As map makers we’ve always been fascinated with the idea of working with our hands to build something. Indeed, the original cartographers of the world used to plot positions all the time using sextants, compasses, charts and in absence of all of those, used to navigate by the stars. What a remarkably different world we live in today, where with a single swipe on our phones or a voice command, one can bring up all kinds of geographic information about a location, its distance to you, population, and countless other factoids of varying degrees of interest!

There’s something to be said about the joy of building something, though, especially in situations like lockdowns and quarantines when we’re really seeking out some form of mental activity to keep us sharp and alert. That was our thought process behind this wonderful product.

Put the whole world in your hands with our exciting new 3D Wooden Globe Puzzle, a great puzzle activity for kids and adults alike. Assemble it for yourself or buy it as a gift for someone that loves to work with their hands, or for your kids to keep them mentally active!


The 3D Wooden Globe Puzzle measures 14cm in width and 17.8cm in height, making it a wonderful kit to display on a mantlepiece or even on a work-from-home space. When you open the packaging, you’re greeted with 4 pieces of light wood that hold every part of the globe, and a set of Assembly Instructions that are pictorial and very clear to follow.

We’ve kept things extremely simple to understand, and you won’t need any special tools or pesky glue to put this together. In fact, the entire assembly should take you no more than thirty minutes, making this a wonderful way to spend some quality time in assembly. If you’re trying to inculcate your kids into understanding and appreciating geography, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon together. It does have small parts though, so it is not recommended for children under 3 years of age.

The 3D Wooden Globe Puzzle is now available to shop on Maps International!