Some of you might remember that I wrote a blog post earlier in the summer discussing the updated items in the band’s webshop. I am a big fan of Duran stuff, merch, whether it is a t-shirt, coffee mug, keychain or whatever. Thus, I cheered the heck out of new additions. I figured that once I ordered something, I would then have something to look forward to, something to remind me that there is more in life than crummy, awful news. At the time of that blog post, I suggested that the band add a jigsaw puzzle. My reasoning for this was simple. I had spent a lot of time during the summer doing puzzles as I found them relaxing. So I thought a Duran puzzle would be awesome!
A few weeks later, DDHQ added more items to the webshop. One of the major items was what they are calling the 1980 Time Capsule that did include a t-shirt, a mug and a puzzle from an early photo shoot!
I couldn’t believe it! I was in luck! This would be the perfect way to relax as my summer ends and the heavy duty work of the school year begins. With excitement, I opened it up and immediately recognized that this is not going to be easy. No, in fact, this might be the exact opposite. Let me be explicit. This puzzle is a beast. What makes it so challenging? It is not little as it is a good 1000 pieces. But, that is not what makes it so challenging. The color scheme is all a grey scale, which means that it is hard to differentiate the pieces. If that was not enough, the pieces don’t click in easily.
So, will I put it away and give up? Absolutely not! I will accept this challenge! I will get it done…eventually. Anyone else get this puzzle? Any helpful hints for me?