Dortmund, 2023-02-06

I’m back in Helsinki, but before I left, I finished this lovely puzzle with notable landmarks in Dortmund. I got it in a local bookshop, and the publisher (Landauf Landab Verlag) isn’t exactly known for puzzles, but they do swag for different cities. The quality was OK, but not excellent, I got the feeling that it will start to fall apart pretty quickly if you redo the puzzle many times. All in all, it was still really fun to do.

Dortmund, Landauf Landab Verlag, 1000 pieces. Completed on Fenruary 6, 2023.

Close-up of the stadium with a lot of black and yellow flags.

Snoopy & Woodstock: Professionals on the Ball, 2023-02-04

This was lovely to do, but again, there’s a piece missing. No mystery this time, I got this puzzle from a charity shop, and most of the puzzles from there have missing pieces.

The sun, as well as the outlines of the characters and the goal glow in the dark, but not enough to get a good photo of it. For the puzzle challenge, this will be #22, the puzzle has some kind of effect.

Snoopy & Woodstock: Professionals on the Ball, Ravensburger, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 4, 2023.

Cosmic Dust, 2023-02-02

Another puzzle from the Inner Mystic series by Andy Kehoe. Unfortunately, there’s one piece missing, and I can’t find it. Oh well, it’s a stunning image, anyway.

Cosmic Dust by Andy Kehoe, Heye, 1000 pieces. Completed on February 2, 2023.

[Astronaut], 2023-01-30

Unfortunately, Clementoni hasn’t seen fit to name the puzzles in the Space Collection, but I’m calling this Astronaut. I’m especially fond of 500 piece Clementonis, and I also loved this image, so a great puzzle!

I’m sure that the equipment around the actual space suit is to help navigate and perform whatever tasks he will need to do, but it looks to me like he’s sitting comfortably in a chair 🙂

For my puzzle challenge, this is #27, space. And with that, I’ve already gone through half the list, 15 down, 15 to go! Not bad, considering the challenge runs for the whole year.

Astronaut, Clementoni, 500 Pieces. Completed on January 30, 2023.

Sweet Treats, 2023-01-29

The brand of this puzzle, Enjoy, was new to me. It’s a Turkish brand, and the quality turned out to be excellent. The pieces are sturdy and there are no false fits. There’s a good mix of piece shapes, and the fit is rather tight. As usual, I really enjoyed doing cakes and pastries, this was a great puzzle!

For my puzzle challenge, this is #12, a brand that is new to me.

Sweet Treats by Carol Wilson, Enjoy, 1000 pieces. Completed on January 29, 2023.

Puzzler’s Place, 2023-01-26

Another 750-piece puzzle with large pieces. This is a room that I would definitely feel right at home in, and I loved it as a puzzle. I recognize the puzzle on the table, it’s an actual Ravensburger puzzle with a greenhouse. I haven’t done it, although I remember it was a 500-piece puzzle, but the puzzle in the image has 1000 pieces.

For my puzzle challenge, this is #24, a puzzle that fits at least three points (my hobby, a book, and large pieces).

Puzzler’s Place, Ravensburger, 750 pieces. Completed on January 26, 2023.

Ludicrous Lighthouse, 2023-01-23

I’m already certain this will be one of my favourite puzzles of the year. There were lots of funny details and non-standard shaped pieces, and I loved doing a non-rectangular puzzle for a change. For the puzzle challenge I’m doing, this is #15, “a lighthouse”.

Ludicrous Lighthouse by Colin Thompson, Ravensburger, 995 pieces. Completed on January 23, 2023.

There were some great whimsies:

An octopus that likes ice cream!

There were lots of these pink little guys all over the puzzle.

The top. The birds all have little crowns, making them king fishers, I suppose.

Fantasia, 2023-01-21

An image from the 1940 Disney movie Fantasia. It was easier than I expected, but I would not like to do it as a 4000 piece puzzle in the Disney 40K monster. I bought this because I remember being fascinated by the bewitched brooms as a child, and that makes it #11 in the puzzle challenge I’m doing, “a puzzle that reminds you of your childhood / youth”.

Fantasia, Ravensburger, 1000 pieces. Completed on January 21, 2023.

Corner Bakery, 2023-01-20

This was a lovely puzzle, with my one of my favourite type of image: cakes and pastries. For the puzzle challenge I’m doing, this is #10, “a puzzle with large pieces”. The pieces were twice as big as normal, and the finished puzzle is 80 x 60 cm. I’ll probably be keeping this to do again.

Corner Bakery, Ravensburger, 750 pieces. Completed on January 20, 2023.

The “pie chart” was my favourite part of the puzzle, but all of it was great, really.