8 February 2018

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Jigsaw puzzles have come a long way since I was a child. The new 3D puzzles are amazing. These new jigsaws are not flat but actually create 3D shapes when complete. Read on to find out more about the 3D Big Ben from Ravensburger.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

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3D Jigsaw Puzzles

My youngest is a big fan of jigsaws. He loved reviewing the 3D Despicable Me pencil holder and storage box so much last year that Santa brought him the boot to complete the set. Earlier this year we were asked if we’d like to review Big Ben, another 3D Jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger. I didn’t even have to ask him I knew he’d say yes.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

Now finished, it now has pride of place in his bedroom with his other 3D jigsaws.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

Building Big Ben

Watch the building in progress  ...


The puzzle uses the latest 3D click technology to create a stunning 3D model of London's Big Ben. And uses unique hinged plastic pieces, which slot together to build a sturdy and strong building and no glue is required at all. Once finished it is 41 cm high and it is also actually a clock.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

The puzzle has 216 high-quality plastic pieces and 3 additional pieces which are the spire, clock casing and base so it can be displayed on a shelf or tabletop. It all comes neatly packed in one box.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

Each jigsaw piece is printed with a number on the reverse side, so you can either assemble the puzzle by eye, or by following the numbers on the back. We found it much easier to follow the numbers and to help we separated the numbers out into 4 tubs before we started.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
 Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

My 8 and 10 year olds managed most of it on their own but they needed a little assistance with the clock casing and the spire – this part is quite fiddly, but you get such a sense of achievement when it’s completed! Well, I did.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle
Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

The finished puzzle has 216 pieces and measures 41cm high when complete. It is suitable for ages 10 years and up.

Building Big Ben - a 3D Ravensburger Puzzle

Big Ben

So Ben built Big Ben! Last year we went to London and he saw Big Ben so I think this really added to his experience in building this 3D jigsaw puzzle.

  • Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks of the world. 
  • The chimes of Big Ben have been ringing since 1859. 
  • Not the whole of the clock tower is named Big Ben, only the largest of the 5 bells.
  • The tower called Elizabeth Tower is 96m (315ft high)
  • Each of the four clock faces has a diameter of 7m (approx. 23 ft) 
  • The minute hands measure more than 4m (13 ft) in length. 
  • Elizabeth Tower is currently under restoration and Big Ben may not be heard again until 2021.

Where to buy a 3D Big Ben Puzzle?

Big Ben 3D puzzle is available to buy from Amazon (affiliate link)


What building would you like to build in 3D?

Deb x

Disclosure: We received a complimentary 3D Big Ben Puzzle from Ravensburger in return for an honest review. All content, video and photography is ours.


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