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Jan van Haasteren 'The Car Paint Shop'
If you are looking for the jigsaw puzzle 'De Autosprayerij' by Jan van Haasteren, it is this puzzle:
By the way, I made this puzzle in the 1000 piece variant and then from the 3-in-1 box. This box also contained the puzzles: Camping Chaos en Ice hockey. This 3-in-1 has the number 80962.
This puzzle is available in many variants, namely:
- 500 pieces - Jumbo number 00961, year 2002, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 500 pieces (new version) – Jumbo number 00961 new version, year 2002, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 500 pieces (with poster) - Jumbo number 17281, year 2012, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 500 pieces - Jumbo number 17281, year 2012, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 500 pieces – Beverly Enterprises Inc number 65163, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 550 pieces - Ceaco number 2371-2, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 1000 pieces - Jumbo Bart Smit number 81169C, year 2012, artist Jan van Haasteren
- 1000 pieces - Holdson number 08472, artist Jan van Haasteren
3-in-1 puzzles (with 3 posters included) – Jumbo Intertoys number 80962, year 2007, artist Jan van Haasteren
I made the last variant myself, that of 1000 pieces and from the 3-in-1 box, with a very handy poster. This poster is as big as the puzzle itself. I made this puzzle on a puzzle mat that is 1 meter 60 wide and 90 CM high.
The puzzle I made was in a 3-in-1 box and has the number 80962, made in 2007 by artist Jan van Haasteren.
This puzzle is in 1 or more search books
This puzzle is in 1 or more search books by Jan van Haasteren. These are not only fun search books to search for recurring elements, you can also ideally use the image of this puzzle as an 'extra' large poster while puzzling! View the overview with our 'Jan van Haasteren search books'
This puzzle has also appeared as a Scandinavia puzzle
This puzzle has also appeared in a so-called Scandinavia variant. You can read what a Scandinavian Jan van Haasteren puzzle is and which Scandinavian puzzles are from Jan van Haasteren via:
- Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles
– view the overview with all Jan van Haasteren Scandinavia puzzles
What do you encounter when you have made this Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle?
Beforehand: a very nice and handy large poster is included, which makes it ideal and quick to find and place pieces. Sometimes pieces cannot be found on the box, and it is certainly a disadvantage if you have bought a 3-in-1 box, as you can see in the photos, the images of the jigsaw puzzle are even smaller 🙁
I made the jigsaw puzzle on a puzzle mat, in case it needed to be cleaned up. That was not necessary, but it always gives a good feeling. I first laid out the pieces over the entire puzzle mat, placing the edges in the middle.
I started making the edges first, which I find useful. Then you always make nice quick steps, where I occasionally went to look at the box where an edge piece should be placed. I also started laying pieces by color. I started to make the cars on these puzzles. There are a total of 10 cars on this puzzle. Some, however, for a very small part. All these cars are painted.
As you can see in the image below, laying the cars is quite fast at the beginning. Continues nicely!
But after that it becomes difficult, especially because of all the painters in this car paint shop, because they all wear white suits. I saved these bits until the very end. In total there are 28 employees working in this car paint shop today, seems quite a lot to me! What can sometimes be a tip is to pay attention to the color of the socks. Then you have to look on the poster or box to see which sprayer is wearing which color socks and you can then put them on. Also, some painters have other things in their pockets that can help with laying. For example, what they have in their pockets is a yellow cloth, or a brush, the seller has a stack of money bills in his white coat pockets, or a pipe.
I found the tubes at the top right to be difficult to lay, they looked very similar and I really saved it until the very last.
Furthermore, all paint pots and the paint on the floor are also difficult, all those colors are very common.
But…..in the end it's finished!
Also about the Jan van Haasteren De AutoSpuiterij 1000 pieces
Fixed elements also return to this Jan van Haasteren puzzle. However, not standard, you will see a number of fixed elements. I've been looking for some recurring elements that I have found. In addition, there are often funny or special items that Jan van Haasteren has drawn in. However, I found that number of elements a bit disappointing. I've seen puzzles with more funny or unreal items in them. I explain them below.
I liked all the cords that you see in the puzzle, and they still make puzzling difficult, because 'which cord is where?'. The cords are from the car refinishers.
Watch the video of the cords you can see.
Another nice element are all the eyes that you see in different places; the eyes or eyes also appear in almost every puzzle by Jan van Haasteren. Which have we been able to find?
Jan van Haasteren The AutoSpuiterij 1000 pieces - Recurring elements
Below my findings with photos and/or videos with the recurring elements in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'De AutoSpuiterij' - recurring element 1: The shark fin
This element is always in every puzzle. So again in this car paint shop. He is quite good and immediately visible! Watch the video if you also want to see it on the jigsaw puzzle. It seems that there is also a loose eye watching the shark fin; this eye is attached to some kind of iron stick. You also see this eye more often in Jan van Haasteren puzzles.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The AutoSpuiterij' - recurring element 2: The Cigar
A cigar (often also cigarettes) is almost always included in the JvH puzzles. Again, but this one is more difficult to find. It is almost always on the ground somewhere.
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'De AutoSpuiterij' - recurring element 3: The 'hands'
Hands are never absent and appear in large numbers and in the strangest places in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. Look carefully, if you can find all the hands? There are also many hidden in this puzzle. I have a few examples of the Hands in the next video
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'De AutoSpuiterij' - recurring element 4: De Bril
The glasses also almost always come back, and sometimes several glasses. This one is really hard to find. In any case, we have sported 1 again, watch the video:
Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'De AutoSpuiterij' - recurring element 5: All plasters!
Indispensable are the countless plasters in the puzzles, and in the strangest places. Because a cat with a bandage on, for example? huh? We captured a few patches in the following video:
How big is the puzzle Jan van Haasteren De AutoSpuiterij 1000 pieces?
The puzzle has a size of 68 centimeters (width) by 49 centimeters (height). This is a standard size for the Jan van Haasteren of 1000 pieces
How long does it take you to complete the puzzle Jan van Haasteren De AutoSpuiterij 1000 pieces?
I made the jigsaw puzzle all by myself, and kept track of the time after I had explained and sorted the pieces. Explaining will probably take another 20 minutes. I also completed the puzzle over several days, just in one go. Overall I spent about 1 hours on this puzzle. I expected it to be easier. Compared to the other puzzle in this box – Camping Chaos I still found him difficult. I expected this one to be easier than the camping chaos. Yet it was easier than, for example, the puzzle 'The park', which took me about 10 hours. This puzzle contained slightly less detailed elements compared to the jigsaw puzzle 'The Park'. I made it on a puzzle mat.
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 'De Autosprayerij' 1000 pieces - where to buy?
|Provider||Price||Visit the site|
Jan van Haasteren 'The Autospray Shop' 1000 pieces - Specifications
|Kind of product||puzzle|
|Year of issue||2007|
|Number of pieces||1000|
|Target audience||Children and adults|
|Colors||Multi / many|
|Age||From 10 years old|
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I wrote the article above. I thought the puzzle was quite ok, but it wasn't very special. There are some nice and funny elements in it. But not as much as you would hope with Jan van Haasteren. The other puzzle in this box, Camping Chaos was much more fun and exciting. But all in all we had a few fun puzzle hours! So still a nice 4 stars out of 5
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