Solar System Set

I recently ordered a beautiful set of glasses designed to represent the solar system, Sun and Pluto included. The set comes from ThinkGeek.com, one of the greatest online stores for people who love everything Geek, sci-fi, fantasy. The order arrived promptly and in perfect condition, and as unique novelty the shipping box is decorated with robot parts so you can build your own box bot.

Seeing as I don’t host dinner parties, I wanted to display mine on a shelf.

Planetary Glass Set
Planetary Glass Set

Then I got the idea to stick LED lights inside the glasses.

Lighted glasses
Lighted glasses

The effect is just as neat as I’d hoped, and not too bad price-wise. The glass set was about fifty and the LEDs about twenty at Michael’s. I think they had a cheaper set, but nothing cheaper was available the day I went. Of course, I can’t leave them on all the time–they run on batteries, expensive batteries, but for the rare special occasion it’s worth it.