Claude Monet Arrival of the Normandy Train Puzzle

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Warning: Choking Hazard

Not for children under 3.

Product summary

Item #285149 (in stock)

Claude Monet's (French, 1840-1926) atmospheric aesthetic makes an impression in puzzle form. Sift through 1000 die cut pieces constructed to delight generations of novice and veteran puzzle makers.

Recommended for ages 12 years and up

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  1. Dec 9, 2020

    from Chicago, IL

    I purchased this puzzle as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law, because she wanted it, so I cannot review it at this time.

  2. Nov 24, 2020

    from Chicago, IL

    This puzzle was a real challenge because the color reproduction was rather poor. Colors were less defined than even the box cover. Good light is essential to pick out the minute color differences and be prepared to spend many, many hours with little progress at times. Still you get a real sense of accomplishment when finally finished and although I swore that pieces were missing during the process, they were all there.

  3. Nov 23, 2020

    from Little Rock, AR

    My wife loves Monet, and when I saw this particular catalogue I knew that she would enjoy it. But, I was really pleased when she stopped what she was doing and spent an entire evening reviewing the various sections and paintings. This book provides an excellent introduction to the Institute's collection, but also to the development of this influential artist.

  4. Oct 20, 2020

    from Chicago, IL

    This puzzle was fun and never frustrating. It may look overwhelming because many of the colors are similar, but that was not the case for me. Each section has slight, but distinct variations that will block out the puzzle and help it to come together naturally. The pieces do not lock together tightly like most puzzles I have done. They kinda just fall into place. This may seem like a negative, but because of the unique way the pieces fit together I was sure when I had a correct fit. It just takes some time to get used to. Overall it was an absolute pleasure to work on this puzzle.

  5. Jun 25, 2020

    from Palm Springs, CA

    Arrival of the Normandy Train was a challenge. And I have tackled some very difficult puzzles. Working on this puzzle allowed me to have a deeper appreciation for this painting, one that I've admired on my many trips to the Art Institute. Unfortunately, there was a manufacturing problem in China and a couple of pieces in the upper left hand corner were missing. Because it was up in the corner, it was less noticeable. But early on in the process, I spent wasted time looking for those corner pieces! Managers may want to let their distributor know of this problem!!

  6. May 28, 2020

    from Chicago, IL

    We just finished another easier 1000 piece puzzle we started with our grandchild and then finished on our own after lockdown. It was fun to have a puzzle going while we are holed up at home. This Monet puzzle is incredibly difficult. We have completed the edge, but are finding adding more pieces very slow going -- challenge is a good thing when the days stretch into weeks. But this one is definitely a difficult one to do. Lots of very tiny tabs too so a bit fragile.

  7. May 24, 2020

    from Crete, IL

    I bought this for my sister and her husband for an anniversary gift. Of course they are mostly inside right now because of Covid.They really like puzzles, the bigger the better. And this one looks hard to me. The colors are beautiful and who doesn't like Monet...!Also, trains have always been my brother-in-laws, hobby. So this was so perfect. Thank you for all the great gifts to choose from.

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