Springbok Cool Friends Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Springbok Authentic XZL9600

Title: Cool Friends

Size: 34" x 42.5" or 83.3cm x 1.07m

Pieces: 2000 pieces

Review

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.

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 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.

Comments

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!

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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