It wasn’t easy – but we’ve finally put our world together. It took two more marathon sessions, but we finished our puzzleball globe. When you last checked in, we had completed Antarctica and the surrounding waters, and we’d managed to hook up with South America.
Next, Will managed to connect Australia and some of south east Asia to the main section.
We must admit that the puzzle has some “cheats” because each piece has a number and an arrow pointing to a neighboring piece. We do believe that the oceans would be nearly impossible without these aids. Here is a view of the inside of the puzzle.
We were able to get most of the land masses connected, giving us what we briefly called “the Pac-Man world”:
At this point, the puzzleball was sturdy enough that we used the stand to hold it up.
Will’s own challenge was the Pacific Ocean. So while I finished the little bits here and there, Will filled out the Pacific.
We will spare you the 45 photos and 10 minutes of video. It was a lot more difficult than I expected to get it all in there. Finally, between the two of us, we got it together.
We love our puzzleball! It is really sturdy once you get it together. I appreciate having a globe in the house, as it give you a much different perspective of county/continent sizes. Most maps don’t do the southern hemisphere justice.