It was just a couple of weeks ago that we were hearing about the world’s largest puzzle. Now there’s a puzzle that’s even larger. This new world’s largest jigsaw puzzle is from Kodak and sells for $500.
The previous holder of the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle title came in at 40,320 pieces. The new champion blows that record out of the water with 51,300 pieces. It also blows the price out of the water. The previous was priced at nearly double the cost–$999. The new puzzle weighs in at 18.5 kg, and when fully assembled measures 8.67 meters by 1.9 meters (16.47 square meters).
For the subject matter of this puzzle, Kodak chose the 27 wonders of the world, depicting modern and ancient marvels from the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower to the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. The images are arranged in three rows and nine columns. Each image is put into a separate bag, so there are 27 bags total. In each of the bags, you’ll find 1,900 pieces. The puzzle does come with a reference poster, instructions, and even a tip sheet, but you’ll still be spending hours putting this giant puzzle together. The previous reigning world’s largest puzzle took an estimated 600 hours to complete. That’s working 8 hours a day for 75 days. No doubt this new puzzle will take even longer to complete.
Considering Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison indirectly designated puzzles as essential supplies for the stage 3 lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Morrison advised Aussies to stay at home and only go out for “food and essential supplies.” When asked to explain, Morrison said, “I will give you an example. Our kids are at home now, as are most kids, and Jenny went out yesterday and bought them a whole bunch of jigsaw puzzles. I can assure you over the next few months we will consider those jigsaw puzzles absolutely essential.” Well here’s one puzzle that will keep you and your family busy for months.