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3D Puzzles Challenges All Hobbyists

Updated on September 4, 2017
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3D Puzzles

There are many varieties of 3D puzzles. These wooden type brain teasers are long lasting.
There are many varieties of 3D puzzles. These wooden type brain teasers are long lasting. | Source

Jigsaw Puzzle Versus 3D Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are fun, interesting, relaxing, and adventuresome as we assemble the pieces to create a whole picture. Some people will look at the picture on the box cover, assemble the edge pieces, then pursue filling in the remaining picture.

Other people like to match the pieces and create groups or sections and assemble edges and interior as they advance through the puzzle pieces.

The 3D puzzle allows the pieces to be built upward and outward creating a finished dimensional product rather than a flat creation.

This concept was invented by Canadian, Paul Gallant in 1931. It was an overnight worldwide success and it continues to be popular with people who enjoy assembling puzzles which require more challenges than the standard jigsaw puzzle.

Christopher Columbus 3D Ship Replica

Many 3D puzzles replicate ships, airplanes, cars, space ships and other mobile things. These puzzles are made of paper, plastic, wood, and metal.
Many 3D puzzles replicate ships, airplanes, cars, space ships and other mobile things. These puzzles are made of paper, plastic, wood, and metal. | Source

Multidimensional design

The 3D puzzle has three different variations, but today I am writing about the upright standing model. The pieces are interlocking or may require being glued in place during the assembling process. These puzzles have depth, height, width, and duplicate in miniature a physical article.

An individual may be assembling a famous building, a variety of houses, city skyscrapers, towers, palaces, statues, ancient ruins, religious temples and churches, bridges, educational toys, animals, flowers, circus and carnival rides, ships, planes, trains, and other real items.

These puzzles may be do-it-yourself creations or purchased singly, or as kits. These replicas may be made with cardboard, poster board, wood, plastics, and metal.

The puzzle pieces differ from the traditional flat puzzle as they are thicker, stronger, and have sharper shaped pieces.

3D Cathedral Model

Churches, temples, and cathedrals are popular commercial buildings for 3D puzzles.
Churches, temples, and cathedrals are popular commercial buildings for 3D puzzles. | Source

Puzzle Examples

  1. Buildings – Empire State Building, New York City
  2. The film industry sets and characters like Darth Vader and Marilyn Monroe
  3. Objects resembling The World Globe, Beg Ben clock
  4. Vehicles such as the Mini Cooper car, and aircraft carriers
  5. Statues – U. S. presidents, a selfie
  6. Historical sites – Mt. Rushmore, The Whitehouse
  7. There are thousands of other selections; too numerous for this article.

Brain Puzzles

Puzzles can be brain teasers which help to build confidence and self-esteem.
Puzzles can be brain teasers which help to build confidence and self-esteem. | Source

Benefits of Puzzle Solving

Jigsaw puzzles as well as 3D puzzles offer a leisure time activity, relaxation and improving dispositions, logic, problem solving, increase concentration and brain activity, visual memory, improves memory, sparks brain chemistry, gaining knowledge and learning, develops patience for details, and moving slower, dexterity assembling skills, develop spatial awareness, heighten creativity and imagination, and functioning pleasantly with self or others.

Perplexed

A confused young person who is career undecided.
A confused young person who is career undecided. | Source

Architect or Engineer

Are you interested in becoming an architect or an engineer?


As a child or an adult you may discover that you have talents to become an architect and may consider it as a career. Architects have an idea or a concept of a building. The architect or a team will develop the concept and work together to build a dimensional model of that building. The model will show the function and beauty of the original concept. The visual miniature model of the structure is presented with landscaping or other surrounding environmental conditions to help the client see the overall realistic picture.

Income

Depending on your job description and college degree, annual salaries range from $47,480 to $84,000 (2017). This salary information is available from the Occupational Manual of http:www.USA.gov.

3D House Model on Floor Plan

The floor plan is essential for wall placement when assembling.
The floor plan is essential for wall placement when assembling. | Source

Make a 3D model building

Test your aptitude for being an architect by designing and constructing a house model. First and foremost design the floor plans. The reason for building a model is to help you see a realistic copy of your house design, visualize the interior and exterior of the house, and then take a virtual tour through the building before real construction begins.

Make the first model house with cardboard to test your interest, aptitude, and skill level for scaled model building. The tools will include an architect’s scale, utility knife, and paste.

  1. Use a floor plan as your guide for wall placements.
  2. Measure and cut the wall pieces accurately.
  3. Paste the walls directly to the floor plan.
  4. You will need to scale down measurements in order to have a miniature replica.
  5. Place exterior walls into position.
  6. Top the exterior walls with a roof.

How it's Made - 3D Puzzles

Puzzle Happiness

It's a great feeling of accomplishment when a puzzle has been completed to success.
It's a great feeling of accomplishment when a puzzle has been completed to success. | Source

Benefits of Assembling Puzzles

  1. Fun entertainment for individual, family, or group activity
  2. A leisure activity for relaxation and meditation
  3. Educational
  4. Many varieties of puzzles are available from simple to complex
  5. Puzzles are available for all ages
  6. Hand and eye coordination, dexterity – larger shapes and fewer pieces for children, smaller shapes and more pieces for adults
  7. A variety of artwork to hold interest and determination to finish puzzle
  8. Increase brain activity, creation, and imagination
  9. Develop problem solving and spatial skills
  10. Career enhancement
  11. Tools for educators, teachers, medical professionals, architects, and engineers

New York Wasn't Built in a Day, Either

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    • sanjidaa501 profile image

      Sanjida Afrin 7 months ago from Bangladesh

      Wow!!!! Puzzles.. I am very fond of Puzzles.

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      Louise Powles 7 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I'm not very good with them 3D puzzles. I much prefer the more traditional puzzles.

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