Heroes & Heroines

Heroes & Heroines by Aimee Stewart – Ravensburger – 1000 pieces

This was my last puzzle of 2019, I’m glad I made it a good one – it’s an Aimee Stewart. I don’t have a lot to say about it other than it was a beautiful image and an excellent quality Ravensburger with exceptional fit and great hand feel.

It wasn’t an easy assembly, but that’s part of what made it fun – the challenge is both engrossing and entertaining.

These were my favorite couples to assemble, Marguerite and Armand (from the 19th century novel La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas), and Christine and Erik (from Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux). I haven’t read either of them, but they were fun to put together.

After reading the insert, I must admit that I didn’t know who some of the heroes & heroines were; I haven’t read many love stories and not a lot of the usual literary works either. And yes, that means I haven’t read Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby and many other works of literature that most people have read. Oh well, I have no inclination to read them now either – I’d rather spend my time with my family or a jigsaw puzzle to be honest.

Chocolate Milkshake

Chocolate Milkshake by Ashley Davis – Ravensburger – 500 pieces

This was a fantastic quality Ravensburger puzzle with a new matte finish. The artwork is wonderfully fun and made for the exact right amount of challenge. I just love this image!

The dancing cows, the chocolate and treats flying around and everything in the background made for quite an easy assembly. I did the cows last, as they were the most difficult part, but even then they weren’t too bad at all. And they’re so cute!

Milkshake 1

You can see the difference in the finish here; on the right are pieces from a 1000 piece Ravensburger with the usual finish, the ones I’m used to seeing. On the left is this puzzle with the matte finish. You can’t tell as much from the picture, but the difference was quite evident to someone who has assembled many, many Ravensburger puzzles. I noticed right away, and was quite happy with the look of it.

I would love to find some more puzzles like this one, it was lots of fun. 🐄🐄🐄