Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Puzzle

Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Puzzle

Ravensburger offer a large variety of jigsaws to suit young and not so young, everyone loves to do a jigsaw and it is a perfect match if you are wanting a bit of ‘me time’. I love Ravensburger jigsaws, they are always fantastic quality and a brand that over time I have found to be fantastic quality and stand above others.
But Ravensburger don’t just do the standard wooden jigsaw, no, they also do 3D jigsaw suited for adults and children. We have a 3D Minion Ravensburger puzzle that we took away with us on holiday last year, and Jake was really happy that he got to create a minion and a puzzle that he was able to keep out on display!

Getting started with the Ravensburger Planetary Solar System puzzle

We have been sent Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Set to review and I personally couldn’t wait to get started. As you can quite see, it looks amazing and gives an instant ‘wow’ effect. The 3D puzzles are scaled to represent the different sizes of the planets and with this set of 8 different 3D puzzles you can build and create the Solar System in miniature.
The contents of the box:-
Saturn and Jupiter have 108 pieces
Uranus and Neptune have 72 pieces
Earth and Venus have 54 pieces
Mars and Mercury have 27 pieces
Moon
Planetary stands
Clear thread for use for hanging
Cardboard push out rings for Saturn & Uranus
Cardboard push out rings to create the sun
Instructions
Large reversible poster
The set is amazing, and contains 522 pieces all together. We first started on the creation of the planets, taking one planet out at a time so pieces wouldn’t get mixed up with others, each puzzle piece is printed with a number on the reverse side, so you can either assemble the puzzle by eye, or just by following the numbers.
The puzzle was really enjoyable to put together, we did it in number order adding each consecutive number after another.
Each puzzle has curved, high quality plastic pieces and comes with with its own stand so the whole set can sit on the colourful Solar System poster (which includes facts about each of the planets) and is also perfect for children as they learn about the Solar System, so they can see the size of the planets in comparison to Earth. This set just makes the mind open up to the size of the worlds around us. This puzzle uses unique plastic pieces, which slot together to build this sturdy and strong model. No glue required!
The detailing on the planets is also really high with the colours showing brilliantly and each planets features presented well.
The planets can also be suspended by clear thread, Jake wants these to be in his bedroom from hanging from the ceiling which we will put up after we have decorated it. To add the thread all you need to do is tie a few knots into the thread and push through the hollow planet and then place the final puzzle piece on and this will secure the thread into place and won’t come back through when being hung.
The set also includes a kit so you can assemble the Sun which to me was a bit more trickier to put together.
I pushed out the rings from the cardboard and then made a knot into the inner ring, working the way out by knotting, and leaving gaps, and continuing this process until complete.
The sun is now complete and hangs very well with the rings spinning with ease.
Here we have our complete Solar System set.  We are really happy at how well these came together and it feels like a great achievement. I’m excited to get these hung in Jake’s room once I have finished decorating within the next few weeks and can’t wait to see how they look.

Our Thoughts

Ravensburger have over 100 years’ worth of experience in the manufacture of puzzles. Not only do they make the best selection of puzzles, but also pride themselves on having the highest quality. The Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Puzzle is suitable for ages 7 years and up and I definitely recommend for adults too. It has been great to do and watch as it builds up is quite amazing.
Don’t be worried about the planets falling apart, as once they are made they are very firmly in place. Jake and Grace have spent a good while playing with them and positioning the planets on the Solar System poster without the planets breaking. So rest assured about this as I know this ran through my mind at first when I seen the 3D puzzles as I thought they may just break. Definitely top marks on this set from us, we love it and I think its great that Jake and Grace are learning through this puzzle too.
The puzzle is available from Amazon
You can read about some our other Ravensburger adventures here:

Mummy H, Jake & Grace

 

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WE WAS SENT THIS ITEM TO REVIEW FREE OF CHARGE. OUR OPINIONS ARE IN NO WAY SWAYED BY THIS. ALL OUR REVIEWS ARE OUR HONEST THOUGHTS & FEELINGS.

6 Thoughts to “Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Puzzle”

  1. susan smith

    This looks fabulous and great for the older kids

  2. Rebecca Whatmore

    This looks a lovely jigsaw and educational too as well as fun!

  3. Margaret Gallagher

    Havent seen this – will be great for my nephews birthday come September

  4. Samantha O'D

    they look great

  5. Rosemary Tily

    I would like to have a go at these Ravensburger 3D Planetary Solar System Sets myself and might even be prepared to let a grandchild and their friends help me. They are certainly very helpful when I try to play Minecraft or use a new App. and as for personalising photos! It is amazing just how skilled even young children are with screen based games so these days its even more important to develop their motor skills, perseverance, eye hand co-ordination and the social skills needed to help aged Grandparents complete such brilliant jigsaw!

  6. Ashleigh Allan

    We’ve had a few of these and they are very sturdy. These look great tho and I’m sure my kids would love them

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