Sunday, October 9, 2022

DIY Pirate Ship, By Calebou - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          3D puzzle / model made of thick quality paper    

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  3 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Art & Craft/ 3D models hobbyists  

 “So….. what’s next?” - that’s the sort of questions the kids love asking (even after a flurry of non-stop, exhausting activity) - 😳 Those are the time when I’m grateful to have little creative things like this “DIY Pirate Ship” 3D puzzle craft kit from Calebou in the house as a quick and relaxed “time-filler” activity (seriously, kids and their limitless energy 🤦🏻‍♀️). 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Super Easy-To-Build Model - This is probably one of the easiest 3D model we had ever built. In fact, it was so simple there isn’t even a step-by-step guide that goes with it. What’s included is a single illustration of the pirate ship model with labels of number showing the puzzle parts. There are a total of 21 individual pieces, each separately numbered, printed on quality thick paper padded with foam core. The whole process involved “popping out” the independent pieces, bending and shaping, fitting and slotting, to form a cool-looking pirate ship! I worked together with my six-year-old, and it took us around 10 minutes to complete the model. Everything was relatively straightforward. Granted, some of the parts (like the masts) were slightly twisted when we were trying to push them into the slots, and this is probably not the most “durable” model (which is quite inevitable given the soft material type), but overall, the parts were well-fitted. I love that no scissors or tools were needed for this craft, which makes it really child-friendly and easy to manage. 

(2) Beautiful Design - The end result is small in size but meticulous in details. From the bowsprit extension at the bow, Jolly Roger flag, masts and sails, quarterdeck at the stern, potholes and so on. It is a lovely decorative item that stands well, visually attractive, and looks amazingly cool! 

(3) Light Weight Paper Product - I also love that it is a paper product, light weight, and came in an unassuming flat pack. There isn’t much information online about the manufacturer, save that it is a business in China specialising in paper products (mainly 3D puzzles), and the products have passed international standards such as EN71 and ASTM. 

Overall, this is a cute little thing that makes me smile! 

Where to buy this: (Website) 

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