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Summer Jigsaw Puzzles

Hi
It is now summer in the UK and it’s really beginning to warm up here.

SummerDid you ever wonder when the first jigsaw puzzles were made? There is an interesting article on puzzling in another blog about Jigsaws.
Take a look at this link

I thought we would take a look at some of the puzzles out there that you can buy which reflect summer. Below are ten of our personal favourite puzzles.

 


Seaside Summer
A good day at the beach
Size: 26 x 19 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: SunsOut
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Neuschwanstein Castle
Stunning scene of summer at Neuschwanstein Castle, this will fit the new Jigboard 2000
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 2000
Artist: Buffalo
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 2000


Friends in Summer
Superb White Mountain Puzzle
Size: 30 x 24 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Fred Swan
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Summer by The Sea
Larged pieced summer puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Days to Remember
Lovely American town scene
Size: 21.25 x 15 inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Delights
A high-gloss-finished jigsaw puzzle
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 550
Artist: Ceaco
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Celebration
This beautiful puzzle is one from the range of adults with Alzheimer’s disease puzzles
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 36
Artist: Springbok
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Summer Daydream
A unusual square puzzle
Size: 25 x 25 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: MasterPieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Summer Bouquet 
Another easy-handling puzzle
Size: 24 x 18 inches
Number of Pieces: 275
Artist: Cobble Hill
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 


Fairyland Summer Dancer
This is my favourite puzzle this week – a stunning puzzle but why can’t I buy it in the UK?
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Ceaco
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 

We often get asked for larger frames than the ones we have on our website. Recently a lady called from Italy who had just finished the 13,000-piece-sized puzzle called ‘The Creation of Adam’ which is a jigsaw of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. I am afraid that we do not make a frame that large – I think the shippers would struggle to get it there in one piece!
The puzzle is available on Amazon and if you fancy the challenge you can buy it Here
There is a six-part video of the puzzle; the first part is below if you fancy a watch.

Happy jigging!
Pete

Photomosaic Puzzles

Hi welcome to the unique world of Photomosaic jigsaw puzzles. What are they you may ask? If you take a look at the Jigthings Jigsaw puzzle blog below you will certainly find out.

“Patented by digital artist Robert Silvers, the unique process takes thousands of small images and blends them to create a larger portrait. Beautiful and colourful on their own, each of the small photos work together to create the beloved painting.”

Photomasic close up
As the image shows to the left (click on it and the image will get larger) they look fantastic and they can prove a real challenge when making the Jigsaw puzzle. Colin (the owner here at Jigthings) thinks that these puzzles take around 4 times longer to make and prove to be a lot harder than normal puzzles – so if you fancy a challenge have a look at the puzzles below.

 


Dolphin
Superb dolphin jigsaw puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Tiger
Stunning tiger face jigsaw puzzle
Size: 29 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US

Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


The Beatles
The Lonely Hearts sleeve in Photomosaic
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: B.V Leisure
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Simpsons
A Simpsons puzzle of the family on the sofa
Size: 27 x 16 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Paul Lamond Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


The Starry Night
Jigsaw of Van Gogh’s masterpiece
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Yoda
Starting the Star Wars photomosaic theme is the Yoda puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Pig
A very inquisitive pig
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Classic Corvette
A must-have puzzle for corvette owners combines photomosaic and traditional puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


R2-D2
With iconic images from the Star Wars movies in the smaller pictures on each puzzle piece
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 


Alien Encounter
Lovely alien photomosaic puzzle
Size: 29 x 23 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK

Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 

Keeping with the Star Wars puzzles which we know get a lot of love, we have found a video on how puzzles are laser cut, not with the use of a lightsaber may I add! It really is amazing that a laser can make such a good job, it takes a lot longer than I thought it would.

Please take a look, the video is a bit drawn-out but very impressive to say the least.

Happy Jigging
Pete

Spring Themed Jigsaw puzzles

Hi and Welcome to the Spring Blog by Jigthings

henSpring is a great time of the year in the UK. We have had a nest of robins that have just fledged, 4 new robins for the orchard and gardens – a welcome addition. We had a moorhen chick appear as well; we are not sure where he came from (possibly from the pond about half a mile away). It’s the first time I have seen a moorhen chick – they look very prehistoric to me – you can see him in the picture here. He was prowling near our frog pond!

Looking around the jigsaw news, we have found a gentlemen who loves to frame his puzzles; he has framed 83 of them! We will soon have the Jigframes back in stock on our website. I might drop Raymond a link when we get them so he can see then how easy it is to swap jigsaws in the frames in a couple of minutes.

http://www.altustimes.com/news/home_top/3660232/Buyers-purchase-works-of-The-Puzzle-Master


Spring Feast
A vibrant variety of wild birds
Size: 27 x 20 Inces
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Sunsout
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000
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Saint Georges Day – Dragons

Hi and welcome to the Jigthing’s blog.

They say romance is dead but this young man in the UK found a novel way to propose to his girlfriend.  I am sure if there were still dragons about, he would have slain one for her instead!

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/SLIDESHOW-How-Cambridgeshire-man-Joe-Boast-proposed-to-girlfriend-Carly-in-a-jigsaw-puzzle-20140422064503.htm

st-george-cross-england-flag-8ft-x-5ft-373-pHere in the UK we celebrate Saint George’s Day on 23rd April every year.  It is also celebrated in many countries around Europe. Saint George is best known in the Golden Legend for slaying a dragon to save Princess Sabra and then went on to slay all the dragons in Libya.
If you would like to have a read about Saint George and his exploits, take a look at the links below.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George’s_Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George_and_the_Dragon

There are not too many Saint George puzzles about but we have brought you some of the finest dragon puzzles for you to look at.


Dragon
A beautiful white dragon
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

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Disney Jigsaw Puzzles

Steam Boat Willie

Today we are looking at types of jigsaws that are available in the Disney range. Disney started making cartoons way back in 1923 – in 1928 Walt Disney released Steam Boat Willie which was the first cartoon to star Mickey Mouse. Minnie Mouse also appeared in that cartoon. http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/about-disney/disney-history

Have you always thought that jigsaw puzzles are just for children? Well, I am afraid that you couldn’t be further from the truth. Clinical trials have proven that puzzles are a positive way to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s in addition to having many other benefits for people who do jigsaws. The people in the town of Talbot County, Maryland have just completed the Second Annual Jigsaw Olympics – have a read about what they got up to at the link below.

http://www.stardem.com/news/local_news/article_afa8a393-0af2-54e0-96af-c78d56715a66.html

Below are some of our favourite puzzles from the Disney range.


All-star Stained Glass
Awesome looking stained glass jigsaw puzzle
Size: 40.2 x 28.7 inches
Number of Pieces: 2000
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
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Fascinating Wildlife Puzzles

This week we are featuring our favourite nature and wildlife jigsaw puzzles but before that we think that a couple in Kent deserve a mention…

British Man completes 663 puzzles for charity!, http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/jigsaw-john-completes-665-puzzles-29978683.html John Slattery and his wife Pat buy and make second-hand puzzles and when they are happy the puzzles are complete, the puzzles are sold and the money raised is given to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance – a very worthy cause. John is always on the lookout for spare jigsaw puzzles. To donate a puzzle to John and Pat, call 01622 745440 or email pat.slattery@talktalk.net. Pat and John have so far raised the magnificent sum of over £16,000!WWF Logo

There are thousands of fascinating wildlife puzzles available. Below are 10 of our favourites here at Jigthings.

We are lucky enough to work in such beautiful surroundings in the wilds of Lincolnshire – daily we are visited by woodpeckers, squirrels and a whole host of other birds. On the odd occasion we have a fox meandering through the orchard. I think one of the strangest things that has happened to me on the internet was when I was playing cribbage on-line with a chap in South Africa and he typed ‘brb’ (Be Right Back). After a couple of minutes he came back and I asked what was wrong. He casually typed back he had a lion in his garden but not to worry it happens most days! Anyway, on with the blog.


Eyes of The Wild King of Beasts
The King of the jungle at his very best
Size: 21.25 x 15 inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000
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