I only buy Dowdle puzzles. The pieces are not redundant which makes it double fun. So much detail and sturdy pieces.
Nice solid pieces, good degree of difficulty. We build puzzles over the Thanksgiving weekend and we get to see the finished product before we all head home.
I've done four Dowdle puzzles, and I think they were all fun to put together. However, this one is the most challenging puzzle I've ever done, and much more challenging than other Dowdle puzzles. On most Dowdle puzzles, there are distinct colors such that you can pretty much tell approximately where on the puzzle a piece will go. Not this one. The snow and clouds are similar colors, so a piece can go at the top or the bottom; and the pine trees are scattered across the puzzle. Also, some of the pieces are tiny and/or very unusual shapes. As a previous reviewer also experienced, I ordered the 100 piece version and received the 1000 piece version. I might have returned it, except for having many idle hours during Coronavirus isolation. Despite all those issues. . . I was enthralled with this puzzle! The artwork is beautiful, and the scene of Santa's Workshop is charming.
Just finished this. It's so pretty I will hate to put it away
Our family bought this puzzle thinking it was the easy 100 piece set and opened it up to realize we had bought the 1000 piece difficult version! We were up for the challenge and brought out the card table and got to work! It took us a good 2 weeks, working on it together as a family but whenever we were stumped we raised our fist to the sky and shouted, “Not today Eric Dowdle!” and persevered. We are big fans!