A 1,000-pc Jigsaw Puzzle

I first saw this jigsaw puzzle about a month ago when I was looking for Chinese New Year cards. I was tempted to buy but wasn’t sure if I had a frame of the correct measurement. I kept thinking about it until I decided to go back to buy it last week after making sure of the measurements. A good thing I did because it was the last one left.

Like the previous two puzzles, the beginning was the hardest:

This alone took me five-and-a-half hours, of which half the time was used to fit the border.

After 7 hours on another day, I managed to see a semblance of the orchestra and the audience in the gallery.

Two-and-a-half hours on the first day of CNY lead to the completion of the puzzle. How lovely!

Update: 2nd attempt on 13 Feb 2021 (8 hours)

Another 1,500-piece Jigsaw Puzzle

My friend B lent me another 1,500-piece Jigsaw Puzzle which she said is easier than the one she lent me last month:

She said her neighbours (2 young adult sisters) did it in 2 days, spending only 2 hours per day.

Day 1

All beginnings are hard, and it took me 6.5 hours to get to this:

Day 2

The following day, I could see the picture emerging after 5 hours:

Day 3

Another 4.5 hours brought me to this:

Day 4

It was really exciting to see this after 5 hours:

Day 5

Again, with the help of my colour-deficient son (on the most difficult sections like the sky), the puzzle was completed in an hour:

I had so much fun that I’ve decided to dismantle it and do it again! I’m curious if it’s possible to complete the puzzle in less than 22 hours, with or without my son’s help.

Update

The second attempt was completed on 6 Feb 2020 in 16 hours over 4 days.