A Study in Contrasts

The Seattle Space Needle as Legos (from the UCFers)
St. Basil's Cathedral as a 3D puzzle (from Karen)

Thank you, everyone!

One of these was well documented and easy to assemble.  The other?  Mmm... not so much.  The former I'll be keeping on my bookshelf.  I'll let you guess which that is...  :)


Jennifer said...

Wow Anne, those are awesome!! I've never done a 3D puzzle before -- did you complete both of these by yourself, or did you open a bottle of wine and invite some friends over?! LOL I love puzzles; my family does one every Jan 1st!

Nathan said...

I voted for sending you the Space Needle Oven Cleaner but I got overruled.

Anne C. said...

Thank you, everyone, for overruling Nathan. I like the Legos MUCH better. :)

Jen, I took it over to my sister's and she helped me a bit on the beginning of it. She can attest to the challenging nature of the assembly. There are some really cool 3D puzzles out there (this particular brand, maybe avoid).

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

In the summer of 1978 a friend and I were descending the down escalator to get in line to the elevator to the observation deck of the CN Tower in Toronto. Between the up and down escalators was an enormous 18-foot high model of the CN Tower -- just HUGE -- and when we got closer, we realized it was all made of LEGOS.


Dr. Phil

Karen said...

My only comment is that a puzzle isn't supposed to be well-documented and easy to put together. At least not in my opinion. I have enjoyed other (albeit smaller) 3-D puzzles from the same company.
Good to see it all put together though. :)

Anne C. said...

Ah. Must have been an anomaly then.

The "documentation" I spoke of were the numbered tabs and slots that gave the illusion that they were supposed to go together.
As for the "not easy to put together" comment: in order to put it together, Aileen and I had to cut the tab off one piece and tape it onto another.

BUT, there is more than one way to skin a cat or put together a puzzle, and it did go together eventually (well, I never quite resolved the colonnades, which seemed to overlap walls) and it certainly made me think. Which is what puzzles are supposed to do, right? Plus, it challenged me to give up my tendency to want to do things "right" and that's good too. :D

Anne C. said...

Correction: I believe Aileen and I didn't just cut off a tab, I think we cut off and swapped the roof and walls of a hinged piece.

Karen said...

OK, then I'll have to admit it didn't go together well. Sorry to hear that, but it looks stunning in the photo :)

Anne C. said...

Thank you! I DO enjoy 3D puzzles, so I enjoyed putting it together, but it really did go better after I put aside my perfectionism (which could definitely be considered a good thing ;).