Ravensburger 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
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a marble. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- This toy is a marble. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- This toy is a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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From the manufacturer
About the Puzzle
This is the ultimate Puzzle challenge. Instead of using the typical ribbon cut for this puzzle Ravensburger has hand crafted a unique puzzle tool with a spiral cut for a special visual effect once the puzzle is complete. Featuring a silver effect print on this puzzle and no image. The ultimate challenge for any puzzle enthusiast.
Puzzle Quality Made in Germany
From 300 pieces to the world’s-largest 40,320 piece puzzle – and everything in between – Ravensburger has a puzzle for everyone! Our range of puzzles offers different levels of difficulty in a variety of sizes. Choose from landscapes, animal scenes, underwater worlds, and many more. Relax from your busy life, build a beautiful image and a new memory.
The Perfect Fit
We use exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard combined 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.
Puzzle Fun for Everyone
Ravensburger has been connecting generations. A family company since 1883, Ravensburger offers high-quality, age-appropriate games, puzzles, arts and crafts, and science kits promoting playful development, education, and family togetherness. We are dedicated to the philosophy that starting children off early by stimulating their minds and hands helps not only develop fine motor, artistic, and exploring skills but also fosters a sense of accomplishment. Ravensburger has been perfecting puzzles for over 125 years. We use exclusively developed materials and handcrafted precision tools bringing to life a world of ideas, images, colors, and styles that delight and unite puzzle lovers all over the world.
Since 1891 we've been making the finest puzzles and 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. Our cutting tools are designed and crafted by hand. This ensures that no two pieces are alike and guarantees a perfect interlocking fit. Experience the quality! 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.
From the Manufacturer
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.
Safety WarningSmall parts - Not for children under 3 years/
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|Item Dimensions||14.75 x 10.75 x 2.25 in||15.75 x 10 x 35.5 in||17 x 11.75 x 3 in||27 x 20 x 0.1 in|
|Number of Pieces||654||40,320||5,000||1,000|
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Some of the pieces are tricky, they fit in places they aren't supposed to and are very difficult to detect until you reach the end and have leftover pieces that have no homes. Sometimes the incorrectly-fitted pieces would get stuck together, and some of the silver cardboard detached while trying to separate them. This isn't a problem if you're going to Mod Podge the puzzle though, and that is exactly what I'm going to do next.
Another great puzzle from Ravensburger, I would definitely recommend. That said, I am never doing another Krypt puzzle again. Once is enough!
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.