Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my PR Info page, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Age Range: 10 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: This illustration by Mike spike is created in a photo realistic style and depicts 365 little things, one for every day of the year. It is a nostalgic stroll into the recent past and the result of over 40 years of collecting small items, some of which are much older than that.
Review: This 500 piece jigsaw is a little bit weird & wonderful, full of little details and objects. It is a mish-mash of colours, textures and shapes, making it really visually interesting and challenging to put together.
The finished jigsaw measures 49 x 36 cm and took me a few hours to complete. The image has all sorts of knick knacks and bit & bobs; antique coins, shells, badges, game pieces, and so on. I love the little wooden train and ducks, and the tiny sheep.
The artist, Mike Spike, created this image using photo realistic technique, and it is incredibly intricate. The more you look at it the more detail you notice, and it is very colourful.
Included in the box is an extra A4 information sheet, which has a large image of the finished puzzle picture, along with information about the artist and the design. I really like these info sheets that Ravensburger include in some of their puzzles, as I tend to use both halves of the puzzle box to sort the pieces. Having the sheet to hand lets me see a copy of the picture for reference while I’m completing the puzzle.
As usual with Ravensburger, this puzzle is made with good quality cardboard, with a linen finish minimising glare. The pieces are well cut and fit together neatly.
5 stars for this challenging and enjoyable puzzle.