Thursday, 16 October 2014

One Direction 3D Puzzle Review

Jordanna is a big one direction fan. She already has a few CDs, DVDs, cushions, books, blankets of 1D so I just knew she would also love a 1D puzzle to add to her collection.
This puzzle comes from Ravensburger from whom we now have quite a collection of different jigsaws from.
This one differed from the others, being in the shape of a globe which we have never attempted until now. Luckily for us it only has 72 pieces.
Another big difference I immediately noticed when I opened the puzzle up is that the pieces are plastic rather than wood or cardboard and they all have numbers and arrows on the back of the picture side.
It was a little bewildering attempting a globe puzzle for the first time. Even tho there were only 72 pieces, there was no straight edge or corner pieces to be found. After a brief look at the small diagram on the instructions I realised the numbers on the back of course had a purpose. We start with number 1 and follow the arrows, connecting number 2,3,4 and so on.
Once me and Jordanna had it worked out it was pretty easy from then on. Jordanna sorted the pieces into lots (20s, 30s, 40s etc) and I built it.
To start with I built in my hands and then once the circular base was formed I placed it on the red stand.
Towards the end it did get ever so slightly tougher as too much pressure would make pieces pop out and then I would have to look inside at the numbers to see where they had come from.
It did not take long to build, maybe 20 mins if that.
Once the 3D globe was built and all the pieces were in it actually felt quite solid and almost unbreakable unlike standard flat jigsaws.
It is smaller than what I first expected but this is not a bad thing as it means Jordanna can place it on her window sill and not have to worry about needing a big space to store it.
The finished puzzle shows all the members of One direction along with band signatures.
The puzzle can be purchased from many toy and puzzle retailers including Smyths, Argos, Asda, Hobbycraft, Amazon. Prices vary a little between retailers but it costs around £10.

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