Space Pod Playhouse

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

Paul Justin

$75.00

created by

Paul Justin

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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
Ingredients
Item ID
43277

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4

My 6-year-old son loves this. I've never seen anything like it. However, I don't recommend trying to assemble it on Christmas Eve. It took two adults an hour. And I couldn't assemble it on my own, you definitely need two sets of hands (one to hold the parts together, one to insert the screws). The directions were decent and it goes quicker once you get the hang of it. There were a couple tricky parts, though, that didn't quite work out the way the directions indicated. Overall it's pretty ingenious. Oh, beware if you have a toddler in the home - while the cardboard is sturdy enough for young children, my 2-year-old has managed to rip some pieces off. Not a problem with the product, just a reality of living with a toddler.

Lancaster, NY

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OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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

Laurinburg, NC

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Thanks heavens for make-believe

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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.

Honolulu, HI

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

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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.

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

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

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Best gift ever!

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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!

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My son LOVES his new rocket ship

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It's so fun for story time.

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