Neuschwanstein Castle looked like a dream — 836 pieces. My parents love European castles too and, I hadn't realized it at the time, but we actually had framed photo prints of most of the buildings I bought puzzles for. =)
I had barely started on Neuschwanstein when I talked some friends into coming over and helping me on it. They wouldn't leave. Well, I didn't want them to leave either =) We were having way too much fun, racing each other to put together the different side panels, collecting pieces of like colours, hollering "GOT ONE!" every time we found a match, just to gloat, and we said all kinds of things that were really funny taken out of context. We finished it, all yawny and bleary-eyed, at 0600h the next morning.
We did Chenonceau Castle, Camelot and Notre Dame Cathedral approximately one every month or so. We began on a Saturday afternoon and went through 'til the next morning or afternoon if we had to. We had this obsessive-compulsive need to finish it in one sitting. =)
There are tons of puzzles that I still want to do. Ie. maybe some day, when I retire and have some spare money for it.
<input ... > The Stradivarius — I'd like to do this one by myself.
<input ... > Big Ben — OMG. This one is a group one, for sure. I talked to someone who's done it and it's hard. The two parallel faces are incredibly similar, but ever so slightly different, so it's really easy to screw it up.
<input ... > Sistine Chapel
<input ... > Saint Peter's Basilica
<input ... > St. Basil's Cathedral
<input ... > Bavarian Mansion
<input ... > Eiffel Tower
<input ... > La Riviera
<input ... > Alsace
<input ... > Old Mill at Stony Creek
<input ... > Cathedral of Florence
<input ... > Cologne Cathedral
<input ... > Garden Beyond Spring Gate
And there are a whole bunch of small ones that look so adorable:
<input ... > Great Wall of China
<input ... > Lamplight Manor
<input ... > Home is Where the Heart Is
<input ... > Coca-Cola Clock — it's an actual working clock =)
<input ... > A Street in Belgium
<input ... > Alpine Village
<input ... > Greek Village
<input ... > Christmas Village
<input ... > Fisherman's Cove
<input ... > Ski Chalet