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   Undertoad  Monday Aug 15 10:24 AM

8/15/2005: Massive puzzle

Cool, a massive puzzle! I had not seen this before. This xoB WaPo item says "Children sit on one of the biggest Albrecht Duerer puzzles of the world in the Sebalder Platz in Nuremberg, Germany. The puzzle consists of 1700 pieces."

Cyclefrance  Monday Aug 15 10:37 AM

Don't tell me, there's a piece missing...!

Bitman  Monday Aug 15 02:53 PM

Yeah, the world piece.

capnhowdy  Monday Aug 15 04:13 PM

I wonder if that piece the kid is holding goes there? duhhhhhhh
Good rainy day activity..... if you own an airplane hangar.

glatt  Monday Aug 15 04:45 PM

I think this picture is trying to pass itself off as a candid picture of two kids finishing up a puzzle. I don't think that's the case. I think it may be staged, and at a minimum shows two kids messing with a completed puzzle.

When most people do a puzzle, they connect the easy pieces first. The borders and clearly identifiable objects would be the first to go together. The piece they are holding is one of the easier pieces in the puzzle to put in its proper place. It shows part of the eye with a slice of hair as well. At the other extreme, the white skin of the forehead, cheek, and shoulder would be a challenge to assemble properly.

If this was a true candid shot of the puzzle being completed, I think it would be more likely for the kids to be placing the final piece in the lady's massive forehead.

gerstle  Monday Aug 15 05:53 PM

talk about a waste of ink...

Wouldn't a regular size puzzle be just as challenging and probably a lot more fun for kids?

Cyclefrance  Monday Aug 15 07:27 PM

Thinking about it, this could catch on - imagine a giant sudoku puzzle with six foot high numbers (get your heads and hands round that one kiddies) or perhaps a large scale crossword (actually I believe I remember a 1,000 clue crossword being produced, or something of that size...)

Just found it and it's 28,000 clues

Kagen4o4  Monday Aug 15 08:36 PM

Originally Posted by Bitman
Yeah, the world piece.

Neurotica  Tuesday Aug 16 01:46 PM

I'd actually be more impressed if the pieces were smaller, but maybe that's just me.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Aug 16 06:26 PM

Approx. 1700 parts, approximately 300 square meter surface, two days and nights time. Then the world largest Duererpuzzle should be finished to feet of Duerers house church pc. Sebald. The individual parts are 45x38cm largely. Mitpuzzeln may everyone, which wants. The participation is free.
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