Tuesday, 13 January 2015

HAPPY DAYS, BRIGHTON - A jigsaw puzzle by Ravensburger

The Artist
Artist, Kevin Walsh produces beautiful oil paintings depicting British culture and town and countryside scenes, mostly from the middle decades of the last century. As I mentioned in a previous Happy Days' jigsaw review published here, is that Walsh often includes a mechanical/motorized vehicle from the 1950s in his artwork. Vintage vehicles appearing within a nostalgic topic have attracted interest from collectors worldwide in many of Walsh's designs, and in the various formats on/in which they feature; including jigsaws.

The Theme
Motor bikes and Scooters entered the fast-paced world of the 50s and 60s, when a happy day, for many, was spent hanging out with friends at a British seaside resort. In the forefront, of Happy Days, Brighton is a couple of rocker pals with their motorbikes, chatting with a young girl at the road side (see figure 1)
Figure 1
While the rest of the busy scene includes other road vehicles, famous Brighton landmarks and people promenading.

The Product
This, as always, is a premium jigsaw consisting of 1000 pieces and which demonstrate soft click technology. As with all Ravensburger puzzles for 12 years to adult, there is a leaflet included in the box with the artist’s biography plus an additional picture. This jigsaw is rectangular on completion, and measures 700 x 500 mm approx. Not suitable for children under 36 months (small pieces).

The Promoting
There is a range of ‘Happy Days’ themed jigsaws available with artwork by Kevin Walsh. As well as Brighton and Blackpool mentioned, the seaside range includes Tenby, Sidmouth and Weymouth.

This review will also appear at Ravensburger Puzzle club

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