carry on.


trying to piece the world back together

Warehouse giant Costco likes to do everything big, from super-sized bottles of ketchup to barrels full of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Their latest exclusive offering: A jigsaw puzzle with 60,000 pieces that may take up an entire room when it’s finished.

The sprawling What a Wonderful World puzzle is actually 60 interconnected 1000-piece puzzles to make assembly (somewhat) feasible. Each features a painting from the Dowdle Art Studio of a fascinating landmark from different parts of the world, including The Great Wall of China and The Eiffel Tower.

Once each section is completed, it can be connected to the larger canvas. When finished, the puzzle measures 8 feet tall and 29 feet wide. An included legend helps you keep track of which puzzle goes where in the literal bigger picture of things. Costco has declared it the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle, and that’s likely to be true. The What a Wonderful World puzzle retails for $599.

“the world is like a dropped pie most of the time.

don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together.

just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. then carry on.” 

-elizabeth gilbert


credits: penn news, chris hopkins, jake rosin, mental floss,

66 responses »

  1. Why do I sense this is the type of puzzle you put together only once? I mean after the commitment of time to complete it, who would ever take it apart again? A real challenge for even the most prolific puzzlers. Great post!

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  2. I agree with Pete about mounting it on a wall once completed. Of course, that’s only if you have a wall that’s 29 feet wide! At least it can be done in sections – I can’t imagine having 60,000 pieces in front of me waiting for me to choose one!


  3. Lots of puzzle experience here. I usually had an ongoing one in my classroom as an option for those who had finished their work early. I’ve converted to online jigsaw puzzles in the past few years. The pieces aren’t so small, and I don’t have to guess whether two attached pieces fit or not. It also makes this satisfying sound when two pieces snap together.

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  4. Pingback: carry on. — I didn’t have my glasses on…. – A Better Man

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