My second visit to Puzzle Museum is to personally see again the puzzle collection of Ms. Gina Gil Lacuna who was awarded as Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzles last November 29, 2012 at the Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay.
What made me comeback last March 2013 was to also check she is currently working on one jigsaw puzzle – Keith Haring’s Double Retrospect with 32,000 puzzle pieces, 17 feet long and 6 feet tall which is acknowledge also by Guinness to be the biggest jigsaw puzzle in existence in the world.
Ms. Lacuna, who assembles jigsaw puzzle for 27 years as a hobby has 1,028 collection – all completed – housed in one of the rooms at Puzzle Mansion which becomes the major attraction of the place. From then, it is also hailed as one of the the tourist spots at the heart of Tagaytay. The previous Guinness World Record for jigsaw puzzle was 238 collected by Luiza Figuereidoof Brazil on May 21, 2010.
Ms. Lacuna is able to finish two 500-piece puzzles a day and a 1000-pieces puzzle overnight. If the puzzles have only 300 pieces, she can finish five of them in one day.
The puzzle collection includes mural-sized puzzles that are 14 feet long and 5 feet tall and smaller pieces of various shapes and sizes, some in 3D and 4D.
Within the mansion are also a souvenir room where one can purchase a puzzle to start and stuffs like shirts, caps to bring home to remember those fondest educational museum here in Tagaytay City.
I am anticipating for the next award for Ms. Lacuna’s biggest jigsaw puzzle in the world. I would gladly come back to see and enjoy again what it means to have a great pride to have her in our country.
Location: Cuadra Street, Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 7 am to 8 pm
Entrance Fee: P 100.00