Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Pencil Pot and Storage Box 3D Puzzle


We have always been a big fan of Ravensburger's quality 3D puzzles. Last year we reviewed their practical Funky Owl 3D puzzle range (a vase that can store water, as well as a pencil pot and storage box to store stationery, bits and bobs) and Abby is still using them.

Ravensburger has released even more designs since, including licensed ones such as Despicable Me 3, which we were sent for review.

Clay was over the moon as he has been collecting his own stationery (so he doesn't have to "borrow" from me and Abby anymore), but still had to share Abby's storage for them. Now he can have his own Pencil Pot and Storage Box to store them all. The bonus is that he could build them (he just loves building things!) and they came in his favourite Minions design too!


Despicable Me 3 Minions Stationery Holder, Ravensburger 3D Puzzle, build your own pen pot and storage box

Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Pencil Pot (RRP £5.99, suitable for 7-99 years) contains 54 quality plastic puzzle pieces, pot base and top, a yellow card paper to line the inside of the pot and instructions.

Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Storage Box (RRP £14.99, suitable for 9-99 years) contains 216 quality plastic puzzle pieces, box top and base, a tray that fits inside the storage box, 4 yellow card papers to line the inside of the storage box and instructions.


Despicable Me 3 Minions Stationery Holder, Ravensburger 3D Puzzle, build your own pen pot and storage box

Despicable Me 3 Minions Stationery Holder, Ravensburger 3D Puzzle, build your own pen pot and storage box

With minimal instructions (to follow the numbers and direction indication on the back of each puzzle piece), Clay completed the whole 3D pencil pot all by himself! He didn't ask for my help to put the top and base on either and presented me the completed pot to my surprise! He was so proud of himself, especially because he has no problem sorting the numbers out.

The pencil pot looks really good, and we love the colour of the rims as it matches the Minions pants!


Despicable Me 3 Minions Stationery Holder, Ravensburger 3D Puzzle, build your own pen pot and storage box

The storage box was a bit more challenging, with corner pieces to be folded and having to find the correct number from the big pile. So I helped Clay sort the first 100 pieces out in tens, which helped a lot and he had no problem attaching the corners either.

Abby eagerly helped Clay with the rest of the pieces, although they struggled to attach the base and the top. Even I struggled as the completed puzzle was quite wonky! However, as soon as it's locked in between the top and base, the storage box became very neat and sturdy. Look at how happy they are!

Despicable Me 3 Minions Stationery Holder, Ravensburger 3D Puzzle, build your own pen pot and storage box

To make it more challenging for the adults, simply don't look at the numbers.

We really love the quality of Ravensburger's 3D puzzles. They are made of solid plastic and even the pieces that needs to be folded are strong. We all love the Despicable Me 3 designs chosen for each item (especially love the side of Gru with the girls), and they are very well printed on too!


Overall a brilliant product range from Ravensburger, we highly recommend you to check the 3D puzzles out. There are a lot of designs, from Big Ben, to vases, orbs and the new Sneaker shaped pen holder, there bound to be something for everyone!