Beautiful Bavaria Travel Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Ravensburger

Title: Beautiful Bavaria

Photo by Kirsh 2008

Size: 6.69" x4.72"

Pieces: 150

Quality Review

  • Overall Experience:  ok
  • Cut Quality:    Good (but loose)
  • Board Quality: Good (but thin)
  • Shape Cut: Grid-like
  • Image Quality: ok
  • Hardest Area: red/pink-tree
  • Puzzle Dust? none
  • Finish Quality: Smooth-satin
  • Box Quality: Great
  • Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
  • Was this purchased new? no
  • Price: 50 cents Thrift Store
  • Recommend Level: medium/low
  • Time: 1+ 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. 

After I assemble the border I started with yellow flowers which started the brighter blue water which started the reflection which started the green fields which started the white/grey mountains which started the dark sky which (lastly) started the pink/red tree at the top. So it worked well from bottom to the top of the image.

As you can see in the images below, even the close ups are not too clear.

Comments on the 'Travel' jigsaw puzzle...

At Puzzle Hobby we like to cover all different types and styles of jigsaw puzzles so when this one presented itself at the Thrift Store, still sealed for 50 cents it was a "must check this out" little deal! Being a Ravensburger I was expecting a 'nifty idea' here due to the 'known' quality of said Brand.

Well such was not really the case. Yes it is a 'nifty idea' for sure with all the 'travel' components in place. As you can see in the images below the following;

  • puzzle pieces are sealed in a plastic bag inside the box
  • inside it comes with a sorting tray, nonslip board, 2 elastic hooks and instructions
  • in image #3 & 4 you can see the 2 holes where the elastic hooks seal the box closed
  • the back of the box also explains how the box seals for travelling, see image 5 & 6
  •  image #7 shares the size of the pieces compared to a standard size puzzle piece
  • image #8 shows the non-slip board which was for the most part non-slip
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Now I do not have any idea how these 'travel' jigsaw puzzles cost in the store as I only paid 50 cents at the Thrift store for this one. However, there were 2 drawbacks to this particular one so it may not be the case for all 'travel' puzzle.

While I was assembling this puzzle, I was putting myself into a travelling position. Flying may be ok unless there was turbulence. The train may be ok if the track was smooth. But I really felt the continued gyration of a vehicle on a road, winding or up and down hills likely would not cut it for me. The pieces being as small as they are require extra attention during assembly but to add to that - and for a Ravensburger (I was surprised) the pieces were cut too loose on this brand new puzzle. I can only hope that mine was a 'one off' situation as I was counting on the 'usual' best quality from Ravensburger.

Recommendation? Let the buyer beware!

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. 


More Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles...

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