Krypt Silver 654 Piece Blank Puzzle Challenge
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- Puzzle measures 38.75" x 15"
- Puzzles are fun - on your own, or with family and friends
- Relax from your busy life and build a beautiful image and a new memory
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Since 1891 we have been making the finest puzzles and it is our attention to detail which makes Ravensburger the worlds greatest puzzle brand! Experience the quality you can grow with - piece by piece! Ravensburger puzzle pieces are extra durable to withstand the demands of little hands and promote the development of fine motor skills, association, task completion and independent play.
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Since 1891 we've been making the finest puzzles in Ravensburg, Germany. It's our attention to detail which makes Ravensburger the world's greatest puzzle brand. We use an exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard and combine this with our fine, linen-structured paper to create a glare-free puzzle image for a quality you can feel. Our steel cutting tools are designed and crafted by hand. This ensures that no two pieces are alike and guarantees a perfect interlocking fit.
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|Item Dimensions||10.75 x 14.75 x 2.25 in||10.28 x 13.78 x 1.77 in||10 x 15.75 x 35.5 in||5.5 x 8.5 x 0.06 in|
|Number of Pieces||654||1,000||40,320||28|
Top Customer Reviews
Many pieces will fit more than one location, especially in the first 7 or so rounds of the spiral. You can discern a little texture to the top of the puzzle, and I used this to help figure out those spiral pieces.
After 4 or so weeks, I have the spiral filled to about 8-10 rounds, all the edge, and the corner areas to about 3x3.
They do include a picture of the finished puzzle that will help show the design of the pieces, but the form and direction of the interlocking tabs is distorted! I assume that's by design...
I'm trying to find a method to do this one without resorting to 1) trying every single piece in every location or 2) using the 'cheat sheet'. I've used the cheat sheet a little and even then, you are stuck trying a lot of pieces.
Sorting the pieces into groups by piece design AND size helps a good bit. The spiral get larger as it goes outward. I am thinking of using a caliper and measuring the pieces to avoid having to try them all.
First layers of the spiral are sort of easy and fun. You can pick out pieces and clearly see a curve to them. When you hit layer 8 or so, they lose a LOT of the curve, face inward, get smaller, and are impossible to find!
Have now finished it. Worked on it initially for about 4 weeks or so, then shelved it (carefully, so I would not lose progress).
Restarted work on it yesterday. ~8 hours later we were done.
Nice to have it finished. The puzzle glue is drying now.
If you have to do a solid color puzzle to complete your bucket list, this is a fun one. I love the Krypt format, although I'm not sure if the difficulty came from the shape or from the lack of picture at times.
The puzzle measures 50cm by 70cm when completed, and a 20" x 28" frame will work for it if you want to preserve it.
The shape is what makes the Krypt puzzle line fun. In the middle is a massive spiral, spiraling from smaller pieces to larger, barely curved pieces. Bordering these pieces are irregular, typically triangle-shaped pieces that provide the interface between the pieces making up the spiral and the quadrilateral pieces that make up the outer parts of the puzzle. To complete this puzzle, you have to rely on the obvious factors: shape, size, number of prongs/slots. A guide showing the puzzle piece types in a completed puzzle diagram is provided in a sealed envelope with the puzzle, but it is left up to the purchaser whether or not to open it. Some people like taking their pictures of the completed puzzle with the sealed envelope to prove they did not need it.
The biggest downside to this puzzle I think is that the majority of the satisfaction only comes when you complete major blocks, like all of the border, all of a block-filled corner, or larger portions of the spiral. You don't get the same satisfaction you do from completing part of a picture. However, it provides more satisfaction throughout than a larger piece-count solid color puzzle.
Overall, I found it was a lot of fun to just stop at the table and work on it for an hour here and there. I will definitely do another Krypt puzzle...but I think this time one with a picture. Maybe the Krypt puzzle with the Riemann fractal.
Honestly, the first third went very quickly. The center spirit and border had very unique aspects in each part that made putting it together a challenge, but not a painful one. By the end, you have to b more creative, organizing by shape and size and offset of the nubbins to figure out where they go. It should he said that the puzzle includes a printed page showing the shape of each piece in the puzzle, and while it's not perfect on the say ratio of how wide one foot is to another, it is exactly right on where the "innie" and "outie" parts are.
Excellent puzzle. Hard, but not crazy. Just do it. It's a must for anyone looking to get better at puzzles or just looking for a new challenge