My husband and children might be what you could easily call Star Wars fanatics…they watch the movies countless times and even dress up in costumes for the occasions; and not just at home, either – oh no – they’ve been spotted pretty much everywhere from the library to the seafront in character (the children dress up in public, not Phil…that I know of). So when Ravensburger asked if we’d be interested in reviewing The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Puzzle from Collection 2, I knew that if I wanted to keep the peace in the family, I had better put a request in for this 1000 piece puzzle.
The puzzle was sent out to us, but it missed the hyperspace lane as it took a detour in the post, but it did eventually fly onto our doorstep, which made for some happy space-hoppers.
Kallista and I knew this package was on the way, but Tristan didn’t know what was inside. He was a little surprised, to say the least, and this was one puzzle he was keen to work on. Tristan started on it immediately; finishing up his school work in record time to get started!
Phil doesn’t always work on the puzzles with us, but when the right one comes along, he will work on it until it’s done, and this was one of them. I don’t have as many photos as I might usually as Phil would work on the puzzle in the evenings while I was working; and I didn’t want to have my post filled with photos of him in his pjs…even if he does own a Star Wars onesie.
On more than one occasion I had to ban Phil from putting together any more of the puzzle so that I could get a picture of it….just one more piece…I’m just working on this area…. such determination he has when he sets his mind on it! If only I could get him to use this Force for good 😉
After the frame of the Star Wars puzzle was done, the faces of the characters were the next to be completed; Luke, Chewbacca, and Lando, and the Millenium Falcon, as well, of course.
Then came Boba Fett, one of Phil’s favourites in his (first) childhood.
Tristan and Kallista tried to sneak in during the day while Phil was at work and click a few pieces of the puzzle together.
Before I knew it the puzzle had been completed! Everyone gathered around to have their photo taken along with their accomplishment.
It’s been a long time since Phil and Tristan have worked so hard on a puzzle, and it was good to see their minds at work on something other than creating 3D graphics on the PC of…you guessed it – every Star Wars ship ever conceived.
Yes, indeed, there is a puzzle for everyone, just call up the Force to help you hone in on their interests and put their engineering and spacial relations brain modes into gear.
- Ravensburger Star Wars Collection II 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle is available through fine retail stores and Amazon.co.uk.
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If you enjoy a good puzzle, check out these other Ravensburger 1000-piece puzzles we’ve reviewed:
- Ravensburger World Landmarks
- Which One’s Santa? Limited Edition
- Ludicrous Lighthouse
- Best of British No.15 – The Supermarket
- Flying Home