This 108-piece Union Jack Sneaker puzzle from Ravensburger is just the kind of gift for puzzle-mad adults or kids of age eight and above. When it is complete it makes a handy pen pot and so there is no need to disassemble it and hope one day you might have the urge to do it again!
Essentially you have to build the shoe on the provided sole template. Upon completion there is a pen pot insert to go inside the shoe and provide some strength.
All of these puzzles are surprisingly easy to build.
The very cool looking Union Jack Sneaker 3D Puzzle uses unique plastic pieces, which are designed to slot together to build a sturdy and strong model of the shoe.
The puzzle requires no glue to fit together and if not knocked around should stay together quite well. Each puzzle piece is printed with a number on the reverse side.
This means you can either assemble the puzzle by eye and trial and error on the sole template, or if you prefer by following the numbers. The size of the Union Flag sneaker puzzle is 21.4cm × 7.6cm × 12.4cm when fully built.
Ravensburger have a fantastic range of 3D puzzles and they are really high quality. The sneaker puzzle actually comes in a number of variants such as US flag, girly girl, Despicable Me 3 and graffiti. The same 3D series also has models of notable buildings and bridges that include Big Ben (clock tower), The Empire State building, Tower Bridge, One World Trade Centre, The Chrysler building, The Eiffel Tower and Minions Big Ben. Other popular puzzles you might like are the 3D world globe, the 3D Volkswagen camper van, a lighthouse and the Disney Castle. Some of these are a little more advanced with 200 pieces or more. The dedicated puzzler should, however, have no problem with these. But don’t go losing any pieces!
Ravensburger kindly sent us this puzzle, because we’re a bit puzzle crazy at PackThePJs! Our opinions remain our own though 🙂 If you’d like to find out more, please visit Ravensburger’s UK site here.