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  • YOUNGEST IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE SOLO (15 yrs old at the time record was set)
  • THE YOUNGEST IN THE WORLD SOLO AFTER MIXING ALL THE PUZZLE PIECES PRIOR TO ASSEMBLING (15 yrs old at the time record was set) - wow!
  • FIRST TO COMPLETE IN NEW JERSEY, USA
February 23, 2009
Kaitlin (Kate) Reilly   -   Bergen County, New Jersey, USA.
Assembled between end of June 2008 and February 2009. (Total time spent = 253 hours and 45 minutes)

YOUNGEST IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE SOLO Hi! My name is Kate, I am 15 years old and live in Bergen County, New Jersey.

I have been doing jigsaw puzzles for the last 5 years. I am able to look at a piece and know exactly where it goes. It got to the point where I could finish a 1,000 piece puzzle in a few hours. That's when I knew it was time to do something harder.

I saw the World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle on one of the websites I buy jigsaw puzzles from, and I thought that would be a fun challenge. When I got the puzzle I noticed it was divided into the four quadrants. I said to myself, if I was going to do the Worlds Largest Puzzle, I am mixing the pieces. I mixed all the pieces together.

I started the puzzle at the end of June. It was supposed to be a "summer project" but I finished in February 2009. In all, the puzzle took me 253 hours and 45 minutes. I worked on the puzzle all by myself, and my family DID NOT help one bit.

I am happy and sad. I am happy that I finished the World Largest Jigsaw Puzzle, but I'm really sad that it is over. It was such a fun and colorful puzzle that I never got bored.

Now I am looking for my next challenge...maybe 18,000?

Kaitlin Reilly

 

 

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