« Quick & Clever Felting Neet NY-BQ-4 Youth Back Quiver, Brown, 16.5-Inch » 3 thoughts on “Ravensburger Midtown Manhattan, Nyc – 1500 Pieces Puzzle” 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful A stunning quality photographic representation of Manhattan at dusk…, November 23, 2012 By BreeInAZ “Free to be… Bree” (Gilbert, AZ) – This review is from: Ravensburger Midtown Manhattan, Nyc – 1500 Pieces Puzzle (Toy) What does one do while having a week of Carcinoid Cancer Octreo-scans at Gilbert, AZ’s Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center only ten minutes from their home having to stay for observation the entire time? They get BLESSED with a Ravensburger 1500 piece midtown-Manhattan New York skyline puzzle with lots of interesting detail. Yep – thankfully, this was sitting out on the large tables generously made available in their ginormous spacious, artificial and natural light-filled (which really brought out color and detail) waiting area for all us patients. I started it on Monday, only separating the border and finished it, along with my CLEAR (now cancer-free, praise God) scans that Thursday. The tables there at BMDA are in an array next to the unending 200+ foot wall of 18 foot high picture windows (Heaven for jigsaw puzzlers) along a very long aisleway separating them and the tv areas or reception desks, so my table being fairly close to the entrance/elevators, I was CONSTANTLY having an audience of which at least half slowed or stopped to observe what they deemed an impossible task. I work 3,000 and 5,000 Ravensburger puzzles, so 1500 is no real big deal, although there was a bit of challenge in some of the darker sections even for this veteran puzzler. Even with my bad 50-year old eyes, the detail on this puzzle was very good – and the blow up of the cover did not lose any in the printing process. In fact, it enhanced some I was unable to see on the cover, which is not uncommon with Ravensburger, Educa, Clementoni, Heye or other quality manufacturers. The week was a breeze having this puzzle to work between the nuclear med injections during three six-hour days of scans – simply because of this beautiful puzzle, my iPhone tunes and a wonderful vista looking out the second floor. If there was an upside to getting cancer-tested, it was the instant-fellowship that this magnificent and interest-attracting puzzle created with other patients, family, caretakers and the staff there all involved themselves in. In fact, several people of all of those demographics, male/female, old/young of all religious garb/skin colors… ALL assisted with helping assemble this puzzle, although most were mesmerized at my speed of locating pieces and putting together the more difficult/challenging darker shadowed areas. The candid conversations we had were priceless and this was during the final weeks of a polarizing national election with CNN or Fox News playing on the TVs in the background. Just imagine if we could have international jigsaw puzzle peace summit camps… I doubt we would engage in wars or vitriolic partisan rhetoric and the world would be a much better place. Once this beautiful puzzle was nearing completion, most people simply came over to observe my progress. As a result, I got to know a few names plus made contact with a support group specifically to MY ultra-rare cancer – the chances of which were only made through this lovely puzzle and loving Creator. The clarity, physical quality of the pieces and vivid, yet subtle vast hue of color pallet was continually commented on from most who spent more than a minute or two either observing or participating. I cannot recommend this puzzle more if I tried, especially given the circumstances that went from lemons to lemonade or more like lemon bread as all wanted to ‘break bread’ fellowshipping over a jigsaw in unison. FYI – I came back a week later to BMDA and saw that they still had this fully assembled puzzle out for display for all visitors to see. Someone told me that hope was given up on this in previous attempts and it was put back in the box in lieu of other choices. This was its first completion and I did so in about 6-8 hours elapsed time including conversational eye-contact and some minor assistance of assembly. I sure hope Heaven has jigsaw puzzles – and if it does, you can be sure that Ravensburger would be the top tier of their infinite shelves of choices. Thanks, Ravensburger 🙂 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful Look out for the cat, May 29, 2014 By David Goldman – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Ravensburger Midtown Manhattan, Nyc – 1500 Pieces Puzzle (Toy) This is a great puzzle that my wife and I completed in a few weeks and that could probably be done in a weekend if one really worked at it. Except its not work.. remember? My wife is relatively new to jigsaw puzzles and not fully adroit with spatial manipulation so a puzzle of this nature with regular shaped pieces, lots of patterning, and points of interest is ideal. Its easy to divide the tasks in a puzzle like this (“Stop working on my building!” I’m doing the edge! Etcetera). Ravensburger quality is super. I have assembled more than half a dozen and never had one with a missing piece or any other problem. We have framed two puzzles – both Ravensburger. 1500 pieces is at or above the upper limit for a novice but good for me because its always nice to feel needed. Or superior. ha ha. In general I would say that jigsaw puzzles are best as a joint or communal activity – this is the type of puzzle that can be put out on a table for visitors to put in a few pieces if they want, or to admire your insanity. Also, larger 2,000-3000 and up puzzles usually take too much space. But if you leave the puzzle on the table, look out for the cat. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful HIGH LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY, June 3, 2014 By Santiago – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Ravensburger Midtown Manhattan, Nyc – 1500 Pieces Puzzle (Toy) WE LOVE TO DO PUZZLES.OUR LAST ONE WAS 1000 PIECES. IT TOOK US 2 WEEKS.-THIS ONE IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT. WE HAVE SPEND 4 WEEKS AND ONLY ACHIEVED 30 %.GREAT CHALLENGE 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.