Love the size of this Cool Friends Jigsaw Puzzle for 2000 pieces.
Assembling the puzzle size itself was a challenge as I ended up turning the puzzle around upside down to complete the top portion.
Brand: Springbok Authentic XZL9600
Title: Cool Friends jigsaw puzzle
Size: 34" x 42.5" or 83.3cm x 1.07m
Pieces: 2000 pieces
Overall Experience: Great
Cut Quality: Awesome
Board Quality: firm
Shape Cut: Random and various sizes
Image Quality: great
Hardest Area: The border
Puzzle Dust? minimal
Finish Quality: Smooth
Box Quality: Good
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: unknown Thrift Store
Recommend Level: highly
Time: 20 hours
Board ALERT! Watch your board size on this one. It is 34x42.5" (83.3cm x 1.07m). I needed to add a foam board section to the top and left side of my 'already' double-sized foam boards. It also makes it difficult to get overhead photos as the board cannot be moved to a lower level so I tried to keep the glare a low as possible.
I did my usual sorting routine.
After I sorted what I thought might be edge pieces, I did a second round of sorting according to colors. As you can see above, I used 6 foam boards.
You can see on the left photo below how I have added pieces of foam to my double-sized foam boards. I could only manage 2 work-in-progress photos as it was difficult to manage getting photos that covered the completed area.
I had purchased this one 5-6 years ago from a Thrift Store because it was 2000 pieces and pardon the pun but I thought it was kinda cool. This is also my first 2000 piece Springbok. It was a challenge at times and I did experience the feeling of 'getting over the hump' with it but once I did, the pieces started moving faster.
So far as the border went, it was not completed until almost the end as it was the blues that were not easy to put into place.
I am pleased to share many close up images due to the wonderful details within the image and even though this was put me to the challenge I surely did enjoy seeing it come together!
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