Since childhood, I've been a huge fan of puzzles. I remember my mom used to have this 3D puzzle, before they became a big hit and I would spend hours putting it together. Until one day, the puzzle disappeared and it was never seen again. I recall hearing the puzzle was thrown away because it "got all over the place"... Which I can say that was not true! It was a beautiful castle to that stood a foot high and it had a beautiful landscape. I sure do miss that puzzle...
I do currently own a few puzzles like the standard cardboard ones from the dollar store and one 3D puzzle that I haven't completed yet. I spent a lot of time removing the scraps attached to each piece that came in the 3D puzzle... And it wasn't cheap either! So that was very upsetting for me. I do also have a newer puzzle that's different from any other puzzle that I've seen and that's the FlipStir.
Your probably wondering how this thing works, right? It's pretty simple, but it can be a bit challenging at the same time. You just follow three steps and the puzzle is complete; Shake, Stir and Solve. The puzzle I chose to review is the FlipStir Puzzle / Level 2 / Solar System. The difference between the level 1 and level 2 are the pieces. The level 1 puzzle pieces are straight and that makes the puzzle an easy solve. The level 2 puzzle pieces are wavy on the top and bottom of each piece making them a bit harder to do.
With this puzzle being a level 2, it's a bit more complex because the waves on each piece. You have to do a lot of stirring, tilting and flipping. I had to look at the box a few times to make sure that I had the pieces in the right spot, lol. After about a half hour or so, I finished the puzzle!
As you can see above, the puzzle is complete. You can also see the limited space in the container and I will let you know, this does not come apart! I tried seeing if the bottom or top would maybe unscrew, but no... It's sealed shut. I've done the puzzle a few times after and it started getting easier and easier for me. Like I said, it takes some getting used to. I had my oldest give the puzzle a try and he gave up. He said that it was to hard for him and doesn't want to bother with it... Kids! Every now and then, I'll catch my daughter trying to do the puzzle, but she puts it down as well. It is a fun puzzle and it's one that you have to have patients for.
Here's a little clip giving you an idea of how the puzzle works.
Overall, I'd have to say that this is puzzle gets a five star rating from me. It's fun, unique, challenging and it definitely gets your brain going! Plus, any puzzle that's complicating is worth it!
Looking for a challenge? Check out FlipStir!
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