This Lava Lamp is the original version. My daughter asked her brother for it for her birthday in April. She celebrated at my house and we had it turned on to start the wax melting. She had to leave it at my house because it was still hot, so I have been looking at it every day. I finally decided to try to paint it. What a challenge! I stuggled to get the bright fuchia and burning orange and to make the liquid a luminous violet. I might try this again with pastels. The lamp is mesmerizing to watch.