- FIRST TO COMPLETE IN FLORIDA AFTER MIXING ALL 24,000 PIECES BEFORE COMMENCING.
Bob Addison - Viera, Florida, USA
Assembled between May 2008 and March 2009.
I mixed all pieces together and worked solo.
I did the entire puzzle on 18" x 24" poster boards. When I was working on a section
I would bring those boards onto the table in front of me, then put them back into
storage. I spent a lot of time sorting the pieces into many different boxes, and I
was constantly re-sorting pieces. The best advice I can give to anyone attempting a
big puzzle is to do a good job sorting the pieces.
I began work on many different sections before completing any of them. I can't say
in what order I did the puzzle because I did it all at once.
I've done two 18,000 piece puzzles, Tropical Impressions and St Columba Altarpiece
Triptych. Life was the easiest of the 3 because of the bright colors, fine detail,
and variety of pictures. This puzzle was time consuming because it was so big but it
was not difficult.
I glued the completed puzzle and hung it on the wall with pushpins. Because I don't
have a 14 foot wall I glued it in 2 pieces and wrapped them around a corner.