World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle on Display at Puzzle Warehouse

Ever wondered what the biggest puzzle ever would look like framed on a wall? Well, we’ve come close – we now have the second largest jigsaw in the world on display at Puzzle Warehouse.

At Puzzle Warehouse, you can now see one of the biggest puzzles in the world.

At 24,000 pieces and over 14 feet long, LIFE: The Great Challenge by Educa is one of the most detailed puzzles you will ever see.

See the FINISHED puzzle at our main store in St. Louis, MO – open 7 days per week. The puzzle was completed by several customers and is now on display down our longest isle – at over 14 feet long!

The 24,000 piece monster was designed by Royce B. McClure. Called “LIFE: The Great Challenge,” this puzzle is full of variety, color, activity, beauty, drama and above all – Life! A lot of the intricate detail won’t be seen until the pieces are put together, rewarding the puzzlers with surprises as they work to complete the challenge. How does one go about designing this type of masterpiece?

When I was asked to design the artwork that would be used for the world’s largest commercially made jigsaw puzzle, I sat down and had a good long think about it. Not whether or not I would do it (of course I would accept the challenge) but how to come up with a design that would do the concept justice…Challenging, but not impossible, lots of detail but still making a satisfying overall picture when completed.” – Royce B. McClure

[EXCITING NEWS] We have also donated this fabulous puzzle to the National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. They will be using the puzzle is a hands-on exhibit starting March 29, 2013 where museum visitors can help put together the puzzle and also play a find-it game with life size posters of the puzzle. See more about the event here.

Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzles

Are you going to see Oz: The Great and Powerful this weekend? For many that have been anticipating the release of Sam Raimi’s theatrical motion picture, today couldn’t come any sooner!

James Franco plays the leading man, Oscar, who is a small-time circus magician thrust into the vibrant Land of Oz. In the epic battle between good and evil, Oscar must put his magical arts to the test to transform into a better man and the great and powerful Wizard of Oz himself. Watch the trailer here.

To keep the magical fun going, we’ve collected some of our favorite Oz inspired puzzles and games. Enjoy!

Wizard of Oz by Artist Scott Gustafson Jigsaw Puzzle

Wizard of Oz by Artist Scott Gustafson – 1000 piece panoramic jigsaw puzzle from SunsOut.

Wizard of Oz Potato Heads

Dorthy & Friends Mr. Potato Head Set! This special collectors set includes Dorothy and all her friends; The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Each figure is extremely detailed and features over 25 of components to mix and match. Even Toto is included in the fun!

Ruby Slippers Wizard of Oz Jigsaw Puzzle

These 500 piece shaped puzzles from Paper House feature whimsy pieces in custom shapes.

Wicked Witch Jigsaw Puzzle

These 500 piece shaped puzzles from Paper House feature whimsy pieces in custom shapes.

Dorthy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion from Wizard of Oz

These 500 piece shaped puzzles from Paper House feature whimsy pieces in custom shapes.

Wizard of Oz Book Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle

Classic Books series features Wizard of Oz puzzle in collectible book shaped boxes with magnetic closure.

CLASSIC BOOKS - WIZARD OF OZ II

Classic Books series features Wizard of Oz puzzle in collectible book shaped boxes with magnetic closure.

Find It - Wizard of Oz Themed Game

Especially for Wizard of Oz lovers, this Find It Game contains 30 themed items. Spin it, shake it, twist it – and be the first to find Dorthy’s basket, Toto, or the flying monkeys!

 

Review of Wooden Puzzle from A Bloggy Mom!

 I was sent a wooden chess board puzzle from Puzzle Warehouse – and we have had a lot of fun trying to figure it out and memorize the various ways that it has worked. As this puzzle is a chess board, it is my newest cherished item. Not only does it remind me of all the evenings I have sat and challenged my husband to a game of chess – but it takes me back to when my father first introduced the game to me.

The kids have always wanted to be a part of mine and Dan’s game of chess. This puzzle has intrigued them and has helped bring them a little closer to the game. The pieces are solid wood – which helps to keep them from being destroyed by little hands that are eager to solve the puzzle.”

– Review from aBloggyMom.com

Brand New Puzzles from Heye

A personal favorite of mine, Heye is a high-end jigsaw puzzle brand that brings to the table some of the most magnificent artwork puzzles I’ve seen since working for Puzzle Warehouse. Excited to share these new collections – make sure to browse the whole thing, there are all sorts of different themes in here. From fantasy to nature to cartoon chaos, Heye has the most unique images of all the puzzle brands, in my opinion…. so Happy Puzzling! – Ashley

2013-heye-puzzle-collage

Click in the photo to be taken to our entire collection of new 2013 jigsaw puzzles from Heye.