Ravensburger's Eiffel Tower 3D Puzzle by Night
This "Night Edition" Eiffel Tower puzzle uses LED technology to create 3 different coloured lighting effects. It's aimed at children aged 12 and over so it's not for the little ones. The completed puzzle will glow with a warm white, blue or red light, automatically changing to make this an effective and dramatic addition to any room. The puzzle uses unique hinged plastic pieces, which slot together to build a sturdy and strong building, there's no glue required! The Eiffel Tower puzzle has 216 high quality plastic pieces and measures 44cm tall when complete. Each puzzle piece is printed with a number on the reverse side, so you can either assemble the puzzle by eye, or just by following the numbers. The puzzle comes with a printed base board, so it can be displayed easily on a shelf or table top.
I'm not very good with jigsaw puzzles so I kind of cheated and gave it to Grampy to do as he's a big jigsaw fan. He was more than happy to have a go at building this one for me. This is what he has to say about it: "It's a nicely made jigsaw, the pieces were sturdy and well made and fitted nicely into each other. The numbers on the pieces helped as it allowed you to separate them into the three distinct parts of the tower which saved a lot of time. On building the tower I soon realised that each piece was duplicated by four (one for each side) which made it less challenging as once you had found where one fitted, you could straight away fit the same piece on each side. The concept was good but I don't think it would be challenging enough for a pro jigsaw fan. It's quite easy to put together and didn't take much time at all to complete" I think overall he did enjoy it but it was a little easy for him.
Now that Grampy has had a go, My Lily who's 7 is dying to get her hands on it and have a go for herself. If it was too easy for Grampy, it might be just right for Lily. Lily's been a puzzle expert since she was about 3, she's always loved doing puzzles and has become really good at them so I think this one would be perfect for her, even if she is a little young for it. It's a lovely puzzle of a great building so what's not to love.
Disclosure: I received this sample in return for an honest review.