4D City Scape Time Puzzle – Tokyo

4D City Scape Time Puzzle - Tokyo

4D City Scape Time Puzzle – Tokyo This puzzle recreates Tokyo’s world-famous skyline, not only in three-dimensions, using scale-model buildings, but also along the fourth dimension of time; spanning 100 years of architectural history. The puzzle includes 91 building replicas that depict Tokyo’s Skyline as it appeared as far back as 1920 through to 2012 with the completion of Tokyo Sky Tree. The puzzle includes such iconic structures as the Tokyo Station, Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Tower, and NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building. The base of the puzzle is a traditional 2D jigsaw puzzle that forms the city’s street layout. During the process of constructing the base map, one learns about Tokyo’s neighborhoods, streets, and more. Once the puzzle base is complete, the vertical building of Tokyo’s Skyline begins by placing 91 buildings and skyscrapers in chronological time sequence. This is done by following the enclosed 4D Time Poster. Pieces: 1400+Dimensions: 24 in x 17 in x 3 in / 60.1 cm x 43.1 cm x 7.6 cmAges: 14+Made by: 4D CityscapeModel # 40034

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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