Memorable Disney Moments
Part 9 - Beauty and the Beast

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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 9 - Beauty and The Beast

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

Beauty and the Beast was one of the last 2 sections completed; I saved it for last because it looked like so much fun and I wanted to have something to look forward to in order to keep myself motivated. I think it worked, because I got through the first 8 sections much faster than I thought I would. 

The colors in this section are so bright and fun, I was really looking forward to working on it. To be honest though, I was also beginning to dread finishing the entire project. It was so much a part of my daily life for months and months I didn't know what I would do with myself when I was done. I realized this when it took me an entire week to take The Lion King off the board - I was stalling!

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

Again I took this picture at a weird angle to reduce the glare and so that you could see the characters a little better. It always makes me happy to get the "edges" in place, it made it seem more like my usual puzzle routine, edges first. The filmstrip was great fun, as usual, and I got that finished in one day. I loved seeing what scenes from the movie were chosen and how it tells the entire story from start to finish. 

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 blue of the curtains, window, and Beast's jacket went very quickly, as did Belle's dress. I thought I might have flashbacks of toiling for 3 days on Cinderella's gown, but it seems after assembling about 35,000 pieces of this puzzle I developed sort of a knack for recognizing what shape might be next and it went pretty fast. It also helped that Belle's dress is MUCH smaller than Cinderella's was. This is not a comment on Cinderella's figure - no body shaming here!

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 Beast finally has a face and some legs, and the stairs are filled in nicely as well. I found the gargoyle to be relatively easy and the scroll work on the banisters to be the most difficult so far. It always gets more exciting near the end when it's really looking like the picture and you are getting closer every day. Every piece placed is one less I have to look through to find the next!

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

And here we are - bright and beautiful! I had so much fun with this section, I'm glad I saved it till near the end. All the characters were fun to assemble; I usually remember everyone character's name but I had to go searching online to find the name of the feather duster - Babette. My aging old lady brain must have moved her name out of my memory to make room for the lyrics of a pop song from the 80's. 

I enjoyed this whole section, but was also sad that it was done. It seemed slow at times, but in the end took about 15 days just like most other sections. How in the world was I 90% done already? It went so fast!

If you'd like to watch this puzzle come together day by day click here to see the first day of assembly and keep clicking next to see the daily progress. (There is an excellent kid's puzzle mixed in there as well, with the best glow in the dark picture I've ever gotten - it's amazing!)

Up next is the very last section - Bambi!


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Memorable Disney Moments Part 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!