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Need to find a gift for a kid who's stoked about space? From telescopes to science kits, school supplies and toys, Space.com has you covered. Here are our spaced-out shopping suggestions.
UP FIRST: Telescope & Astronomy Kit
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Telescope & Astronomy Kit
Scope out the moon, planets, stars and galaxies with this astronomy kit for beginners (age 12 and up) from Thames & Kosmos. The kit includes a 700-millimeter refractor scope, two eyepieces, a Barlow lens and an image reversal lens so your view is never upside-down. The telescope comes with a tripod and a detailed instruction manual. ($123 on Amazon)
Why we love it: This telescope is strong enough to see everything from lunar craters to distant galaxies, nebulas and star clusters. Its tripod also has a handy platform to keep all your eyepieces and other accessories together.
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Supernova Flying Orb
Use the Force to control your very own drone with the "Supernova," a new drone toy from Air Hogs. ($40 on Amazon)
Why we love it: You can control this gravity-defying orb with dozens of different hand gestures, and there are nine different tricks to master.
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Lego Apollo Saturn V Building Kit
Houston, we have a Lego rocket and moon lander! Lego's new Saturn V rocket and Apollo lunar lander building set comes with 1969 pieces to honor the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The set includes the pieces to build the rocket, the Apollo command module, lunar lander and crew capsule for splashdown on Earth after the moon mission is complete. Once it's built, the rocket stands 39 inches (99 centimeters) tall. It comes with four tiny Apollo astronaut microfigures and handy display stands. The set is available at the Lego Store and website for $120 and from third-party sellers on Amazon at higher prices. [Space.com Builds: Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket (Video)]
Why we love it: This building set comes with everything you need to simulate a tiny moon mission with adorable little astronaut microfigures. There's even an elaborate illustration on the box that lays out exactly how the Apollo moon missions worked. The spacecraft are all beautifully detailed, making this an excellent addition to any space fan's Lego collection.
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