This is a good quality puzzle. The picture's colors are as bright as you can see on the listing. It isn't a large puzzle, but it isn't tiny either. I agree that 6+ is the correct age bracket for this puzzle. My son is almost 6 and he finished the puzzle over the course of a few days. He isn't much of a puzzle lover - but he is a dinosaur lover. And he worked on it slowly about 10 minutes at a time and then he'd move on to something else. For me, mother of a wiggly boy, this is fine. It teaches perseverance and that you can actually work on something little by little and eventually you can complete it. Just because you don't ever feel like sitting down and working on this for a long time does not mean you are unable to do it. This was the first 100 piece puzzle that he completed without help.
You can get these much cheaper at thrift stores if you go regularly and have some patience. However, I find that at the thrift shops sometimes the pieces are a little damp, smell funny... so it was worth it to me to get it new. The pieces are thick enough that I can see this puzzle lasting a long time. Great buy. Also, this was a random purchase. He would have been annoyed if this was a birthday gift - lol.
This Prehistoric Puzzle Has A Unique Design That Encourages Hand-Eye Coordination,Ravensburger Puzzles Are Made In Germany From The Highest Quality And Thickest Green Kappa Cardboard Available,Pieces Have A Nice Matted Finish Which Makes Them Easy To See And Handle,Builds Small Motor Skills, Picture Recognition, And Task Completion,Promotes Cooperative As Well As Independent Play.