This 3D puzzle is self-contained and is called a FlipStir because you flip it to stir up the pieces. My puzzle is a Level 2 and it has 10 pieces. Each piece is a half circle with a sticker on the flat part to make that the picture. The pieces are wavy on the top and bottom to fit snuggly with each other. There is an wand that sticks out of a hole in the top of the container with a boot on the end. That is how you move the pieces around to complete the puzzle. Our puzzle when completed made the Solar System.
Our puzzle came while the girls were at youth camp which was perfect because we had a soccer weekend coming up and would be in the car for several hours. I took our FlipStir along. No one played it in the car, but it was perfect to have at the condo we had rented. We weren't inside much, but there were 7 of us (we had a few extras) staying there and we had to wait on everyone to shower and get ready. That gave us plenty of time to give the puzzle a try. Some of us really enjoyed the puzzle and a few of the kids were really frustrated.
There was great happiness when the first person completed the puzzle.
There are five 3D FlipStir puzzles in two different levels currently available. The pictures are Rainbow Pencils, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Solar System, Periodic Table, and the Statue of Liberty. Level 1 puzzles have flat edges. This makes stacking the pieces a little easier than the level 2 puzzle that has wavy edges. The puzzles are recommended for anyone ages 7 and up.
Several awards have been given to the Enlivenze FlipStir puzzles including family awards, puzzle awards, parenting awards, toy and game awards.
These puzzles are a great to leave sitting out on the coffee table for those times when you only have a few minutes to do something, but you don't want to mess with getting out a puzzle with all those loose pieces. They are also great for traveling and I think they would be fun to have several of them and race to see who can complete theirs first.
Members of the Review Crew were given four puzzles to review. Make sure you head over to the Crew blog to read how they enjoyed their FlipStir puzzle.