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Globe 540 Piece 3D Puzzle Ball


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  • No glue required
  • Each piece is conveniently numbered so you can puzzle by the image or number - your pick
  • Comes with a plastic base stand
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.5 x 3.2 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Germany
  • ASIN: B006ROJIBA
  • Item model number: 12433
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,556 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Discover a new dimension in puzzles with puzzleball from Ravensburger. Curved plastic pieces fit together to form a perfectly smooth surface. Each puzzle piece is numbered on the back so you can puzzle by the image or by number - your pick. The finished puzzleball on the provided plastic base stand is a "picture-perfect" decoration for every room.

Product Description

Discover three-dimensional puzzle fun with the Globe 3D Puzzle from Ravensburger. This puzzle challenge features bendable puzzle pieces designed with Easy Click technology, ensuring the pieces fit together precisely with no glue required. Once completed, the globe is sturdy enough that it can be displayed with the included metal rotation stand.

Globe 3D Puzzle
Recreate your very own globe piece by piece with this challenging 3D puzzle.
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Globe 3D Puzzle
3D puzzle stands upright on its own with an included metal rotation stand and has an easy-clean, peel-resistant surface.
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Build Your Own Globe

The Globe 3D Puzzle lets you recreate your very own globe piece by piece. Challenging enough for adults, this puzzle is suitable for ages 12 and up, making it a great hands-on way for kids and teenagers to learn about geography. Once it's constructed, the 3D puzzle stands upright on its own with an included metal rotation stand and has an easy-clean, peel-resistant surface, so you can proudly display your accomplishment and keep it handy for planning your next voyage.

Take Puzzling to the Third Dimension

If you or your child is ready to take puzzle building to the next level, the Ravensburger 3D puzzle collection is the way to go. This collection includes everything from the educational to the decorative, with 3D puzzle buildings depicting famous world landmarks to 3D puzzle balls displaying scenes of dolphins, dinosaurs, and princesses and even globes with educational booklets included. Puzzle enthusiasts will love the fun challenge of taking a puzzle off the flat surface and into three dimensions.

Pieces Fit Flawlessly with Easy Click Technology

These puzzle pieces are designed specifically for 3D construction. The bendable, uniquely curved, hinged, and flat pieces require no glue to assemble and are made of flexible plastic so they don't crease with use. Made with Ravensburger's Easy Click technology and high-quality plastic, the pieces interlock with precision for a flawless fit and hold up against peeling and aging.

About Ravensburger

Ravensburger has been connecting generations for generations. A family company, Ravensburger offers a diverse selection of age-appropriate games, books, and art and craft products that foster enjoyment, education, and togetherness. Ravensburger has been perfecting puzzles for over 125 years, using internally developed materials and handcrafted precision tools to bring to life a world of ideas, images, colors, and styles to delight and unite puzzle lovers. Ravensburger offers puzzles for all ages, from children's super-size floor puzzles to 500-piece jigsaw puzzles and the world's largest puzzle with artwork by Keith Haring. The company also designs 3D puzzles that let you create stunning objects with individually shaped and bendable puzzle pieces. Fun for everyone, the puzzle collection helps children develop abilities like patience, focus, dexterity, and imagination.

Globe 3D Puzzle
What's in the Box

Globe 3D Puzzle with 540 puzzle pieces and metal rotation stand.


At a Glance
  • 3D globe you can build and keep
  • Educational and fun for ages 12 and up
  • Easy Click technology for precise interlocking
  • Pieces made with bendable, peel-resistant plastic
  • Stands upright with stand for easy display

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You can assemble by image or by number.
Ivy
While putting this globe together was fun, it was also a great learning experience for my son who would rather be playing video games.
Russell G. Moore
The stand for the globe is quite nice, and the globe spins smoothly on the stand.
Suzanne R. Arnholt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ck VINE VOICE on October 16, 2012
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Autumn brings the rains, cooler weather, and warming soups at the kitchen table. In our family, it also signals puzzle season. We turn the dinner table into puzzle central, and usually have a thousand-piece puzzle in some stage of assembly.

Working with this beautiful Ravensburger puzzle was decidedly different. It was my first "solo" attempt in years, and the first time I had worked with plastic pieces or toward a spherical result.

Right out of the box, this Globe 540 Piece Puzzle Ball impresses with its quality and complexity. Printing on each piece is clear and yet protected. The edges are crisp, avoiding assembly uncertainty -- pieces either mesh or they don't. The dimensionality also helps when you are assembling portions of the globe where countries are relatively smaller, such as in regions of Asia, Europe and the Pacific.

This puzzle is the hardest I've done, and I don't think working with a partner would have simplified the process much. I sorted the pieces into five numerical clusters and worked on each group, image side up. I found myself drawing on half-forgotten high school geography, travel memories, and occasional peeks at the numbers on the back of the puzzle pieces. The last hundred or so pieces were the simplest, aided in part by the aforementioned quality of the product. I have uploaded an image of the assembly in progress so you can see the quality of the pieces and get a better feel for what assembly is like.

Accompanied by several downpours and cups of cocoa, I finished the puzzle in two evenings. Twirling the globe is a pleasure, and it definitely is usable as a globe.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John H. Henderson VINE VOICE on October 5, 2012
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My son, who just turned six, is a map and geography buff (like his daddy). When I saw this puzzle, I thought it would be fun for us to assemble as well as give him his own globe to reference, so he'll leave my heirloom globe alone.
I did not notice at the time I ordered it that the recommended ages were 11-99. It didn't matter. My son could have assembled the whole thing on his own. Of course, that was mostly made possible by another thing I had not noticed: All of the pieces are numbered in consecutive order on the back with a small arrow pointing to where the next piece attaches. Using that, you are pretty much reduced to deciding which of the two orientations of the next piece fit the current piece. This feature was also good for my son, who is well along in his math, and it was good practice with ordering three digit numbers (There are 540 pieces). Of course, if you are a glutton for punishment, and want to do it the traditional way, nothing will stop you.
The pieces are fairly thick plastic, and they hold together initially reasonably tightly. The completed puzzle is adequately rigid. I don't know if repeated assembly and disassembly will result in the pieces losing some of their friction through buffing the edges.
A temporary, concave, base is included that is helpful during assembly. It can be used as a backing to push pieces into the puzzle and keep the partially completed puzzle from rolling away.
The only minor problem I had with this puzzle was the permanent base. It required a little bending to hold the globe properly. It is also balanced so that a very minor push in the right direction will tip it right over.
The map itself is produced by Repogle, probably the biggest manufacturer of globes today. So there is confidence in the accuracy of the maps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Silva VINE VOICE on October 3, 2012
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This is, without question, one of the finest "puzzles" you can get. Now, purists might try to put together the puzzle globe by looking at the pictures on the pieces and spending the rest of their natural lives building it. Smarter folk will get little bowls and fill them with the numbered pieces (look on the back of each piece, put 1-99 in one bowl, 100-199 in another, etc., etc.) Using this method, it will take a few days to get it all together and actually have a lot of fun at the same time. The benefits, of course, are legion, but primarily: 1) you have fun with your child or children finding the pieces and fitting them together; 2) you learn a whole lot about our planet as you construct the round earth shape; 3) at the end you have a functional globe to use for years. I'd recommend using a puzzle fixative, sold separately by Ravensburger, to hold the pieces together. While the stand is somewhat secure, it isn't perfect, and a misplaced swing of the arm could mean rebuilding that puzzle all over again. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bold Consumer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 29, 2012
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This is my new favorite puzzle idea! It makes studying geography better than painless, actually fun!

There wasn't a fun way to learn geography when I was growing up. This is a great way to do it. Then you have something when you get finished to give a sense of accomplishment.

Ravensburger keeps coming up with just one after another of fun ways to learn. It's not bad for helping to develop coordination either. The bad weather outside this week makes it a perfect "inside" project.

This is a quality product. It does take patience, so it isn't a toy that can be played with for a few minutes and then discarded. It's more of a long-term project, depending on who is working on it and how much time they want to devote to it. That's something to consider if you are giving it for a gift, whether the person has that kind of time and patience at this point in their life.

The idea is brilliant! There are little plastic pieces that are curved so they fit together to make a smooth globe. You get to choose if you want to put them together the way we usually do with a puzzle, by the picture, or you can do it by number. Each has its own learning benefits. As far as displaying the finished product, 8.5" in diameter, that's another thing entirely. How many of us have that much space? I can see it living in a closet and being pulled out from time to time, maybe torn apart and put together again. Ideally it could be displayed on a shelf and pulled out to refer to when different events happen all over the world.
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