The Energy Ball is suitable for children aged 6 years and over and requires 4 AA batteries (not included). Very little assembly is needed, there is a disc that you need to place around the ball and you need to add batteries. Once switched on the plasma moving inside looks really pretty and is quite impressive to watch without even placing your hands anywhere near it.
If you touch the Energy Ball you will see pulses of real plasma energy stream directly towards your fingertips meaning you too can move light energy with your hands just like a Sith Lord. James loved this as you can see in the video below the energy is more concentrated when his fingers are pressed on the ball. This is because our blood and water acts as a conductor and attracts the plasma filaments. You can see this in the video below.
The Energy Ball is the perfect toy to help keep (or maybe even start) a child's interest in science. My Three love anything science themed so they think that the ball is great. When they move their hands around the ball the energy follows - I have to admit that it is pretty cool.
I don't think this is a toy that will be played with constantly it is one that when the boy's friends come over to play will impress - especially the ones who like science or Star Wars. The boys were very impressed when their dad showed them that the Energy Ball could make the light turn on.
This toy would make the perfect Christmas present for any Star Wars fan young or old. The Energy Ball and other Star Wars products are available from Flair.
*We were sent this product for the purpose of this review - all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own*