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Levitating Lantern


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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From the desk of the product designer:

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



31 reviews

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Nov 26 2022

I bought this for both my 10 year old and 16 year old. They both enjoyed putting their project together. My 10 year old was able to do it by herself and my 16 year old found it satisfying to occupy a little bit of time.

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.

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