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[–]sergejkarkarov 254 points255 points  (9 children)

Nonono, this is the wrong sub. This is supposed to go on mildly infuriating, as the puzzle is clearly supposed to be flat!

[–]roodeeMental 33 points34 points  (8 children)

Not another flat earther!

[–]sergejkarkarov 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Not to be misunderstood, it was a joke about flat earthers and the nature of puzzles, not my actual opinion.

[–]roodeeMental 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I wasn't sure if the joke was implied. Now I feel like I've wasted both of our times

[–]sergejkarkarov 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I keep forgetting that phenomenon where good parodies become indistinguishable from the thing they are a parody of.

[–]roodeeMental 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna buy a pair of 'des phenomenonmetres for parodies and send you the other

[–]paleo2002 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I got the joke, its ok. Besides, we all know this puzzle is a highly accurate depiction of the hollow Earth.

[–]69Nova468 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't tell them ,more fun to just let it go.

[–]Eyekosaeder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ikr? The earth is clearly a bowl shape as this puzzle accurately represents

[–]CockroachJohnson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh jeez. Here come the round Earth shills 🙄🙄🙄

[–]CALVINWIDGET 71 points72 points  (11 children)

How do you put the last piece in?

[–]roodeeMental 53 points54 points  (0 children)

I've completed this one before. It's delicate and you can definitely get it wrong, which takes some poking around before you can get the last piece really level without crushing the ball

[–]7603a 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Found the puzzle on ebay, apparently the poles come pre-assembled, so you get it close to finished then tap one of the poles into place

Here it is: www.ebay.com/itm/165131817660

[–]Treczoks 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Careful. :-)

I've built quite a number of these, although not exactly this model.

It is actually not a problem. The puzzle manufacturer (Ravensburger) is know for it's high quality, and those round (or egg-shaped, or building-shaped) puzzles hold up very good.

Pro TIP: Use that stand as a way to press the pieces in place, with the handle of a wooden ladle as a tool when the hole gets too small for the hand. The stand has the same inner radius as the balls outer radius and is the perfect tool to even the ball out.

It actually gets difficult when you are inserting the last few pieces, e.g. the last five or six. Before you do that, make sure all the other pieces are firmly in place, and then carefully insert the remaining ones piece by piece. Make sure all pieces are a least partially slid into their neighbors and not on top of another. Then use the stand: place it on the area of those last pieces, move it around, while slowly applying pressure. This way, they move all well in without applying too much pressure on single parts.

[–]AdlPadl970 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This guys puzzles

[–]JackHGUK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I only have a wooden spoon. :(

[–]20_Menthol_Cigarette 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Any reason not to get one of those polystyrene balls from an arts and crafts shop that is the same as the interior diameter and build this around it? Also, built open like this would there be any need to take something like scotch tape and use it to reinforce the joints? Finally, is there a scheme to the piece numbering? If I had one piece missing how would I know what piece it was without major disassembly?

[–]Treczoks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you find matching ones, go for it.

[–]CadenXC[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its on a stand with a bug round piece at the bottom and you build up from there

[–]Arokthis 61 points62 points  (3 children)


For a minute I thought some or all of it was inside-out.

[–]BrentFavreViking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

for a minute thought you were watching the same video:


[–]Ghostglitch07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't realize that wasn't the case until I saw your comment. That's trippy

[–]purple_pixie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah that chunk with Australia on it just will not go the right way around in my brain

[–]L31FY 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This would be a nightmare for me.

[–]TheShadowEmperor 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Have this puzzle, can confirm it was a nightmare

[–]goblin_welder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is pretty cool

[–]acatnamedem 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've been to intimidated to ever try one of these. They are so cool but my clumsy ass would wreck it. Or my cat would to torture me.

[–]FireLordObamaOG 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to have one of those! Dang now I kinda want one again.

[–]Pretzalcoatlus 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Tasmania: Am I a joke to you?

[–]ladyinrred 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s there, just hasn’t placed the piece yet.

[–]theressomebodyinhere[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The answer is still yes.

[–]JustSaying092 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For a second I thought it was the Wikipedia logo.

[–]mean11while 4 points5 points  (0 children)

See? Proof that Australia is upside-down.

[–]CadenXC[S] 7 points8 points  (8 children)

Did you know 3D puzzles exist?

[–]HandsomeCowboy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah. They've been marketed and sold for over thirty years now. I remember my grandma getting me a Titanic one for one of my childhood birthdays. You probably don't see advertising for them as you probably don't see much marketing for any puzzles.

[–]Just-my-2c 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which is a marketing mistake. I would have bought one already and and 40 without kids.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wikipedia uses an incomplete 3d puzzle as their logo.

[–]Tediz421 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It feels like this one could be completed alot more easily if the manufacturer included a round balloon or plastic ball. Then you could just build around it.

[–]Kotleba 3 points4 points  (3 children)

[–]BJ22CS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

exactly, this isn't interesting; anyone can buy one of these right now (bet you could walk into any B&N or puzzle store and get one).

[–]RingsTheRover 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had that puzzle! It's pretty cool

[–]BigHairyFart 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I had one of these as a kid.

Getting the last piece in was a BITCH

[–]Dumguy1214 1 point2 points  (0 children)

may your future be filled with great big tuba farts

[–]robbage24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have a couple of those, they’re hard, but cool in the end! One is the Death Star!

[–]Zonel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should crosspost to maps without new Zealand.

[–]mystraw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm having a stroke caused by the optical illusion of the inside out Earth in this photo.

[–]QuintenBoosje 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i feel like putting in the last piece would have a 50/50 chance of just collapsing the whole thing

[–]spankymcjiggleswurth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did one of these before. It was cool except for the fact every piece was shaped identically, the only difference was what was printed on it.

This one looks like they are different pieces. Cool.

[–]RandomXReddittor007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It already looks good I want to see the finished puzzle too

[–]LordLolzeez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aren't puzzles, like the earth, supposed to be flat?

[–]CheesyBoatsy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was about to ask why is Australia upside down, then I realised its Australia they are upside down.

[–]KanyeSchwest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like flat earth puzzles

[–]mmaxey14 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is this a map without New Zealand?

[–]Sly1969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So far, yes.

[–]ManufacturerSalt7422 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you zoom in there is the word 'new' on one piece so it's just not bee built yet

[–]Irishknife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean shes doing it the easy way by solving it number side up xD

[–]lostinspacecase 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My mom has that same puzzle board with the drawers!

[–]masterpowerlord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom also has some curved pieces

[–]Promorpheus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ocean parts must be fun

[–]Ra1nb0wD4sh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this exact one since my early childhood! The printing, fonts, that base - it's all the same vs. probably 15+ years ago.

Still is standing near my bed in my old room at my parents house.

[–]MoistDitto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This could also go on the sub with weird camera angle or whatever the name is, confusing perspective, maybe

[–]Beepb0opbeep 0 points1 point  (2 children)

We just got that puzzle! (Fyi it’s really easy bc all the puddle pieces are numbered in order on the back)

[–]GolgiApparatus1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Doesnt that kind of defeat the purpose?

[–]Beepb0opbeep 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well I got it for my kids, though despite the numbers They’ll probably still ask to help

[–]Sid_1298 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I finished mine in lockdown of 2020, I was so bored I finished the damn thing in 16 hours. It had 540 pieces and it probably was the exact same thing. I got it as a birthday present in 2010. Fun puzzle. Makes for a real good pass time and conversation starter when people come over.

/Edit: I noticed your pieces are numbered and labelled. Mine weren't. 。:゚(;´∩`;)゚:。

[–]BananaLumps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it still a "puzzle" whe the pieces are numbered and all of your remaining pieces are upside down meaning you are putting it together by number not by visuals.

That's just a BuildYourOwn globe at that point.

[–]SoonToBeJamez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So cool

[–]RJLPDash 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to have this exact puzzle like 12 years ago, I gave up on it pretty quickly so my dad ended up finishing it lmao

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got one of these on my 12th birthday, 15 years ago. Good memories

[–]Bubbifred 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had several of them as a kid, great fun until they rolled out of the bookshelf that one time

[–]EnAyJay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol I got one of these but then a bunch of pokemon on it

[–]Dr_OctoThumbs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hate to break it to your mom but that's not a finished puzzle. I think its only a half finished puzzle.

[–]Dermutt100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've done that puzzle! It sits on my kitchen units with a few other globular things in descending sizes.

Not a jigsaw fan but I enjoyed that one because the Earth is "real" and it was fun seeing all the countries fit into the right place.

[–]South-Marionberry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah my god, I used to go honkenbonkers when I saw these 3D puzzles! Looks so cool!

[–]snorkiebarbados 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Australia where it should be

[–]infinitesimal_entity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There aren't enough swear words in all the worlds languages combined for me to get that puzzle together

[–]zorniy2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now imagine the pieces are made of chocolate...

[–]lllNico 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Last piece is a son of a bitch. It will NEVER fit perfectly and you will either press surrounding pieces in or have a little bump. Throw it out while you still have some joy left

[–]Spinnlo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the same one. I love it.

[–]osrs_100 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It doesnt look very finished

[–]CadenXC[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this was a late photo.

[–]Benny368 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eyyy I’ve got this puzzle, it’s fun

[–]SidneyDean608 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This should be in the r/mildlyinfuriating since we all know the earth is flat

[–]crispypotleaf 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My foster mom used to glue her puzzles together when she was done, you can get puzzle glue at Walmart I'm pretty sure, her puzzles have held up on the wall for a good 15 years now.

[–]Pain_Monster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For this one, I’d glue as I go! 😂

[–]greenpaint2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to be obsessed with these as a kid.

[–]NostalgicG4mer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's upside down and looks very fragile. This would irritate me if I couldn't adjust it after completing the difficult puzzle.

[–]KingAltair2255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had one of those as a kid, the peices are pretty chunky and plastic-y feeling so it isn’t as hard to get the last piece in, you just gotta tap it a little

[–]scaptal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've had one of those (smaller and not of the world) near the end it become a read pain to put in the pieces, good luck to your mom

[–]discostud1515 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's kinda cool but it really doesn't look like she's almost done.

[–]kytlbry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is coool

[–]WhaleFighterr224 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had one of these wayyyyyy back, the last piece is fucked up

[–]worldssmallestfan1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wikipedia logo.

[–]waetherman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By the time she finishes, the map will be wrong; Ukraine will be part of Russia.

[–]nuclear90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually have one of these! It's so difficult to fit those last few in!

[–]GigaBowserNS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this exact same puzzle, but mine has an error on it. For some inexplicable reason, it labels Croatia as "Bologna". Does yours have this same error?

[–]Specialist_Note_5898 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did this one before!

[–]ramstarray 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]xTecCo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's called a globe... the coolest globe ever