Review: Harry Potter Book 7

Harry Potter Book 7
Harry Potter Book 7 by Mary GrandPre – NY Puzzle Co. – 100 pieces

This is the last of the Harry Potter book puzzles from the collector’s set I received for Christmas from my daughter. I absolutely loved assembling every single one of them – even Book 5 which was quite difficult! They’re excellent quality with fun subject matter, and perfect little *One Coffee Puzzles* you can finish in one sitting (perhaps with a cup of coffee or an adult beverage 😉 ).

I haven’t assembled many NY Puzzle Co. puzzles, but I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve done, and this set has raised my opinion of them even more. They have pieces that are a good thickness and fit together extremely well. The image reproduction is lovely with great detail and beautiful colors, and they were so enjoyable that I’d love to assemble every one of them again! All the pieces were the standard 2 prong/2 hole shape (what I call a ballerina), but there was plenty of variety of size and shape within them; accidentally placing a piece wrong was never a problem. With a puzzle of this size the lack of variety in shapes wasn’t an issue for me at all.

Many puzzlers never bother with small piece count puzzles, and I think they’re missing out. I used to think that anything less than 1000 pieces wasn’t worth my time, but I’ve come to the realization that puzzling is fun no matter the piece count. Puzzles of all sizes, shapes, and subjects make me happy! (In fact, we just bought a box of 10 kids puzzles from the thrift store – they’re only 24 pieces each, but they were so adorable and looked like they’d be pretty entertaining; at $1.99 for all 10 we couldn’t resist 🙂 )

Being an adult doesn’t mean I can only do puzzles with “adult” pieces counts; and I love that NY Puzzle Co. has many smaller puzzles in their catalog. Most of us puzzlers love that sense of pride and happiness you get when your puzzle is complete, and I think it’s just as rewarding to have that feeling when you complete a puzzle you can assemble in the time it takes to have a cup of coffee.

I adore these puzzles, and had the best time with each and every one. They’re wonderful quality and highly recommended. Alohomora! Open the box and unleash the magic. 🧙‍♂️

Details:

  • Title:                  Harry Potter Book 7
  • Artist:                Mary GrandPre
  • Brand:               NY Puzzle Company
  • Piece count:     100 pieces
  • Size:                  Approx. 7 x 9 in. (18 x 23 cm)
  • Purchased:      New (gift)

Quality:

  • Board:               Very good
  • Cutting:             Very good
  • Image:               Very good
  • Box:                   Very good, 7 boxes inside a larger box
  • Fit:                     Very good
  • Puzzle Dust:     Small amount
  • Piece cut:          Offset grid cut
  • Piece shapes:   Good variety within single shape
  • Finish:               Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Very good, highly recommended

 

5 thoughts on “Review: Harry Potter Book 7

  1. exactly the same about small size puzzles! I have tons of “one coffee puzzles” and really enjoy them, because this size offers me opportunity to do puzzles in any place, not only at home at my desk. and i can do puzzles, even if there’s shortage of time)

    some days ago in my puzzle group in russian social media there was a discussion about small puzzles. it was accidentually initiated by the post where there were newly released russian puzzles 100-360 pieces (i am going to write about this puzzles in my blog). some people started saying, they do not understand “this small size, 100 pcs only for kids, waste of money, etc”. others said they like such puzzles.

    i am glad, you like them too)

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