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Star Structure will be at the Spanish Fork Christmas Gift and Craft Show

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Fun with stars and tubes! Star Structure!

We’re looking forward to a fun Black Friday in Spanish Fork. Stop by our booth and say hello at the Christmas Gift and Craft Show at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday November 28 and 29. We’ll have a giant set of Star Structure to play and build with. Super deal! Our show prices are 25% off!  Mention you saw this post and we’ll give you an extra dollar off each set of Star Structure. Makes a great gift!

Star Structure building fun!

Star Structure building fun!

Clark Planetarium Play Day

Hey this is just a quick post to invite you to come to the Clark Planetarium this Saturday, March 1st to join us in the Star Structure Play Day. We will be there from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join us to play with Star Structure, take advantage of discounts and build your imagination. Hope to see you there.

SOME PRETTY FUN QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

For those of you who already own STAR STRUCTURE some of these answers will seem pretty simple. Just as a refresher we will cover some of the basics. Of course most of this is covered in the book that comes with each set of STAR STRUCTURE.

star-37Looking at the picture you can see that the star has 12 prongs each pointing in equal angles from each of the prongs next to it. This is based on Buckminster Fuller’s vector equilibrium.  And of course this makes for some really fun things to do. While your looking at the star you can see that there are 6 prongs pointing out from the center on a flat plane and 3 pointing up with 3 pointing down. For fun, now look at the star a little differently and you can see that if you rotate the it you will soon have 4 prongs pointing outward on a flat plane and 4 pointing up with 4 pointing down.

One other really awesome thing about these stars is that they are made of very tough, flexible vinyl which allows you a fairly infinite number of ways to build on this amazing little design.

The stars themselves, if they were encased in a sphere, would be about 1-3/4 inches in diameter which should give you a pretty good idea of their size. Luckily, this makes them too large to be a choking hazard.

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Now if you were to add a tube and another star you would have a simple structure about 12-1/2 inches long. The tubes are 10 inches long and they are made of a strong, flexible plastic which lasts practically forever.

The combination of these two components (Star and Tube) will allow for any number of construction activities along with a lifetime of new ideas and things to build.

There are times when a customer will ask if we provide the tubes in shorter or even a variety of  lengths. Perhaps in the future, but the good news is that the tubes provided may be easily cut to the length necessary. Now if you are a youth reading this and have the need to cut your tubes to different lengths then you should have an adult help you.

Don’t hesitate to pick up your package of STAR STRUCTURE and start building your imagination.

One more confession to make here is that our customers always wish they had bought more in the first place because it seems that the imagination is much larger than they thought.

Happy building with STAR STRUCTURE

 

Star Structure will be at the UHEA convention

Star Structure Toys LLC  is happy and excited to be an exhibitor at the Utah Home Educator’s Association Convention on June 14-15.  Home school parents love using Star Structure as part of their home school curriculum. The kids spend hours figuring out new ways to use it.

Our kids grew up building with Star Structure. There are several mathematical and engineering concepts that come quite easily to them because they spent all that time “playing” with Star Structure. They have never outgrown Star Structure either. The adults still like to get it out and try new ideas.

Star Structure, along with the book, Geometry for Every Kid, is approved curriculum for Harmony Ed students. If your child is participating in one of Harmony Ed’s programs please take time to visit our booth at the UHEA convention so you can see firsthand how Star Structure can benefit your child’s education. We look forward to seeing you there!