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    Blue magma tower goo

    Started by Kyle S in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Arne 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

    Anyone have a super little amount of blue magma tower dye to spare? i have used candle dye for my wax and the color reminds me of bright denim, i’m looking for a more royal blue. Continue

    Replacement bulb for Astro Baby?

    Started by m1ke in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Autumn on Thursday. 8 Replies

    Hey All -I'm struggling to locate a replacement bulb for my Astro Baby. I'm in the US and am searching for the #'s printed on my stock bulb: GU10 240V 28W.Might anyone have recommendations for a place to get a replacement bulb?Continue

    Tags: replacement, bulb

    Making lava lamp step by step (Blue lava)

    Started by Tevfik Dogruman in General Goo. Last reply by Tevfik Dogruman on Thursday. 10 Replies

    Today I prepared this work to guide the friends who want to make a lava lamp.There is no basis for the amount of substances I use.It is completely improvised.First of all, I used the materials mentioned in the lava lamp. Paraffin, liquid paraffin, kerosene and PERC.My main purpose is to show how the opacity after a while.…Continue

    Collectors and first 100 important announcement.

    Started by Jezza in Collecting. Last reply by Jezza on Thursday. 79 Replies

    On the Mathmos Blog, there's an important information notice about future first 100 releases. Anyone wishing to collect a first 100 lamp should read this first before buying. It looks like the UK gets half and Germany gets half of all new first 100 lamps. Personally, i think this is wrong as Mathmos is a UK company therefore we, sorry WE, should get first divvies. Yes here in the UK. However, I am looking forward to some new finishes and some new models too. But have practically given up on…Continue

    Mathmos - Power Converter or Bulb?

    Started by Sentrex in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Claude J on Thursday. 11 Replies

    Hi Folks -In a fit of lava induced euphoria I ordered my first Mathmos Astro and now need to figure out how I am going to get it flowing once it arrives....Seems that there are two camps here - (1) Power Converter and (2) Light Bulbs.Some posters indicate that a simple plug converter and 130V bulb is sufficient - no need for a converter or re-wiring...  …Continue

    Get ready for Saturn

    Started by Jezza in Collecting. Last reply by Susan on Monday. 85 Replies

    New BIG lava lamp from Mathmos. Yep even bigger than the IO. Go tl their website and look at their youtube channel for 3 videos. Looks a lot like the Crestworth princess. But not as classy. Looks like only 1 colour too. Yellow with Red wax. Movement looks sluggish, nothing like the princess. Too big for me and probably expensive too. What are your thoughts? Continue

    Water replacement for new Lava brand lamp - is salt needed?

    Started by Robin Miller in Problems & Questions. Last reply by Robin Miller on Monday. 5 Replies

    Hello!I have an almost new Lava brand 16.3" lamp, with purple liquid and yellow wax.When I received it I was pleased that the liquid wasn't cloudy like some of the really bad examples i'd seen photos of, but over time I've been getting frustrated with how dark the purple fluid is, and when heated it's not exactly cloudy but also not perfectly clear. It's almost like there's microscopic particles of something in it which block the light, and also make it harder to see the wax.I want to try…Continue

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    Pair of custom chromed Wizards

    Started by Claude J in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone Nov 28. 0 Replies

    $400 for OG members https://www.ebay.com/itm/284546658751 Selling our personal (and last) of our custom wizard collection Custom 32 ounce Blue Lava/Blue Fluid Globes made in our labComes with brand new light bulbs.Both wizards have the long cone top and were chrome plated by a local company at great expense. Difficult and expensive to chrome plate, since the plating company has to multiple plate them in copper…Continue

    ATTENTION COLLECTORS $$4U

    Started by Claude J in Buy/Sell/Trade Zone. Last reply by Claude J Nov 28. 8 Replies

    Do you or someone you know lost interest in the lava lamp hobby?Preferably in or near the midwest USAI am a cash (or Paypal) buyer for the entire collectionOne lump sum and I'll take them allLavalabcreations@gmail.comContinue

    Trying to crack the original formula- why was kerosene used?

    Started by Ant Bee in General Goo. Last reply by Claude J Nov 28. 139 Replies

    In my quest to figure out exactly what the original formula is, one thing I haven't figured out is why they used Kerosene in the mixture.  It seems like it was a very small part of the mixture, something like 7% by volume.But what was the point?  Did it act as a preservative, or enhance the flow, or help to bind everything together?Speculations?Continue

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    For sale

    Posted by Christian on November 21, 2021 at 9:57am 1 Comment

    Mathmos Fluidium spare bottle 

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    Lava lamp by Mathmos, model Lunar, Space Age Rocket Lunar lava lamp design $1,560.00- Local pick up only

    Posted by Phu Le on November 17, 2021 at 3:49am 0 Comments

    Hi I am selling a Highly desirable lava lamp made by Mathmos in the 1990s In good working order as can be seen in the photos with a new 100W bulb. Mathmos Lunar Lava lamp 34 inches tall plus extra power converter…

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    Lamps for sale

    Posted by MileHigh on October 31, 2021 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

    I am selling some lamps from my collection - just in time for Christmas!

    You can view details, pics, and videos of the lamps that I am selling at …

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    Colossus faulty dimmer switch

    Posted by MB on October 4, 2021 at 11:01am 11 Comments

    Unfortunately my dimmer switch on my colossus is no longer working. It was always finicky, but recently stopped working all together. Has anyone replaced their dimmer switch? If yes, can you send me the website and part number you used? 

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