Love Bug Puzzle


Brand: Gearheads Puzzle Shop

Title: Love Bug Puzzle

By: Anslee Connell

Pieces: 500

Size: 22.5" x 16.5"

As soon as I saw the Love Bug puzzle it reminded me of the Bug that my Mom used to drive during my childhood. The overall image is very vintage looking and the  dark colours around the tires and the windshield were quite tricky.

The Gearheads company do not appear to be operating any longer but they sure put out some pretty cool puzzle images while they were. I was offered to review one of their first titled Chevy Gold and it was quite tricky to assemble too however it was at 1000 pieces.

Love Bug Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:  Good

Board Quality: firm

Shape Cut: Grid-Ribbon

Image Quality: good

Hardest Area: The black color

Puzzle Dust? yes

Finish Quality: Smooth no shine

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Sent for review

Recommend Level: Tricky areas

Time: 7.5 hours

Love Bug 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. 

For some reason I must have been so enthusiastic to get started on the Love Bug Puzzle one I totally forgot to take a picture with the border completed but it went very well. It was easy enough to pick out the greens, blue and lettering so they were assembled first. Then I worked my way down the side of the vehicle leaving mainly the black (dark) and white (shades) left. 

The shades of white/greys went together much quicker than the blacks and darks. This being a ribbon-grid cut it is possible that pieces 'appear' to fit in more than one place which was trickiest in the black/dark areas.

Love Bug Puzzle Comments

It should be noted that their puzzles are supplied with a resealable bag which is especially appreciated by us Puzzlers!

The following image shares the information on the back of the box which is about the company and the artist.  It's quite interesting how the Veterans have joined together to bring on a venture of producing jigsaw puzzles of the vintage vehicle  images.  Below that is a couple of closeup photos of the Love Bug puzzle sharing the nice smooth finish to the pieces.

Gearheads also has a Facebook page to contact them or leave comments. Gearheads Puzzles, LLC 

Similar jigsaw puzzles you may like...