80’s Nostalgia, 2022-09-24

This was a great puzzle! Everything looks very familiar to me, except I’m not sure what the orange drink is. And those paper 3D glasses! I rememer that many people thought that soon, all movies will be in 3D, but that still hasn’t happened, and quite frankly, I hope it never does.

80’s Nostalgia, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on September 24, 2022.

The Goonies, 2022-09-12

This is another installment in the Clementoni Cult Movies Collection, and this time, I haven’t even seen the movie. It’s a 1985 adventure film that looks like it’s intended audience is teenagers, and at 17, I probably felt it was too childish for me 🙂

Anyway, the poster made for a very entertaining puzzle. I worked this one from bottom towards the top, and I actually did the text last.

The Goonies, Clementoni, 500 pieces. Completed on September 12, 2022.

Lost in Space, 2022-09-03

Clementoni has a new collection, the Space Collection, and I already got three of the four puzzles (the last is just 250 pieces, so I’m probably going to pass on that). I actually already decided I was not going to get this, because it’s so dark, and looks difficult, but I’m glad I changed my mind, because it was really fun, and I love the image. In the end, I think there were only about 200 completely black pieces, and I did sort them by shape at that point. It helped that Clementoni is great quality, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this with a mediocre brand, then it would have been too difficult.

Lost in Space, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on September 3, 2022.

Matcha Tea, 2022-08-07

This was fun! Sometimes, I like to do puzzles, where I never have to think about what to do next. With this it was really obvious, I did the fluid first, then the powder, then the utensils. After that, I filled in the black parts, then finally the green background. Loved it!

Matcha Tea, Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on August 7, 2022.

Cult Movies Puzzle Collection, 2022-06-02

I’m not usually a fan of novelty packaging for puzzles, but Clementoni’s new series of puzzles with movie posters in the form of VHS video cassettes is awesome:

The boxes are a bit bigger than actual VHS cassettes (they have to be for the pieces to fit in the box), but otherwise, they’re look quite convincing, right down to the “handwritten” labels and that little plastic square that you could remove to prevent the cassette from being recorded on.

The box is just big enough to hold the pieces, and that is my favourite feature in a puzzle box 🙂

I did the Blues Brothers first. The black parts were a little tricky, but with just 500 pieces it was OK.

The Blues Brothers, Clementoni, 500 pieces. Completed on June 1, 2022.

Jaws was more entertaining as a puzzle, there was enough shades in the blue to keep it intersting.

Jaws, Clementoni, 500 pieces. Completed on June 2, 2022.

I hope there will be many more puzzles to come in this great series!

Matterhorn in the Mirror: The Blue Lake, 2022-04-08

A very traditional image, but mostly fun. I did the blue bits first (both sky and lake), then the mountain, the path, and finally the vegetation. Trees close up are one of my least favourite thing to puzzle, so the last 200 pieces of the tree on the left were a bit of a pain, but otherwise, it was an enjoyable puzzle.

Matterhorn in the Mirror: The Blue Lake, Clementoni, 1500 pieces. Completed on April 8, 2022.

Colosseo (Roma), 2022-03-28

My second puzzle of the Colosseum in Rome, I think, and I still one in my to-do pile. Not an exciting image, but it was an entertaining puzzle nonetheless. I did the sky first (not really hard, the Clementoni cut is excellent), and the dark trees last.

Colosseo (Roma), Clementoni, 1000 pieces. Completed on March 28, 2022.

Breakfast in Paris, 2022-01-09

I have a particular fondness for 500 piece Clementonis, and this was fantastic. I did it from the top down, starting with the sky and working myself down. The quality was, of course, great, and although I bought this used, it was in perfect condition.

Breakfast in Paris, Clementoni, 500 pieces. Completed on January 9, 2022.