« Fat Cat Tucson MMXI 7-Foot Billiard Table Champion Sports Anywhere Table Tennis To Go Set » 3 thoughts on “Ravensburger Views of Modern Rome – 5000 Piece Puzzle” 20 of 20 people found the following review helpful Fabulous Puzzle, January 3, 2010 By George P. Burdell (FL) – This review is from: Ravensburger Views of Modern Rome – 5000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) This is the best of four or five Ravensburger’s I’ve put together. All are excellent. This one was excellent for many weeks. Lots of nights staying up late until my back ached too much to continue. The puzzle is big. Too big for any roll-away puzzle carrier I’ve seen. I used six pieces of 1/4 inch wood, both so that I could put it away each night, and so that I could hang a couple inches off my table. There’s a lot of variety in the puzzle, no dull spots, but lots of detail that you will learn to pick up on after many, many hours. When I finally finished, I wouldn’t jigsaw again for about a year. It’s an experience. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful Challenging & Entertaining, January 11, 2013 By Maximilian Aigner – This review is from: Ravensburger Views of Modern Rome – 5000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) I love jigsaw puzzles and I do a lot of them. Ravensburger is one of my favorite brands (second after springbok) so when Santa got me this one I was looking forward to starting it. This puzzle didn’t disappoint: It was a good challenge and entertaining. The puzzle has a fair bit of variation so you will puzzle by color, pattern, and shape. All 5040 pieces interlock and fit consistently well and none were missing. The shapes are NOT unique but that wasn’t really an issue. Putting the puzzle together was educational and fun for me because I gained some insights into how the painting was done, perspective and about Roman buildings and fountains. It felt a bit like doing the painting myself (not that I could ever do that). It was great to start seeing the 3-D depth of the image popping out as I made progress. That said, I personally prefer a bit more contrast and more diversion in the shape of the pieces. Towards the end, putting the last 500 pieces in felt like work and I just wanted to get it done and move on. The end product was worth it, though! Notes: – This puzzle is big (60″ x 40″), it needs a big area for putting it together. My puzzle ‘table’ is a 4′ x 8′ plywood sheet on sawhorses and it turned out to be just big enough for the puzzle itself and for laying out some pieces around it. I wouldn’t want to try it on anything smaller. Also, due to the size of the puzzle it is hard to reach across so it is good to have enough room around your table so you can walk over to the other side (which I ended up doing a lot 🙂 – The image has a lot of dark areas with little contrast so good lighting is crucial. Without that most pieces appear dark gray and trying to find a particular piece is frustrating and hard on the eyes. I used an 8′ T8 neon light fixture with dual daylight bulbs and that worked out well. – Shape-wise, the puzzle is divided into 4 identical vertical bands. Therefore, each shape is there 4 times, meaning a particular piece will fit fine in four different locations. Of course, this is only an issue in cases where pieces of the same shape have very similar color and no pattern (all black for example). There are a few such pieces but again, with good lighting it is possible to distinguish them and to make sure they all end up in the right spot. I wouldn’t count this as a negative, it is just an additional challenge. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful Exceedingly Difficult But Rewarding Puzzle, December 30, 2009 By S. Wong (CA United States) – This review is from: Ravensburger Views of Modern Rome – 5000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) This puzzle let me to the breaking point on more than one occasion. The hanging curtains were very difficult to put together. Also, the picture frames seem unique but the sheer volume of puzzle pieces that made up the frames made them pretty hard also. The other tricky part is that the vast majority of the puzzle involved muted tones. However, you get a beautiful finished product at the end. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) 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.