Sunday, 29 April 2018

Ravensburger What IF? No.16 - The Wedding, 1000pc jigsaw puzzle

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Ravensburger What IF? No.16 - The Wedding; Image credits: Ravensburger

Wedding bells are in the air. The Royal wedding is less than three weeks away, and you can't escape the excitement, whether you want it or not. The shops are offering a vast array of wedding-themed goodies, from the official commemorative china of all kinds to lifesize cardboard cutouts of Harry and Meghan. Just today we spotted wedding Percy Pigs in M&S.
You might be planning a big street party to celebrate the event, spend the day glued to the TV or completely ignore the hullabaloo.

What better way to celebrate a Royal wedding than with an amusing wedding-themed jigsaw puzzle?

Ravensburger What IF? - The Wedding 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is no.16 in this popular comedy series. The picture on the box shows what the characters would like to happen.

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Ravensburger What IF? No.16 - The Wedding; Image credits: Ravensburger

The finished result shows what's actually happened.

This series of puzzles comes without a picture clue printout, so you're in for a big surprise.
It's suitable for ages 12+, and measures 70x50cm when complete.
Like all Ravensburger jigsaw puzzles, it is made from strong premium grade cardboard, with linen finish to minimise glare on puzzle image.

It is the second What IF? jigsaw puzzle that I've enjoyed. It is great fun.
I always start with finding the edge pieces and building a frame. Then you need to sort out the colours and begin filling in the picture. If there are words, it's easier to group them together.

The series is created by a well-known and much-admired artist and cartoonist Geoff Tristram. His work can be found on fine art prints, collector's plates, greeting cards, postage stamps and jigsaw puzzles.
Each puzzle in the series presents a comic scene. The Wedding is a gentle parody of the big event. The box image portrays the dream wedding, as imagined by the bride. She looks adoringly at her new husband, who gives a speech, proclaiming his bride to look stunning. The guests look well-dressed and respectable.
And then we piece together the puzzle... and discover the groom's ideal wedding, which turns into a chaotic carnival of colour.

SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know what the end result is, stop reading this post now.

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This amusing puzzle will be a perfect gift for any jigsaw puzzle fan.

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I wish Meghan and Harry all the best on their big day, though I won't be watching it. It's just I'm not really interested in weddings, and haven't watched Kate and William's wedding either. I remember I went shopping on the day of the Royal wedding, and the town centre was like a ghost town. The supermarket was totally empty.
I might bake a cake for my guys, and if the weather is nice, we'll go out for a walk.
I'm sure the Royal wedding will go without a glitch, and Meghan and Harry's guests will behave themselves. Or do you reckon someone will arrive dressed up as a giant banana?

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Disclosure: I received the puzzle for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are my own.

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