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The first 3D puzzle was created by Canadian Paul E. Gallant in 1991 while working on Wrebbit . The reception of these construction and entertainment games was such that the company created the Puzz-3D brand .
The sale of these puzzles shot up and, in 2005, the multinational Hasbro acquired Wrebbit to spread its puzzles around the world.
Other precious brands also specialized in the puzzle world, such as Ravensburger or Educa Borrás, dared with the same 3D puzzles.
The German brand pioneered the puzzles in the form of a sphere and pyramid for preschoolers and later stood out for the representation of famous buildings.
An ideal gift
This type of puzzle likes big and small since, in addition to representing a didactic toy, they decorate any room in the house.
The pieces are assembled with each other without any adhesive and are made of cardboard, plastic or wood. The plastic ones are the most versatile and offer greater possibilities of shapes and structures.
The pieces can be curved, flat and even adjustable. They fold in half to create corners and angles.
There are all kinds of representations and themes: emblematic buildings and monuments, football stadiums, figures or busts, movie scenarios and film series or characters. Endless options among which you’ll find the one that suits your tastes and preferences.
To narrow down the search, this guide has been created detailing the popular models and best valued by the experts.
It is a gift with which to surprise on designated dates and the price ranges between 20 and 60 euros.
Emblematic Ravensburger Buildings
Ravensburger puzzles are famous anywhere on the planet. The German publishing house was created in 1884 by Otto Maier, whose main objective was “to combine entertainment and education”.
Generation after generation continued to create new products such as books with photos, pocket books and puzzles. The latter became one of the pillars that sustained the company in the 1960s.
Its catalog was growing at the same time as its expansion in Europe, and “in the 70s the first subsidiaries were created”. In 1980 they dared with electronic and table games, getting countless awards.
From 1990 it expands to new markets and even opens an amusement park for the whole family. And in 2010 inaugurates the Ravensburger Museum.
The 3D puzzles of this brand are manufactured entirely in Europe and are characterized by the quality of their robust and easy ‘easyclick’ plastic parts that do not need glue for assembly.
In order to faithfully reproduce the monument, the pieces of the 3D Ravensburger puzzles can be curved, flat or ‘adjustable’.
Thanks to the folding parts, the construction has a robust and resistant finish and has perfect corners. And although the pieces are numbered to guarantee that we will finish the puzzle that we have started, the ideal is to use only intuition and constancy.
In addition, they are numbered to be simple, although the challenge is to try to find the pieces without looking at the numbers.
Its wide range of constructions faithfully reproduces the most famous buildings in the world of which there are three clear favorites: the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Empire State Building. Designed for a minimum recommended age of 10 to 12 years.
These three architectural works of art have 216 pieces in both their classic and night versions with LED lights, which change color and illuminate them in the dark.
Now choose your favorite city and enjoy building the most symbolic buildings. The result will surprise you.
Ravensburger Eiffel Tower
It was built on the occasion of the Universal Exposition of 1889 in Paris and although it generated a lot of controversy and was described by many as a report and horrible iron mass, today it is the monument that charges the most visited entrance in the world, with 7.1 million tourists every year.
It is built with wrought iron, measures 300 meters (at the beginning it was called precisely like this: the Tower of 300 meters) and was built by the French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.
With its height, extended later with an antenna up to 324 meters, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world for 41 years. Until the construction in 1930 of the Chrysler Building, in New York.
Built in two years, two months and five days (from 1887 to 1889) by 250 workers, it was officially inaugurated on March 31, 1889.
So that the tower is kept in perfect condition, and to avoid the danger of rust, the entire structure is painted every seven years, and 60 tons of paint are used for it.
Experts say that the great aesthetic achievement of the Eiffel Tower was that they left the structure of the building, without walls or decoration of any kind, a bet that was inconceivable for the time.
Ravensburger’s Big Ben
Many people think that Big Ben is the name of the tower clock located on the northwest side of the Palace of Westminster, seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, in London. Others think it is the name of the complete tower.
But really Big Ben is … a bell. The great bell of the clock that is located in the emblematic Clock Tower, which was built in 1858 although now, since June 26, 2012 and in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, it has been renamed Elizabeth Tower.
The tower houses the world’s largest four-sided clock, which began operating on September 7, 1859.