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On the Origin of Pieces

Evolve your brain power with the Darwin's Dinosaur Egg puzzle. This brain-teasing puzzle from the Great Minds series will test your mental mettle as you attempt to rebuild the egg from its pieces. Perfect for anyone in your life with a vivid imagination and an active mind, this puzzle is inspired by Charles Darwin, whose theory of natural selection revolutionized how we think about our origins and still sparks controversy to this day.

Each puzzle reflects an aspect of the "Great Mind" who inspired it, as well as a brief history of their life and achievements, combining learning and play.

An ideal gift for any science whiz or history maven, keep this alluring brain teaser out in the open — it'll attract and keep the attention of your friends! Made in China.

Designed to engage the psyche, the Great Minds series brings together intellectually stimulating puzzles with some of the greatest thinkers from throughout history. Each puzzle reflects an aspect of the "Great Mind" who inspired it, as well as a brief history of their life and achievements, combining learning and play. Perfect for any science whizz or history maven, keep these alluring puzzles out in the open—they'll attract and keep the attention of your friends! Made in China.

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Aristotle's Number Puzzle
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Eiffel Tower Puzzle

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Item ID
23477
Made from
wood
Measurements
3.15" L x 3.66" W x 5.61" H

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DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Entertaining (6)
  • Can withstand use (4)
  • Fun (4)
  • Interactive (4)
  • Challenging (3)

Cons

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  • Family (5)
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    • Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3), Other (3)

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4.0

OK

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from Illinois

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        Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

        Bought as a gift for my son-in-law. He seems to like it.

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        • Yes
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        • Other
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        • Other

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        4.0

        Very Neat Puzzle

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        from Oshkosh, Wi

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        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

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          • Family

          Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

          Great puzzle!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
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          • Other

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          4.0

          Beautiful tabletop piece

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          from Bloomfield, NM

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Challenging
          • Entertaining
          • Fun

          Cons

          • Too Easy

          Best Uses

          • Family

          Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

          I didn't expect this to be mind-boggling, just entertaining and something that would look good as a conversation piece after it was solved. It was all that I expected. I think the wood is beautiful. It was fairly easily solved by my 21-year-old but I didn't have time to try it.

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          • Yes, Yes
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          • Other
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          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          4.0

          Beautiful and Functional

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          from San Diego

          About Me Educator

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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Entertaining
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Too Easy

          Best Uses

          • Family

          Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

          Will make a great paper weight. My husband is a scientist. Was easy for him and my teen. Beautiful though like everything these days, made in China.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
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          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          VERY HAPPY GRANDSON

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          from Portland, OR

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            • Family

            Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

            My 16-year-old grandson loved this puzzle.

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            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Child
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Good to fiddle with...

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            from Atlanta, GA

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            • Can Withstand Use
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

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              • Adults

              Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

              My husband just got a new office and let me go wild with decorating! He fidgets a lot when he's thinking hard or stressed (usually in the form of biting his nails/cuticles) so I knew he'd need some "toys" to keep his hands occupied. He's reported that he's doing just that and this puzzle is one of his favorites to "mess with" when he's in deep thought. If you too have a fidgety husband (or are fidgety yourself!) I highly recommend this product!

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              • Yes, Yes
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              5.0

              Eleven year old grandson aced it!

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              from San Jose, Ca

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              • Can Withstand Use
              • Challenging
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Excellent Puzzle
              • Fun
              • Interactive

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                Best Uses

                • Family

                Comments about DARWIN'S DINOSAUR EGG PUZZLE:

                My grandson solved it in less than five minutes,but the rest of us were stumped! Fun and lots of laughs trying to fit it together.

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                • Yes
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                • Child
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                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                Q and A

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                259votes, 30 comments

                Marisa, UncommonGoods

                Would solving this beautifully sculptural wooden puzzle help keep your brain cells from going extinct?

                Kathie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Again...made in China.

                Penny
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Made in China - NOT for me!

                Jacqueline
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I love the texture and grain of wooden products. This surely would be a fun item to have on a desk or a coffee table to occupy friends and foe alike. But why made in China? I can even that quality is lacking just by looking at the one included photo. What a shame. We have such great craftspeople right here. Let's remember them!

                Sue
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Looks OK but I probably wouldn't get it. Also, as an evolutionary biologist I have to ask what this has to do with Darwin? Sure, he knew about dinosaurs but he's not really associated with them. Maybe if it looked like a finch, or better yet a mockingbird (look it up). Name something else after Darwin!

                Christine
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I love wooden puzzles, but would not buy one made in China.

                Gary and Jean
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Great gift idea!!!

                Mary
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Beautiful wood, but CHINA.

                Eugenie
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I like puzzles, but this doesn't look at all interesting. A puzzle named after Darwin ought to be intriguing.

                Ann
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I will never vote for anything that is made in China and I just don't like it.

                Shay
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Yes and no. Yes to everything about it save the Made in China detail. Great to look at and who doesn't love a challenging puzzle? Just get it made here and I will buy it.

                Margaret
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Good for puzzle lovers...

                Maureen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Agree, make it in USA, but looks like a good puzzle challenge to display on table.

                Lisa
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I would NEVER buy...waste of money, and most get tossed or pieces missing.

                Pam
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Love buying 'made in america'

                Melonie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I would love to have this not only as a conversational piece but for a home decoration. Very interesting! So what that it is made in China? Very few things are in todays market.

                Janis
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Even though it is made in China, it would take a brain to do this one. Good for them. I only know a few people that good do this one.

                Bethany
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Made in China? SO disappointing! I have a "fidgeter" DH who would love to take this apart

                Jennifer
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Not really interesting ;-(

                JoJo
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I like the idea of a wood puzzle anyway, but made in China?

                Gwendolyn
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Thumbs Down!! Great idea BUT SHOULD BE MADE HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, THE GREAT USA!!!!!!!

                Kathleen
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Wooden puzzles are always a nice little item for family rooms, cabins, etc. This is a unique design.Regarding the "Made in China" comments, I agree that I would much rather have American made products...but we are a country that wants Made in America products at Made in China prices with Made in America wages. I would consider this product for a few dollars. I would not purchase it at $25-$30 or more.

                nicole
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                I would like to buy a nicer-quality version of this by a craftsman making a living wage, not a child in China.

                Jane
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Am not buying handmade from China. Make it in US.

                Shannon
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Kinda cool but isn't there someone in Brooklyn that can make this? There's gotta be some hipster you can hire to make these and make them much better!

                Karin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Except for made in China, this is a great additional to the world of puzzles.

                Laura
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Not bad idea, but might be more visually stimulating if different types of wood were used. Also, wish it were made in the USA.

                HOO

                Honestly, you people who say made in China, won't buy, probably buy a ton of stuff from China so...I understand the want to buy local and stuff, and want to also but still you don't have to put it so far out there.

                Debbie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Mind-boggling

                Carmen
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Made in China... How was wood sourced?

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