WBG Score: 7.5
Published by: Funko Games
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Ok, this is a jigsaw on a board game review site, but the last time I featured Jigsaws I got a lot of good feedback, so I thought I would look and see what other fun jigsaws were out there. I found these three beauties from Funko Games based on some pretty huge IP's Funko happen to be blessed with the rights for. So, lets check them out and see how they go.
There are a number of different puzzles in this line including fan favourites such as Encanto and the awesome Ted Lasso (which you must watch if you haven't already). I have been sent Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic Park. I have been working my way through them but not quite finished them all yet. They are surprisingly hard! But rather than wait for my slow paced jigsaw skills to finish all of these puzzles, I wanted to share these with you now. They could be the perfect thing to get for those rainy summer days!
The reason anyone would choose one puzzle over another is the art. I cannot really see any other reason to choose one over another. Can you? I suppose some like this one, previously reviewed, stand up from the parapet with some extra elements added such as hidden puzzles included within the art, which I love. But the main act is still about forming the puzzle and staring at the pieces for a few hours. So, you best like what you are staring at!
Funko have sown up pretty much every major film and TV licence you can imagine within their Funko range, and this allows them to offer some pretty attractive puzzles. Blockbuster classics such as Jurassic park is going to span the generations, and Guardians has spawned many peoples favourite marvel characters from the recent movies. I am sure these are going to appeal to a lot of people. Avatar The last Airbender may not appear as natural a partner for these puzzles as you might originally think, but the 2010 movie made a tidy box office profit, there are a number of graphic novels out there; and although the sequels were all cancelled, there is a new series coming to Netflix next year.
So, back to the puzzles. How hard are they? Well, at first, they look pretty easy. Nice big chunky pieces and some big elements to look for to form a base from such as these faces in the Guardians one. And, yes, they were relatively simple to do. It's the bits in the middle that are tricky!
The first issue is there is no full easy image to copy. The box has the image on but covered by some logos in key places and that's it. The second issue is there are some very small detailed pieces with similar colours that make this quite tricky. And don't just take my word for it. My mother in law and mother who are both expert seasoned jigsaw puzzlers found this one very tricky. They got a lot more done than I did, and in a much quicker time, but found the smaller detailed sections as tricky as I did.
This will not be a quick jigsaw by any means. But, stick with it and you will be rewarded with a bright, vibrant, and absorbing picture.
Each jigsaw is 18" x 24" and made up of 500 pieces. You can find them in the links above in the title of this review or from all good online stores. Enjoy!