MasterPieces offers a series of educational jigsaw puzzles for adults that feature notable cities and locations in the US. For example, the Sturgis puzzle features a panoramic view of the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
This elaborate 1,000-piece puzzle depicts a wide variety of American landmarks. Each is based on a panoramic photograph, which really captures the atmosphere of the location.
Considering the size and complexity of the puzzle, solving it is a fun group activity. However, dedicated puzzle lovers will also enjoy working on it solo. Either way, this puzzle provides you with hours of high-focus work.
The MasterPieces panoramic view series was released in 2017. This US-based board game company has become a household name in the world of jigsaw puzzles. It focuses on releasing products that are easy to use and provide an immersive experience.
The completed puzzle is a detail-rich image that you can frame. Its dimensions are 13 x 39 inches.
If you’re looking for a great gift for someone in your life who has a particular fondness for the available locations, this could be it. They include but are not limited to the New York skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Gateway Arch of St Louis, Boston Harbor, and Louisville – the home of the Kentucky Derby.
In general, it’s also an excellent option for anyone interested in the diversity of American culture. Many will enjoy starting up a collection of panoramic jigsaw puzzles showing scenes from across the nation.
This puzzle is recommended for users aged 13 and above. The pieces are small and require a great deal of patience, so it’s definitely not a great option for children younger than this age. Even young teenagers might end up frustrated rather than engaged. Our recommendation is to save this puzzle for older teens and adults.
While it can be a good option for family nights, you should exercise caution. Because of the choking hazard, don’t gift this puzzle to anyone who has toddlers in the house. The decorative cardboard box doesn’t offer adequate protection against a small child’s prying hands.
Is this puzzle a fitting gift for a beginner? Some love plunging right into a challenge. While it’s intended for experienced puzzle solvers, an amateur could also find it rewarding.
The 1,000 pieces arrive in a plastic bag, which helps you keep track of everything. You can use the image on the box to guide you.
MasterPieces has fairly good quality control, so missing pieces aren’t too likely. But if your box is missing a piece or two, contacting customer support might prove frustrating. They can’t just send you the pieces you need, you have to have the entire puzzle replaced. Each new puzzle is cut differently, so you will have to start working on it all over again.
If eco-conscious buying is important to you, MasterPieces is a good option. The company uses recycled paper for its jigsaw puzzles, and the art is printed with soy-based inks. The cardboard box is eco-friendly too.
The pieces are easy to fit together, and you don’t have to worry about gaps or awkward cuts. The colors are vivid and the image is rendered with a great amount of detail. Unfortunately, this puzzle doesn’t come with a glossy finish.
The most significant downside of this puzzle is that it’s less durable than some others in its price range. If you don’t handle it with enough care, the cardboard may bend or tear. If you want a puzzle to work on more than once, this one isn’t the right choice for you.
To work on this puzzle, you need a flat surface that’s at least four feet wide. Since you’ll probably need more than a day to complete it, make sure no-one can disturb your work in progress.
Once the puzzle is completed, you can glue it together and get it framed. A thin black border might be the best choice to emphasize the details of this puzzle.
If you are bothered by the potential cardboard quality issues, you may want to look into other options.
This puzzle is a great option for fans of Americana. It depicts a mesmerizing selection of mainstay American products, from Jeep and Duct tape to Tabasco sauce. Like the Sturgis Panoramic, this puzzle is US-made and recommended for expert puzzle solvers.
One great thing about this puzzle is that the pieces are made from blue chipboard. You won’t have to worry about anything getting bent or torn. The downside is that it’s far less elegant than the Sturgis Panoramic. It’s only a good fit for homes that have a retro design.
If you specifically want a puzzle fit for biking enthusiasts, consider this Cobble Hill product. It shows two classic motorcycles, an Indian and a Harley Davidson. This puzzle evokes long hot days spent on the open road. This one is printed on high-quality blue board and comes with linen wrapping. But sadly, missing pieces are likelier here than with the MasterPieces.
Here’s another puzzle that comes with a panoramic photo. Ravensburger offers excellent piece quality, and the cut is so precise that you can hear each new piece click into place. The colors and the composition of the landscape are beautiful too. But if you’re looking for a puzzle that provides a challenge, this one might be disappointingly easy to complete.
There are many engaging and appealing puzzles out there.
The Sturgis Panoramic is a good option for a few reasons. It’s American-made and eco-friendly, and the pieces are easy to fit together.
However, what makes this puzzle stand out is its variety of topics. If you’ve never heard of Sturgis or the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta before, this puzzle can introduce you to these cool new cultural events. There are skylines of smaller cities like Denver, Salt Lake City, and Portland as well.