I was really pleased to be sent this to review; jigsaws
are getting awfully clever these days.
The 3D element makes it an interesting project and once built it becomes
quite an eye-catching ornament. It is aimed
for children 10+ but my son who is 7 was perfectly capable of completing it on
The pieces are all numbered
which helps considerably; otherwise in this case you would be at it forever as
the Colosseum is made up of many similar looking pieces. Not only are they numbered they also have a
handy little arrow that shows you where the next piece should be placed, up,
down or sideways and gradually piece by piece you see the striking Colosseum
I must admit having had
such a positive experience this time I am glad I finally have some new
Christmas present ideas to pursue. When
we blog about toys so regularly I often get asked what do you get the boys for
Christmas? It is somewhat tricky, but Ravensburger have heaps more 3D puzzles
to pick from including ones that actually light up, you can see them all on the website so
I think I am sorted phew!
The building of the
Colosseum kept eldest happily occupied for ages, he spent a few hours each day
and then when he finally finished he proudly showed if off to everyone just before bedtime.
With summer currently hiding here and it
getting colder and raining more, these jigsaws are wonderful entertainment and
a great way to introduce your children to the most famous buildings around the
world. So they are very educational in
that respect, plus handling all the pieces is good for fine motor skills. The end result is very sturdy; the pieces
bend round well to slot into the stand.
RRP of £24.99 seems reasonable given the entertainment value and the quality of
the set. I will definitely be extending