Win a Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle

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Isn’t it wonderful how the Harry Potter series appeals to both children and their parents? Many parents read the books when they were children. Then came the films and now, we’re introducing the characters to the next generation. That’s why toys and games with a Harry Potter theme are ideal for the whole family. This Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle is a great example. It is aimed at children aged six years old and over, but in reality the whole family will enjoy getting stuck in. It is available to buy here.

About the Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw puzzle

We are not a family that regularly does jigsaws. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever done a 500 piece jigsaw. But recently, Lia got really into a unicorn puzzle. So, we decided it was time to take on something a bit more difficult. And this really was much more difficult.

Because this jigsaw is 3D, each piece looks quite different depending on the light you see it in. There are also a few areas of background with very similar colours that don’t have any particular picture on them. These things combined make it quite difficult to put the puzzle together. It is recommended for children over six years old. Lia is six later this year and Libby is seven. In our experience, they were both fine to get involved in putting the puzzle together. That said, neither of them would have had the patience to do it on their own, so it was very much a family effort. Even the cat got involved.

Our tip would be to start with the bits that have a recognisable picture on them and work out from there. The edges are all very similarly coloured, so starting by putting those together wasn’t practical. Once we’d got the writing and the easier bits of the train in place, we focussed on colours and the way the light reflected on different areas to work out what went where. I would definitely recommend doing this jigsaw on a board so you can keep it out and have a go at it whenever you have some time, it’s not a quick process. Finally, it’s much easier to do the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 3D puzzle in daylight because the patterns are difficult to see under artificial light.

Win a 500 piece Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw puzzle

If you fancy a challenge, this is your chance to win a 500 piece Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw puzzle. The prize will be provided and sent by Kidicraft. Please read my competition terms and conditions before entering via the Rafflecopter below.

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43 Comments

  1. Iain maciver
    February 25, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    Magnet Paint & Accessories

  2. Tracy Nixon
    February 25, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    I like the look of the 500 piece ‘Watching’ puzzle!

  3. Avs
    February 25, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Magnetic Paint & Accessories – endless fun

  4. Susan B
    February 25, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    Love the Meerkats poster and the Sharks poster, too. Also love the Howard Robinson range of animal puzzles.

  5. fiona waterworth
    February 25, 2020 / 7:02 pm

    Hogwarts and Hedwig 500 piece jigsaw

  6. Solange
    February 25, 2020 / 8:28 pm

    I like the look of the Magnetic Paint & Accessories.

  7. Kate Davies
    February 26, 2020 / 9:48 am

    I love the orca jigsaw in the national geographic collection.

  8. Rebecca Cusick
    February 26, 2020 / 10:11 am

    Love all the Harry Potter puzzles. The National Geographic ones look fab too!

  9. Karen hutchinson
    February 26, 2020 / 11:23 am

    Love a good jigsaw so would like the turtle one although the magnetic paint sounds great

  10. Angela Treadway
    February 26, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Selfies – T-Rex my sons would love this x

  11. Nadia Josephine
    February 26, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    I love the national geopgraphic ones as my nephew is mad about nature!

  12. Mark R
    February 26, 2020 / 6:52 pm

    We love doing jigsaws so the National Geographic ones would be popular

  13. Sally Collingwood
    February 27, 2020 / 9:07 am

    The 3D puzzle of the parrot

  14. Mrs Rachael Sexey
    February 27, 2020 / 11:51 am

    I love the 3D parrot puzzle

  15. April Woodward
    February 27, 2020 / 11:57 am

    I love the look of the magnetic paint and accessories

  16. February 27, 2020 / 5:34 pm

    We love puzzles in our house, this one looks amazing too

  17. Ellen Stafford
    February 27, 2020 / 5:48 pm

    I love the Africana 1000 piece puzzle

  18. Susan Smith
    February 29, 2020 / 8:07 pm

    Has to be the Super 3D puzzle, looks great fun to complete

  19. Kim M
    March 1, 2020 / 4:33 pm

    Like Flight Of The Macaws x

  20. Ruth Harwood
    March 2, 2020 / 9:10 am

    Love the Jaguar wall poster!!

  21. Michelle Smith
    March 2, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    I like the look of the 3d selfies

  22. michelle o'neill
    March 4, 2020 / 6:31 pm

    the Selfies – Zoo postcards

  23. Lindsey Stuart
    March 6, 2020 / 9:16 am

    I am loving the look of the Animal planet collection especially the flamingo puzzle.

  24. Joanne Hall
    March 8, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    I love the Hogwarts jigsaw

  25. Margaret Gallagher
    March 8, 2020 / 11:09 pm

    Beneath the waves – so many beauties to choose

  26. Lyndsey Cooksey
    March 9, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    Tha National geographic Seal 64 piece puzzle looks great! My after school club children love doing puzzles!

  27. Emma England
    March 10, 2020 / 10:56 am

    We are huge Harry Potter fans in our house so I love the look of all the Harry Potter puzzles. Norbert looks like a tricky one.

  28. James Travis
    March 10, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    Harry Potter Norbert 500 piece jigsaw

  29. Miss claire griffiths
    March 12, 2020 / 11:19 pm

    Harry Potter Norbert 500 piece jigsaw x 🙂 x

  30. paula cheadle
    March 14, 2020 / 11:57 am

    I love the Flight of the Macaw’s, I adore parrots

  31. Amy Bondoc
    March 14, 2020 / 3:44 pm

    Magnetic Paint sounds cool

  32. Sheri Darby
    March 14, 2020 / 8:01 pm

    The Magnetic Paint & Accessories looks great fun

  33. Sue Carter
    March 14, 2020 / 10:51 pm

    All the new Harry Potter jigsaws are great.

  34. A.E. ADKINS
    March 15, 2020 / 5:25 am

    Love the idea of Magnetic Paint & Accessories, may even part the boys from their screens for a while

  35. March 15, 2020 / 1:43 pm

    I love The Hogwarts Express and all the Harry Potter Ones . Would do one and frame it for my grandson while I can’t go out

  36. Jeanette Leighton
    March 15, 2020 / 1:57 pm

    Magnetic paint and accessories would be fantastic

  37. donna jones
    March 15, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    I like the look of the Magnetic Paint & Accessories.

  38. lynn neal
    March 15, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    I love the Tiger jigsaw!

  39. Hayley F
    March 15, 2020 / 6:57 pm

    Selfies – Cats Looks great x

  40. Tammy Neal
    March 15, 2020 / 7:24 pm

    magnetic paint and accessories

  41. kim neville
    March 15, 2020 / 8:18 pm

    I like the Harry potter puzzles

  42. Andrea A
    March 15, 2020 / 11:32 pm

    Flight of the Macaws 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle

  43. Tee Simpson
    March 15, 2020 / 11:57 pm

    I like the 500 piece ‘Watching’ puzzle!

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