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Brand: eeBoo jigsaw puzzles
Size: 23" x 23"
I finished this fun puzzle yesterday. I really enjoyed doing it, and I would do it again, if I keep it, which I probably won’t because I have soooo many puzzles and don’t have room for all of them. Seriously, I think I need an intervention!
I was a bit surprised when I opened this new puzzle because I had 16 pairs of conjoined pieces. Fortunately, they snapped apart without damaging either piece. I thought that I would initially begin with the ring of actual zodiac signs, but then decided that I needed to assemble the background first.
This puzzle is divided into four quadrants with the signs grouped based on the linear months of the year and not by their celestial elements. Each quadrant has a different colored background, making it easy to find the appropriate pieces. Since I am a Capricorn, I decided from the start that I would save that sign for last. I didn’t work the puzzle exactly as I thought I would because I ran into a bit of a stumbling block with the actual constellations. Eventually, I just grabbed the bull by the horns and did all of the constellations to get that part out of the way. I ended up doing the sun’s (moon’s ?) face next to last, finishing with my sign. When I was finished, I took both boards outside and joined the two parts together for my finished photo.
Now, if you have never done an eeBoo puzzle, you might not realize that they are square or round puzzles that are larger than the average foam core board. I figured that I would assemble it in mostly two halves, keeping the big face together on the same board. You also should recognize that the grid cut pieces are more of a rectangular overall shape than a square one. This means that once you figure out which direction the longer part faces, you can line up your pieces with that orientation if you choose to. I really didn’t do that except for the constellation pieces.
The pieces are sturdy, but they are not the thickest that I have ever done. The backing feels smooth, but they also feel like they could easily be damaged. I will be taking it apart carefully! The face of the pieces have a glossy finish, with amazing color saturation. I didn’t have any problems with pieces fitting in the wrong spot (my # 1 pet peeve), and there was practically zero puzzle dust. The fit was okay, not super tight, but good enough to carefully pick up a small section of assembled pieces. I would recommend this puzzle for anyone, no matter what your experience level is.
In doing a little bit of research, I found that the signs fall into the Earth, Water, Air, and Fire elements. Earth signs includes Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and those people are detail-oriented, down-to-earth, cultivated, grounded and practical. Water signs include Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer with shared traits of being imaginative, empathetic, emotional, nurturing and intuitive. Air signs include Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. These people are witty, social, spacey, intellectual and good listeners. The Fire signs cover Sagittarius, Leo and Aries, and their members are brave, artistic, confident, passionate and independent. How does this match up with your personality?
Puzzle details: eeBoo, Astrology by Anisa Makhoul, 1000 pieces, 2021.
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