Darth Vader is part of the Silhouette Series from Ravensburger, with 1,098 pieces and measures 70cm x 106cm, suited for ages 10+.
This is the first Star Wars puzzle that I have completed. I had hoped that the boy and Dad Dragon might help, but I think the sheer size put them off! Darth Vader is a great shaped puzzle and the addition of the shaped pieces add another part to the puzzle enjoyment.
I have enjoyed doing other puzzles in the Silhouette series, although not easy to start they are something a little different from the normal rectangles. I started the Darth Vader puzzle by sorting what I though might be the edges. It was soon clear that you find the edges for the shaped pieces while sorting. The boy enjoyed sitting and building these mini puzzles for me before leaving me to the vast expanses of space in the puzzle.
From the picture Darth Vader looks colourful with the movie characters inside the formidable shape. When you start to sort however there the colours are all very similar. a few points stood out like some of the space craft and a few of the facial features. I started to sort most of the edges and some of the bottom section of the puzzle. It was slow progress with vast sections of blue and grey. Good light is needed for this puzzle. It was tricky in the electric light of an Autumn evening.
I have a real love of shaped puzzles as I like the challenge of not having a straight edge. Darth Vader was a good mix of challenge and interest and the finished puzzle is very impressive. You will need some space to complete the Darth Vader puzzle as it doesn’t fit on a normal sized puzzle board. I love the two different shaped mini puzzles and these were the boys favourite as he could complete them on his own.
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Disclaimer were sent this puzzle in return for an honest review, the words remain my own and have not been altered.