Lee Valley Wooden Block Puzzle

Brand: Lee Valley Tools

Title: Tradesmen and Apprentices

Pieces: 35 Block Set

Size: 6-5/8" x 9-1/4"

Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:  Great

Board Quality: Blocks are very solid

Shape Cut: Wooden blocks

Image Quality: great

Hardest Area: none

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Solid wood

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Gift

Recommend Level: High

Time: 1.5 hours


Assembly

Here is the pile of blocks with the 6 images set in a pile. 

No sorting required.

I decided to focus on one image and the rest would fall into place.

I laid out all 35 blocks in rows then took each one and continued to turn it until it matched the chosen image. Maybe that was why it took so long. I do not know if there was a quicker way to assemble it.

Comments

This Lee Valley Wooden Block Puzzle  is a near reproduction of the original antique wooden puzzle produced in the early 1900s. CLICK HERE to view it.

It is more difficult than it appears because  you are trying to fit the pieces together to make an image and to determine which of the six sides belongs to your chosen image. You can see below a sample of 4 out of 6 different views in the upper right corner representing the images of the sides of the blocks.

The blocks are 1-5/16" cubes with a section of one of six images available to assemble.


The 6 images are the historically common trades. There are poster of all six images for convenience during assembly.

  • Cobbler
  • Baker
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Joiner
  • Blacksmith 
  • Tailor


A solid wooden box with a lid slides open and closed to secure the blocks for storage.

This was a gift sent to me. It is a perfect addition to my collection of 'different' puzzles. However, due to butting up 'puzzle pieces to puzzle pieces' is not my ideal puzzle pleasure. Therefore, I personally would not buy this puzzle for myself. It does make a great gift because it is a tad pricey too.

Tracking

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

Then I have the TO DO list that I am adding from my collection. 

More Lee Valley jigsaw puzzles...

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