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Handcrafted Wooden Solar System

£66.60 inc. VAT

Explore the vastness of space with this beautifully illustrated collection that includes the sun, the earth, our moon, the solar planets and dwarf planet Pluto.

Each set is handcrafted and features original artwork. The reverse face of each piece provides key facts to aid understanding, showing the order of solar planets, the diameter of each celestial body and its size relative to the earth.

Our space-themed collections are designed to grow with your child. This set is great for stacking and imaginative play as well as for supporting STEM learning, sparking conversations about space, technology, astronomy and conditions for life. So, where do you stand on the Pluto debate?

Ideal for gifting, this set comes with a luxury cotton storage bag.

Materials and usage

Each piece is handcrafted and finished using eco-friendly, vegan-friendly, sustainable and locally sourced materials. The set is varnished to provide a hardwearing and wipeable finish that is VOC, solvent and BPA-free (gentle to the environment and little hands).

Independently CE tested and certified safe from birth.

We recommend these toys from when children can sit unaided.

Dimensions and features

Each piece is double-sided

Set contains 11 pieces

Circle size: 90 x 90 x 18mm

While the dimensions are exact, each piece has its own distinctive character that sets it apart from a mass-manufactured children’s toy. Unique characteristics such as differences in wood grain are a hallmark of our handcrafted and small batch production processes. Colour batches may also vary across time. To achieve colour matching between multiple sets we recommend that these are purchased concomitantly.

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Description

Handcrafted by Dr Hellion

All toys are designed and crafted by me, Dr Hellion. Join me on Instagram for a look behind the scenes at Hellion HQ in the Forest of Bowland where I bring our high quality, durable and eco-friendly collections to life. When I’m not cutting, engraving or sanding wood I’m busy hand-finishing each toy. I dye, paint and varnish my creations with great care to make sure they are ready to leave the workshop and begin their adventures in the world.

Uniquely yours

Part of what makes your Hellion collection so special is that no two toys are exactly alike – you are buying a one-off, handcrafted item. Unlike mass-manufactured toys, mine will have subtle variations from one piece to the next. The wood will have different grain, knots and natural markings. It will absorb paint, varnish and dyes differently as a result. You may also see brushstrokes, uneven lines and elements that add to the character of each piece.

Gentle to the environment

I aim to keep a low carbon footprint by sourcing materials locally from other independent businesses, typically within 20 miles of my workshop. I also avoid petroleum-derived paints, finishes and plastics of any kind. My collections are plastic-free, solvent-free, VOCs-free, BPA-free and vegan-friendly. I hope that you will cherish these toys and pass them down to be loved by the next generation. To protect each piece, a special eco finish is applied that will continue to harden naturally over several weeks.

Made in Britain

I take my role and responsibilities within the heritage craft of British toymaking seriously. I am a member of the Heritage Craft Association as well as the British Toymakers Guild who uphold the very highest standards of craftsmanship and design. My toys are independently lab safety tested and certified CE. Hellion Toys is a member of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copying in Design) and our designs are supported by ACID through their IP Databank and Marketplace.

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3 reviews for Handcrafted Wooden Solar System

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    No regrets I wasn't sure about getting these for my two year old as I wasn't sure she was ready for space things. I decided after her showing interest in rocket launches and rockets in picture books I would get them. They are a lovely size for toddler hands - and lots of interesting facts on the back of them for older kids. My toddler loves pointing out planets and making her peg people visit them, whilst singing along to the nursery rhyme "5 little men in a flying saucer". No regrets, so happy I got these.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Perfect toy for all space fans My children absolutely love the Planets, especially my 6 year old who is going to Mars when his older. The toys are a good size for little hands to hold, nice and thick and great quality. I love the added information on the back. Also the addition of the Sun and Moon leads to further discussions about day and night and our own planet

  3. 5 out of 5

    A stunning set to keep forever! These beautifully made, informative toys are an absolute joy! They’re pleasingly sized, and will provide a real source of entertainment for me and my sons for many years to come. My two and a half year old already enjoys stacking, colour sorting them and using them for open ended imaginations. He can almost name every one of them by their picture, and I look forward to using them in the future to further his knowledge of the world and beyond. Also, they never get hidden away, as they’re pretty downright gorgeous to look at, too!

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