It was a hit the day after Thanksgiving!
Love the puzzle quality (thick), large poster insert, display-worthy box, and zip-lock bag. I'm a cyclist, so three of the four Blue Kazoo puzzles I have bought are bike-themed.
Blue Kazoo has really made some impressive enhancements since launching the Sustainable series. I was somewhat lukewarm on the original Classic series, due to the gloss/glare and the mediocre grey card stock. The new line has glare-free pieces, and beautiful blackboard stock which is beautiful, dense and supreme quality. The pieces seem a bit less tight-fitting than the Classic series, but tightness of fit is not of much importance to me. I do think their piece shapes are among the easiest out there - I finished this puzzle in 3 hr. 17 mins. without a guide picture. But I guess most people appreciate the easier shapes. One other small issue is that while the box has a beautiful linen-textured surface that is treated so that the stickers sealing the box don't peel off the print, without the weight of the pieces inside the box, I found it near impossible to slide off the lid when the box is empty. I love the packaging but would encourage you to go even further to minimize packaging - I could do without the poster and the inner bag ... how about an old-school paper underwrapping like Milton Bradley had, which could be punctured to break the seal? I think a perforated seal could be developed, that would allow opening the box without fraying the paper. I'm also less enthused about the stickers as they aren't very tamper-proof as far as a "used but new" puzzle being verifiable. But all of these are minor quibbles - this is a top-notch product, and the exceptional print quality and unusual selection of images continues to improve. Eventually I'd like to see some higher piece counts for maniacs like myself, and maybe a slightly smaller piece size (while keeping the same thickness of card stock). And, the retail price is still very high compared to similar brands like Pomegranate, Ravensburger or Art & Fable. Almost there, keep up the great work!
Love the bike picture, love the sustainable material and just enjoy doing these puzzles with the amazing quality that BlueKazoo offers. The old style bikes were very appealing to me as I love to ride (the much more modern bikes however).
As a cyclist, I found this puzzle to be extra special and fun to assemble. The new puzzles are spectacular...as always! The pieces snap together so nicely. Now I am working on the Ride or Die cycling puzzle...Fun!
That was a challenging puzzle! It took me much longer than I thought I would. I have gotten the puzzle glue to make it a picture that I will be framing.