As a family we love doing jigsaws, although our current 1000 piece puzzle is proving to be a big challenge. It seems to be taking us ages to put together. I was delighted to try out the Ravensburger Medieval House 3D Jigsaw as I was really interested to see how a 3D puzzle would work. I have seen them advertised but never tried to put one together.
The Medieval House 3D Puzzle contains 216 pieces and is aimed at children 10 and above as well as adults. The box contains lots of different pieces, a base to place it on, the jigsaw pieces that make up the walls and a selection of different sized tiles to complete the roof of the cottage.
The jigsaw pieces themselves are made of plastic and are quite sturdy. On the front of each piece is the picture which make up the walls of the house. The back of each piece has a number and an arrow. In order to put the pieces together you need to find the numbers in sequence. If piece one has an arrow pointing to the left you put piece two on the left. If piece two has an arrow pointing up you put piece three above it. It is quite easy when you get the hang of it, the hard bit is finding the piece you want. Some of the pieces are jointed and bend to form the corner. There is a clever clip on the inside the holds the piece together.
We got to work sorting the pieces into order and slotting them together. It was actually absorbing work but not too difficult. We soon got a system going and the walls gradually went up. When we completed the walls, we tried to slot the puzzle into the base. We had a bit of difficulty making it fit, I think we should have done this when we started. After a bit of jiggling we got there and then put the roof on. This was the finished puzzle.
Disclosure: I was sent the Ravensburger Medieval House in order to do an honest review.