5th Avenue In Progress

5th Avenue IP
Browsing & Butterflies on 5th Avenue

I’m assembling a 2000 piece puzzle with an extremely detailed and entertaining image by Charles Fazzino for review, and I think the progress is coming along quite well. Not bad for two day’s work even if I do say so myself. 😉

The quality is much better than expected. Get ready regular readers – this is a Sure-Lox puzzle! I have put together a couple of their 300 piece puzzles recently and have remarked on the better quality; it seems as though they’ve tried to improve their all around quality with thicker chipboard and a much nicer fit. I have to say I am duly impressed.

All the pieces are ballerinas, which is my silly name for a piece with two male and two female connectors. (Two/two = tutu = ballerina) I don’t know when mom and I came up with that name, but that’s been what we’ve called this piece shape for years. I digress. Anyway, all the pieces are the same, which may be a pain in the behind for the sky portion but I obviously haven’t gotten that far yet.

I’m working on the considerably busy lower two-thirds of the puzzle, and the single piece shape hasn’t presented much of a problem. There are three types of pieces, what I’m calling long, skinny, and fat. So when I have a building or patterned area I separate the pieces into their piles of long, skinny, and fat and start working from there. It isn’t much of a bother, and while I prefer a puzzle with multiple piece shapes I’ve found many puzzle brands are using only one shape these days. It doesn’t disqualify it from being entertaining for me.

It is, in fact, wonderfully entertaining so far, and I’m loving the very detailed image. This is the first puzzle by this artist that I’ve assembled, and I think I may be looking for more of his work. 😎🎨

7 thoughts on “5th Avenue In Progress

  1. Marleen

    Wow that looks great. I am at a location with a lot of Jan van Haasteren jigsaws. There are so many that I haven’t been able to choose one yet to start on.
    Enjoy your stroll along fifth avenue!

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  2. The image looks great! It’s nice to hear that some brands get better, my experience is that it’s all downhill… I always thought of the ballerina name as descriptive of an actual ballerina with her legs together and her hands united above her head in a ballet pose (this would be a “skinny” piece, I suppose) 😀

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    1. That’s been my experience too, so I was very surprised a couple of months ago when the 300 piece Sure-Lox was very good quality. To be honest when they contacted me about reviewing this puzzle I was hesitant to agree. But happily the quality is much better than expected.

      Mom and I came up with the ballerina name while sorting a puzzle. I don’t remember the exact conversation, but I know we ended up giggling and laughing about it. It’s a happy memory that will stay with me because I’m always looking at puzzle pieces. 😉 💗

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