Puzzles?

@ElicBxn (60052)
United States
April 16, 2012 9:12pm CST
So, Sunday we needed to pick up some ink for the blind roommate to ink up her stamp pad. This is one of those that she uses instead of trying to sign things. While we were in Michael's we walked past the wood section and they had these "puzzles" by this company called "Creatology" They had a couple of doll houses, doll furniture to go in the doll houses, the Tower Bridge, the Temple of Heaven, and a flying dragon. I picked up two of the Gothic houses (tho I've now seen one I'd like more) http://www.amazon.com/Puzzled-Inc-1803-Gothic-House/dp/B000HWQDHA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_25 the doll house furniture and... the flying dragon! http://www.amazon.com/Puzzled-Inc-1516-Flying-Dragon/dp/B003LPV8OI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_t_33 So, I've put in about 5 hours the last couple of days putting together the flying dragon... needs a little work, but then I can paint it and figure out a way to hang it! Its going to be AWESOME! Have you ever done a 3-D puzzle? I have, but this is a first! On the other hand, I did put together a doll house for my niece about 20 years ago! You ever constructed a doll house?
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@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I'm afraid that all my construction has been in the fabric media. I'm sure I constructed play houses and such for my kids, but that's too long ago to remember. Do gardens and flower beds count as construction?
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I would say so... besides, my mom made us a little house out of an old sheet that she put over a card table when it rained for us to play in... no idea what we played since "house" wasn't one of my games!
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@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
19 Apr 12
Maybe you played store, or maybe you played that it was a cave with bats.
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I love doing puzzles. I actually bought a wooden elephant to do with a kid I work with. It was 3d and he got excited and really spent a lot of time working on it. I fibd them relaxing and was happy I found obe he liked too.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I like puzzles, but really, these barely qualify as puzzles, if it wasn't glued it fell apart, still, the dragon was neat looking!
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@Nadinest1 (2042)
• Canada
17 Apr 12
My kids and I have put together a 3D foam puzzle....I forget what it was...a castle, church or something. Once we got the hang of it, it was a fun puzzle to do and nice to have sitting around to look at.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I did a foam one too, that swan castle in Germany. But the cats were not going to leave it alone and it fell to their not so tender mercies!
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 Apr 12
I did a few years back...but these are really cool. What fun!
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@MsTickle (24966)
• Australia
29 Apr 12
The dragon does look pretty cool. I've never done anything like that.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
29 Apr 12
I saw a Chinese dragon the other night at Frys but I'm making the doll houses next.
@Hatley (157873)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 12
hi Elicbxn that sounds like real fun. I love puzzles and to be creative with one would be fun. I have never done a three d puzzle but i would love to have a whack at it. I have put a doll house together.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
29 Apr 12
I did a doll house too back about 20 years ago with my mom for my niece. I liked it so much that when my brother moved to Colorado, rather than worry about the movers breaking it, I ran up and brought it home. Its still out in one of my sheds.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
17 Apr 12
We also have here, I made lots of stuff on my daughters dollhouse, I paint. Aside from house and furnitures many kinds of animals and even cars too. I will share you the link you can brows some. http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/4446829/3D+WOODEN+PUZZLES+%26+MORE%21?referralKeywords=wooden+puzzles
@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I have seen the animals, but I really don't have children, I like doll houses, and the dragon is just so cool!
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I've done a couple of 3-D puzzles before. One was the White House and the other was a 4-story Victorian house. Did them with my kids so it was a family thing. They loved it as much as I did. They are such fun! I'll have to make a trip to Michael's now and have a peek at what they have. If they have a dragon, I'll have to pick that up and make it for my soon-to-be granddaughter's big brother. I think he'd love that hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
17 Apr 12
I've been having the two roomies join me while I work on the puzzles, why should they get to goof around when I'm slaving with that nasty glue?
• United States
17 Apr 12
I have not seen these but I think I will look for them. They sound like something my older girls would enjoy doing.
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@ElicBxn (60052)
• United States
17 Apr 12
We got one for me and one for the roomie's niece, but I'll put it together (and probably glue the heck out of it) I kind of suspect that maybe we should wait until she's 3 to give it to her, since the wood is kind of fragile and she's not even 2 yet.