- Challenging ★★★☆☆
- 314 pieces
- Wooden sheets
- Related parts
- Illustrated English instruction manual
- Model number: ST004
- Assembled size: 330 x 240 x 325 mm
- Model weight: 0.57 kilos
- Packaging dimensions: 310 x 230 x 35 mm
- Not a toy - keep out of reach of children under 3
- Includes small parts that are a potential choking hazard
What could possibly go wrong?
Building the kit is pretty straightforward; you remove the parts and then snap them into place. However, all model building requires skill. If you’re not careful, you could damage the parts during removal, lose parts or install parts the wrong way round. Some parts are delicate and can get damaged if you apply too much pressure. As with any skill, the more you practice and the more experience you have, the better the result. Take your time and enjoy the journey.
What is the minimum recommended age to build Monocular Telescope?
14 - but builders at this age are likely to need some help. Children aged 16+ are more likely to be able to build independently.
What is the maximum recommended age to build Monocular Telescope?
The kit is designed for all ages, so if you love hands-on activities then don’t let age stop you. It helps if you have steady hands and decent eyesight. The writing on the instructions and some parts is small, so if you’ve hit middle-age, you’ll need your reading glasses on.
Can I paint it?
Many of the parts are pre-painted and it would be a challenge to paint the other areas without negatively affecting the underlying laser-etched design. You could try a light-coloured wood stain but we think it looks best in its natural state.
Do any parts need to be glued?
No, but if something goes wrong, some wood glue comes in handy.
Do the parts need to be sanded?
Occasionally when you remove parts, they might not detach from the sheets cleanly, leaving a tiny burr. You can remove this using the supplied sandpaper.
Is the finished kit fragile?
It should be okay if it topples over. However, if it’s dropped from a height then I don’t like your chances. Keep out of reach of young children and pets.