Hummingbird Garden Jigsaw Puzzle

     Brand: Buffalo          

     Title: Vivid Collections - Hummingbird Garden

     Image by: Steve Read

     Pieces: 1000 pieces      

     Size: 26.75x19.75"

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.

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. 

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.

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.

This Hummingbird Gardens Buffalo jigsaw puzzle was purchased for $2.00 at the local Thrift store. Most often all the pieces are included however there was 1 escapee from this one....sadly of course. That said, it will half to be passed on for free.....

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 Buffalo Vivid jigsaw puzzles....

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