Wasn’t sure what to call this one, as the puzzle box has no title. Nor a company or brand name, much less an artist. It just says “made in China” somewhere, that’s it. And a grid of red letters in one corner,
which I realized shows you where these cheat guides align on the back:
It made sifting through the box to pick out pieces by similar colors etc. pointless, as the red letters distracted me. So I spread them all out on the table, at the start. Another annoyance: all the pieces have exactly the same cut. More than once I had pieces fitted in the wrong spot.
It has serious quality issues. When I first opened the box, I had to separate many many pieces that were still adhered together, and left tiny bits hanging. Also they’re very thin. More like a few layers of cardstock pressed together, than cardboard. I actually had to be careful to avoid brushing my sleeve across the puzzle in progress or pieces would all get pushed out of place, they fit so loosely. Sigh.
But: I like the picture.
My husband looked over my shoulder: “Well, that’s very un-realistic,” he said and I know what he meant: cute young animals sitting together as if for a group photo. Either the original was a digital painting, or the printing slightly blurred. I find it charming in spite of that. I bought it secondhand, but will definitely avoid this type of puzzle in future. Even the box was cheap and flimsy- I reinforced it by gluing a layer of stiff paper inside, shouldn’t feel like I had to!
Assembly below. For several sittings at the beginning I had four top edge pieces in the wrong spot, which put everything out of alignment! But once I got used to handling it gently and keeping my sleeves folded up, I did enjoy putting this together, got into the “puzzle mode” and will probably be disappointed when in future it starts to fall apart or get damaged after several re-workings. (Already quite a few knobs were bent, layers of paper torn, and I had to glue over a dozen pieces that had layers peeling apart straight out of the box). It’s 1,000 pieces: