When I bought this puzzle, I wasn't sure what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised. The puzzle is technically excellent, with tight-fitting well-cut pieces in a stock that is sturdy and a pleasure to handle. The design is well-rendered and was fun to assemble. At 1000 pieces, each piece contains a small enough portion of the pattern to make the assembly satisfyingly challenging. At the same time, the design allows pieces to be matched without being forced to resort to tediously testing every piece. All in all a very fun puzzle.