Silhouette – A Unique Shape to a Beautiful Puzzle looks at a new type of jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger.

Silhouette 1Jigsaw puzzles have certainly evolved over the years. It used to be that there were 500 and 1,000 piece puzzles, rectangular in shape and usually featuring an outdoor landscape, or maybe a castle. Then we saw an increase in the variety and types of photos used, along with significant changes in the quality and number of pieces. Next, we saw three dimensional puzzles, which are still very popular today.

With that being said, we were especially excited to get a hold of a premium “Silhouette” puzzle from Ravensburger, since it is so unlike a regular jigsaw puzzle. Although several different “Silhouette” puzzles are available, our review puzzle featured the skyline of New York City, complete with close ups of a NYC taxi cab and the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. But what makes the puzzle so different is its shape. The entire puzzle actually forms a outline around New York, so that the peaks of the skyscrapers and the burning torch of the Statue of Liberty appear almost real when the final pieces are put into place. The edge pieces of the puzzle are designed to take on the shape of those famous landmarks, and it is a masterpiece when completed.

The New York “Silouette” puzzle totals 1,158 pieces and measures approximately 41¾”L x 26″W. The pieces also featured Ravensburger’s Silouette 2“Soft Click” technology, which creates a slight snap when the pieces were pushed together correctly. We have also included a look at the actual puzzle as completed over 6 days by the Toys Bulletin staff. The New York “Silouette” puzzle from Ravensburger retails for $21.99 and can be purchased directly from the Ravensburger website.

–RJ Cullen


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