Chandra X-Ray Observatory


Build your own Chandra X-Ray Observatory model from this amazing METAL EARTH kit. The parts are laser cut from ultra-thin flexible steel sheets. No gluing or soldering is required – just pop out the pieces and connect using tabs and holes.

Kit includes:

  • 1 x 11cm square sheets with 33 pre-cut pieces
  • Full printed illustrated instructions

Approximate assembled size: 12.0 x 11.2 x 6.4 cm

Build difficulty: moderate

Recommended ages: 14+

Recommended tools:

Compatible accessories:


  • Not a toy
  • Contains sharp edges
  • Contains small parts

Model number: MMS174


Several shipping options are displayed during checkout. Prices start at just $1.00, but note the following:

Regular letter: this is the cheapest option and is available if you're ordering 1 or 2 Metal Earth kits. This is sent using the standard Australia Post letter service which is cheap, but slower than parcels. No tracking is provided.

Priority letter: arrives one day faster than the regular service, but it's still sent as a letter with no tracking. 

Other services: both regular and express parcel services are available and in these cases tracking is provided. Our preferred shipper is Fastway as they provide tracking and signature on delivery for an affordable price. 

About the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory is a NASA telescope launched to capture images that cannot be observed from earth-bound telescopes. Launched in 1999, it has discovered much about our universe including the photo below known as the "Hand of God".
Chandra X-Ray Observatory Hand of God