Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ravensburger's Neuschwanstein Castle - Review and Giveaway

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
 
Every mom is the queen of her "castle" and for Mother’s Day – and everyday – she can have one of her very own! Ravensburger, which is known for its superior quality puzzles, is offering a 3D puzzle replica of Germany’s iconic Neuschwanstein castle, the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella's Palace. The 216-pc puzzle is made of precision-cut plastic pieces that snap perfectly into place – no glue is ever needed – and molded plastic pieces to "crown" the castle, all for the princely sum of $49.99.
puzzle pieces and instruction booklet
 
  Every little girl, at one time in her life, has most likely dreamed of being a princess and living in a castle.  The architecture and grandeur of Neuschwanstein Castle is breathtaking and has probably invoked imaginations of what it would be like to live there.  Ravensburger has created a plastic replica of the castle in the form of a 3D puzzle. 

My "prince" assembling the castle for his "princess"

My prince, a.k.a. my husband, set out the other night to assemble the 3D puzzle of Neuschwanstein Castle.  The total time spent on assembly was a little over two hours.  The instruction booklet was helpful in guiding Jason on which pieces went where.  Unlike a regular cardboard puzzle, this one has plastic pieces that snap in place.  Each piece is numbered and has arrows to show where they need to fit amongst the other pieces.  Once all the puzzle pieces were snapped in place, the molded plastic pieces were put on for finishing touches.  Although it was somewhat tedious work, Jason had no problem with assembly. 

front view of the castle
 
In my mind's eye, Ravensburger's Neuschwanstein Castle is a cross between a puzzle and a model.  It's about piecing things together and building it up.  There are no extra tools needed for assembly, and all the pieces fit right where they should. 
 
Jason assembled the castle on our kitchen table and was able to move it to a bookshelf without it falling apart.  He had to be moderately methodical about moving it from one place to another, but it stayed in tact.

side view of the castle
 
The finished piece is stunning.  There is a lot of detail and depth to it.  Ravensburger's Neuschwanstein Castle is not a toy and I'm not sure how well it would hold up to being played with, but it is a beautiful, eye-catching decorative piece.
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49 comments:

alissa apel said...

The Medieval House is really cool!

latanya t said...

Spiral-Designer

Kim Pinch said...

I like the World of Books puzzle.

Rachel S. said...

I really like their eiffel tower!

CindyWindy2003 said...

OH boy do I love puzzles, I also like the Atrium Garden
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Maegan Morin said...

I would love to get this owl puzzle for my kids: http://www.ravensburger.com/us/shop/2d-puzzles/children-s-puzzles/owls-10528/index.html

Elena G said...

I like the Bead Magic Weaving Loom.

Jennifer W said...

So very cool! I love their other 3D puzzles, like the Children's Globe and Booklet :)

Renee said...

My daughter would like the Spiral Designer.

Pam OLeary said...

I would like to have the Krypt - Colorful Spiral
puzzle

Sylvia said...

I like the What if? Puzzle - At the Vet's

Sylvia said...

I like the What if? Puzzle - At the Vet's

Nancy said...

I also like their Tower Bridge Puzzle.

Nancy
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DEBIJOT said...

I like the Underwater Puzzle Ball.

Emily Endrizzi said...

I would love the View from Manhattan puzzle.

janetfaye said...

I like Window Buddies puzzle

Kristen said...

I like the Science X: Fueling Future Cars Kit.

Deb PelletierC said...

I like , Kitten in a Basket. nice

Kayley said...

I like the Children's Globe & Booklet.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Another great item is the Rooftop Garden puzzle

Pam said...

I love the Midtown Manhattan, NYC 1,500 piece puzzle

Heather B said...

The Spiral designer reminds me of the Spirograph I had as a kid. I LOVED it!

Becky Lyon said...

Impressive, but now can Jason put the broken pieces of my life back together in 2 hours?

Josh Howell said...

This castle would look great in my dungeon. I hope I win!

Shea123 said...

I like the Eiffel Tower by Night!

Xty C said...

I like the Make 'n' Break

Lauren said...

I like the Manhattan puzzle.

penni said...

Love the Bead Magic Weaving Loom!

Robin Wilson said...

My niece would love the Runway Fashions kit.

rubynreba said...

I like the Lighthouse at Night

Sara S said...

The Tower Bridge Puzzle is awesome! That would be fun to build :)

bison61 said...

the game Bugs in the Kitchen

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laborders2000 said...

I would love to have the 3D Lighthouse at Night puzzle to compelte

Angela said...

I like A View of Manhattan

Birdhouse Books said...

I really like the Kitchen Cupboard
Adult Puzzles.

jakiesmom said...

I like the spiral desgner

pmj said...

The spiral designer in the arts and crafts, reminds me of a toy I had as a kid, good times.

bettycd said...

I like the world map puzzle balls

VickeC said...

Frozen Friends
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jlee said...

My youngest is totally into puzzles. He's 3 and doing 100 piece puzzles on his own. I'd love to win the african afternoon puzzle for him!

Kim Reid said...

I like the The Craft Cupboard 1000 piece puzzle, thanks!

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Robin Abrams said...

I like the Frozen Friends
Disney Frozen
200 Pieces Puzzle
Panoramic

snowwolf222 said...

I also like the ravensburger puzzle. My daughter loves Frozen!

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I like the Eiffel Tower by night 3d puzzle

Darby Elizabeth said...

I like the photo puzzles

Candice said...

I love that you can make your own puzzle with a photo.

Heather! said...

I want the Streets of France puzzle. I love Ravensburger!

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the Windmill puzzle

lilyk said...

The Bead Magic Weaving Loom looks very nice!