The concept of a 3D puzzle was invented by Canadian, Paul Gallant in 1931. It was an overnight worldwide success and it continues to be popular with people who enjoy assembling puzzles which require more challenges than the standard jigsaw puzzle.
The jigsaw is a flat surface puzzle of a favored picture. Some people will look at the picture on the box cover, assemble the edge pieces, and then pursue filling in the remaining picture.
Other people like to match the pieces and create groups or sections and assemble edges and interior as they advance through the puzzle pieces.
The 3D puzzle allows the pieces to be built upward and outward creating a finished dimensional product rather than a flat creation.
- Buildings – Empire State Building, New York City
- The film industry sets and characters like Darth Vader and Marilyn Monroe
- Objects resembling The World Globe, Beg Ben clock
- Vehicles such as the Mini Cooper car, and aircraft carriers
- Statues – U. S. presidents, a selfie
- Historical sites – Mt. Rushmore, The Whitehouse
- Thousands of other miniature replicas to suit your interests
These puzzles may be do-it-yourself creations or purchased singly, or as kits. These replicas may be made with cardboard, poster board, wood, plastics, and metal.
The puzzle pieces differ from the traditional flat puzzle as they are thicker, stronger, and have sharper shaped pieces. The pieces are interlocking or may require being fastened into place with paste or glue. These puzzles have depth, height, width, and duplicate in miniature a physical article.
3D Puzzle Assembling Tips
- Beginners need to start with a 100-piece puzzle before tackling average to hard levels
- Read instructions and study diagrams
- Separate different colors, piece styles, or specially marked pieces
- Start building from the bottom with the flat square edged pieces first; same as the standard jigsaw puzzle. Outside pieces usually have square cut notches.
- Assemble sectional areas
- Connect large sections to the foundation. (Follow detailed diagrams)
Benefits of Puzzle Solving
Jigsaw puzzles as well as 3D puzzles offer a leisure time activity, relaxation and improving dispositions, logic, problem solving, increase concentration and brain activity, visual memory, improves memory, sparks brain chemistry, develops patience for details, and moving slower, dexterity assembling skills, develop spatial awareness, heighten creativity and imagination, and functioning pleasantly with self or others.
Read more at https://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/3D-Puzzles-Challenges-All-Hobbyists.