and matchsticks where needed to provide additional structure. You can add texture using stamps, forks or pencils to create different textures and patterns. You can even use other items such as marbles or string for hair as well as using the included eyes to make the alien more realistic. All you need is four AA batteries (sold separately Order Code L43AL)

What can I do next?
Film your alien moving around or try your hand at your own stop motion animation (software not included). This form of animation involves creating a model, usually from modelling clay or a metal frame and moving it very slightly while taking individual still pictures that can then be sped up to create a film. The more pictures per second of film and the smaller the changes the more flowing the motion will look. See if you can become the next Nick Park.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Alien kit When I first looked at the package I thought it was amazing until I opened it. The instructions told you nothing of how to record a sound or voice, or play it so your alien can actually talk. The idea of shaking you alien's hand was also useless as when your motor was running the wires kept coming off even if you selotaped it to the motor it would not work. It required a washing up liquid bottle which had to be super tiny and squeezing your alien to spit water out of the bottle just ruined your aliens details.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Kit with lots to do I like the fact I can make what I want and it can be as weird or normal as I like. The voice recorder is the best bit and lets me trick people with funny sounds.
Date published: 2015-11-12
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Specification

Specifications
Number of included parts 18
Number of models that can be made Infinite
What can be made? Alien models
Computer system requirements N/A
Age group, if specified 6+
Power supply requirements 4 x AA batteries
Dimensions 500 g of modelling clay

with the alien kit is there soldering to do .
Asked by: heather
No soldering is required.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

Is there a suggested minimum age for the build an alien kits
Asked by: j watts
age 6+
Answered by: CF
Date published: 2015-07-17
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