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Amaze your friends and defy gravity with this amazing balancing Pteranodon.
This 20cm plastic model of a prehistoric flying Pteranodon has a large wingspan - it looks impossible, but it's simple to balance almost anywhere, appearing to defy gravity. The secret to the balancing act is all in the specially weighted nose, but it looks like a magic trick. Balance the tip of the nose on any number of objects from your finger to a pen or even your own nose!
Eight year olds like more challenging construction sets, and are starting to get seriously interested in science. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. They can also start doing cleverer magic and love doing tricks. And anything they can throw or shoot at someone else is also very popular.