Ages 9+
Ages 9+

Levitating Lantern

$27.954.9

What you get

Harness the power of physics to engineer a mind-boggling magic trick — a levitating lantern that floats in thin air! Wire up the lantern, build the stand, and learn all about how tension and tensegrity make your “impossible” illusion possible! Read up on the science and mechanics behind other illusions, from flying candles to hovering magicians! Ready to discover science that’s totally, float-ally amazing?

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Behind the design


What's cooler than building and customizing your own lantern? Making it float! I decided to use transparent rings to mimic how magicians create floating illusions — the harder the rings are to see, the more magical the illusion looks!

By the numbers

Lantern prototypes built: 15

Shades styles tested: 10

O-rings accidentally fired across the workshop: many



Reviews

4.9

30 reviews

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Kim
Nov 23 2022

So fun!

DJ Stem Monster
Nov 18 2022

Got this and really like it. Had my doubts. Works well as a bedside night light for the little ones. That was its intended use. No the lil ones didn’t build it. But, if they did I would of been a two person job. Not difficulty wise, but how it all gets assembled.

hippster lamp
Nov 15 2022

this one was too cute when all done putting together he had so much fun putting this one together

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