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6000 piece star map puzzle - am I crazy?

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#1 mkothe

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:37 AM

Hi guys,

Just pulled the trigger on this puzzle on EBay.

https://www.rieselpr...immelskarte.htm

Decided to bite because this one is still in the bag - would hate for there to be one pice missing (like the guy in the link) 😂

My dad had this in the late 70’s/early 80’s and he finished it exactly once. Took him several months on 2 big boards that had to be stored carefully in a spare room when he was not working on it. In the end he had several hundred uniformly blue pieces left.

Back then I had no interest in astronomy, so I did not care what happened to it. Now I’m just planning to hold on to it for sentimental reasons and maybe I’ll give it a go once I’m retired 😁

Is anyone here aware of this, and maybe has even completed it?

Michael

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#2 TOMDEY

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 12:07 PM

I'm 74, going on 75 but... "so little time, so much to do" has taken on amplified meaning.    Tom


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 12:44 PM

Intriguing!

It might be a great star and constellation learning project especially if done without the aid of the box top.

Also fine if you need to learn the names in French.

I think I would be OK with it except for the plain blue pieces so I am not surprised that dad had hundreds left unplaced. Mounting it for presentation (when finished) at that size would be a challenge in itself.

I would be more interested in a lunar puzzle. 

Does anyone know of such a thing?

 

Searching now.....found one. https://huckberry.co...gn=shopping-all

 

At $28 I'll give it a go...


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 01:11 PM

Dad did finish it in the end - he is very persistent! But it took a long time of very dull work to place those blue pieces.

Michael

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 01:25 PM

My daughter did a 3000-piece puzzle, and it took her exactly a year. With help. What with all the moves the puzzle had to sustain during that time, 5 pieces vanished to who knows where (I'm guessing the vacuum cleaner). 6000? Yes you are crazy. But sentimental reasons, yeah, that I can respect.


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Posted 27 June 2022 - 10:57 PM

Imagine working a million-piece Solar System puzzle to completion, only to discover that ... the one and only Pluto piece was thrown out by Brian Marsden.    Tom

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 11:38 PM

Imagine working a million-piece Solar System puzzle to completion, only to discover that ... the one and only Pluto piece was thrown out by Brian Marsden.    Tom

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