Monthly Archives: June 2014

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

Large Format Puzzles

Hi All
Welcome to the blog and there is news that a Jigsaw puzzle record has been broken!

Record Breaker

A grade 11 girl from America has broken the world record for solving a 250 piece puzzle in 13 minutes and 7 seconds, which comes to an average of 18 pieces per minute.

The puzzle was an oval shaped puzzle and has no picture to look at; have a read of the article on the link below

http://www.asianage.com/newsmakers/teen-sets-jigsaw-world-record-493


Star Spangled
A lovely family-scened Jigsaw Puzzle.
Size: 27 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy puzzle on Amazon US

Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Sunlit Shore
A 300 piece large jigsaw puzzle
Size: 27 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Cat`s got Mail
Superb cats Jigsaw
Size: 27 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Autumn Innocence
An awesome view of a deer with her foal set in the woods
Size: 21.25 x 15 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Buffalo
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Contentment
A beautiful Nicky Boehme Puzzle
Size: 35 x 27 inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Sunsout
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Vegas
My favourite holiday place to date!
Size: 27 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Chocolate Overload
Truly scrumptious image
Size: 27 x 20 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy puzzle on Amazon US

Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Austria
Stunning views of an Austrian town
Size: 21.25 x 15 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Buffalo
Buy Puzzle on Amazon UK
Buy Puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Friends Forever
Extra big EZ-Grip pieces, one of the Playful Paws range of puzzles
Size: 24 x 18 inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Masterpieces
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy Puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 


Crescent moon Bay
Extra Big EZ-Grip Pieces
Size: 21.25 x 15 Inces
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon USA
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000

 

 

If you have read the blog and large jigsaw pieces is not your bag, then take a look at the video below of the range of World’s Smallest Jigsaw Puzzles (I am not sure if that is factually correct). They are 234 pieces and measure 6 x 4 inches. You too could be the “Puzzle Champion of the World”!

Happy Jigging!
Pete