Our Own Eiffel Tower

I will always remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower, I was blown away. I remember looking up and just thinking WOW. Although big J and I were desperate to go up, Daddy was not as excited. 


*looking back to 2007*

Daddy doesn't really like heights so I was a little shocked when he said he would go up.
It was the middle of the day and it was really busy but it was well worth the wait. The views were unbelievable. I have always said I would love to see it at night all lit up, we have only ever seen it from the plane as we have flew over. 
Well now we can see the Eiffel Tower at night every night as we have just made our very own Ravensburger Eiffel Tower 3D Puzzle 
I wasn't sure what to expect as I thought it may be too complicated as most of the pieces looked the same. However each piece was numbered 1-216 on the back. 
The base has the lights which shine white, red and blue.
Each section of the Eiffel Tower was separated by a plastic stand to hold it in place. The bottom half of the tower rested on a black plastic base which had the LED lights in.  
So we started at the bottom. We emptied all the pieces on to the floor. The instructions said that the bottom of the Eiffel Tower were pieces 1-76.
As well as having the numbers on each piece had an arrow too. This told you which way to put the next piece and so on. 

It was strange doing a puzzle without looking at a picture, we worked just off the numbers.

We each took a group of numbers 1-10, 11-20 and so on and then we passed them to Daddy who joined them together. 

To make it 3D there are hinged pieces. I found these quite tricky at first but then realised they just need bending into place. I was scared I might snap them but they are strong plastic pieces.


Once all the pieces for the bottom half of the tower were connected we placed it on the base.

The middle section was harded than the bottom. I'm not sure why I think it might have been just us putting pieces in the wrong place ... oops.

It came together in the end and then there was only the top part to go.

I was really excited to see it all together and to switch the lights on. 

We love it. It stands 44cm tall and it is really sturdy. 

We switched the lights on and the colours are really lovely, its a pity the photograph doesn't really show how bright it is.

It now has a new home in our living room. Its lovely at night glowing in the corner. Actually makes me want to go back to Paris.

To view the entire 3D puzzle collection by Ravensburger visit the website here







*we were sent the 3d puzzle for the purpose of this review, all thoughts, opinions and photos are our own*

19 comments

  1. Wow, this looks amazing! I think my eldest would appreciate an Eiffel Tower puzzle for her birthday :D

    Great review.

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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    1. It's really is lovely once it's made. Lots of fun building too.

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  2. Amazing but looks like I would get so frustrated with it! Haha!

    Ashleigh x
    Being Ashleigh blog

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    1. It's actually not that hard and it was worth it in the end

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  3. We have that puzzle, we are looking forward to putting ours together. X

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  4. I've been up the Eiffel Tower before, years ago. It's amazing! That puzzle looks great! My son loves puzzles but at 2.5 years old he's a little young for this one. #whatsyourweekend
    www.multiculturalmotherhood.com

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    1. Yeah, probably a little too old for him but you might enjoy it x

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  5. This looks amazing! :D Just said to boyfriend, "how awesome is this?" and he replied "I want one!" So I guess we're sold haha. It looks really lovely :) I'm terrified of heights, but I was blown away when I saw the Eiffel Tower and I do sort of regret not sucking it up and going up to the top. I think we will be getting one of these soon... #WhatsYourWeekend
    www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I am hoping to get the Empire State building puzzle next x

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  6. my daughter loves the ravensburg 3d puzzles, done the eiffel tower, not sure which one to go for next

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    1. I've googled and I like the look at the Empire State building at night.

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  7. Wow I love it. It looks amazing. Best jigsaw I have ever seen xx

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  8. A fun puzzle! That would make a good accessory to have in your bedroom. When I get my own place I would be tempted to get one :)

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  9. Oh wow thats amazing. I would have loved something like that at his age! #KidTested

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  10. We've been to Paris dozens of times (my husband's sister used to live there) but we only went to visit the Eiffel Tower properly a few years back. I know, shocking! Like you I was open mouthed when I saw it close up. It's absolutely huge. But it was me who couldn't climb to the top. Since having kids I've developed vertigo. Nightmare! So I stayed on the the restaurant level while the others went up! Tx

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  11. I have always wondered what these 3D puzzles turn out like once they have been put together x

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