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Kilopiece Colossus

Build a Classic mode puzzle with at least 1,000 pieces on Expert.

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How to unlock the Kilopiece Colossus achievement

  • ZeroDesolationZeroDesolation338,777
    11 May 2011 11 May 2011
    35 0 16
    I completed a 1008 piece puzzle in 2 hrs 28 mins.

    TwistedFate posted in the forums over on on a very good way to get this achievement. You can find it here:

    I will however copy and paste it here to save you time.

    Before you read below, make sure you pick Picture Puzzle, set it to expert, I used the Dream7 picture as it has 1008 pieces but you can use any puzzle as long as its over 1000 pieces, and I picked the last puzzle style, 4th to the right for setting up my puzzle.

    Now for TwistedFate's method:
    Close the Puzzle Preview window (Hit X until it goes away completely) You won't need to actually see the puzzle for this.

    Create 3 piles. Corners, Edges and Middles. Make sure you rotate them at least once so they aren't at slightly off angles. Don't just drop the pieces in a random pile, stack them as neatly as you can on top of each other. It will take a little longer, but you will more than make up for that in a little bit. Also make sure you are near the middle of the screen with your piles so you have some room for the next steps.

    Rotate the edges so that all of them have the edge facing the same place. Doesn't matter which direction, you just need them all facing the same way.

    When you are done with your piles, grab a corner and set it down on the edge pile. The proper piece will snap onto it. Pick up the new piece and do it again, repeating and adding the other corners until you have the entire border built.

    Now zoom all the way out. Then take your completed border and drop it on the inside pieces. Since you are zoomed all the way out the "hot zone" for autosnapping the pieces in is increased so you may pick up more than one piece at a time. (I got up to 7 pieces at at time) Go all around the border adding pieces by picking up and dropping the border on the pile. Once you have gone all the way around, rotate the border and repeat the process. Keep rotating the border every so often and you will have it done in no time.

    With the Dream7 puzzle, it took me almost 2 hours to arrange the 3 piles. Make sure to stack the middle pile in the middle of the board. By the time I was done stacking, I had a nice oval going with some pieces that connected when I put them down. So it doesn't have to be perfect but just keep the pile stacking as neat as you can without expanding it too much.

    Once I started connecting the middle pieces, I got down to about 24 pieces and just put them in place as it was easy enough to figure it out. I finished the last part up in about 30 minutes.

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    MH The RockstarBloody brilliant! Going to give this a try.
    Posted by MH The Rockstar on 09 Apr 13 at 05:39
    DeceptiCog72283forgot I never upvoted this. took me a little while...about 3 hours...but got it done with this method. Brilliant. Last played in March 2011 with 3 achievements to go. Saw this solution and decided it was time to finish up...2 years later
    Posted by DeceptiCog72283 on 01 Jan 14 at 18:11
    Impdaddyzer0That's a very clever method, and it definitely works. Took a little over 3 hours for me, as well. For anyone wondering, I used the standard pieces (mostly because I forgot to change it :P). Good find. +1
    Posted by Impdaddyzer0 on 13 Feb 15 at 03:19
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  • omgeezusomgeezus816,830
    17 Feb 2009 19 Feb 2009 23 Feb 2009
    20 0 11
    for this i recommend the "Flowers and Bugs" puzzle. i think it's easiest because it is split up into 9 different segments. separate the inside pieces from the border, and once the border is completed, go thru and split everything into colors (hot pink, yellow, etc). it still took me a while, but i started several different puzzles and thought this was the easiest one.
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    Swinny CostelloI thought the Sci-Fi poster was the easiest due to the amount of text
    Posted by Swinny Costello on 02 May 11 at 08:35
    TB OvershieldYa I didn't do it any fancy way, just normal puzzling and it took me 14 hours. I would highly suggest reading the solution before doing what I did. Ya I enjoyed it but to cut out 12 hours would have been nice.
    Posted by TB Overshield on 31 Aug 11 at 02:42
    MattiasAndersonI definitely not suggest the pencils because everything is just color and no symbols/figures. But that's me. I regret my choice now. A bit too late. And I am good at puzzles. But I am good with symbols etc. I think the solution suggest a very good choice.
    Posted by MattiasAnderson on 18 Sep 16 at 00:53
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