Presenting the Globus, a stylized model of Earth with two sets of decorative continents, a rotating mechanism, and curious little extras that make the model even more interesting.
The main module of the model is comprised of two parts: the globe and the platform with the mechanism. The sphere of the globe sits on an axle inclined along the same angle as the axis of the Earth. Like most Ugears models, the Globus is animated by means of a rubber-band motor. A lever in the base pulled once clockwise all the way will fully wind up the mechanism. As soon as the lever is released, the gears begin their work. If you want it to rotate even slower, you can manually turn the Globus and watch the continents float slowly by.
In addition to the main module, the model comes with two interchangeable extra modules - the Shuttle and the Sputnik – which connect to the main module via the planetary gearing and rotate almost twice as fast as the globe and make almost two full spins in one pull of a winding lever.
Age 14 and up