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Jan van Haasteren Puzzle 'Futureproof Fair'
I made the puzzle 'Stock Exchange of the Future' – this is number 20067-1, issue in 2022 on June 11th. This puzzle is drawn by Jan van Haasteren of the Studio Jan van Haasteren. It's this puzzle:
And this is the box:
Unpacking this box - some interesting elements
This is a brand new box, and has been changed on a number of items compared to the old boxes. I show you in a video what has changed:
Overview of the fixed recurring elements
I made a video of all fixed recurring elements in this puzzle:
NOTE: Dick Heins indicates that something is wrong with artist Jan!
In an interview held with Dick Heins in November 9, 2022 in the Brabants Dagblad, Dick Heins indicates that Jan has not drawn his body in the right proportions! Wow, that's quite a lot! And Jan admits that too. What does that look like then? I took a screenshot from a video and you can see it here:
Well, if you really look at it, I think Dick has a point, but I hadn't seen it while puzzling. But what a 'nice' detail!
Laying the puzzle
I notice that I didn't take that many pictures; putting the puzzle together went quite fast, as did the previous puzzle that Jan van Haasteren had made (Soap box race† It's a shame in a way when you finish a puzzle quickly. I always start laying the edges, and luckily I could have found all the straights; I often miss one:
And yes, immediately a big jump in the process. The installation went very quickly, quite an easy puzzle. Nice to explain, but I found the subject less appealing. I do know that Jan's father used to make machines or appliances in the basement or shed of their house. so perhaps the subject is an item from his childhood – but extended to the future. Subject of the Soap boxes race also came from his childhood. Here you can see that I'm already quite far. You can also see the recurring elements cast in a modern form – the paper airplane with motor, a shark fin on wheels. But the best one is Jan van Haasteren's self-portrait. Jan's head is connected to a kind of mind reader and a puzzle is automatically drawn based on the thoughts read. Fellow colleagues Dick Heins en Robert Derks stand in amazement:
Here I have already finished the puzzle very far, and did it pretty quickly:
And here I have already finished the puzzle:
Another nice item that I'm out of for a while is the 'Fin Mill' (see my video above in the General Review for all items!), this is a kind of windmill that generates energy with windmill blades from the shark fin:
How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?
I made the 'Stock Exchange of the Future' puzzle in peace and quiet and it also took me several days. Beautifully made on a puzzle mat on the floor in the living room. I do take the time, but not very precisely, it remains a hobby that puzzles! But to give you an idea of how long it took me to complete this 1000 piece JvH puzzle:
- Explaining the pieces: 20 minutes
- Laying the edges = 15 minutes
- Laying the rest of the pieces = 4 hours and 30 minutes
- So it took me a total of 5 hours and 5 minutes to complete this puzzle. That is faster than it takes me on average over a JvH jigsaw puzzle, namely about 8 hours
About Jumbo puzzles
Jumbo (not to be confused with our supermarket Jumbo!) makes toys, games and puzzles. Jumbo, for example, has made the very well-known games such as “Human don't get annoyed” and “Stratego” and “PimPamPet”. Games that have been around for generations and are still widely played by both young and old. Jumbo has been making and developing toys since about 1900. In the early years of the company, only toys from other countries were imported to the Netherlands. However, since about 1930 it was decided to also make their own toys, at the time manufacturing wooden toys, which was very popular at the time. Almost all toys in those years were made of wood. An important spearhead was that the toys made by Jumbo had to be of very good quality; it had to be as strong as an Elephant. An elephant had to stand on it! The red elephant has been the hallmark of Jumbo's games and puzzles for years. The name Jumbo and the red elephant together form the logo from about 1935. The Jumbo elephant is drawn by Mr. Möhr. He worked at an advertising agency and regularly signed for Hausemann & Hötte. Mr Möhr was at one point commissioned to design a beautiful new elephant logo for the Hausemann & Hötte toys. The logo has changed a bit since then. For example, the eye has grown over the years and has dropped slightly more, resulting in a friendlier elephant.
In the past, the elephant was not only used in the color red, but in all kinds of colors such as blue, yellow, black, white and green. All those colors were cozy and playful. For example, one time there was a yellow elephant on the box and the other time a red one. It was usually looked at which color best matched the color of the box. It was not until the end of the 60s that the red elephant was definitively chosen. Red is a color that stands out and attracts attention.
From 1945 Jumbo also started to focus on games made of cardboard. Jumbo has therefore been a guarantee for strong quality for years! Jumbo is a unique Dutch company with a rich history, with its head office in Zaandam. About 130 employees work for Jumbo. With a turnover of €75 million, Jumbo is a medium-sized European player in toys. Jumbo has sales offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. They export to more than 25 countries around the world.
In 1980 Jumbo starts the production of Jan van Haasteren Puzzles.
Jan van Haasteren 'Futureproof Fair' 1000 pieces - where to buy?
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Jan van Haasteren 'Futureproof Fair' 1000 pieces - Specifications
|Kind of product||Jigsaw puzzle|
|Number of Pieces||1000|
|Target audience||Children and adults|
|Puzzle type||Jigsaw puzzle|
|Age||From 10 years old|
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I wrote the above review in June 2022, and made this puzzle right after it came out. Draftsman de - currently - 86 year old Jan van Haasteren. What an achievement! And it's great that it's still going. Nice puzzle to make, not really difficult, I finished faster than usual. Only downside: I found the subject of the puzzle a bit more boring; the stock market of the future.
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