Wow, a geography puzzle with a history tutorial built-in! The 4-D Cityscape USA History Over Time Puzzle is a unique 4-D puzzle that enables you to incorporate the fourth dimension of time as you piece together the growth of the USA.
Layers Help Illustrate the Passage of Time
The first layer of the USA History Over Time Puzzle comprises 806 cardboard pieces and details the territorial expansions from 1783 to the 1900s. The second layer is made of sixty-five pieces of dense foam, including mountain layers, assembled on top of the territorial expansions. Follow the included time poster to assemble and learn the sequence and dates of statehood. This layer presents the United States as we currently know them.
Puzzle Includes 3-D Historic Buildings and Monuments.
Finally, and probably a universal favorite, is placing USA History Over Time Puzzle's ninety-three 3-D historical buildings and monuments in the puzzle in the order that they were constructed. First, snap the pieces free from their plastic bases. Then, using the 4-D Cityscape Time Poster, match the item to the model's picture, locate the correct placement on the puzzle, and insert the model into the foam base.
Watch History Unfold Before Your Eyes
Models include The Alamo, Fort Gibson, Hoover Dam, and many more. Fun, challenging, educational, and memorable, the 4D Cityscape USA History Over Time Puzzle allows your entire family to see the defining moments in history unfolding before your very eyes!
From the Manufacturer: 4D Cityscape USA puzzle allows you to build the history of the USA over the 4th Dimension of Time. Starting with the base layer, our unique jigsaw play showcases the evolution of the USA - based on territorial expansion from the year 1783 to 1900’s. You then assemble the 2nd layer “modern” jigsaw map - which showcases the formation of all 50 states in a time sequence based on each State’s date of established statehood. The third layer is constructed using the 4D Time Poster where 93 of the most famous US monuments & buildings are placed into the puzzle in the order that they were constructed.
The puzzle includes 93 plastic building replicas that depict the Country as far back as 1450 to the modern day. The puzzle includes such iconic structures as Arches National Park, Mount Rushmore, and the St. Louis Arch.
The buildings fit into pre-cut holes in a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle that form the country’s layout and Rocky Mountains.
The product includes a Time Poster that directs you through time as you rebuild America’s famous history.
Start with the base layer that showcases the territorial expansion from 1783 to the 1900s. Then assemble the second layer, which is all 50 states in a time sequence based on each State's date of established statehood. The third layer is when 93 of the most famous US monuments & buildings are placed into the puzzle in the order that they were constructed.
Finished puzzle measures about 26" x 17" x 2.5" tall
Over 900 pieces
Publisher: 4D Cityscape Our Age Recommendation: 8+ Publisher Age Recommendation: 14+ Faith-Based: No
806 cardboard pieces form base map
65 dense foam pieces (including mountains)
93 plastic building and monument replicas
Awards and Endorsements: 2013 Toy of the Year 2013 TOY Award 2012 Parents' Choice Recommended 2011 Toy of the Year Nominee! Japan & Holland 2010 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Winner Gift of the Year Winner
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Flanders Family Homelife
”We took about 5 days in all to finish the entire puzzle. The process was very educational, as we were able to see the country grow before our very eyes.”
”The idea is that you would assemble this 4D map in stages. First, you’d put together the states – as they were claimed as territories, in historical order. Second, you’d finish each state as it became an official state with a different layer of foam puzzle. Next, you’d add in monuments and memorials in 4D fashion – in time order as well.”