To celebrate the Titanic’s 100th Anniversary, Masterpieces Puzzle Company has released a new Jigsaw Puzzle with a beautiful artists rendition of the boarding of the passengers at the pier on it’s maiden voyage. The puzzle is packaged in a unique mini suitcase and would be perfect the gift for any puzzle enthusiast in your family.
The 1000 piece puzzle measures 19.25″x26.75″ when complete and would be great for framing when complete. It is recommended for ages 13+ and features the art of Kevin Walsh.
To purchase this puzzle or others from the suitcase series please visit our jigsaw puzzle store.
The members of Mills River Presbyterian Church have spent the last two weeks completing the worlds largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle. 100 plus members of the church have all pitched in to complete the 24,000 piece puzzle called “Life: The Great Challenge” made by Educa. The puzzle measures 14.5 feet long by 5 feet tall and retails for about $300 dollars. The puzzle features beautiful underwater scenery as well as above water with boats and balloons and stars in the air.
The parishioners started on January 9th 2010 and originaly planned to work on it 24/7 until complete but that plan proved difficult so they ditched the all day events and worked on it daily on a open schedule. Work continued for weeks until the final puzzle pieces were put into place early this past Thursday evening. A great accomplishment and a true community coming together example.
If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles please visit our ebay store to purchase one of our many beautiful jigsaw puzzles.
While not medicaly documented, Jigsaw puzzles are commonly used by institutions and individuals to help find a balance in their mind and bring a sense of control to a brain that may be overworked or damaged.
Many mental health institutions have been using them for decades as a means to help patients improve their mental fitness and promote concentration. Individuals have successfully used them as distraction and relaxing method to forget, at least temporarily, about the life problems surrounding them. Some hospitals have even found them successful at providing temporary pain relief.
The mind is an amazing thing and jigsaw puzzles seem to provide the temporary relief to many of life’s problems. The young and the old can also benefit from the improvement in mental prowess that most believe come from Jigsaw Puzzles.
A Texas judge is taking a new approach to punishing kids who do not attend school regularly. Judge John Sholden is sentencing kids to a fine, and to complete a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle with their parents. The reason for the jigsaw puzzle punishment, to force kids and parents to spend some quite time together where they work together and most importantly spend time talking. The hope is that this forced time together will force the kids to discuss issues and problems with their parents in a relaxed and positive setting.
“The rules are a parent can’t put in a puzzle piece without the child being present, and the child can’t put in a piece without the parent being present,” said Sholden.
As a tribute to the success and commitment to the program the judge has dozens of the completed jigsaw puzzles put together under this project lining his office walls. A tribute to this unique but promising and well intentioned program.
Last year Masterpieces Inc. released what turned out to be one of it’s most popular puzzle series ever. The Dan Hatala collection featured illustrations of Americana in the 50s and 60s with puzzles like “Muscle Car Dreams” and “Dirt Track Dreams.”
This year Masterpieces has taken the popular 1000 piece Dan Hatala puzzles and re-released them as part of a new 500 piece Classic series that come packaged in a beautiful collectable tin. The puzzles in this series include: Muscle Car Dreams, Starlite Theater, At the Drive In, and Motorcycle Mania.
This series is sure to bea hit this year in the puzzle world!
Buy them online at http://www.games2puzzles.com
Well it’s January and our new President Barack Obama is being inaugurated this month and the major jigsaw puzzle companies are not disappointing. Sunsout, White Mountain and Serendipity all have released their Barack Obama jigsaw puzzles.
Barack Obama Change 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – By SunsOut, Inc.
Size 18 x 24
Barack Obama The Boston Globe Historic Victory 550 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – By White Mountain Puzzles, Inc.
Size 18 x 24
Barack Obama Yes We Can 550 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle – By Serendipity, Inc.
Size 18 x 24
Masterpieces Inc. has just recently released a new series of jigsaw puzzles featuring fantastic paintings by Eric Dowdle that come uniquely packaged in small little suitcases. There are 18 puzzles in all in this series, officially called the “Explorer Series Suitcase.” The puzzles in this series are:
- Notre Dame
- New York City
- Bible Stories
- Fenway Park
- Gingerbread House
- Las Vegas
- Noah’s Ark
- Salt Lake City
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- Scout Camp
- Washington DC
These Puzzles are going fast and many are already sold out from Masterpieces directly but most are still available in my jigsaw puzzle store online.
Eric Smith, a retired Sales Manager from the UK completed the 12ft by 6ft jigsaw puzzle in 179 days, spending on average about 2 or 3 hours a night on it. The puzzle, featuringpictures of ships and dolphins, is said to the largest jigsaw puzzle ever created and is only known to have been completed by a handfull of people.
The puzzle was so big that Eric needed to remove multiple pieces of furniture from the room and build it on the largest table he had in his house. “It has about 10 or 12 different puzzles inside one giant puzzle, I was really pleased to complete it, I’ve enjoyed spending two or three hours a night on it,” Eric stated.
Masterpieces Puzzle Company makes a series called the “World’s Longest Jigsaw Puzzles” which are very beatiful and in high demand lately. The puzzles are panoramic and measure 13″ x 39″ and feature artwork by the likes of Russ Docken, David Miller, Janene Grende and more!
Here are some of favorites from this series:
Here is a segment from the popular discover show How it’s made on Puzz 3D: