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Very frustrating pieces
on March 7, 2011
This is a pretty typical 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are pretty durable and the puzzle image is good enough.
There are two big draw backs to the puzzle. First, the pieces all fit together, more or less. That is to say, pieces that don't belong together fit together well enough so that it seems like they belong together. I feel like I've spent as much time pulling pieces apart as I have putting pieces together. It's extremely difficult to put the black border pieces together because I have to try every possible piece looking for the perfect fit, not just a great fit. My kids (8 & 11) have enjoyed putting other 1000 piece puzzles together, but quickly gave up on this one because the pieces are so frustrating.
Second, the box is fairly small, so the pieces barely fit in the box. The cover of the box is divided between a picture of Harry Potter, which is not part of the puzzle, and the puzzle image. As a result, the the image of the puzzle that you're trying to assemble is very small. It's hard to decipher any detail of the puzzle from the box.