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Constructing Space Rails is akin to Assembling Gundams....


I was walking with my bff when I saw a toy display at the mall - steel ball bearings zooming on elevated rails and never ending (unless the battery goes flat). SPACE RAILS!! - it said at the box. I had my eyes on the same kind of toy two weeks ago at 'Toys R Us' but the item in front of me was 40 % cheaper. Mainly because it was a copy manufactured in China.... but who cares. I WANT ONE!


So after reaching home, around 11.30 pm, we opened the box and started the construction.... The plastic pieces were numerous and the manual, even though was translated into English - was badly so, and not giving much help. It took us until 1.25 am when I shook the damn manual in disgust and threw it away.


Let's do this our own way! 


And we did, and finished the rails at approximately 3.30 in the morning. :) We drove to the nearest 7-11 but they didn't have the battery size we needed. Bugger....


And MUCH later at 9.00 am, we bought the battery at another grocery shop, installed it and watched the ball bearings zoomed around. It's a rather nice set up. :party


I think I'll get a new Gundam robot soon.... it's so calming to build your own toy :angel

                   


I wish to bring this to school for my students to see, because a lot of Physics is implied in setting up the rail. But I decided not to, oh selfish me. They'd think it as only a toy.

14 comments:

Aizan Suhaira said...

Building toys isn't calming for me. Oftentimes I get agitated, irritated and feel like dumping the whole darn DIY thing into the rubbish bin.

But it's nice when the toy turns out well.

Yes, I used to build robots, ships and planes like you too. But found it to stressful.

I'm weird, I know.

TechnoBabe said...

That looks like a great find. Thanks for showing it here.

Grayquill said...

I gotta give you credit. Here are three stars *** for persistence or maybe it should be for determination. Mr. Shadowthorne I think you may be a kid at heart, congratulations on getting it together. It reminded me of when I was a boy. We would take a piece of plywood and using anything we could find make a track to drop a marble on and watch it go from side to side zig zaging down the board until it got to the bottom. I remember one where we had a piece of conduit that the marble ran through and when it came out of the end it would spin something. All great fun.

Casey Freeland said...

Very cool. I love stuff like this.

Rock Chef said...

Love it! Glad you worked out how to make it.

Bad instructions are a pet hate of mine...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; I think you'd prefer assembling guns, dear :) I know you like it.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; :) Welcome.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Grayquill; I love toys, especially the more complicated ones. Building them and then displaying the finished products is a pet hobby :P

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Casey Freeland; You should get one for your son. And then create your own rails - ditch the manual :angel

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Rock Chef; The manual was translated to English from Chinese. The grammar and syntax, horrible.

Tenchi said...

wow...its so cool...how much its cost?

maximus alexius said...

haha...this thing is nice and makes me pleasure while assembling them :)

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