The Craft Shed – Ravensburger puzzle review

The Craft Shed is the first in a new series of havens from Ravensburger puzzles. This 1,000 piece puzzle is available for RRP £11.99 and suitable for ages 10+.

craft shed

The craft shed is an illustrative puzzle and has everything I would expect from a high quality traditional Ravensburger puzzle. Steve Read who illustrated the puzzle is from the East coast, and has been a self-taught artist for many years. The craft haven is the first in the series depicting sanctuaries and retreats, and certainly depicts a place I would love to retreat to at the end of the day.

craft shed puzzle

I was interested to see exactly how long it takes me to complete a 1,000 piece puzzle so timed myself while completing the craft shed. I started with the edges, then found the flowers and blue of the window stood out. This process took about an hour, and was followed by picking out the dominant colours from the illustration. The craft shed has some great detail, cute creatures and all fits beautifully together with the Ravensburger soft click system. I found interesting parts of the puzzle from the start, and enjoyed the different textured and coloured areas of this puzzle.

craft shed haven puzzle

I think it took me about five and a half hours to complete the craft haven. I don’t know if this is fast or slow, but I know I get quite addicted to puzzling and find I have to complete them in one go. I think the haven series of puzzles will be very popular with puzzle fans as it has a lovely traditional feel to the completed picture. I love the addition of the fact and picture sheet that you get in these puzzle boxes. I find it much easier to use the sheet than the lid for a guide to completing the picture.

craft shed haven

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Disclaimer I was sent this puzzle to review the words remain my own and have not been changed.

39 thoughts on “The Craft Shed – Ravensburger puzzle review

  1. Love puzzles in our house, just wish we had a table we could leave them on whilst they are work in progress.

  2. I love jigsaws, my fave are the ones by Jan Van Haastersen (think thats how its spelt) im currently doing a 1000 piece Wheres Wally one which is quite difficult

  3. Love puzzles find them really relaxing to do. The kids love them too find it helps calm them down after lots of tv/games x

  4. I used to do loads when I was younger but its years since I’ve done a 1000 piece one.
    Nowadays I’m an expert at doing much smaller ones with the grandchildren 🙂

  5. Love doing puzzles with my daughter, unfortunately we can do really complicated ones as we have no where to leave them.

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