Maybe it’s only like this in my filter bubble, but maybe also one of these lockdown phenomena: puzzles are currently experiencing a real resurrection. It felt like the core of the target group actually only consisted of children, who were not allowed to get iPads, gameboys and other technical bells and whistles – and pensioners, who like it a bit more comfortable anyway.
In our family there were still one or the other puzzle fan, but it felt like it increased significantly with all the lockdown and stay-at-home stuff, Line alone probably solved more puzzles in that time than in her entire life before.
And even I made one because it was in my advent calendar. Incredibly small, but big and complex enough that I hated it after only 10 minutes, because at some point it came down to trying every part at every point – but it could also have been due to the nasty “optical illusion” motif. It was really bad.
It could be different with such a puzzle, as in the following video. There, Chris Ramsay shows us not only that a puzzle doesn’t always have to be made of cardboard and two-dimensional, but that such a puzzle can also cost a lot of money – the thing simply costs around 30,000 dollars.
But it is also quite big and just watching while solving it is enough fun that I want to have a puzzle like this.
Today I’m going to attempt to solve a $30,000 Puzzle by Labsterium! The saga of Future me continues…
For free, of course, because … $ 30,000 is a lot of money. But I couldn’t find out whether you can really buy the thing somewhere, which is mainly due to my poor (non-existent) French. Maybe someone else will be more lucky and find out something at this point.