The U.S. Capitol – 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

The U.S. Capitol - 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

The U.S. Capitol – 3D Jigsaw Puzzle Puzzle Pieces: 132Maker: CubicFunSize When Completed: 20.07 in x 9.17 in x 7.6 in / 51 cm x 23.3 cm x 19.5 cmThe United States Capitol building is located in Washington, D.C. on top of Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall.  It is among the most sybolically important buildings in the nation.  In 1792 Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson and President George Washington proposed a design competition to solicit designs for the Capitol.  The prize was to be $500 and a city lot.  Unfortunately none of the plans submitted within the time frame of the competition were satisfactory and as such none were chosen.  A late entry made by William Thornton, an amateur architect was praised by both Thomas Jefferson and Presiden Washington who was enamored with its “Grandeur, Simplicity, and Beauty”.

Trying to see how pieces fit and re-assessing where they might go when they don’t fit is a good exercise in checking and re-evaluating choices. Each piece can only go in to one place so there is none of the compromising and trading-off that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to constantly re-evaluate their decisions, and teaches patience with the process as it is an integral part of the game.

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