I like trains. I like jigsaw puzzles…..can you see where this is going? Call it luck, call it weird, call it whatever you want. While browsing in the supermarket I came upon two puzzles with train themes. They were on sale too, but that really isn’t the point….. or is it? No, the point is that I came across these puzzles, bought them, and now I am sharing them on this blog. That’s it.
As you can see I am a edges first kind of puzzle builder. I don’t know why that is. Everyone who I have ever done a puzzle with has always built them this way. I have never scene a centre outwards builder. I am not really even sure that such a person exists. Maybe edges first just seems like something you do, and nobody questions it. I guess you would either call it common sense, or logic, or an unwritten rule. Regardless of what you think, this is the way I do it, and it seems to be working for me.
|sort those edges|
This puzzle had a few negative points right off the bat with me. The box didn’t really lend itself to my typical sort and sift method. Normally I would use the top and the bottom of the box for this. This particular box was not built for this, and I had to tape up the insert box and use a Rubbermaid container along with it. The other problems with this puzzle is that too many of the pieces were still together from the initial assembly. I find that rather frustrating. (I have a friend who considers that cheating–I won’t go so far myself, but I can sympathize with his point). The pieces also have a lot of cardboard dust attached to them, making it a slightly messy experience. I guess I can see why it was on sale. The puzzle also purports to be a “sure-lox” puzzle. The last puzzle I built fit together so nicely that I could pick it up an wave it like a sheet. I highly doubt that will be the case this time. If, however, that turns out to be true, I will make a video of it and put it on YouTube.
|Get those edges done first|
Hopefully this puzzle will look good when it is finished, but who is to say for sure. I think the theme is good, so I am looking forward to the result.