The Globe

$125.00
Brand: Robotime
SKU: ST002

Explore an entire world of hands-on making with The Globe by Robotime and you’ll be able to go anywhere your heart desires. Our giant kit will take you into the night sky with a dozen charming constellations, or back in time with the Eight Wonders of the World. Now you can be the intrepid explorer you’ve always wanted to be!

Want to explore a whole world of hands-on creativity and making? Just make sure you leave yourself enough time to start your next adventure…

  • More than 550 pieces for a whole world of hands-on fun
  • Large scale model is perfect for bringing endless adventure to any corner of your home
  • Comes complete with the Eight Wonders of the World — just when you thought you’d seen it all
  • Unlock your secret drawer with your very own constellation code for a kit that’s out of this world

 


Rotating globe

Animated demonstration of globe rotating

Yes, when assembled it rotates just like a real globe. Relive past adventures and amaze the next generation with your stories of far-off destinations.

 

Secret Drawer

Animated demonstration of locked drawer feature

Tuck your travel treasures away in a secret drawer that can only be unlocked by those who possess a spirit of discovery.

 

A challenging journey with a gigantic result

The Globe assembled showing large scale

This is not your typical wooden model kit. It's a more challenging build but just like an anticipated journey, the result is so worth it. The Globe measures over 50cm high and will become the centrepiece of your wooden model collection.


Build Difficulty

  • Challenging ★★★★☆
  • 567 pieces
  • Average build time: 8 hours

Kit Contents

  • Wooden sheets
  • Related parts
  • Sandpaper
  • Illustrated English instruction manual

Specifications

  • Model number: ST002
  • Assembled size: 325 x 290 x 520 mm
  • Model weight: 3.6 kilos
  • Packaging dimensions: 470 x 320 x 50 mm

Warnings

  • Not a toy - keep out of reach of children under 3
  • Includes small parts that are a potential choking hazard


FAQs

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 The Globe?
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 The Globe?
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.