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Magic Penny Kit
Sponsored by Brunel University, The Institute of Physics and The Royal Institution in London, this is the expanded 4th Edition of the Magic Penny...
£ 29.99
3D Compass
The 3D Compass is a clever little device that follows the earth's magnetic field in three dimensions!
£ 21.00
Grape Glass (pair)
Fill this glass with red wine and marvel at the optical illusion - it looks like a bunch of grapes.
£ 26.99
Upside Down Scope
This single-prism optical inversion device will show you the world upside down!
£ 34.99
Christmas Pack 2018/2019
Our annual festive goody bag (well box actually) packed with items to puzzle, entertain and amuse!
£ 27.99
Dice Top
This elegant wooden top incorporates a dice!
£ 19.99
Curie Point Magnetic Heat Engine
Here is a little engine that demonstrates a magnetic property known as the Curie Effect. The French scientist Pierre Curie discovered that...
£ 45.99
Han Dynasty Compass
This is a modern replica of the oldest instrument in the world which is known to be a compass. The spoon or ladle is of magnetic lodestone, and is...
£ 58.99
Flux Original
With its gravity-defying effect, this is a scientific toy that feels like magic!
£ 60.00
Skill Flux
Skill Flux uses ultra high purity aluminium. The magnetic ball moves faster through the aluminium tube that it would through copper, so these faster...
£ 33.00
Skill Set
Drop the ultra-strong magnetic ball inside one of the the aluminium tubes, and experience just how slowly the ball falls. Although the ball is not...
£ 45.00
Inverter Magnet
The Inverter Magnet is an amazing new discovery that until recently only existed in science fiction! The magnet array creates a 'tractor beam' that...
£ 24.99
Reversing Goggles
These amazing Reversing Goggles allow you to view the world upside down! The plastic goggles hold two Dove plexiglass prisms, which invert the image....
£ 55.00
Russian Rattleback
Rattlebacks are a kind of spinning top that will only spin in one direction. 
£ 24.99
Vortex Dome
This is a beautiful physics toy designed for your desk. A vortex lives in here, just spin the gorgeous glass dome to see it!
£ 60.00
Magnificent Dinosaur Machine
Turn the handle to watch the Dinosaur walk and ROAR! Darwin the cat gets a bit scared by the roar and disappears down the chimney.
£ 14.99
Finger Top
The Finger Top spins - as the name suggests - on the tip of your finger. 
£ 27.00
Hard Boiled Top
Is it an egg? No, it is a spinning top!
£ 36.00
Roll Over Top
With the correct touch, this top will hop upside down!
£ 17.00
Christmas Origami
Fold your own Christmas decorations with this seasonal origami set!
£ 8.00
Message in a Bottle Christmas Cards (Set of 3)
A set of three 'Message in a Bottle' pop up Christmas Cards!
£ 13.99
Cast Puzzle - TRINITY
A puzzle that interlocks each piece with the two other pieces via an elusive, organic design. There are numerous possible combinations other than the ones shown here, giving you plenty of room to enjoy some puzzling experimentation.
£ 12.00
Chinese Magic Mirror
Shine a bright, collimated light on the mirror - sunlight works brilliantly - and the pattern on the back of the mirror  will be projected at the wall or on any blank screen. Then you’ll see the image of the Chinese Signs of the Zodiac.
£ 100.00
Neon Flicker
When you flick the piezoelectric strip to and fro, it generates enough electricity - over 105 volts - to light the neon bulb. 
£ 9.99
The pocket-sized electronic spinning top counts the number of revolutions and keeps track of scores - can you beat the highest score?
£ 14.95
Adventures in Wonderland Card
Open the Music Box Card to reveal a beautiful musical storytelling scene. Listen to the music and watch Alice and the White Rabbit magically chase around and around to the music.
£ 9.95
Infinity Loop

High Quality Stainless steel spring! Rolls like a metallic bubble! 3D Kinetic Spring! A Springy Slinky for your arm!

£ 4.99
Magic Cube
An elegant, transforming geometric puzzle. Based on the Yoshimoto Cube, which we used to sell about 20 years ago!
£ 9.99
Ruford the Dog
Our large green dog, Ruford, is an awesome transforming Truck and Puppy! 
£ 8.99
Ball through Bar Illusion
The silver ball is placed on the brass bar. The ball mysteriously sinks into the solid bar out of sight, only to rise to the top of the brass bar again.

£ 19.99
Nitinol Engine Kit
The heart of this unusual thermal engine is a thin ring of Nitinol wire (0.3mm). Some warm water is enough to make the Nitinol Engine run.
£ 27.99
World Architecture Calendar 2018
Could the 2018 World Architecture Calendar be the perfect gift that will last all year round and brighten up any desk?

The calendar comes flat in a sturdy box.  Each end has a magnet that, when swiveled around will clip together to reveal pop up buildings, statues and monuments from around the globe.
£ 14.99
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Bouquet of Roses Pop Up Card
This bouquet of roses will last a lot longer than the real thing! 

To commemorate a special occasion, to say thank you, or just to let someone know you are thinking of them. Open the card and up pops the bouquet of roses. Envelope included. 
£ 8.00
Romeo & Juliet Pop Up Card

Inspired by a love of the bard, this handcrafted "Romeo and Juliet” pop up card can be used for a multitude of occasions – be it to commemorate a special occasion, to let someone know you are thinking of them, or as a special memento – this card will definitely bring a smile to your loved one’s face!

£ 8.50
Happy Hat
The makers say that it is literally impossible to be unhappy whilst wearing one of these Happy Hats! 
£ 2.99
Fling Stick
The Fling Stick is a paper wand that when you 'fling' it, extends up to 48 inches. It also features 12 different sound effects for added fun!
£ 3.99
Funky Dice
These very unusual dice swivel in the middle.  Each 'half' dice has 4 sides, marked with zero, one, two or three pips. The minimum score is zero, and the maximum score is 6. Throwing one of these dice has 16 possible combinations. Not your regular dice! 
£ 9.99
When you rotate the Wobblo in your hand, the metal ball inside starts spinning, creating some really magical movements. 
£ 5.99
Flatland Plane
This unusual toy, called Flatland Plane, consists of a Halbach array of 100 neodymium magnets, and a number of pieces of pyrolytic graphite that will float just above the surface of the magnets.
£ 200.00
Einstein Hollow Face Illusion
The Hollow Face Illusion is probably one of the most amazing optical illusions we have come across. The mask can be stood up in a window and the...
£ 45.00
Pseudoscope Kit
The Pseudoscope swaps the incoming images, so that the right eye sees what the left eye would have seen, and vice versa. 
£ 37.99
Gallus Light
This elegant lamp consists of a solid wood base, a brass housing containing a tea light candle, and a glass chimney. What is surprising about this...
£ 72.00
Ring Dial
A Ring Dial - or two-ring universal equinoctial ring dial to give it its full name - was a cutting edge scientific instrument in its time, which is...
£ 39.00
Flipbooks - set of 3
These beautiful little flipbooks come from Italy. They are in full colour, and the charming scenes have a very smooth, cinematic, movement, and are...
£ 11.99
Stirling Engine Kit
The Stirling engine works from an external heat source, converting this heat energy into mechanical energy. It is traditionally referred to as an...
£ 29.99
Magnetic Field Paper
Developed back in the 1970s, with ideas that it might become a replacement for paper, this paper makes magnetic fields visible.
£ 4.99
Rocket Launcher Pens (pair)
Press the little button, and the pen opens up like a rocket ready for take off! When you have finished, just fold the pen away again.You get a pair of pens.
£ 4.99
Moving Venice
This cardboard panorama of Venice folds and slots together, to create a picture that you can hang on your wall. But this is more than a picture - as...
£ 17.99
Brandy or Port Pipe
Hand made specially for Grand Illusions by our glass blower, the Brandy Pipe is an unusual drinking vessel that allows you to drink from the bottom...
£ 17.99
Jumping Discs - Set of 3
These little metal discs are bimetallic - they are made from two different metals - and this enables them to perform an amazing physics trick!
£ 7.99
Gaussian Gun
Very slowly, you roll the loose ball bearing towards the magnets. As it approaches the magnets, something unexpected happens...
£ 10.99
Mind Reading Discs
This is a fabulous magic trick!Show your audience the five different coloured brass discs and the brass container. They are welcome to inspect them...
£ 24.99
Rope Trick
Not quite the Indian Rope Trick, but a nice and very simple piece of close-up magic!Thread the rope through the little box. You can stop at any point...
£ 4.99
Logic Specs Case - Red/Yellow
This unusual container for a pair of spectacles can be yellow,  or if you open the case, you can continue to open it until each half has performed a complete revolution, and it will now be yellow! 
£ 6.99
Logic Specs Case - Green/Purple
Invented in the 1990s, the Logic Specs case is an unusual container for a pair of spectacles! The case is held closed by magnets. But when you open the case, you can continue to open it until each half has performed a complete revolution, and the band on the outside of the case is now a different colour!Logic Specs Case
£ 6.99
Storm Glass
The Storm Glass has been used since around 1750 as a way for sailing ships to predict the arrival of stormy weather.
£ 115.26
Dropping Top
This unusual and very beautiful dropping top is hand made from Sandarac wood and African Blackwood. A dropping top has an unusual method of being...
£ 72.00
Tippe Top
The Tippe Top consists of a slightly flattened sphere, with a metal stem. It looks slightly like a small mushroom!If you spin the top, it starts to...
£ 19.99
Lenz's Law Demo
If you drop the little metal slug down the copper tube, it falls under the pull of gravity, and drops out at the bottom, just as you would expect.But...
£ 15.99