I-Spy Under the Tree Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Briarpatch I-Spy

Title: Under the Tree

By: Scholastic

Pieces: 500

Size: 13" x 19"


Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:  A tad thin

Board Quality: firm

Shape Cut: Random 

Image Quality: good/dark

Hardest Area: The strings of popcorn

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Good

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Sealed at Thrift Store $2.00

Recommend Level: medium

Time: 8 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 quick and easy. The pieces seemed of medium quality so not bad. I did the bottom words which were really easy too. Then I worked all the toys under the tree leaving the tree, lights and popcorn garland for last.

Comments...

I thought this I-Spy jigsaw puzzle would be really quick because it said ages 7+ but I think some of the colors were somewhat 'muted' making it a tad tricky. As I assembled this puzzle I kept wondering how a 7 year old would do with it. 

This one was brand new for $2.00 still sealed in the box and I did enjoy doing it for the Christmas season. I tried to find the riddle solution online but no luck there - I am not good at riddles either ;) 

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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