Humming Bird Puzzle

This Humming Bird Puzzle by Buffalo jigsaw puzzles was purchased for $2.00 at the local Thrift store.

One thing that surprised me was that it was no too challenging like I thought it might be.

Most often all the pieces are included however there was 1 escapee from this one....sadly of course.

That said, it will have to be passed on for free.....

Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

     Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

Humming Bird Puzzle Quality Review

  • Overall Experience: Great
  • Cut Quality:  Good 
  • Board Quality: Great
  • Shape Cut: grid-like
  • Image Quality: Great
  • Hardest Area: greens
  • Puzzle Dust? not much
  • Finish Quality: Smooth-shiny
  • Box Quality: Great
  • Sealed Pieces Inside Box: no
  • Was this purchased new? no
  • Price: $2.00 (Thrift Store)
  • Recommend Level: High
  • Time: 10.5 hours

Now IF pretty and colour is what you are looking for then here it is. And nothing but pure pleasure. At first I thought this was going to be quite challenging but it went surprisingly well. Here's some details I noted;

  • Very sturdy box (I like that - it protects the pieces)
  • The pieces are quality board made with 100% recycled paperboard and with 90% post-consumer content
  • Has a poster to follow
  • Has a box stand
  • There is slight gleam on the pieces 
  • The pattern is consistent with no really odd shaped cuts but still slightly unique
  • It was a medium challenge for 14+ years

You can see how I tried to determine piles of main colours then laid them out onto the poster boards and I would work each bird and flower areas.

Humming Bird Puzzle 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. 
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

So not sure where to start, I decided to go with the yellows and blue sky first. Turns out the sky area was the easiest part of the puzzle. Then I worked the pink flowers, purple flowers and bigger butterflies. The Hummingbirds were a little tricky to decipher but certainly not discouraging by any means. Finally the big item details were complete and that basically left the smaller flower areas and greens were last.

Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

I took some real close up photos to show off the brilliant colours. The images are crisp, clear and filled with details. This also means there were no blurred areas.

Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"
Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Humming Bird Puzzle

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

ABOUT THE AUTHORWith her self-published book and  over 300 jigsaw puzzle reviews,  Linda has established herself as a prominent social media marketing influencer and jigsaw puzzle-preneur.  If you want to send Linda a quick message, visit her contact page here.

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