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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Great news, June! I shall certainly want to make that sure she docks at my place (although I shall need to do some dredging first...).

Looking forward to a picture once she is launched :) .

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While on the subject, what is the current status of the two circulating jigsaws?
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Hi Isabelle - Thanks for your post and yes, dredging should be in order soon !  Launching should be soon although exact date not yet set. 

Yes, Peter, I was wondering too where QE2 (jigsaws) are currently docked.

June   ;D
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I have one that I promise I will start this weekend!

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QE2 Jigsaw #3 is scheduled for launch shortly after noon Eastern Daylight Time in the US tomorrow, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. 

She will then move directly to the fitting out basin.

June   :)
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The photograph for QE2's jigsaw number 736C is "Liverpool Calling" by Alan Kirby.  He has kindly and generously granted his permission to use his photograph for the new jigsaw.  Alan Snelson, who generously gave of his time and talents, and I have been working together to ready the photograph for production.  "Liverpool Calling" was chosen in honor of our QE2 and also of The QE2 Story's Gathering in Liverpool in May.  June   :)
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The photograph for QE2's jigsaw number 736C is "Liverpool Calling" by Alan Kirby.  He has kindly and generously granted his permission to use his photograph for the new jigsaw.  Alan Snelson, who generously gave of his time and talents, and I have been working together to ready the photograph for production.  "Liverpool Calling" was chosen in honor of our QE2 and also of The QE2 Story's Gathering in Liverpool in May.  June   :)

Really looking forward to seeing her starting her new cruise! I wonder what new adventures await her...

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Hi Isabelle -

Thank you very much for your post.  I am sure the new jigsaw will enjoy entering service and by proxy adding many more miles to our beloved QE2's record.

Update - Yard Number 736C was launched (ordered) at precisely 12:30 PM US Eastern Daylight Time.  She was named Liverpool Calling by Alan Kirby and has moved to the fitting out basin (production).  She should be ready for sea trials (shipping) in approximately 10 days.

Thank you again very much to Alan Kirby for allowing us to use his photograph and to Alan Snelson for preparing the photo for production.

June   :)
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News update --

QE2 Jigsaw Yard Number 736C set off on sea trials today according to her builders.

She should arrive at the dock at my house within 2-3 days.

June   ;D
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Great news June.  ;D
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Yes, Adam, great news and I am very much excited to see her !!  June   ;D
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...I am very much excited to see her !!  June   ;D

I'm sure you are! :)
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Hi Lynda -

Thank you very much for your post.

When I arrived home from work yesterday evening, QE2 (Jigsaw No. 736C - C stands for the third jigsaw in circulation) was docked at my house and happily awaiting my arrival home.  She had a wonderfully satisfactory and enjoyable sea trial and is pulling at her lines to be off on her maiden voyage.  More to follow about that and more pictures to follow too.  Whether our beloved QE2 is in the flesh or in the form of a jigsaw, she is just absolutely beautiful !

June   ;D
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Here are a couple more pictures.  June   :)
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The new QE2 puzzle has 1000 pieces and is in a handsome metal box with the photo on the cover.  Attached are two closeups.  June   :)
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The new QE2 puzzle has 1000 pieces and is in a handsome metal box with the photo on the cover.  Attached are two closeups.  June   :)

Goodness, June -- congratulations! This is excellent news and I am not surprised that she is tugging at her lines.

For the purposes of travel, the metal box will come in very useful.

I wonder did Ravensburger say whether she would also be offered to other potential crew, passengers or enthusiasts? If so, we could advertise the deal a bit via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Thank you, June, for having done a wonderful job for the Forum! And thanks also to both Alans (Kirby and Snelson) for the photo and the advice on same.

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Hi Isabelle -

Thank you very much for your post and kind words. 

Yes, the metal box is very sturdy and will provide our QE2 (jigsaw) great protection.

I will check with Ravensburger and find out what the cost would be for additional puzzles.

And, again, many thanks to Alan Kirby for allowing use of his photograph and to Alan Snelson for preparing the photo for production and offering sound advice on its production. 

June   :)
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It looks fantastic!  :)  and I second your thanks to Alan Kirby and Alan Snelson

and a big thank-you to June for organising this  :)
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Hi Lynda -

Thank you very much for your post regarding the puzzle and your kind words. 

The puzzle pieces came shipped inside a sealed plastic bag inside the metal box.  The colors of the puzzle pieces look to be very good and the thickness of the pieces appear to be sturdy. 

The turn around time between ordering QE2 and her arrival at my house was amazingly fast - just like our QE2 out on the Atlantic.   :)

June
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