26 Jun 2017

Despicable Me 3, 100 Piece Puzzle Review

My son adores the Minions and Despicable Me. So much, that his fourth birthday was Minion – themed, complete with a Minion cake, candles and decorations.

To be honest, M and I enjoy the cute little blue and yellow characters ourselves and have watched the first two offerings of Despicable Me a good few times. We now eagerly await the release of Despicable Me 3. It won’t be long before we queue up to watch Gru and his gang take on another super-villain.

Who else loves The Minions?

We have watched the trailer of the new film. I don’t wish to spoil any surprises, but be prepared to meet Dru – allegedly Gru’s twin brother, only he has a head full of hair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These two, along with a pair of Minions, are the characters that make up Ravensburger’s new XXL 100 piece jigsaw puzzle. It retails at £7.99 and is suitable for ages 6 and above.

As we have come to expect of all Ravensburg puzzles, this Despicable Me 3 jigsaw is of fantastic quality. The pieces feel sturdy and are thick enough to survive repeated handling by a child. They are not huge or chunky like some of his toddler puzzles, but at 6 years old J wouldn’t want them to be.

J has always loved doing jigsaw puzzles since he was very young. He still enjoys the challenge they present and insists on doing them independently most of the time. He does however insist that I help lay out the pieces for him and hand him a piece at a time. Or gather all the border pieces and pass them over to him. I have a job title too – the jigsaw-piece giver.

So it was with this one. I spread out all the pieces and we turned them right side up. J then started assembling the puzzle, working from right to left.

Soon it all became a bit too much and I was roped in to help. I suggested working on the edges first. J agreed. It wasn’t long before we managed to assemble Gru, Dru and the Minions. The puzzle was a good size at about a foot wide and a foot and half long. The colours looked bright and vibrant.

Gru, Dru and the Minions assembled in this Ravensburger puzzle

I have a feeling my help will not be required the next time J sits down to assemble this Despicable Me 3 puzzle. He will challenge himself yet again by trying the assembly upside down, from inside out or any other way he chooses. Whatever the method, the jigsaw will do what is expected of any good puzzle. Offer a challenge and a sense of accomplishment when it is solved.

Despicable Me 3, 100 Piece Puzzle Review

Do you enjoy a good jigsaw puzzle? And the Minions? Let me know in the comments if you are a fan of either one or both.

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