Bored of jigsaw puzzles where you spend ages piecing together
a dull picture of a bunch of flowers or the Norfolk Broads?
Well Puzz 3D has a range of jigsaws that will ensure that
the image of old grannies crawling around on their hands and
knees looking for the last piece of the puzzle is one of the
past. Puzz 3D's range breathes new life into a market that
had been allowed to stagnate for far too long. The company's
latest range of 3D puzzles are inspired by The Lord of
the Rings: The Two Towers movie...
stopped doing traditional jigsaws long ago - as most of you
probably did. Once you get to a certain age the mere mention
of the word "jigsaw" conjures up images of little
old ladies, or sad middle-aged couples who are called Dennis
and Marjorie. Move over saddos, because there is a new puzzle
in town and it's one that is way too hip for the pullover
Golden Hall (from the Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers
movie) puzzle consists of 700 foam backed pieces and is a
beautifully detailed replica (just look at the quality of
the image below to see how detailed it is) of the building
that features in the movie.
puzzle was highlight as being of average difficulty by the
manufacturers guidelines on the back of the box - I'd hate
to see how difficult their hardest puzzles are! The Golden
Hall was hard to complete - we had five pairs of hands - but
(and I shudder to say this about jigsaw puzzles) great fun.
huge advantage of this format is that, because it is constructed
on levels, you get more pieces taking up a smaller footspace.
So, while there are 700 pieces, it takes up a lot less space
than a flat 700 piece puzzle would.
had a couple of slight complaints, and these are very small
moans. When the box is first opened there are lots of pieces
that are stuck together in groups of twos threes and even
fours and it is a bit of a pain to unhook them all (you'll
be tempted to leave them there to make life easier, but don't).
And there are also a load of pieces that can't be used in
the puzzle. These are indicated with red spots, but there
seemed to be so many of the things and we ended up putting
some of the useful pieces in the pile of useless ones by mistake.
the alternative is that someone in the factory goes through
and sorts out these problems on every puzzle produced. That
would be too costly and the inconvenience to the user is only
this is hard (well it was for us) the end result is well worth
it. The only problem is that there will be tears when we have
to take it down. The blood, sweat, tears and tantrums expelled
from five members of our editorial team were not in vain -
it looks stunning.
am now a convert. You'll find me wearing a cardigan and corduroy
trousers any day now. Puzz 3D has done for the jigsaw market
what talkies did for the movie industry - brought it back
from the brink of dullsville.
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