These are realistic in that they are items you might actually find in a visitor center of a space museum! The little astronaut toy (figurine) is adorable! They all are actually and the t-shirt is my favorite and all of the employees at AG were wearing the same ones today at Luciana's event, cute! Now I want one I can wear
Luciana loves to explore the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, and the visitor center is a highlight of her trip! Includes:
A soft gray shirt with logo A book about space A mini astronaut figurine A passport to mark the journey through the visitor center A museum brochure and bookmark A gift shop bag to hold everything
I’ve got a soft spot for accessory sets, and at just $20, I think this is one of the best. It’s full of pieces that are informative, fun, and appropriate for Luciana’s space theme. It was one of the first Luciana pieces I purchased, and in the time since, I used my rewards to get a couple extra just so I can set up my own little visitor center kiosk.
Here are some pictures of the box, followed by thoughts on each of the items:
First is the NASA shirt. As the description says, it’s a soft, grey, cotton shirt with the NASA logo decal on it. It has short sleeves and Velcro up the back. I think it’s adorable. Grade: A+
Next is the book, Snapshots from Space, which measures a little over 3 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. The Table of Contents inside lists sections on Our Solar System, Space Telescopes, Journey to Mars, and International Space Station. Each section is about 6 pages long and includes a paragraph or so of information to read as well as full-page photos. The book ties with the shirt as being one of my favorite parts of this set. Grade:A+
Here it is with the passport and then by itself:
Next is the mini astronaut figure. It’s roughly 2.25 inches tall and mostly heavy white plastic, with a gold face shield and some other details like red stripes and NASA logos and the US flag on the arms and pack. I think it’s cute that it kind of matches Luciana’s space suit and that it is the kind of souvenir a gift shop would sell, but otherwise it probably won’t get a lot of use around here. (I kind of wish it had legs that could bend or some other interactive feature, but that’s probably not realistic at this price point. Oh well.) Grade: B+
Then comes the passport. The idea of this piece, as it explains inside, is to get commemorative stamps as you visit the different NASA Visitor Center and Space Shuttle locations. The little booklet measures 1.75 inches tall and 1.25 inches wide when closed, and consists of a thin cardboard cover with a single leaf stapled inside, to make a simple 4-page passport booklet. The outside is pictured above (with the photo book), and here are a couple pictures of inside the front cover and one of the inside pages. Grade: B (simple construction but it gets bonus points for actually having some information in it).
Then we have the brochure and bookmark. The trifold brochure has some information about current and upcoming exhibits, as well as interesting comparisons of Earth and Mars. The bookmark is made of paper with a little corded tassel, and is the same photo on both the front and back. Here are some photos, in and out of the package. While both pieces are mostly paper and could be very easily damaged or lost, I really appreciate the extra thought that was put into including these pieces as part of this set. Grade:A-
And finally, the gift shop bag. This is a nice quality photo paper with white grosgrain ribbon handles. The bag itself (excluding handles) measures about 3.5 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and 2 inches deep when opened. It folds neatly and stands up easily when opened, and it is big enough to hold all of the visitor center items. The handles add about another 1.5 inches to the height. Grade: A+
Overall, I think this set is full of fun, well-made, and informative goodies, and I think it’s a fantastic deal at the list price. Overall grade: A+