If your kids love putting together puzzles, Ravensburger makes several 3D puzzles that are a nice change of pace from the ordinary flat puzzle. A 3D puzzle creates a sculpture of an object when you are finished. You can either display the finished puzzle in your home as a decorative item or take apart the puzzle and put it together again at a later date.
Recently, my family received Ravenburger’s Big Ben 3D puzzle for review. This was the first time we’d ever tried to assemble a 3D puzzle. It took us quite some time to be able to visualize how it was supposed to go together, but we had fun with the assembly process.
I liked that all of the pieces are made from a sturdy plastic, so we didn’t need to worry about my son damaging them by trying to force pieces together in the wrong order. The pieces also have small numbers and arrows on the back of them to assist with the assembly process.
This seemed like “cheating” at first. But, since so much of Big Ben is the same type of pattern, I’m not sure we would have been able to assemble the puzzle without the aid of the numbers.
Big Ben, like most of the Ravensburger 3D puzzles, is recommended for children ages 10 and up. However, my seven year old had fun helping my husband and I to assemble the puzzle. I would say the puzzle is a good family activity if your children are at least six years old.
The Big Ben 3D puzzle is available for purchase on the Ravensburger website, as well as through various toy retailers nationwide.
Does your family like to put together puzzles? Have you ever tried a 3D puzzle?
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