Who Said That? In Progress

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I’m working on a giant of a puzzle, and it’s quite difficult but really a lot of fun! This is a quiz puzzle from Buffalo, there are faces and quotations and you have to match them up. Every face fits every quote, so you have to be careful and also use the slight overlap of the images to help you. The pieces have been sorted by portraits and quotes, now the hard work begins.

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I have no idea what Lao-Tzu had said yet, but I know the quote above  him because of his  lovely hairdo! I’m pretty sure the quote above can be credited to a mountain climber, I just have to find him.

There are 240 people and 240 quotes, a total of 504 pieces including edges. It is by far the largest 500 piece puzzle I’ve ever seen. It’s about the size of the average 2000 piece puzzle at approximately 38 x 24 inches (97 x 61 cm). Have you ever seen such an enormous 500 piece puzzle? I certainly haven’t!

There are a few people and quotes I was able to match while I was sorting to get myself a head start on the matching. You don’t have to know all the people and quotes to get this one done, and you don’t have to sit with a computer or phone and look them all up either; the portraits all have a slight overlap, but you have to pay very close attention. Here are a few that were easy to find, and you can see how the overlap of images helps in the assembly.

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This is the kind of puzzle mom and I adored doing together; we did one with word definitions and one with tv shows. She would have loved some of the silly quotes, we would have been reading them to each other while we sorted and laughing our heads off. Puzzling always makes me think of her, but this puzzle does especially, we always had such a good time with these quiz puzzles.

Animal Planet

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Animal Planet – Majestic Puzzles – 400 pieces

This is a “Family Puzzle”, it has 3 different sizes of pieces so that the entire family can help assemble it. To be honest I’ve never assembled one with the family, I’ve always done them either alone or with mom. I’m such a puzzle fanatic that I enjoy puzzles for all ages, and a family puzzle has all of them in one box – perfect!

Majestic Puzzles is a new brand for me, and I was impressed with the quality. The pieces were thick and fit together very well. It’s randomly cut so there are a nice variety of shapes and it made for an interesting and challenging assembly. The image reproduction is beautiful with clean lines and bright colors and no blurring or fuzziness. All in all it’s a great quality puzzle.

I sorted the pieces by shape and then assembled it the same way, starting with the largest pieces.Animal Planet 1

It’s odd to have all the kids pieces around the edge. Most of the family puzzles I’ve worked have them all on one side. If you truly want the family to work together it seems more ideal to have big pieces on the left (for example), medium pieces in the middle and smallest pieces on the right. If the whole family tried to work on this one it would be difficult for those working on the smaller pieces to connect them to anything until the kids had finished the outside.

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I sorted by size, but obviously I didn’t get all the pieces in their correct piles, there are a few holes. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between a smaller medium sized piece and a larger small piece. (I hope that made sense) 😉

I enjoyed this puzzle much more than I anticipated, the image was challenging and beautiful – a lovely combination. Jungle scenes aren’t usually images I would choose, but the different piece sizes made it more interesting and the beautiful reproduction and great fit made it quite fun. If you come across a family puzzle by Majestic I would definitely recommend giving it a try.