Maclaren Debuts New Arctic Puzzle Designed By David Netto

Known for their high quality umbrella strollers, Maclaren has recently added a couple of new collections to their buggy line-up. In addition to their child-sized toy strollers, luxurious, holistic bath and body products, organic plush toys and stroller toys, Maclaren recently unveiled a beautiful puzzle that is very different from others.

Designed by David Netto, the new Arctic puzzle meets or exceeds all US and EU toy testing standards and features wooden characters such as Rufus – the polar bear, and his family. Along with a killer whale, penguin, icebergs and other forms of arctic nature, the characters meld together forming an intricately designed puzzle. Instead of punched out puzzle pieces, these beautifully crafted all natural solid hard wood figures encourage imagination.

This puzzle reminded me straight away of the high quality Haba wooden toys, but the difference is Maclaren’s pieces are even thicker than Haba’s!

Although this is recommended for 36 months and up, my almost 2-year-old daughter adores this puzzle and has spent the last two days playing and reorganizing the figures. The puzzle pieces can be arranged on their own or in the tray, which serves as a backdrop for children to learn about life in the arctic zone.

As it is still so new on the market, the Arctic Puzzle is only available through select retailers. Priced at $29.95 through tadpole or oompa.

*Company sent a sample to facilitate this review.*