Memorable Disney Moments
Part 5 - The Jungle Book

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CONGRATULATIONS to Stacey on her accomplishment! Presenting Ravensburger's, Disney Memorable Moments in it completion. The following is:

Memorable Disney Moments Part 5 - The Jungle Book

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours
Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Jungle Book was the fifth section of this puzzle I completed, and you won't believe what happened when I was done - there's a surprise ending!

After all the many shades of blue in Peter Pan I chose The Jungle Book to be the next section; not only is it my favorite Disney movie (with the best songs, in my humble opinion) there is almost NO blue in it! I knew it would be a bit of a challenge with all the different shades of green, but they're much lighter colors and I knew it would be fun too.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

As usual we start with a look at the assembly after about 3 days of work. The pink flowers were easiest to find, along with Mowgli, so they were the starting point of this section. Baloo came next and I was surprised that I found almost all of his pieces on the first sort! The filmstrip was next, my favorite part as always, and went together pretty quickly. It was nice to be able to get Baloo connected to the flower and filmstrip so early in the assembly so I could get them situated properly on the board.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The large rock came next, it had a distinctive color and wasn't as difficult as I feared it might be. Bagheera and the limb he was on was next, and I was able to find the lightest background color and get almost everything connected; looks like I've got the Bare Necessities of this section assembled. *wink*

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Many, many shades of green - that's all that's left. It's filling in nicely and looking amazing. There always seem to be a couple of pieces that I didn't sort properly, leaving holes in an otherwise finished area (right under Baloo). I do my best, but sorting through 4000 pieces can start to be mind numbing after a while and shapes and shades all start to blur together.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

It looks amazing, doesn't it? I was so proud!

Here's the shocking ending - it was complete for all of about 5 minutes before IT FELL OFF THE BOARD! Yes, you read that correctly. 

The fabric on my board keeps everything in place; so much so that my husband and I were able to lift it and hold it almost vertically and walk into another room and not one piece moved. We did this with every section, taking the board into the bedroom to get each section moved onto the large pieces of cardboard that we used to store them. We did this for all 4 previous sections with no problems at all. When I finish a section I am able to prop up the board against the wall to get a good picture without worrying about the pieces moving or coming off. 

This time I moved the board a little too roughly, and down they all came. Four thousand and thirty two pieces - whoosh! It was like I'd never assembled the section at all, there were puzzle pieces everywhere. I cannot express to you how upset with myself I was, and how devastated I felt. The fit is somewhat loose and everything came apart, almost nothing was still together. For about 5 minutes I was halfway done with the world's largest puzzle; now I had to do the whole section again.

Luckily I had the first picture I took of the completed section (THANK GOD FOR DIGITAL PHOTOS), and I totally cheated while re-assembling this section. I was able to zoom in on the photo and I knew exactly what piece I was looking for. I got it put back together in 7 days using this method. It wasn't nearly as satisfying as actually working the puzzle, but I wasn't looking for fun or satisfaction - I just wanted it finished! 

In the end I miraculously didn't lose any of the pieces and I did get this section re-assembled. It makes for a great story I guess, but to be honest it still made me a little queasy re-telling it. I thought it would be amusing after time has passed, but it isn't. Not yet anyway. 

If you'd like to see the daily progress on this puzzle click here to see the first day of assembly and click "next" to see the day to day updates. If you want to read my post on "that horrible day" click here (I had a LOT to say about it).

20,160 pieces assembled (24,192 if you count my horrendous mistake) - 20,160 pieces to go. We're halfway there! Up next - The Little Mermaid. 


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Memorable Disney Moments Parts 1 - 10

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Snow White - Snow White was begun on September 28, 2016 and completed on October 17, 2016. I almost wish I’d saved this one till nearer the end. I was overwhelmed when I first started and don’t know if I enjoyed it as much as I could have.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Fantasia - Fantasia was started on January 14, 2017 and completed on January 28, 2017. This section I was dreading the most and I was happy to be wrong about it – it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be! And if I want to I can assemble this one again because I have an extra section.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Dumbo- Dumbo began assembly on November 8, 2016 and was finished on November 19, 2016. Dumbo was so enjoyable to assemble, and super cute as well!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Bambi - Last but definitely not least – Bambi. I got started on Bambi on March 16, 2017 and finished up on April 2, 2017. I’m so proud!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Cinderella - Cinderella was started on October 21, 2016 and completed on November 5, 2016. Ole Cindy here was a difficult section, but I got her done! The picture is quite dark and doesn’t do her justice, you’ll see when the entire puzzle is assembled.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Peter Pan - Peter Pan (the hardest section in my humble opinion) was started on November 22, 2016 and completed on December 5, 2016. that day. I think I’m proudest of this section as it was the most difficult for me.

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Jungle Book - The Jungle Book, my favorite Disney movie, got started on December 7, 2016 and was completed for the FIRST time on December 19, 2016. It was done for about 5 whole minutes before I tried to move the board to take a better picture and it all fell off. A horrible day. I assembled it for the SECOND time from December 20, 2016 to December 27, 2016. Click here for the post for that day. Thank goodness for digital cameras/pictures!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Little Mermaid - The Little Mermaid was assembled from December 29, 2016 to January 11, 2017. This one was one of my favorite sections to assemble. It looks like all that blue would be difficult but I loved this section!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and The Beast began assembly on February 22, 2017 and was finished on March 8, 2017. This was one of two I saved for last because I knew it would be fun! I wasn’t wrong – loved it!

Ravensburger, Disney Memorable Moments 
Piece Count: 40,320, Size: 22.3' x 6.2', Area: nearly 140 square feet, Weight: approx. 44 lbs. - Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours

The Lion King - Getting near the end now! The Lion King was assembled from February 2, 2017 to February 16, 2017. The sky in this section is absolutely GORGEOUS! The pictures don’t even come close, the colors are stunning!