The nation's capital comes to life as you assemble this remarkable four-dimensional geographic puzzle. After putting together the city map (with its glow-in-the-dark streets), use the time line to find models of notable buildings and landmarks, from the White House to the Washington Monumenteven National Geographic's headquarters. You can re-create the city over time, replacing older buildings with new skyscrapers as you go.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARDsmall parts not for children under 3 years.
Ages 8 and up. 1,079 jigsaw pieces, plus 57 buildings.
4-D is too much. The puzzle is made of two layers and each layer is exactly the same. In the pile of pieces are two identical puzzle pieces, one for each layer. Also 95 % of the puzzle pieces are exactly the same shape adding to the level of difficulty.
We thought we could get away with only assembling layer 2 and have fun placing the buildings in the cut-out slots featured in this layer. Unfortunately some of layer 2 puzzle pieces are glued to layer 1 forcing you to build layer one first. If you don't build layer 1, layer two does not lay flat on the table top and this causes chaos.
Unless they redesign it, don't buy it if you want a family activity. It should be one layer with the cut-out shapes for buildings and the puzzle pieces should vary in shapes to ease the effort of placing them. I'm sure the same rings too with the other 4-D city puzzles offered today, but I'm not willing to find out.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend