“ Brand: Galt / Age: Junior / Pieces: 150 „
The Galt puzzles represent something of a turning point in the world of Jigsaw puzzles. Not only do you get to complete a puzzle, there is often a neat little add on. This one glows in the dark, but I have seen others which you need to rub and others with factsheets and information booklets. In a world where jigsaws are up against console games, it makes sense that Galt are staying one step ahead of the game.
This puzzle is mainly aimed at younger audiences, but puzzle enthusiasts will get some joy in finishing this 150 piecer, as it turns into a crazy space station and a space scene in the background. As with most Galt puzzles, great care has gone into the colours. Bright and vibrant in the foregorund, showcasing a fun-filled spaceship interior, with zany aliens fooling around. My favourite is a little blue chap who seems to be overseeing proceedings! In the background, the colours remain bright, but the depths of space allow for darker shades to be used. Excellent articulation on planets and meteors here bring it to life with a bang.
If you turn the light off, the puzzle will light up and produce a neon glowing effect which is cool. Maybe take it outside and do the puzzle under the stars in the summer. The puzzle measures just under 70cm across, so you will need a flat surface to work on. Not a complex puzzle, but kids under eight might need help as there are quite a lot of pieces to this one.
In terms of value for money, at just under the ten pound mark, this could be a good present for boys who are into space or maybe a quirky gift for an astronomer. Hard to find in stores, but you can buy online from select stores.