As part of the Ravensburger Puzzle Club, we were sent the lovely 200 piece puzzle Loopy Laboratory to review.
This couldn't have arrived at a better time, with the weather as cold as it is, and half term to contend with, I'm always thinking of things we can do to occupy the children, and there is nothing we enjoy more than completing a jigsaw puzzle together.
This Puzzle states it is for ages 8 and above, my 8 year old daughter, and 9 year old son have both managed to complete this alone with very little help, my 4 year old has enjoyed joining in with them and we have completed it together as a family.
The puzzle itself is made up of 200 pieces approximately 2.5cm each, the pieces are all made from strong recycled card, which enables them to fit together really well, and have a fair amount of strength when together. The overall size of the finished jigsaw is 49cm x 36cm
Included in the box is a handy reference sheet, which has some great information about the Artist which is a nice touch, and means that there is another picture to reference as you build this puzzle.
Ravensburger puzzles also come with a guarantee so you will know that the quality will be as good as you expect. They use a handmade cutting machine to make their pieces which means all pieces are different, so you won't accidentally put the wrong piece in the wrong place. Each piece is printed on a grained paper to ensure a glare free finish really adds to the quality of this puzzle.
The Picture is of a crazy scientist in his library full of little imps and funny looking creatures. The detail is truly wonderful and will keep you looking over and over again, providing a great talking point whilst you are building the puzzle and afterwards as you admire the finished picture.
Review by Sarah from This is Me Sarah Mum of 3 http://tinyurl.com/77y52fn