3D puzzles take the traditional flat-lying jigsaw puzzle and amp it up by adding the dimension of space—you can construct Fenway Park, the Leaning Power of Pisa, or the Brooklyn Bridge. So what do 4D Cityscape Puzzles do, you ask? They add the dimension of time. These puzzles are interactive on an entirely new level, teaching you about other cities through the reconstruction of specific periods of that city’s history.
First, for example you will build the city from the ground up in 1812, then you’ll jump forward to 1910, then leap to 1970, finally settling in with the modern look of today. Each puzzle actually has a completely unique timeline that fits that city’s history.
The 4D Cityscape Puzzles come with multiple layers. The first part is what you’re familiar with: you’ll create a landscape puzzle. The second layer will help form that geographical map of the city. It’s the final layer, the skyscrapers and the buildings, that will take you back to a different time. Each puzzle also includes a Time Poster to aid you.
These educational puzzles have many benefits. They will help you
- Learn how a city develops and evolves
- Explore historic buildings and architectural styles
- Get to know the geography of an area
- Discover the defining moments in history
As an added bonus, they’re great for group play and make great souvenirs from your visits to some of the best skyline places on earth!
Berlin. 1000+ pieces. Assembled size: 24″L x 16″W x 3″H.
With the 4D Cityscape of Berlin, you will span over 700 years of architecture history. In 1961 you’ll build the Berlin Wall using 60 replica pieces. In 1989, you remove the wall as you re-join East and West Berlin together.
Famous landmarks include the Marienkirche, Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Kollhoff Tower.
Hong Kong. 950+ pieces. Assembled Dimensions: 20″L x 16″W x 4″H.
You’ll see 98 years of architectural history up to 2010 with the 4D Hong Kong puzzle and learn about Hong Kong’s neighborhoods, streets, and ports.
Famous landmarks include the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, the Hong Kong Convention Center, the Bank of China Tower, and the International Finance Centre.
New York. 700+ pieces. Assembled Dimensions: 28″ L x 12″ W x 4″ H.
Go back 200 years in Manhattan’s history from 1812 all the way to the Freedom Tower completed this year in 2013.
Famous landmarks include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the United Nations, and the World Trade Center.
Las Vegas. 930+ pieces. Assembled Dimensions: 27″ L x 17″ W x 3″ H.
Viva Las Vegas! Go back 70 years in the city’s history with this 4D Cityscape which won the Gift of the Year prize back in 2010
Famous landmarks include casinos such as The Tropicana, Stratosphere, MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace and The Wynn.
4D Cityscape Puzzles is a great brand that won Toy of the Year awards in 2012 from both Japan and Holland.
Still need some help understanding the concept or just want to see it with your own eyes? Check out Youtube for a nice and brief play-by-play video of construction.