4D New York City Skyline Time Puzzle
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- A Great Way To Naturally Start Conversations About History, Geography, Current Event And More. Helps Instill A Sense Of Patriotism As They Help Build "The City That Never Sleeps" From The Ground Up, Into The Future. Ages 14 And Up.
- Contains 900 Pieces
- Plastic Skyscrapers Are Completely Detailed
- Includes Such Icons As The Statue Of Liberty, Empire State Building, And The United Nations
- Educational ; Teaches the Time Line of the City
- Contains 700 pieces
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From the Manufacturer
This puzzle recreates Manhattan’s famous skyline not only in three dimensions using scale-model buildings, but also along the axis of fourth dimension time, spanning 101 years of its architectural history. The puzzle includes over 100 plastic buildings that depict the city as it appeared as far back as 1812 through to 1971 with the addition of the World Trade Towers, and into the future in 2013 with the completion of the Freedom Tower. Including icons such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and the United Nations, the buildings fit into pre-cut holes in a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle composed of 575 pieces that form the city’s street layout and islands. Includes a Time Poster that includes a history of the city. The online educational feature includes more than 2000 facts. Ages 14 and up. Assembled 28" x 12" x 4".
From the Manufacturer
40010 New York Time Puzzle (840+pcs)
This puzzle recreates Manhattan’s famous skyline, not only in three dimensions using scale-model buildings, but also along the fourth dimension of time, spanning 201 years of architectural history. The puzzle includes 120 plastic building replicas that depict the city as it appeared as far back as 1812 through to 1971 with the addition of the World Trade Towers, and into the future to 2013 with the completion of the One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). The puzzle includes such iconic structures as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and the United Nations. The buildings fit into pre-cut holes in a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle that form the city’s street layout and islands. The product includes a Time Poster that directs you through time as you rebuild New York’s skyline history. Ages 8+. Assembled 28 inches L x 12 inches W x 4 inches H.
Top Customer Reviews
The detail of the pieces, particularly on the tiny buildings, was rather surprising and amazing, considering their size and the price of the item.
One recommendation that i found very useful and not mentioned in the manual is to get a base (wood, plastic, etc) large enough to serve as the assembly base, as there are so many small pieces in this puzzle, so many buildings and assorted detailing, that you might as well have a base to display the end result permanently, or at least until the puzzle is fully put together and ready to be transferred to a more permanent location.
A few minor disappointments were the fact that the Metropolitan Museum building is not included in the puzzle (arguably the biggest tourist attraction in New York City and major historic building), the detailing on the bridges, compared to the detailing on all the 120 buildings, is non-exhisting, and the same can be said about the World Trade Center Twin Towers, which the manufacturer decided to include with the puzzle as well as having their own places on the final assembled puzzle, even though they don't exist any longer.
Overall, a highly recommended item; Just be prepared to become unwittingly obsessed with finalizing the puzzle and have some water or other liquid handily available, or like myself you might end up dehidrated in blissfull obsessiveness !
The first layer of the puzzle is really tricky, challenging at the same time. The second layer which are foam filled puzzle pieces are much easier to assemble since some of the foam parts comes pre-assembled. The final layer are of course the buildings and its pretty straightforward from then onwards. It took me about 2 days to complete the entire puzzle and the end result was well worth it! They have other 4D puzzles, but I think this one of New York is one of their best!
layer 1 hard paper / cardboard traditional puzzle layer 2 foam layer 3 plastic
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So hard to find a "toy" that my 15 year old son would enjoy (that is not electronic) and extra points for finding something that he would spend time building with his... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jenny Diane
We have a tradition in my family where we always put together a puzzle between Christmas and New Year's eve. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
this was a gift for my husband - it's a cross between a model and a puzzle. He LOVES it!Published 1 month ago by M. Cave