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So much fun but such sore fingers!
on 28 December 2011
Lots of the reviewers on here are saying how brilliant this puzzle is and I absolutely agree. It's hours of fun!
A couple of the plus points I have found are:
1. Keeps you occupied for hours, with lots of fun in between.
2. Great for families or by yourself.
3. Brilliant for children interested or in need of geographical knowledge.
4. Has a decorative element - once you've built you can either keep it on display or disassemble it and build again.
5. Despite only being 540 pieces, it feels like so many more and requires quite a lot of thinking because of the obscure shapes of each piece.
6. Each piece is numbered with directional arrows on to help you out.
But, a couple of negatives too:
1. The pieces are hard-ish plastic which means that sometimes they are tricky to push into the puzzle correctly - sometimes leading you to believe it's in the wrong place even though it definitely isn't.
2. I found that the only way I could build the puzzle was by number because of the puzzle being a globe, I couldn't hold it and look at the image on the outside and then put the pieces in too.
3. The effort it takes to push the pieces into place is shocking! My fingers were so sore after trying to convince the piece that it really does belong there (to the extent I was constantly checking the number to make sure I was right).
Overall though, a brilliant concept and lots of fun!