Thursday, August 29, 2019

Simon Cowell stocks up on puzzles!

Now we are not really ones for gossip, but hey, loved this -

If you were going to imagine what the contents of Simon Cowell’s shopping basket looked like, you probably wouldn’t expect it to be like this. 

The X Factor judge, 59, stopped off at a toy shop in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman and their son Eric this week… and the family stocked up on jigsaw puzzles. Simon was spotted piling two jigsaw puzzles – Coco and Toy Story by Ravensburger, FYI – and a Dragon Hawk glider into his basket as the family looked around the store. We never imagined a night at Casa Cowell would involve doing puzzles, but apparently they’re big fans judging by his basket.

Read more here 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Resurgence in jigsaw popularity

Just as there has been a resurgence in vinyl records, traditional board games and colouring books, so jigsaws are making a come back. 
Wrestling the kids and yourself away from screens, devices even the television can seem an impossible task, but is vital to mental and physical health.
Jigsaws improve your memory, relieve stress, help you live longer  and better by avoiding alzheimer's and memory loss. They are family fun or fun alone when you need some quiet time. 
Jigsaws are  good for your mind, body and spirit, so join the retro-revolution, unplug, put your phone on silent  and get lost in a jigsaw!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Jigsaw mashups

Jigsaw fanatic, Tim Klein, from Vancouver, Wash., came up with the concept for his one-of-a-kind works after discovering that many mass-produced 500-piece jigsaw puzzles have the same cut pattern, allowing their subjects to be merged into bizarre mash-ups. Whether it be piglets with the eyes of frogs, cows blended with construction vehicles or toy bears mixed with beer cans, no combination is off-limits for the creative eye of jigsaw fanatic Tim Klein. He said: "For any pair of 500-piece puzzles with the same cut pattern, there are literally trillions of possible ways to intermingle their pieces, so the possibilities are endless."
Read about him, and view some of his mash ups here


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fantasy Puzzles

Fantasy theme includes mystical creatures like dragons and unicorns and fairytale images like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves or the popular Wizard of Oz!  They are such fun to do, One just gets lost in the imagery.  Check out other fantasy puzzles available on our website
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Mystical Dragon 1000 pieces
Fairytale Fantasia 1000 pieces

Mystical Unicorn 1000 pieces

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Ravensburger release the worlds largest jigsaw - 40,320 pieces!

At the New York Toy Fair this year,  Ravensburger released their 40,320 piece “Making Mickey’s Magic” puzzle celebrating 90 years of the world’s most famous mouse. 
Further interesting facts:

• Piece Count: 40,320
• Format: 22.3' x 6.2'
• Area: nearly 140 square feet
• Weight: approx. 44 lbs.
• Estimated Completion Time: About 600 Hours



Find out more about it here.



Sunday, February 17, 2019

A Fairytale Fantasy

You'll want to order this one for the family.  Our family put it together over a couple of nights. The picture was lots of fun to do with the family, as we all liked to work on our favorite shelf.
Fairytale Fantasia
It also came with a poster to place on the table, which was an added bonus, instead of always having to look at the box.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fantastic Christmas puzzles

Have you seen the Christmas puzzles on our website?  The new WASGIJ Christmas 13 Turkey's Delight, is sooo much fun!
t's Christmas Day and Santa's friends and family have gathered for lunch.  Who is cooking?  Why are the guests looking puzzled and the snowman concerned?  Who is not staying for lunch?  What smashing dishes will be served?  Try to imagine you are the snowman at the window.  What he can see is the picture you have to puzzle.  Don't puzzle what you see... puzzle what they see!  Wasgij is the hilarious puzzle concept where the image on the box is simply a clue to the puzzle inside.  Only the puzzle holds the answer!