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Ravensburger The World on V-Stand 3D, 540 piece Puzzle

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  • Pieces are numbered on the back to help with completion
  • Shaped plastic pieces that fit together perfectly to form a spherical puzzle once complete
  • 22 cm in diameter
  • Can be used as an educational tool or as a decorative piece in any home
  • Challenging Puzzle
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight771 g
Product Dimensions26.4 x 26.2 x 8.1 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 - 3 years
Item model number12427
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English published, English translation, English original, English
Number of Puzzle Pieces540
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Material Composition100% Plastic
  
Additional Information
ASINB000UEL05U
Best Sellers Rank 793 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight821 g
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Date First Available12 Oct. 2007
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Puzzleball® is a unique 3D puzzling concept where each shaped plastic piece fits together perfectly with the next to form a strong and sturdy sphere. Every piece is numbered on the back to help you complete the ball and display it on the enclosed stand for all to admire. The clever v-stand allows the completed puzzleball® to rotate on an axle, similar to that of the earth. The puzzleball® can also be taken apart to complete again another day. This 540 piece puzzleball® shows the map of the world. Puzzleball® makes very interesting and decorative items for any home. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Box Contains

540 piece 3D puzzleball® and rotating stand

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By C. Edwardes on 27 Feb. 2009
Despite the rather mediocre and negative reviews bought this jigsaw and have found it my best buy in absolutely ages. Absolutely brilliant. The globe with the metal display is better than the tray one though the tray is included with the metal one for you to construct it on. Tray a bit shallow to permanently display so glad I bought this one. I bought it predominently to learn where everywhere is in the world and it has answered this requirement and more. Because it takes you a while to find the correct piece it imprints the location and which country. Because I dont use it as a jigsaw but as a learning device I have cheated using the fantastically useful numbers on the back and have put the "sea" areas together using the numbers. Also I have grouped all the pieces into their "100's" so dont waste endless time hunting. Just long enough to let the info sink in but not frustrating enough to forget. So you could just ignore the numbers and use it as a proper jigsaw or cheat a bit and learn countries and whereabouts. As for quality of pieces and design cant fault it. The pieces fit together well and whilst the writing a bit small (definitely need my glasses and good light) they are legible enough. A robust object and can visualise this being built and taken apart and built again many times - until I know where all my countries are anyway! Im 47 and a useful learning tool for me and I suspect for all except very small children. More a tool than a toy but still great fun nevertheless. I think everyone should have one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Satchmo VINE VOICE on 25 Jan. 2011
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This is generally a good puzzle and the fact that all the parts are numbered helps when working on areas of blue sea. My only complaints are that there are NO written instructions included at all (apart from a visual guide for the stand), and although most jigsaw puzzles do not need instructions, in this instance some guidance would have been helpful on issues such as how to insert the final north-pole piece (which in my case was extremely tight) without damaging the existing puzzle-build. (never did solve this)

And..I thought the stand was very poorly designed and (in my instance) was not correctly sized..being too large to hold
the finished globe.. An attempt to bend the wires to correct this resulted in the stand breaking :o(

So ..a fun but flawed product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Simpson on 4 Jan. 2010
I saw the Puzzleball advertised on tv just before Xmas, and thought it would make a fun extra present for my jigsaw loving wife and 2 teenage girls. Although the cost may seem a little excessive in comparison with jigsaws, the quality of the pieces is outstanding, and I feel it is good value. The puzzle didn't take very long to complete, and the numbers on the back of the pieces made it fairly straightforward, but my youngest daughter immediately broke it up as she wanted to do it all over again! Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robbie on 6 Jan. 2011
Prices for this vary enormously across retailers. While some are reasonable others are way too high. I would have been diappointed paying near to thirty quid that some ask.

Completing the land masses and island chains etc was fun and educational.

For those who complain about the numbers on the back, you don't have to look at them you know! If you do and then complain, it is down to your own weakness, not the product's fault.

Having tried to build "bridges" across the oceans following the dotted lines of the tropics, I found sequences that appeared to fit perfectly and even the graticules (line of latitude and longitude) aligned well but I eventually got stumped thinking I had missing pieces. Peeking at the numbers I realised there were duplicate patterns and I had to rearrange my bridges.

Realising that it would be even worse having a clump of open ocean pieces fiting together with matching graticules but not correct according to numbers led me to fill in the oceans by following numbers. I imagine it would take enormous patience to do the ocean without numbers. This was the least satisfying and boring part of the puzzle.

Some peices fit loosely and will fall off until "braced" by adjacent pieces so that is a bit of a frustration. Most fit quite snuggly. Others take a but of force but might fit easier pushed from the inside rather than the outside.

So overall satisfying, fun and educational but with some frustrations unique to a 3D puzzle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jan on 23 Mar. 2011
Bought for 2 grandchildren, one 9 years old and one 10. They both needed a bit of help to get started then they built on their own. Kept them happy for hours. Good value.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Keith on 20 Feb. 2009
This item was bought as a Christmas present for my 11 year old Grand Daughter. I delivered to her home and we started straight away. It was quite challenging and I doubt that she would have managed it on her own. We had some fun assembling it but a degree of patience was required. The result was worthwhile and I now know where Namibia is !!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. Rogers on 8 Jan. 2010
This puzzle was very difficult to complete but it was a great help that all the pieces were numbered on the back! I learnt a great deal about the world whilst completing it. It is very strong and is now standing in our sitting room.
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By Rachel Thomas on 10 April 2014
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This puzzle is actually far more robust than I expected being made from a sturdy plastic rather than cardboard or similar. It is a great way to get your child engaged in geography and intent on making a globe.

One thing I dislike personally, and I'm sure to others it would be an advantage, is that the pieces are numbered on the inside to make it easy to put together. My reason for buying it was to challenge my daughter and get her to learn geography, a subject at which she is frankly useless, however, I haven't been able to stop her using the numbered pieces and get her to put it together from the map. If your child is more compliant I'm sure this would be a great learning tool.

Once together it sits very sturdily on it's stand and isn't at all fragile, meaning it is useful to learn where places are and to see how the world fits together. I would definitely recommend- great quality
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