Category Archives: Puzzle Themes

Three-Dimensional Puzzles – 30 Aug 2021

Hello puzzlers – Sarah from Jigthings here. Photo of Blogger Sarah

I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones. Not only have I read the books (hurry up George Martin and get the series finished), but I’ve also seen the show at least 10 times!

My screensaver is Drogon, Daenerys’ biggest and fiercest dragon and there are two gorgeous ceramic ornaments of dragons on my windowsill. This past Christmas I received a Game of Thrones globe 3-D jigsaw.

Well I never did! It was the hardest jigsaw I’ve ever come across. In fact, I’m ashamed to say I had to follow the numbers on the back of the pieces to put it together. It now lives between the Aconyx and Pyronyx (the two ceramic dragons) on the windowsill.

For today’s jigsaw theme, we are looking at 3-D puzzles. Let’s start with Hogwarts. What a fun puzzle for a Harry Potter fan to do. It’s a total of 197 pieces and the size of the completed puzzle is 32.5 x 45.5cm. Available at £26.00, this would make a great birthday gift for a budding wizard.

Hogwarts Jigsaw PuzzleHarry Potter Hogwarts

For something a little more complex, how about another famous building? This is, of course, Notre-Dame in Paris. It’s 830 pieces and looks rather difficult. Not one I’ll be adding to my Santa list this Christmas. Price is £40.99.

Jigsaw Puzzle of Notre-DameNotre-Dame de Paris

How cute is this one? He could even live outside in the garden on dry days. It’s a little pricey at £34.99 but with 269 pieces made of wood, I think it’s worth the extra.

Turtle Jigsaw PuzzleTurtle

And last but not least, here is the Game of Thrones Globe jigsaw. Perhaps not as colourful or interesting as the others, but as a GoT fan, it’s something for your collection. There are 240 pieces and the size is 22.9 x 6.4 x 22.9 cm. It retails at €22.04.

Game of Thrones JigsawGame of Thrones 3D World

If you’ve never done a 3D puzzle before, now’s the time to start!

Happy puzzling.

Buzzy Bees – 27 Aug 2021

Hello puzzlers – Sarah from Jigthings herePhoto of Blogger Sarah

One of my favourites in the animal kingdom is the insect family. The sheer variety and weirdness of them really appeals to me. They are like miniature aliens roaming the planet. I just love them!

For today’s jigsaw theme, we are looking at the little creatures. I’ve found a few to choose from and none are scary close-ups so don’t worry.

Let’s start with a round puzzle. Even though it’s not the usual rectangular shape, it will still sit lovely on our Jigboard 500. It is 300 pieces and retails at £8.99. Soft, gentle and not too taxing. If you are doing this with a youngster, you could ask them to count the butterflies and see if there are, in fact, 99 of them!

Round Jigsaw Puzzle of Butterflies99 Butterflies

When I’m doing a jigsaw, I love to see loads of different colours. Makes it easier to sort the pieces into their respective colours. This one is a vibrant eye-catching puzzle. It’s 500 pieces and is £11.99.

Jigsaw Puzzles of BeetlesKaleido Beetles

The next one is for the very young. It’s simply gorgeous! Made of wood, it will last many years. Get your little ones into jigsaws at an early age!

This jigsaw puzzle is only £7.00 and orders are processed within 24 hours.

Jigsaw of LadybirdLadybug

Finally, we have an absolutely stunning jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful dragonfly. The colours are so rich and vivid. The jigsaw is a 1,000-piece wooden puzzle and retails for £31.49, which I think is a snip considering it’s made of wood.

Jigsaw Puzzle of DragonflyDragonfly

I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of the little creatures!

Flower Frenzy – 15 Aug 2021

Hello puzzlers – Sarah from Jigthings here. Photo of Blogger Sarah

I went to visit my parents over the weekend. My mum is a proud gardener and her little front garden is full of bloom. With that in mind, I thought I’d see what flowery fun can be had with jigsaws.

Let’s start with something soft and gentle. I love the colours in this 1,000-piece jigsaw. Could be a little tricky knowing where those purples go!

Jigsaw Puzzle of Violet FlowersViolet Flowers

One of my favourite flowers is the poppy. The one below is from the Poppy Shop with all profits going to The Royal British Legion. It’s 750 pieces (so not too taxing) and is £19.99. Very pretty.

poppyWild Poppy Fields

Next up is what I’d call a ‘noisy’ jigsaw – full of this ‘n’ that. It’s 1,000 pieces with a lovely mix of colours – perfect for organising in our Jigsafes. And it’s a snip at only £7.00.

Floral Garden Jigsaw PuzzleFloral Garden

Of course, we can’t talk about flowers without mentioning the English rose. There’s nothing quite like the scent of a rose and if you want a smelly jigsaw, just spray some rosewater over this one! It’s 1,000 pieces and is rather pink. Retails for £16.99.

Jigsaw Puzzle of RosesEnglish Roses

So there you have it. A lovely selection of flowery jigsaws to choose from. They will hopefully bring a smile to your face.

It’s Summertime – 3 Aug 2021

Hello puzzlers – Sarah from Jigthings here enjoying the sunshine! Photo of Blogger Sarah

Now that summer is upon us, I thought it would be fab to find some sunshine happy puzzles.

Any caravanners out there? If you’re planning a trip this summer, don’t forget to take a couple of jigsaws (and the Scrabble) in case of our usual British weather.

It is rather unique in that you’re doing a jigsaw of a couple doing a jigsaw!

Jigsaw Puzzle of JigsawThe Missing Piece

For a rather more challenging puzzle, the one below is 1,000 pieces. I love these kind of jigsaws. They’re colourful, loads of fun and there’s always something funny to spot if you look closely enough.

Jigsaw Puzzle of BeachI Love Summer

Of course, summertime is when gardeners are most active. After doing a day’s work in the garden, pour yourself a long, cool drink and have a go at this stunning peaceful jigsaw manufactured by Falcon de Luxe. It’s 1,000 pieces with a lovely mix of colours – perfect for organising in our Jigsafes.

Jigsaw Puzzle of Spring GardenSummer Garden

Who can forget the very English summer fetes in these warm months? Too many cakes, too much sun and going home with jars of jam and chutney. It is a typical scene from a country fair and is another big 500-piece, so not too taxing on those warm, lazy days.

Jigsaw Puzzle of Summer FeteSummer Fete

And for something a little different, how about this butterfly-shaped jigsaw. It’s 1,000 pieces and rather pretty, don’t you agree?

Jigsaw Puzzle of ButterflyButterfly Summer

Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles

Hi Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-cornucopiaIn the world of Jigsaw puzzles the winter is our busiest time of the year, we see a dramatic increase in sales in late November right through until March.

This year we have decided to use Fulfilment by Amazon as well as our own website and EBay and sales have gone through the roof, so please do not leave present buying for the holidays too late this year we would hate for your family and friends to miss out.

In the UK Dave Evans a puzzle cutter has set a new world record for cutting a 1000 piece puzzle by hand he completed the puzzle in 2 hours 26 minutes and 45 seconds if you would like to have a read of the article you can find it on the link below, it is an interesting read.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-30022902


Going to Grandma’s House for Thanksgiving
Loading up the car to go to Grandmas house.
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: H Hargraves
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


A very old style of Medievil puzzle.
Thanksgiving
Size: 28 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Chamberart
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Autumn at the Lake
Lovely lake scence from the makers Buffalo games
Size: 26.75 x 19.75 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Keith Brown Hometown Thanksgiving
Vintage style puzzle by SunsOut puzzles
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: SunsOut
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500


Harvest Colors
Vibrant harvest vegtables come to life in this puzzle.
Size: 36 x 28.75 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Garry Gay
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 2000
Jigsort 1500


Autumn Traditions
Beautiful Autumanal house ready for Thanksgiving
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 300
Artist: White Mountain
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Horn of Plenty
Intriguing Harvest puzzle from Walt Curlee, very colorful
Size: 28 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Walt Curlee
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Turkey Tracks
Turkeys trying to aviod the train to town.
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 500
Artist: Dan Christ
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK

Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Gobbler Farms
Two prime Turkeys hiding in the bushes hoping that they can make it through to Thanksgiving 2015!
Size: 19.5 x 14.25 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000 Pieces
Artist: Sunsout
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500

 


Thanksgiving Day Parade
Lovely Parade puzzle from the NY Puzzle company set in the early 1940`s

Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: New York Puzzle Company
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1500
Jigsort 1500

I hope that you all have a wonderful and Joyous Thanksgiving.
Best wishes
Peter and the Jigthings Team

Jigsaw Puzzles Castles

Hi
castleI hope you are well. As some of you may know I am an avid metal detectorist and had the pleasure of metal detecting close to a castle. I found some very nice coins and artefacts which were between 600 and 1000 years old! The castle had a gift shop and I decided to buy a jigsaw of the castle. Once I’d made the castle puzzle, I framed it and underneath the puzzle I have another frame with the finds in to remind me of the day’s detecting. That got me thinking to what other puzzles are available so this week’s blog includes some other great castles and fantasy castle jigsaws out there.


Eilean Donan Castle
A stormy looking setting
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Mont Saint Michel
Superb castle with a full moon
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Castle Fantasy
A very colourful jigsaw to enjoy with the younger members of the family
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 200 XXL
Artist: Ravensburger
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Hogwarts Castle
From the JK Rowling books, a gloomy Hogwarts
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Neca
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 1000
Jigsort 1000


Hohenzollern Castle
A castle in Germany. Look at the snowy picture on Bing search
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigframe 500 Dark large
Jigframe 500 Light large


Winter at Neuschwanstein Castle
A beautiful winter image at Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle features in many puzzles
Size: 38.5 x 26.5 Inches
Number of Pieces: 2000
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 2000


Chateau de Chambord
The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France
Size: 24 x 18 Inches
Number of Pieces: 750
Artist: Buffalo Games
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigframe 500 Dark large
Jigframe 500 Light large


The Past
This wooden puzzle has many fairy-tale themed whimsy pieces; it is a must for wooden puzzlers
Size: 17 x 11 Inches
Number of Pieces: 519
Artist: Thomas Cole
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 500


Highclere Castle
A beautiful winter image at Highclere Castle
Size: 14 1/8″ x 9 7/8″ Inches
Number of Pieces: 250
Artist: WenthWorth
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 500


Highclere Castle
A beautiful winter image at Highclere Castle
Size: 14 1/8″ x 9 7/8″ Inches
Number of Pieces: 250
Artist: WenthWorth
Buy puzzle on Amazon USJigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 500


Dragon Castle
Awesome fantasy dragon
Size: 27 x 20 Inches
Number of Pieces: 1000
Artist: Schmidt Spiele
Buy puzzle on Amazon US
Buy puzzle on Amazon UK
Jigthings products that fit this puzzle:
Jigboard 500

Happy Jigging!
Pete

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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