« Quilled Creations Beginner Quilling Kit Sportcraft Contender Table Tennis Paddle » 3 thoughts on “Ravensburger African Animals – 3000 Piece Puzzle” 26 of 28 people found the following review helpful “There comes a time in every puzzle when you have to buckle down and do the elephants”!, December 21, 2012 By ARH (The Shadow of the Tetons) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: This review is from: Ravensburger African Animals – 3000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) This is the biggest puzzle I have ever attempted – and it’s a good one, well. My two daughters (ages 13 and 22) were my main co-workers, and it’s taken us a while, but we did it! I’d say that all in all we probably averaged between 30-60 mins a day (combined time) working on this puzzle. We opened the box and poured out the pieces on 6 October. By the end of that day we had found and assembled all but 2 or 3 edge pieces. Then the REAL work began. The short version is that we finished it tonight, 21 Dec – Whew! I’m sure glad the world didn’t end before we could wrap this up! Here’s how we did it. Edges first – no mystery there for practiced puzzle assemblers. Next we did the birds. Their bright colors made them easy to work on. As we did this we also pieced together the hippos, though it took quite a while before they were all the way done. Next was the outline of the rhino – the first time through you will have a hard time telling the difference between rhino and elephant pieces, but overall, the rhino has more of a yellow hue, while the elephants are more gray. While this was going on we also stared to piece together the trees in the upper right-hand corner. Then we tackled the giraffes and gazelles. The hardest part? I’d say it was a toss-up between the big zebras and the elephants. But probably because they were smaller, we finished the zebras before the elephants, and finding the odd piece here and there. My older daughter came up with the quote of the day as we prepared to take on the elephants in earnest. She said, “There comes a time in every puzzle when you have to buckle down and do the elephants”. You just have to buckle down and do it. As for the puzzle itself…I found it to be well made. The pieces fit together nicely. There was a nice assortment of pieces, and it was a challenge to complete. At first we thought that we were one piece short, but we found it! It was 8 months later, but still, we found it! So that’s my experience with this puzzle. Oh, one more thing…you need to make sure that you have a LOT of space for the puzzle and the pieces. It took an entire ping pong table to accommodate the pieces when we did it. All in all, a very nice puzzle. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Great Quality, July 22, 2010 By Lenny G “Homefry1” – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Ravensburger African Animals – 3000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) These puzzles are fantastic. The key thing for me is the quality of the pieces. Since they are sturdy, it makes them easier to handle and they are not easily damaged if you accidently connect pieces that do not fit. At this point, I have been purchasing 3000 piece puzzles. I am planning on purchasing a puzzle with more pieces when my son completes his 3000 piece puzzle. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful Fantastic Puzzle, April 9, 2013 By Dianna Jenkins – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Ravensburger African Animals – 3000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) I loved this puzzle. I like very difficult puzzles and this one was perfect. I was challenging and offered me hours of puzzle fun. The quality is excellent. I love the feel of the pieces and how they ” lock in” They don’t bend when attempting to see if they fit. The colors on this puzzle where dazzling. You need a large space for the puzzle, but my dining room table works great. My grandchildren loved this puzzle and enjoyed finding all the animals in the picture. This is my second Ravensburger puzzle and I will definitely be buying another one. I would highly recommend this puzzle. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.