3D Jigsaw Puzzle

Lynette sent away for a toy play kitchen for our grandson Miles.  This is it partway finished.

If he does not like this Christmas present then someday his yet to be born sister may. He'll have many other presents to enjoy.

When it arrived the box was so heavy that we could not lift it. We had to drag it into the bedroom where I could put it together. There were no parts attached to each other.  It was like a jigsaw puzzle but in three dimensions instead of a flat two dimensional set of pieces.

The instruction sheet consisted of fifteen pages without one word on how to put it together.  I'm not exaggerating.  There was not one word. It was all page after page of diagrams.

I'm not a "handyman" so this is a real challenge for me.  But it's fun.  It is difficult but fun, just like a jigsaw puzzle.

Here is the cardboard sheet with the screws, bolts and other fasteners, most of which I have no idea of what they're called.

So far this will be the third day that I'm spending many hours working on this project.  I hope it turns out okay.

So far there is only one piece missing, a door handle.  I'm waiting to see if I find more before calling Amazon.  I wanted to check that I had all the pieces before I started but there were just too many. If there are any more missing pieces I'll find them as I go along.


  1. I'm not good at building myself

    1. I think a few holes are not perfectly straight but close enough.

  2. Kids...boys and girls, love these child size kitchen sets! I believe that Miles will, too!
    We have one that has gone through grandchildren and is now being played with by our great-grandchildren...boys and girls :)
    They can be a challenge to put together and I sure hope that you find your missing pieces, John :)
    Keep us updated~

    1. I found the pieces I thought were lost. I'll post when I'm finished putting it together in a few days.

  3. It's looking to be a good present.

  4. It is so cool! I'm sure he'll love it. And it's amazing how many pieces it comes in. Quite a challenge!

  5. Looks like you had fun putting this together. Missing pieces are frustrating, but I am sure you will get it all together. Looks like a great toy.

  6. I don't even try to put complicated things together. My little brain heats up. It would be my luck that I would put it together then contact Amazon about the missing handle and they would ask me to ship the whole thing back so they could send a replacement. I wish better luck for you.

  7. You did well to put it together.
    I was amazed to read it's very heavy - often kitchen for children are flimsy but that one does look very sturdy.
    Sure the grandchildren will have lots of fun with pretend kettles, saucepans and such when they are in the mood.

  8. I think Miles is going to love this.
    Our youngest Grandson has always enjoyed playing at baking and making meals ... and now he is a little older often helps his mum out in the kitchen. So good to see.

    Going back to your post, this does seem very well made - well worth your hard work in getting it all together.

    All the best Jan


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