When my friend Kathryn in New Zealand noticed that Dale and I have been putting jigsaw puzzles together lately, she asked if we'd ever done any Wasgij puzzles. I didn't know what that was, so did a little online research. Intriguing!
The picture on the front of the puzzle box is not the same as the picture on the puzzle itself. Instead, the picture on the puzzle is from the point of view of one of the characters in the picture on the puzzle box. Solving the puzzle is solving a mystery!
In this image, the box show a scene of a camera crew filming the big reveal of a bedroom makeover. The woman and man in the center of the scene are the homeowners. The picture on the puzzle, though, is the same scene as seen through the eyes of the goldfish in the bowl behind the unhappy couple.
Well, it turns out that our daughter Julie has two of the Wasgij puzzles and loaned them to us at Christmastime so we could give them a try. This one is 500 pieces. Dale and I put it together over a couple days. Today, we're starting a 1000 piece Wasgij puzzle.
These are good challenges! We usually like not-too-hard 500 piece puzzles. It's a nice pastime, but we don't need another activity that takes too much time or strains our brain. We like a jigsaw challenge, but aren't masochists. The colors and shapes of these cartoon-like jigsaws strike a good balance.
Once put together, it's fun to step back, look at the big picture, then zoom in on the details. There's a lot of funny stuff going on here!