Friday Street Puzzle

Brand: House of Puzzles 

Title: Friday Street puzzle

Pieces: 500

Size: 13.5 x 19

The Friday-Street-puzzle is only available in the UK but I received it as a gift from a puzzle friend in Scotland. It was very interesting to receive a puzzle from overseas as I am in Canada. Turns out that this puzzle quality is just as good as any of the other well known brands on stateside. The image is quite a delightful scene. This was a smaller size puzzle being only 13.5" x 19" as a rectangle shape. 

Brand: House of Puzzles 

Title: Friday Street puzzle

Pieces: 500

Size: 13.5 x 19"

Friday Street Puzzle Review: 

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Great

Board Quality: Great

Shape Cut: Random/shaped

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: roof

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Gift

Recommend Level: High

Time: 3.5 hours

Friday Street Puzzle 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. 

Just as an added touch to the experience, I have shown here some very selective and unique cut pieces.

This adds a little trickery to the assembly process as most of these pieces have non-interlocking edges.

They are not of any particular shape either such as star or animal shape but rather completely random and fun!

I started with the red stripes, then worked the text for the street shops. Next the bottom sidewalk with people and the dog. Finally I worked the top greenery-tree areas and left the roof for last.

The following shares some of the close up details the Artist included. The House of Puzzles (HOP) Friday Street Puzzle is still available in the UK.

Friday Street Puzzle Comments...

The Friday Street puzzle was a gift sent to me from overseas. It was produced by The House of Puzzles in the UK and resembles the great quality of Gibson jigsaw puzzles.

That said, it certainly was a delightful experience of color, quality and quick satisfaction. The box was sturdy and the pieces were sealed nicely in the bag inside.

As I mentioned above, the overall experience was terrific. This one would make for a fun family get together as it would be quick enough for one sitting. For me it was short and sweet.

I highly recommend the House of Puzzles Brand if you have the opportunity to get one. 

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