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As part of our new inventory this year, we’re happy to now have Wrebbit 3D puzzles back in stock! For any serious 3D puzzle fan, Wrebbit has the best three dimensional puzzles out there. Need some data to back up this claim? Wrebbit offers:
Wrebbit is committed to continuing the spirit of ingenious puzzle designer Paul-Émile Gallant, who created the famous Puzz 3D line in the 1990s. Gallant became a renowned toy designer, making 3D puzzles of famous landmarks that incorporated flexible foam pieces that were “rigid enough to be portable and beautiful enough for display.” In 2008, Gallant was recognized for his contribution to the toy world and was included in the Canadian Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Sadly, Gallant passed away in September 2011, but his revolutionary visions paved the way for the new beautiful puzzles of Big Ben, the Taj Mahal, and even Hobbiton!
Check out these lovely new additions, perfect for any 3D puzzlers’ dream displays.
Above: Big Ben is 890 pieces and measures 18.9″ x 10.63″ x 28.74″ when assembled. Recommended for ages 12 and up. If these seems a bit intimidating, try starting with a smaller Big Ben 3D Puzzle - we have several from other brands, too!
Above: Citadel of Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings The Hobbit is 819 pieces and measures 17.52″ x 16.54″ x 25.98″. Want more of The Hobbit? We also have the Hobbit Collector’s Puzzle, a regular 500 piece jigsaw.
Above: Neuschwanstein Castle is a whopping 890 pieces and measures 21.95″ x 11.42″ x 15.26″. This castle in Germany is the subject of many jigsaw puzzles – from 550 pieces up to 4000!
Are you going to see Oz: The Great and Powerful this weekend? For many that have been anticipating the release of Sam Raimi’s theatrical motion picture, today couldn’t come any sooner!
James Franco plays the leading man, Oscar, who is a small-time circus magician thrust into the vibrant Land of Oz. In the epic battle between good and evil, Oscar must put his magical arts to the test to transform into a better man and the great and powerful Wizard of Oz himself. Watch the trailer here.
We all know the happy feeling we get from completing a tricky or challenging puzzle—the feeling of success that is in itself a reward for a job well done. But now there’s been a discovery that that same feeling we experience working on jigsaws and brain teasers doesn’t just affect humans—it also affects chimpanzees!
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) found in a study published last month that chimpanzees “get the same feeling of satisfaction from completing tricky puzzles.” A system of pipes was designed with a goal of moving dice through the maze with a stick until the dice fell into an exit chamber. Nuts were exchanged for dice and the exit chamber removed so that the reward was a tasty treat, but the scientists found that the chimps seemed keen on the game regardless of an external reward.
It was a voluntary activity that became part of the chimps’ daily routine, even when it became more challenging. A more intricate version of the maze was created with more pipes that were opaque. The chimps had to look through small holes in order to see the dice. They had no training and seemed to enjoy the cognitive challenge for the sake of the challenge itself.
To learn more about the chimpanzees in the study (named Phil, Grant, and Elvis!) and the findings of this study, just click the picture below of Phil playing with a puzzle at Whipsnade Zoo.
Monkey around with some of our primate and jungle puzzles and enjoy the feel-good effects, too!
I was sent a wooden chess board puzzle from Puzzle Warehouse - and we have had a lot of fun trying to figure it out and memorize the various ways that it has worked. As this puzzle is a chess board, it is my newest cherished item. Not only does it remind me of all the evenings I have sat and challenged my husband to a game of chess – but it takes me back to when my father first introduced the game to me.
The kids have always wanted to be a part of mine and Dan’s game of chess. This puzzle has intrigued them and has helped bring them a little closer to the game. The pieces are solid wood – which helps to keep them from being destroyed by little hands that are eager to solve the puzzle.”
- Review from aBloggyMom.com