Complete a 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Bucket List

Posted by khrishan on 2017-06-25

*** RETRO POST ***

Like most things on my Bucket List, theres a story behind each item on it. This is no exception.

Whilst at primary school, I loved completing jigsaw puzzles - (yeah… I was that cool). I used to do them all - 50 piece, 100 piece, 200 piece, 500 piece etc. But I always remembered that, in the world, there were 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. But seeing as this hobby was at primary school - there were never any 1000 piece puzzles (what 6 year old has the patience for that?!)

So from that young age, I always wanted to complete a 1000 piece puzzle.

I was home from University for Christmas - and I was walking round Walsall town (specifically the charity shops/markets - as I always do - hunting for bargains) and found this ‘Where’s Wally?’ 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. (As shown below).

For those who are unaware - originally Where’s Wally was a book which contain very intricate pictures and the idea was to find Wally - a character in red and white with round spectacles (in the US, it’s called Where’s Waldo?).

So I thought to myself - what a challenge that would be - to complete my first 1000 piece puzzle - with a really complicated image. (Not bad for £2 either)

It took me till New Year’s Eve 2016 - but here is MY completed puzzle

Now the thing with these kind of challenges - theres always going to be ‘a more difficult one’ - 3000 piece, 5000 piece etc etc.

However, there is a ‘follow up challenge’ I’d like to do - regarding jigsaw puzzles. Now I’m not sure how Facebook found out about me doing jigsaws - but one of the tailored adverts was for a ‘colour spectrum’ jigsaw - where each piece of the jigsaw is a different colour of the spectrum - and these looked mental!

What would make this more difficult for me is that I am partially colour blind (red/green deficient). I’m not sure about whether to do the 1000 piece to the 5000 piece one… but watch this space for when it comes.

Thanks for reading :) x