« 59″ Black Metal Ball Design Pool Table Light Billiard Lamp W White Glass Shades Mousepads Close up view of tennis rackets and ball on the tennis court IMAGE ID 39142343 by Liili Customized Mousepads Stain Resistance Collector Kit Kitchen Table Top Desk Drink Customized Stain Resistance Collector Kit Kitchen Table Top Desk » 3 thoughts on “Underwater Paradise 9000 Piece Puzzle” 34 of 34 people found the following review helpful Grueling And Exhausting: I’ve Taken The Ravensburger Challenge And It’s Beaten Me Into Submission, June 1, 2012 By K. Harris “Film aficionado” (StudioCityGuy33 at Yahoo dot com) – This review is from: Underwater Paradise 9000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) I have to be truthful. I have not finished the 9000 piece Ravensburger Puzzle entitled Underwater Paradise. Despite my valiant attempt at this immense and challenging endeavor, I simply don’t think that I’m smart enough or patient enough to do so. I have been bested by a puzzle and I will readily admit it to anyone that asks. I find 1000 pieces pleasant and engaging, I have done one 5000 piece puzzle that almost sent me around the bend, and I am flummoxed by this one. In that way, though, the puzzle gets my highest recommendation. Anyone attempting a 9000 piece puzzle anticipates the massive challenge and this certainly provides it. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go all soft and gushy about a puzzle! Everyone knows what a jigsaw puzzle is, so I’ll simply highlight a few of the characteristics of this particular offering. The puzzle comes in two bags, each representing half of the puzzle. If you are like me, you’ll take all the help you can get and just try to complete it as two 4500 piece puzzles. But if you are completely mad, I say mix them up and go wild. Prove your puzzle prowess. 1) It’s enormous! With 9000 regular sized pieces, the puzzle measures approximately 6.3 feet long by 4.6 feet wide. Make sure, therefore, you have a workspace that can accommodate those dimensions. I had a long countertop all set up (I have no tables that will work, a ping pong table might be ideal), but it wasn’t wide enough! I had to move to the floor of a spare room and as there are now puzzle pieces strewn willy nilly, I won’t be having guests anytime in the near future. 2) Ravensburger means quality. Ravensburger is a prestige label puzzle maker. As such, I didn’t experience the problems inherent in many cheaper versions (such as poorly cut pieces). 3) It is an impressive graphic. I tend to gravitate toward more whimsical endeavors, but this seascape is lovely and vibrant. As small sections are coming together, it’s really vivid and it makes me want to continue. There is a lot of detail to keep one involved in the image. 4) It’s massively difficult. This is my first 9000 piece puzzle, and probably my last. The challenge aspect makes this an unforgettable experience. Having worked for over a week, it seems like I have yet to begin. So if you want to start something that will keep you occupied indefinitely, this might meet your requirements. For now, I’m taking a break or looking for back-up help. Other than that, it’s a puzzle and there’s not much more I can say. KGHarris, 6/12. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply 22 of 22 people found the following review helpful VERY BEAUTIFUL, January 27, 2013 By WUDI – This review is from: Underwater Paradise 9000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) Very amazing puzzle.I have finished the left half of it , take about 20 nights. Occlusion is perfect, and very colorful.the only problem is too large to frame it. here are some pictures of it: […] 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful Bold, Beautiful, Big And Makes A GREAT Wall Covering, May 31, 2012 By Tante Maren “Maren” (Ohio, United States) – This review is from: Underwater Paradise 9000 Piece Puzzle (Toy) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?) I know Ravensburger Puzzles are expensive, but worth every penny as they are simply The Best. We have bought them before but never in this huge 9000 piece size. For those not familiar with Ravensburger Puzzles, they are made of the finest sturdy cardboard, hand cut in Germany with such a razor sharp cutter that they leave no cardboard dust and the pieces have an unbelievably tight fit. They have no competitors, as no one comes close to their hand workmanship, bold colors and quality. The 9000 pieces in this puzzle come in 2 bags- each makes half the puzzle. This makes it so much easier to work on, as we bought 2 pieces of cardboard from our craft store- each a little over 3 feet by 2 feet, to assemble each half on. This half size easily fits on our kitchen table and can be moved easily as well when it’s on the cardboard. Included with the 2 puzzle bags is a 3 foot poster of the puzzle to assist you in assembling the beautifully colored pieces. When we were finished with both halves, the full 6 foot 4 inch by 4 1/2 foot puzzle took our breath away! The bold, vivid colors on this large size of all the underwater life looks like a breathtaking work of art just waiting to brighten up a wall in your home. We decided to put it up on a wall, right behind the children’s aquarium- talk about stunning! The only thing we had to decide, is do we use glue to permanently seal it before hanging, or do we seal it tightly in plastic from our local art store, then hang it. The kids said they wanted it in plastic, as they may want to do the puzzle again someday- so it is sealed tightly in plastic against cardboard, framed and hung. If you want this permanently glued, as many people do, all you need to do is buy MasterPieces Puzzle Glue, or any other good puzzle glue and a brush. (I never use the cardboard glue applicators, as the brush is much better). One 5 ounce bottle will seal a 2000 piece puzzle, so you’ll need 4 or 5 bottles. You can spread this glue on the front, back or both sides for a permanent bond. It dries clear, so you don’t even see the glue. This 9000 piece high quality Ravensburger Puzzle is worth every cent for the enjoyment of creating a bold, big, beautiful underwater work of art, but what you ultimately gain when you are finished is a gorgeous stunning large wall covering for a bare wall in your home, and that alone is worth the price of these high quality puzzles! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) 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.