Space Pod Playhouse

Construct a four-foot cosmic cruiser with this cardboard playhouse kit.
created by

Paul Justin

$75.00

created by

Paul Justin

read more about the maker

Cosmic Cruiser

Corrugated Lander to Mission Control: all systems are go, and we're ready for landing. Little astronauts and engineers can construct their own four-foot cosmic cruiser with this cardboard playhouse kit. Inspired by his inventive son, Ezra, Paul Justin designed this kit to launch a stellar DIY project and infinite missions of imaginative play. It includes 55 cardboard panels printed with out-of-this-world details and 75 plastic fasteners and tools to make spaceship construction a snap. For one or two makers, ages 6+ (4+ with adult supervision). Made in China.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

It all began with Paul Justin's son, Ezra (then five years old). A born maker, each weekend Ezra would come to Paul with a new making project idea. One week it was a playhouse, the next a knight’s costume, then a robot, and on it went. With an endless and free supply of recycled cardboard, Ezra found frustration in using sticky tape, while his father sensed danger in using sharp blades near kids. So Paul set out to develop a construction system that helped kids independently bring their imagination to life--one that fused design, creative play, and sustainability. His original design has received numerous prestigious awards, including Red Dot (Germany), Good Design (Japan) and Core 77 (USA). Wired has called his construction system ‘the best toy ever.’

Ages
6+
Made from
plastic, cardboard
Measurements
5' L x 5' W x 4' H assembled
Item ID
43277

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UncommonGoodsSpace Pod Playhouse
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Colorful (3)
  • Cute (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small children (7)
  • Pre teens (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (6), Grandparent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)

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5.0

OUT OF THIS WORLD!

By 

from Laurinburg, NC

About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Children

    Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

    My 4 and 6 yr. old grandchildren play in the space capsule all the time. They've gone to the moon and Mars!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Thanks heavens for make-believe

    By 

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cute
    • Fun
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Preteens
      • Small Children

      Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

      This is a perfect make-believe space pod. It's my answer to those $300+ natural wooden teepees that everyone is obsessed with, but at < $100, a more agreeable price for something that will not be a permanent piece of decor in our home.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      WOW...A lot of work but worth it.

      By 

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Education Oriented, Maker, parent council member, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Big enough for a few kids
      • Doesn't have to be complete to be enjoyed :)
      • Fun

      Cons

      • Difficult To Assemble

      Best Uses

      • Preteens
      • Small Children

      Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

      I purchased two space pods for two events at two different schools - one Maker Fair and one Star Wars STEM day. They were amazing to make, with parents and kids getting together to get it done. The kids did astronaut masks to complete the look. Now each school has these in the drama room and in the library. They are big enough to be a fort-like quiet reading space for two kids or just fun for 2+. They got huge amounts of love all around.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Quick! I had to go through Borderfree to ship to Canada but no problem at all.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      I'd probably buy the product or one like it again

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cute
      • Fun

      Cons

      • needs better labeling for each part

      Best Uses

      • Small Children

      Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

      My grandsons love to pretend to be astronauts, so the space capsule will be loads of fun for them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Best gift ever!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Colorful
      • Durable
      • Fun
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Preteens
        • Small Children

        Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

        Connor, four, has a big brother going to space camp this summer, with a second brother following next summer. This was the perfect gift. It included the whole family. My daughter said the assembly was simple (BUT she is highly intelligent and mechanically inclined). This was truly the perfect gift. It is visually stunning!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        greatspace ship

        By 

        from ny

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Cute
        • Durable
        • Fun
        • Quality Construction
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Children

          Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

          great for kids

          Service and delivery comments:

          fine

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My son LOVES his new rocket ship

          By 

          from Erie PA

          About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fun
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Children

            Comments about UncommonGoods Space Pod Playhouse:

            It's so fun for story time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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