Memorable Disney Moments
Part 6 - The Little Mermaid

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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 6 - The Little Mermaid 

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 HoursMemorable Disney Moments Part 6 - The Little Mermaid
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 was the sixth section assembled and ended up being the one I enjoyed the most. There was a lot of blue in this section, but there were plenty of characters to break up the monotony and I absolutely loved it!

I tried a different tactic with The Little Mermaid; I decided to try assembling the "edges" first. I watched a YouTube video of a group of friends assembling this section and I was fascinated that they started with the "twinklies". Why not give it a try? I was the only one working on it, I could do whatever I wanted! It might be great or it might be a nightmare, the only way to know was to try. 

(Also, the pictures got a little worse because I was terrified of moving the board too harshly and causing another avalanche of pieces. It got a little better eventually, after the sting of my mistake wore off.)

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 seemed a bit tedious at times trying to find the right twinkly bits, but the sides first experiment was a success! It felt more like working a regular sized puzzle, and it made me happy that everything was approximately where it should be on the board.

The picture above is after about 6 days of work, it took more time to look like good progress was being made, but I enjoyed myself and that's really the reason for the puzzle, isn't it? Flounder looks good, the flamingos are too cute, and those little splotches of dark green near the top are 3 frogs. We're on our way and looking great!

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

Ariel and Eric are mostly done, as are Sebastian and Scuttle, and almost everything shown is connected together. The boat went much more quickly than I thought it would and is the connection between all the smaller sections. 

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

Things are starting to get filled in now, and they're looking good. Although the fish are close to the same color as the water they were easy enough to pick out and assemble, and the "motion" of the water lessens the difficulty of all that blue. You can't tell from the picture, but those small points of light are fireflies and for some reason I really enjoyed assembling each one and I think they look amazing in the finished image. At this point there are about 1400 pieces left, and almost all of them blue - oh my!

As always, the completed section is beautiful! I enjoyed this one so much, although I don't seem to be able to articulate why. Everything in the image works together so well and it was just a joy to assemble. From start to finish The Little Mermaid took 14 days. I wasn't rushing, just took my time and enjoyed the ride.

If you'd like to see the daily progress of this puzzle click here to see the first day of assembly and click next to follow along day by day to watch it come together (along with some really interesting puzzles in between).

At this point it was almost the middle of January 2017 and Memorable Disney Moments was finally for sale in the United States; that means that at last I received my replacement bag of the Fantasia section. No more procrastinating for me, Fantasia is up next!


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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!