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The Cruiser is an intermediate wooden ship puzzle with 122 pieces. It's designed for ages 8 and up. Assembled, the Cruiser 3D puzzle measures a tabletop-friendly 18.5" x 4.25" x 7" (47 x 10.8 x 17.8 cm). Please note that this puzzle was also produced as "Battleship." The puzzle that we send you might say either Cruiser or Battleship, but the models are identical.
3D wooden puzzles come die-cut on 3mm-thick sheets of high-grade wood, complete with sandpaper. They include a picture of the final assembled model and a numbered chart to help you out if you get stuck. Painted, varnished, or left as natural wood, historical puzzles deliver a challenging, educational and creative activity. No tools or glue are necessary, although you might want to use a bit of white glue if you're assembling your model for permanent display. Some pieces may come pre-painted. Background illustration is not included.
Did you know...?
Some warships have been called "cruisers" for hundreds of years. During the Age of Sail, it meant a frigate or sloop with a cruising mission: scouting, raiding, or escort duty. The word gradually became a class of ships built for these roles. By the early 20th century it referred to a ship intermediate in size between a battleship and a destroyer. When battleships became obsolete in the later 20th century, the cruiser became the largest ship of the line. Today the US Navy operates 22 Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers...the Russians have five cruisers of varying sizes and missions...and Peru still operates the world's last commissioned gun cruiser.