Nature/ Type: Wooden animals & alphabet learning puzzle
Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Recommended age: 6 year-old ++
Who would love this: Vintage wooden puzzle collectors / and kids that love a puzzle challenge
Why I love ❤️ this toy:
(1) Beautiful Design & Connection - I love the unique spiral-shape, the meticulously designed and cut animal pieces that connect beautifully with each other, forming a circular wooden board of multicolour and surprises. I can only imagine that multiple trials and errors, the creative thought process, and precision of craftsmanship devoted into the production of this masterpiece. The jagged and slightly protruded alligator’s scutes were placed right next to the “zigzag” fury part of the lion’s legs; the whale’s tail with indentation fits nicely next to the outline of the monkey’s chin and its joints. The animals are abstract in style, each painted with mainly a single colour, simple and circular in form.
(2) 26 Animals + Letters - This is an alphabetical puzzle, with 26 pieces representing animals each starting with a different letter. We have “B” for bear, “I” for Ibex, and “X” for X-ray fish etc. The wooden base is engraved with 26 letters from A to Z in both uppercase and lowercase at different locations, marking the allocated space for each of the corresponding puzzle pieces. I love the wide selection of animals representing continents from around the globe: we have Panda from China, umbrellabirds of the central and South America, kangaroos from Australia, giraffe from East Africa, and raccoon from the North America. Our kids love solving the puzzle with little hints and clues from the parents, whilst learning about the new animals along the way. I love how innovative, whimsical, and educational this puzzle is!
(3) Material & Quality - George Luck puzzles are made of sustainably sourced timber, with child-safe, non-toxic and water based finishes. They are aesthetically pleasing and done with beautiful craftsmanship. They are timeless collectibles that will be loved and treasured from one generation to the next.
We need more of such beautiful things in life!
[This review was first written and published in Instagram on 9 January 2022]
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