• 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.