This week I have had the chance to build the new Ravensburger 3D Statue of Liberty puzzle. recommended for ages 10-99 and costs £19.99. The box contains 108 puzzle pieces, base board, 4 clear clips, three brown plastic pieces and liberty figure with separate crown.
Like the other Ravensburger 3D puzzles we have tried the Statue of Liberty is made from plastic pieces, with 108 pieces that make up the base of this very realistic model. Liberty herself is a very detailed plastic figure which required some small assembly as the crown was separate. I have been lucky enough to visit New York, and while I love the city must confess have never seen the Statue of Liberty up close. This model has certainly inspired me to want to visit the magical city that is New York again.
All the Ravensburger puzzles come with 2 ways to complete, via the picture or following the numbered pattern and arrow system inside. I had every intention of completing this puzzle by picture, but once I had completed the viewing level at the top of the plinth, it was almost impossible to see any difference in the four sides. I even tried sorting the puzzle pieces into shapes but this didn’t help as there was four of each piece. I guess that with the identical pieces you could just ignore the numbers if the picture was right. I’m not sure this would change the shape of the model and will have to give it a try next time.
The Statue of Liberty was quick to complete, and I was a little disappointed that there was half the amount of pieces of the average Ravensburger 3D puzzle. However once the individual parts are put together this makes a pretty impressive model which stands 37.5cm tall. For any fan of New York this would make a fun gift and one you could leave out on display. I had one small problem with the 4 clear clips that are inserted into the base of this model as it is not obvious until you try to fit the plinth to the base that these are infact angled. Once you have these in the right way round the model sits much better on the star shaped card base.
Have a look at all the other famous buildings from around the world on the Ravensburger website, and you could be visiting these landmarks from the comfort of your own sofa!
Disclaimer we were sent this puzzle for review the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.