Topsy Turvy


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This large spinning top contains a hidden mechanism which, when activated while the top is spinning, causes its six petals to open up releasing the mini-top hiding inside. With practice and patience it is possible to carefully activate the release mechanism while Topsy Turvy is spinning fast and flipped upside down in such a manner that the mini-top keeps on spinning even after the main body has come to a stop, as seen in the following video:

Available as an assembled and tested item, a build-at-home kit, or a “hardware only” version with all of the bearings, screws, pins and springs necessary to make this at home with your own 3D printed parts. It takes 1-2 hours to assemble the kit. Build instructions and STL files are available on thingiverse here:

If you have your own 3D printer and want to print your own plastic Topsy Turvy pieces at home, then you can save time & money on getting all of the right hardware that you’ll need by getting it here:

Topsy Turvy Hardware Kit

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, silver, copper, gold, black, pink

assembly required

YES ($75), NO ($150)


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