I did another Wasgij. This is part of the series where the finished puzzle shows what happens next. I have to say they do a good job of keeping the level of difficulty just right in this series 🙂 As usual, you can see the finished puzzle on my Mystery Puzzle Spoiler Page.
Next I decided to do a puzzle that I couldn’t possibly finish in one sitting – and I didn’t. That said, it wasn’t as bad as I expected, at first glance I thought it was just a lot of people, but there as some easier bits as well. One piece missing.
Looks like the artist himself is present and selling his puzzles:
So much can change in a week! A week ago, I was complaining about not being able to see games live in the stadium, but for the the second home game of the season some tickets were made available for members who don’t have a season ticket, and I managed to get one! The game on Saturday was against Freiburg, the same opponent as the last time I was in the stadium in February. The game in February was a tense 1-0 win, but on Saturday there were proper offensive fireworks and a resounding 4-0! It felt so good to be back. Anyway, here’s another football related puzzle 🙂
There is so much going on here that I relied on the box image a little more than I prefer. A lot of funny details, as usual with a van Haasteren. The obligatory shark and some dentures on the run:
I can’t resist putting in a photo from Saturday. This is from right after the first goal:
Today, me and my car are on a ferry from Helsinki to Travemünde in Germany, from where I will drive to Dortmund for a long stay. The ship isn’t exactly a cruise ship, it’s mostly a cargo ship that also takes passengers (and cars).
I think this may be the first image by van Haasteren I’ve ever done, and that’s because I tend to avoid Jumbo puzzles. I still think that the precision of the cut isn’t very good and it’s easy to place pieces wrong, but it doesn’t matter much with this kind of busy image. Otherwise, I find the Wasgij and van Haasteren series to be of excellent quality, although I’ve had some other puzzles from Jumbo with quite thin pieces. Anyway, this is definitely my kind of image, I’m always happy to do cruise ships.
This is a strange scene. My first thought was that the woman is being robbed by criminals dressed as police, and then I thought they were police and looking for her companion (notice the third hand in the bed), but I think I’ve finally worked out what’s going on. They’re looking for an escaped criminal dressed in stripes …
… and he’s hiding behind the staircase.
The movie seems to be Jaws (but why black & white?).
A Titanic moment ruined.
The scout leader looks very happy to be tied up by his young charges.
Enthusiastic fishers have some fish fingers delivered. Fish fingers seem to be all anyone ever eats on this ship, from the dining room to the bridge.
Fighting over a life west, never a good sign on a cruise ship.
This was very enjoyable, but my favourite cruise ship puzzle is still the Heye by Anders Lyon. In that puzzle, the movie was Robin Hood, by the way 🙂
An image of the Eiffel Tower. It was OK, and since it’s a Jumbo, I was happy to have different colours in the sky (I find it’s easy to place pieces wrong with Jumbo). Probably would not have enjoyed this in a larger piece count.
Very enjoyable, as usual! Not the easiest mystery puzzle I’ve ever done, there were so many small faces in this 🙂 Also, I wouldn’t like do a Jumbo with large areas of the same colour, then I would be uncertain if a piece belongs or not, but with these busy images, it’s fine.
I won’t show the finished puzzle here, but if you want to see it, you can find it on my mystery puzzle spoiler page. Loved the angry girl 🙂
I finally tried a WASGIJ?-puzzle. There are different types, but in this case, the box shows a situation from one perspective and the finished puzzle from another. I put up a new spoiler page where I can share images of finished mystery puzzles, you can find a photo of the completed puzzle there.
There were hints on the box, but I didn’t really use them. The puzzle was really fun to do, I enjoyed it very much. Also, I really identified with the Sunday driver 🙂
I’ve been avoiding Jumbo puzzles for years because I had problems with pieces fitting where they don’t belong, and that was still an issue. Of course, with an image like this, it’s not much of a problem, but I still wouldn’t want to do a Jumbo with a large area of the same colour.