When I was a kid, my mother, father, and sister all enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles. Everybody in my family enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles but me. I found them exceedingly frustrating to solve and greatly preferred making up stories about the people in the puzzles than actually putting them together. This Snoopy Jigsaw Puzzle looks like it would be filled with good stories.
Even if I did enjoy solving jigsaw puzzles, I’m not sure I would buy one from a thrift store — every step of the way I would convince myself that pieces were missing. That being said, I did enjoy the artwork on this one. I’m not sure there are 1,000 versions of Snoopy in this picture, but there are more than I’ve seen in any one place.
For some reason, all these dogs are making me want to eat a Sno-Cone.
Update: Ever since Rob O’Hara wrote this post, I have kept my eyes open for this puzzle. I am happy to announce that I finally got my hands on a copy courtesy of the Retroist’s very own metagirl and have solved it.
It was a really interesting puzzle, even though it was missing a couple of pieces. They were cut at all sorts of weird angles, so it was difficult to do the border first.
Still it was fun to just put Snoopy faces together and watch it fill out face by face. Here are a couple of my favorite images from the puzzle in a gallery. Hula Snoopy is by far my favorite. Yet, she was the most difficult to put together. It wasn’t until the last few minutes that I was able to find all the white pieces that would finish her.
Click to view a larger Snoopy in the Snoopy Jigsaw Puzzle
I would rate this puzzle a solid A. If you like jigsaw puzzles and Snoopy, I think this is worth picking up, even if it is missing a handful of pieces.