I love vintage cars so this Red Chev jigsaw puzzle caught my eyes instantly. It was also one of my first Puzzlebugs too. I was not aware of what this Brand so I was really impressed with the puzzle images they use as I scanned the Dollar store shelf. They were all so bright and colorful and I could not resist purchasing 4 at this same time.
Title: Red Chev jigsaw puzzle
Size: 18.25 x 11" (46x28cm)
They did only have this one vintage car or I would have bought more. That said, this is actually a photo which is fine but you should know that some photo images can be quite tricky due to the shadows a camera leaves on the image.
The other drawback on these Puzzlebugs is the cut. They are a pretty tight grid cut and by that I mean, there is little variation in the grid cut. A Puzzler can determine which ones are horizontal and which ones are vertical. Good thing because the tips vary, very little. Then there is the gloss factor.
These images are very glossy so it then means that lights are glare become a factor. Being a 500 piece puzzle that measures 18.25 inches by eleven inches, the puzzle board is movable out of the glare's way.
Overall Experience: Good
Cut Quality: Good
Board Quality: thin
Shape Cut: grid
Image Quality: Great
Hardest Area: Brown/green grass
Puzzle Dust? not much
Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny
Box Quality: Thin
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? yes
The 1941 Red Chev jigsaw puzzle by Puzzlebugs is a line from Lafayette LTD based in the USA. Puzzlebugs can be located at the Dollar-type stores at a very low cost.
The low cost comes with a 'price' for thinness in the box and board itself. However the images and price offset the low quality. They are very popular and do have fantastic images that are clear, colorful and very attractive.
OHhhh...but LOOK at this image! It is VERY difficult to resist these images. I have kept this one on my wall because I enjoy viewing it. These make fantastic quick fixes too. I enjoy doing them in between larger puzzles or even to take a break while doing a larger-challenging puzzle.
The pros? Price and image - The cons? quality and thin and sorry about the glare on the images below....I have also done the Fireworks Puzzlebug
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