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Our children have always loved jigsaw puzzles and they’re something we often do on a rainy as a family. But as they’ve grown older they’ve discovered the joy of 3D jigsaws, ones they can build and then display with pride.
Ravensburger 3D puzzles
Ravensburger have a whole range of 3D puzzles to suit every interest, age and ability. Over the years the children have made planets, vehicles, things from Harry Potter, London landmarks and more. But, their latest discovery is the Ravensburger 3D Puzzle Balls range.
Ravensburger 3D Puzzle Balls
The Ravensburger 3D Puzzle Balls come in a range of designs – Pokemon, Christmas, Disney and, Little Man’s favourite, Star Wars! Little Man has loved building the Star Wars Death Star 3D Puzzle Ball and, at ten years old, he needed minimal adult help.
All Ravensburger 3D puzzles have a clever design where the plastic pieces click together, making the finished model really sturdy and perfect to put on display. The puzzle balls have that same great design but magically create a puzzle sphere that comes with a stand to display it on or thread and a hanger to suspend it from a ceiling.
The Star Wars Death Star 3D Puzzle Ball has 540 pieces and Little Man’s first job was to organise the pieces, putting them in order so that he could start to build the ball. This is time consuming but quite an educational process, getting children to count all the way up to 540!
Little Man put the pieces in piles – hundreds, two hundreds etc and then methodically worked through them, building from piece number 1 all the way through to 540. He spread the building out over a few days but, if a child was in the right mood and focused enough they could happily complete the puzzle ball in a day.
A Ravensburger 3D Puzzle Ball would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan and is aimed at ages 10+ although could suit younger children if made with help from an adult. It’s a great activity to do together.
I have teamed up with Ravensburger to give away a Star Wars Death Star 3D Puzzle Ball to one lucky reader. This is a fantastic prize and to be in with a chance of winning simply complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!