4D Game of Thrones Jigsaw Puzzle
What is the 4D? Or 4 Dimensions?
- Dimension 1 - First level flat jigsaw puzzles pieces
- Dimension 2 - The foam pieces that make up the land
- Dimension 3 - The structures and/or buildings
- Dimension 4 - Time - work thru the Time Poster to locate and place each building on the map according to the year it was built. Since they are in chronological order, you will reach the year of the map.
Game of Thrones Amazon link
However in The Game of Thrones the 4th Dimension of Time is used to learn the history and lore of each structure, mark the locations of important castles and villages and discover the natural features and battle locations as they are marked and explored.
What's in the box?
- Brochures and prints
- Westeros Maps
- Suggests to use double sided tape or glue to hold the puzzle together
The first layer is a 1000+ pieces jigsaw puzzle with the various locations and regions of Westeros.
The pieces are in gold, white and black colors mostly, random size cuts and fairly good quality.
The second layer is made of 200+ interlocking foam-backed pieces of artwork images.
This layer replicates the landscape terrain used in the Game of Thrones theme.
This layer adds the 3D miniature items that represent the cities and castles.
- Kings Landing
- Wall (plus more)
- over 45 flags to mark the famous landmarks
- 10 sigils to mark the Houses
- 5 battle markers to learn the locations of five major battles
The Game of Thrones uses the 4th Dimension of Time as follows;
- Structure Archives - Learn the history and lore of each structure
- Castle / Village Markers - Mark the locations of important castles
- Nature / Battle Markers - Natural features and battle locations are
marked and explored
Of course this is not your typical jigsaw puzzle. It's a fairly time consuming project and educational experience for ages 13+ that will take up some good space.
While the price brand new is equally fair for the overall packaged product, I was extremely lucky to buy this one for $2.00 at the local Thrift Store.
As you have seen in the photos, the majority of the product items are still in the closed bags. The Game of Throne jigsaw puzzle pieces were not in a bag so there will be a possible risk of a missing piece.
4D Cityscape website links;
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About Jigsaw Puzzlers
Exploring the Diverse Personalities of Jigsaw Puzzle Enthusiasts
Jigsaw puzzles have long captivated individuals of all walks of life, providing a unique form of entertainment and relaxation. The people who enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles come from various backgrounds and possess distinct personalities. In this article, we will delve into the different personality types of jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts, including the term "dissectologist," the qualities of collectors and hoarders, and the driving force behind the desire to possess certain puzzles.
- The Dissectologist: Passionate Problem-Solvers
The term "dissectologist" has been coined to describe individuals who revel in the process of solving jigsaw puzzles. These enthusiasts possess a deep curiosity and enjoy the challenge of breaking down complex images into smaller, manageable pieces. Dissectologists are often patient, detail-oriented, and persistent in their pursuit of completing a puzzle.
- Collectors: Seeking Variety and Mastery
Many jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts are avid collectors. They take delight in acquiring and assembling a wide range of puzzle designs, often driven by a desire for variety and the satisfaction of building an extensive collection. Collectors are motivated by the pursuit of mastery, constantly seeking new challenges and honing their puzzle-solving skills.
- Hoarders: The Love for Possessing Puzzles
Some individuals who enjoy jigsaw puzzles exhibit hoarding tendencies, driven by an emotional attachment to the puzzles themselves. These individuals find joy in owning and preserving a vast array of puzzles, often displaying them as a source of pride. The act of collecting and possessing the puzzles becomes an integral part of their identity and serves as a source of comfort.
- The Thrill of Completion: Must-Have Puzzles
Certain jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts experience an intense drive to acquire specific puzzles. Whether it's a rare edition, a limited release, or a puzzle featuring a beloved theme, the allure of "must-have" puzzles is irresistible to these individuals. The excitement and sense of accomplishment that come with completing these coveted puzzles fuel their passion.
- Social Puzzle Solvers: Connecting and Bonding
For some, jigsaw puzzles serve as a means of social connection. These individuals relish the opportunity to gather with friends or family, working collaboratively to solve puzzles. The act of puzzle-solving becomes a shared experience, fostering teamwork, communication, and a sense of camaraderie.
- Therapeutic Solitude: Escape and Relaxation
Many puzzle enthusiasts find solace and relaxation in the solitary act of solving puzzles. The process of fitting pieces together offers a respite from daily stressors, allowing individuals to enter a state of mindfulness and focus. Puzzling serves as a form of self-care, promoting mental well-being and providing a temporary escape from the demands of everyday life.
The world of jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts is as diverse as the puzzle pieces they meticulously connect. From the dissectologists who relish the challenge to collectors driven by the pursuit of mastery, and the hoarders who find comfort in possession, each personality type brings a unique perspective and passion to the world of jigsaw puzzles.
Whether seeking the thrill of completion or the joy of social connection, puzzle enthusiasts find solace, relaxation, and fulfillment in the art of puzzle-solving.
(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)