Hometown Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Dowdle

Title: Gingerbread House

Artist: Eric Dowdle

Pieces: 500

Size: 16" x 20"


Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  Loose

Board Quality: Snappy-good

Shape Cut: Random

Image Quality: good

Hardest Area: The dark trees

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $1.00

Recommend Level: High

Time: 9 hours


Assembly

I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The border was tricky to complete due to the dark colors. A good portion of this image is dark due to the scene being a night time theme again.

I had yellows and blues to start assembling the snow-ice and lines on buildings to complete the main portion of the top first Gingerbread house with the orange-like colors.

The buildings behind the trees were tricky as were the homes in front of the skating rink. There were many skater and people figures. Some I recognized as being 'famous' like Marilyn Monroe and Elvis.

Comments...

The finish is always nice on these Dowdle jigsaw puzzles. The image on the full size image looks dark but when assembling the pieces, as you can see below, there is bright outlines on the details that were helpful.

This was a Thrift store purchase for $1.00 with no missing pieces however the cut was really quite loose and the pieces dropped into place and there was no moving sections of attached pieces. They had to be moved and placed one at a time (sadly of course).

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.

Then I have the TO DO list that I am adding from my collection. 


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