This is the fourth puzzle from Dowdle that I have completed. The best part of these puzzles are the unique shapes of the pieces which are intriguing. So much better that the traditional pieces. The colors are beautiful and the pieces are sturdy. One of the puzzles that I did was missing a piece and I know that my cat did not drag it away. I should have contacted the company but never did. This particular puzzle had an extra piece so I hope someone out there is not missing one. Looking forward to adding to my collection.
Balloon festival (500) is the first Dowdle puzzle I completed. The art is beautiful, which adds to the fun. My second & third puzzle was the Grand Canyon (1000). The quality of these puzzles is great. The edges of the puzzle pieces don’t bend or peel. When I put together the Grand Canyon the first time, it was missing a piece. I contacted Dowdle & they mailed me a new puzzle. I had so much fun putting these puzzles together. Totally recommend & looking forward to my next beautiful puzzle from Dowdle.
I live in Albuquerque so this puzzle is very special to me. For me, it was challenging! I did the 1,000 piece version, and as another reviewer said, some of the colors look like they could be used in different parts of the puzzle. While it was tricky and took awhile to complete, I can’t wait to frame it.
My wife has Alzheimer's and we had just finished a 300 piece puzzle from a different manufacturer. I thought we were ready for a more complex puzzle when I saw this puzzle (1,000 piece version) and thought it looked very colorful and fun. However, It turned out to be too complex with too many colors that are too close to each other. This is one that will not be finished but will go back in the box and put far, far away. I turn 74 next month and have done puzzles all my life but this one is too much.
My mother bought this puzzle since we live in Albuquerque, and our whole family absolutely loves the Balloon Fiesta. The colors on this puzzle are absolutely beautiful and so vibrant. My mom bought the 500 piece version, and it was a little too easy for my husband and I, but we still really enjoyed putting it together. I'm probably going to buy the 1,000 piece version for myself, so I frame it and put it up in my office. My husband and I really enjoy Dowdle puzzles, and this one did not disappoint!