April 7, 2020

Puzz 3D Empire State Building

I assembled a 3D puzzle during COVID-19 lockdown

To help pass the time during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to take a stab at one of my tried-and-true time-wasters: a jigsaw puzzle.

Over the past few years, I’ve amassed a small collection of puzzles that I could pick from. I decided to take a stab at the Puzz 3D Empire State Building puzzle. This puzzle consists of 569 pieces, 101 of which create a replica of the Metropolitan Life tower, stands two-and-a-half feet tall, and has a difficulty level of “Master”. I figured it would take me about five days to assemble. It took 2.5.

I don’t sit down and work on the puzzle as a task, but rather every time I walk by it, I may spend one to five minutes working on a part. Every found connection hits the dopamine dispenser in my brain, which extends that session by another minute or so.

Once it was done, I left it up for two days to admire my handy work and take some pictures of it, and then I disassembled it and left it in my building lobby for someone else to try.

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Met Life Building (left) and Empire State Building (right)
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Empire State Building, north side
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Empire State Building, east side
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Empire State Building, 5th Avenue entrance
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Empire State Building, antenna
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Empire State Building, setback
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Met Life Building, 24th Street and Madison Avenue entrances
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Met Life Building, clock
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Met Life Building, bell tower