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Monday, October 22, 2012

Product "Big Ben 216-piece 3D Building Set" by Ravensburger

About the Product: Think of London - Think of Big Ben! Widely accepted as London's most popular landmark, this four-faced chiming clock has captured the imagination of visitors from around the world. Since its completion in 1858 people have come to marvel and admire the brickwork, sand coloured limestone cladding and cast iron spire. Designed by Augustus Pugin, the Westminster clock tower stands 316 foot tall. Now you can own your very own Big Ben, to puzzle and display for all to admire. Ravensburger - manufacturer of the original puzzleball - have taken puzzling one step further and created this impressive 3D puzzle, shaped like Big Ben. Using high-quality plastic, each puzzle piece is cut with laser perfection. The unique and flexible hinged pieces create a smooth edge, and add another puzzling dimension. Consisting of 216 puzzle pieces, each is numbered on the back to help you complete the puzzle, and requires no glue to hold together. Measuring an impressive 5.5 x 5.5 x 39cm when complete, this is the perfect puzzle to display for all to admire. Sitting at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third largest freestanding clock tower in the world. Whether you buy this 3D puzzle as a gift for a loved one, or as a reminder of a short break in London, this Ravensburger 3D Big Ben puzzle is sure to bring many happy hours of puzzling.

My Review: I am a puzzle maniac, having assembled jigsaw puzzles from 100 to 9000 pieces (a 13200 pieces is in the queue). Some of them were 3D puzzles, like the Taj Mahal, US Capitol, Neuschwanstein Castle, Empire State Building, etc. This Big Ben does not disappoint at all. Very high quality product from Ravensburger (as usual), all the pieces have an excellent finishing and they stick together very well. No glue is necessary. The final assembly resembles a lot the real building, is very stable, and it is a nice decoration you can have for a while in your home. It is just a shame that this is only a 216-pieces puzzle...(and I do not particularly like the fact that the pieces are numbered... seems like cheating). You can assemble the whole puzzle in less than 2 hours.

Amazon.com was kind enough to provide this product for me through their Vine Program for reviewing and I was not request to provide a positive review. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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