Balloons, Tiger and New York City 
14" Round Jigsaw Puzzles

The following are three very delightful quick-fix 350 pieces, 14" round jigsaw puzzles that were sent to me by a Puzzle Fairy. I received this very pretty card in the package as well.....SO FUN! A huge shoutout to ALL the Puzzle Fairies who make other Puzzler's day! Thank you!


1. Red White Blue Balloon Ascension Jigsaw Puzzle


Brand: Lafayette Puzzle Factory

Title: Red White Blue Balloon Ascension 

Pieces: 350

Size: 14" round

Review

Overall Experience: OK

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Thin

Shape Cut: Grid-like 

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: Dark Brown areas

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth/shiny

Box Quality: Thin but well sealed

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? Yes

Price: $1.25

Recommend Level: Medium

Time: 3 hours

Assembly

The border is quite colorful but matching it up to the box image helped with that.

I did not do my usual sorting routine but as I sorted out the edges, I turned all the pieces face up onto the foam board. As you can see, it's colorful and its round so determining the edge pieces is tricky. 

I sorted out all the pieces that appeared to have an edge and 'weeded' out the pieces that did not fit the border colors back into the non-edge pile.

Then I built from the outside edges in, starting with the orange/white striped balloon, then down at the green-forest/mountain areas. Once I finished the other multi-colored balloons, only the red-white-blue balloon was left in the center.

This was actually the 2nd of the three puzzles here. I was mildly surprised to discover 3 pieces were missing however a little more surprised to see there were 2 extra pieces as you will see in the image below....that's kinda messed up.....


2. Tiger Pool Jigsaw Puzzle


Brand: Lafayette Puzzle Factory

Title: Tiger Pool 

Pieces: 350

Size: 14" round

Review

Overall Experience: OK

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Thin

Shape Cut: Grid-like 

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: Dark orange colors 

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth/shiny

Box Quality: Thin but well sealed

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? Yes

Price: $1.25

Recommend Level: Medium

Time: 3 hours

Assembly

For some reason I did not get a  photo of the border but it did go together quite easily.

I did not do my usual sorting routine but as I sorted out the edges, I turned all the pieces face up onto the foam board.

I sorted out all the pieces that appeared to have an edge and 'weeded' out the pieces that did not fit the border colors back into the non-edge pile.

Then I started with greens, yellows, pinks and blues leaving the Tiger for last. Some areas of the Tiger were a little tricky but still I found this one to be the easiest of all three puzzles.

Here's some brilliant colors of the Tiger close up...


3. New York Jigsaw Puzzle


Brand: Lafayette Puzzle Factory

Title: New York

Pieces: 350

Size: 14" round

Review

Overall Experience: OK

Cut Quality:    Good

Board Quality: Thin

Shape Cut: Grid-like 

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: Bluish statue

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth/shiny

Box Quality: Thin but well sealed

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no

Was this purchased new? Yes

Price: $1.25

Recommend Level: Medium

Time: 3 hours

Assembly

This time I got a  photo of the border but not a progress image.

I did not do my usual sorting routine but as I sorted out the edges, I turned all the pieces face up onto the foam board.

I sorted out all the pieces that appeared to have an edge and 'weeded' out the pieces that did not fit the border colors back into the non-edge pile.

At first it appeared there could be a border piece missing as I did this one last of the three. I think this was the trickiest of the three maybe due to the darker colors and muted harbour/water/reflection area. But you can see on the close up photos how pretty the image actually is.

Comments

Even though the Lafayette Puzzle Factory seals the puzzles extremely well, one of the 3 puzzles here was missing 3 pieces and had 2 extra pieces. The boxes are of light-weight cardboard and the puzzle piece quality is quite thin.....however they do kinda snap into place and fit well.

One thing I like the most about Lafayette Puzzle Factory is their images which makes them most attractive along with their low price. I have enjoyed several during my years in this hobby. They can be purchased at the Dollar Tree Stores, however, since I do not have access to the Dollar Tree Store at this time and REALLY enjoy round puzzles, a Group member in our Jigsaw Puzzle Connections Facebook Group spotted my comments as I was admiring the Tiger Pool posted by another member, surprised me with these 3 delightful puzzles. So thanks VERY much for your kindness Puzzle Fairy!!!!! 

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.


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