Kodak went overboard to make sure you’ll never get bored by creating a 51,300-piece jigsaw puzzle
As stated previously, the puzzle consists of a whopping 51,300 pieces, making it one of the largest jigsaws in the world to date. It measures 6.25 feet (1.9 meters) in height and 28.5 feet (8.6 meters) in length, weighing in at around 40 pounds (18.5 kilograms).
The puzzle features 27 wonders around the world, with each consisting of 1,900 pieces
Among the 27 worldly wonders, you of course have the classics like the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum of Rome, El Castillo at Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
It includes pictures of the Great Wall of China, the Roman Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, among many other places
It is estimated that it would take between 16 and 21 days straight to do this puzzle from scratch
Now, the box says that it is the largest puzzle in the world, but that is only true if you add “commercially available”. Also, since its release last year, there have been others who have bested this record. Martin Puzzle have come out with their own 52,110-piece puzzle of an animal collage, and there’s also an even bigger 54,000-piece jigsaw by Grafika, inviting people to travel the world of art.
Until this, the most popular largest puzzle in this category was Educa Borras’ 42,000-piece jigsaw called Around The World, which featured a mashup of the world’s most famous landmarks.
It measures 6.25ft (1.9m) in height and 28.5ft (8.6m) in length, weighing in at 40lbs (18.5kg)
In context, that is 10 times bigger than Kodak’s current puzzle. However, it’s also not available for purchase, and you’d have to print it out yourself if you want to have a go at it. You’d also need a stadium to accommodate the 48 feet 8.64 inches by 76 feet 1.38 inches (14.6 by 23.2 meters) lotus flower jigsaw.
While companies are competing for the largest commercial puzzles, the actual largest is this 551,232 piece one of a lotus flower
Kodak’s suggested retail price is $600, but, at the moment, you can find it online for as low as $400. With 27 different pictures, that comes out to $15 per puzzle section. Guesstimating that one section could take upwards of 15 to 20 hours to do, and there are 27 of them, it amounts to around 16 to 21 (if not more) days of non-stop puzzle-building for one person.
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For context, watch the the previous biggest and most popular commercially available 42,000 piece puzzle being built