Every year I select a "high dollar" item to add to my space exploration classroom. This past year I have developed a significant Apollo display. The quality of this display will be outstanding.
For 2014, two items I'm currently considering are the Amodel 1:72 Energia with Buran shuttle model kit or the new resin moonwalker.
Seems like they are both in the same price "ballpark". Big plus for the moonwalker is that it is built!
I guess my concern is which will not be available next year?
I think for uniqueness, the Buran wins. Plus it allows me to present international space efforts better.
But, the shear beauty of the moonwalker is very appealing. Not many images present the glory of manned space as much as this one.
Tough call. Wish I was loaded!