This puzzle recreates Berlin's historic skyline, not only in three-dimensions, using scale-model buildings, but also along the fourth dimension of time - spanning over 700 years of architectural history.
The puzzle includes 138 building replicas that depict Berlin's Skyline as it appeared as far back as 1292, through to 2006 with the completion of Hauptbahnhof.
The puzzle includes such iconic structures as the Marienkirche, Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie, and Kollhoff Tower.
In 1961 you replicate history as you build the Berlin Wall using 60 replica pieces. In 1989, you remove the wall as you re-join East and West Berlin together.
The base of the puzzle is a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle that forms the city's street layout and geography.
During the process of constructing the base map, one learns about Berlin's neighborhoods, streets, museums, and more. Once the puzzle base is complete, the vertical building of Berlin's Skyline begins by placing 138 buildings and structures in chronological time sequence.
This is done by following the enclosed 4D Time Poster.
Assembled size: 24"L x 16"W x 3"H.
My German friend absolutely loves this puzzle. Hours of puzzle fun, and a little history lesson to boot. Would recommend highly.
Ordered from Puzzle Warehouse when an original order from elsewhere was "back-ordered" for more than a month. Puzzle Warehouse got the item to me less than 48 hours after the order - by regular S/H! Can't comment on the puzzle, as it's for a present; but their service is exceptional, and the price was also $4 less than the other company.