For this Herd of Elephants puzzle it was difficult to get a photo without the glare. I usually move my puzzles to a different area to take photos but because of the size of this one, I could not move it. That said, it looks so much more better on the jigsaw puzzle table. Herd of Elephants puzzle Amazon Link
Overall Experience: Great
Cut Quality: Great
Board Quality: Great
Shape Cut: Ribbon/grid, firm/snappy
Image Quality: great
Hardest Area: sky
Puzzle Dust? minimal
Finish Quality: Smooth
Box Quality: Solid
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes 2 bags
Was this purchased new? no
Recommend Level: High
Time: 30.5 hours
I did my usual sorting routine.
As you can see in the above photos I had to use 4 foam boards to layout all the pieces. Each foam board averages approximately 500 pieces.
Laying out the pieces onto foam boards also assists with the shading of the colors, especially in this case where there are minimal colors that are blended.
I started with the lines on the blue water and built straight across the water first then the dark green grass along the bottom border. The 2 biggest colour areas were the elephants and the bolt of thunder. Then the brown shrubbery/grass behind the elephants were next followed by the brush and trees leaving only the cloudy sky.
I experienced a couple of humps with the Herd of Elephants puzzle where the word 'daunting' was entering my mind. It seems that more often the pieces just fell into place and I was unsure if they were correct. This ribbon/grid type cut tends to have pieces that fit into more than one place with very little difference. I was really stumped with the trees and the sky so the first half was slow going and the upper portion took a lot more patience.
It was my drive for achievement that kept me moving on as I have been eyeing this one up for a few years now and was determined to see it assembled by me. It was also seeing it assembled by other Group Member Puzzlers that inspired me to tackle it.
The quality is really good with a nice matt finish and the finished image is beautiful. The Herd of Elephants puzzle by Heye comes highly recommended for a great puzzling experience for those who enjoy a challenge and reap the 'Achievement' reward at the end! This is the only Heye jigsaw puzzle I have assembled but here's another very challenging wild life puzzle I assembled which is gorgeous title the Great Horned Owl - it's worth a look!
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About: Heye Jigsaw Puzzle
Where Art and Puzzling Intersect
Welcome to the captivating world of Heye, a renowned jigsaw puzzle company that seamlessly blends art, quality craftsmanship, and innovative design. Join us as we delve into the history and biography of Heye, and discover the magic behind their exceptional puzzles.
A Rich History
Founded in Germany in 1962 by Friedrich W. Heye, Heye puzzles quickly gained popularity for their distinctive and vibrant artwork. Heye was driven by a vision to create puzzles that were not only entertaining but also works of art in their own right. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on unique designs, Heye revolutionized the world of puzzles.
One of the defining characteristics of Heye puzzles is their unparalleled artistic quality. Collaborating with renowned artists from around the world, Heye offers a diverse range of puzzle images that showcase a wide variety of styles, themes, and genres. From whimsical illustrations to intricate landscapes, each puzzle is a masterpiece that captures the essence of the artist's vision.
Innovation and Quality Craftsmanship
Heye has always been at the forefront of innovation in the puzzle industry. They were one of the first companies to introduce panoramic puzzles, which offer a unique and immersive puzzling experience. Heye puzzles are meticulously crafted using high-quality materials and precision-cutting techniques, ensuring that every piece fits perfectly and withstands the test of time. The use of thick, sturdy puzzle board further enhances the durability and tactile experience of their puzzles.
Immersive Puzzle Themes
Heye puzzles cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Their collection includes puzzles featuring stunning landscapes, charming animals, famous landmarks, and humorous illustrations. Whether you're a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or a fan of whimsy, Heye has a puzzle that will captivate your imagination and bring hours of enjoyment.
Collaborations with Prominent Artists
Heye has collaborated with numerous acclaimed artists, further elevating the artistic value of their puzzles. From the vibrant and imaginative artwork, Heye's partnerships with talented artists have resulted in puzzle images that are visually striking and thought-provoking.
Heye Collector's Editions
In addition to their regular puzzle offerings, Heye also produces Collector's Edition puzzles that are highly sought after by puzzle enthusiasts and art collectors alike. These limited edition puzzles feature exclusive designs and are often accompanied by additional collectible items, making them true treasures for avid puzzlers.
A World of Puzzling Delight
Heye puzzles offer more than just a challenging and satisfying puzzling experience. They serve as windows into captivating worlds, allowing puzzlers to immerse themselves in the artistry and creativity of the images. Whether you're assembling a Heye puzzle alone or with friends and family, each piece you connect brings you closer to the captivating scene depicted on the puzzle.
Embrace the Heye Magic
Embrace the magic of Heye puzzles and let them transport you to a world of artistic wonder. Explore their extensive collection and discover the puzzles that resonate with your personal style and interests. With Heye, puzzling becomes an immersive journey through breathtaking landscapes, whimsical realms, and the depths of human imagination.
Where to Find Heye Puzzles
Heye puzzles are available at various retailers and online platforms dedicated to puzzles and games. Visit their official website https://www.heye-puzzle.de to explore their captivating puzzle collection and experience the artistry and innovation that sets Heye apart.
Heye puzzles have captivated puzzlers worldwide with their exceptional quality, unique designs, and collaborations with renowned artists.
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