Everybody loves a little Star Wars. At least I do. Sega Toys has released a series of home planetariums, and one of the latest (and greatest, in our opinion) is this one. Can you imagine having this sitting in your living room. When guests come over for dinner, they ask what it is…and you oh so casually turn off the lights, turn on R2D2 and bam! You have the cosmos swirling above your heads and your guests writhing in jealousy! Yes, you need this in your home to impress your friends…and to teach your kids to appreciate astronomy, of course.
The replica Star Wars character features around 10,000 stars that can be projected from his head onto your ceiling. All you need are a couple of household batteries and to turn on the white LED light to be able to gaze at the thousands of amazing constellations that sparkle in our night sky.
The Homestar R2-D2 Home Planetarium features:
- Size: 100 x 210 x 88mm (3.9 x 8.3 x 3.5″)
- Light source: 1W white LED
- Lens: x1
- Projected stars: around 10,000
- Projection range: around 1.5-2.3m (4.9-7.5 ft)
- Projected area: maximum 1.8m (5.9″) circumference
- Materials: ABS etc
- Continuous time: 3 hours
- Power: AAA batteries x 4 (not included)
- Instructions: Japanese (but self-explanatory)
- Officially licensed by Lucas Film Ltd.
Available through Japan Trend Shop for between US$43 and US$83.