New Bird-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

Phil the Groundhog may have predicted another 6 weeks of winter for us Americans, but that’s not stopping us from looking forward to spring. With new puzzles of birds, we can hold you over until you see your flying friends returning from their jaunt south for the winter. From peacocks to owls to eagles (with everything in between), we’ve got your covered until you see those hummingbirds and bluejays back at your backyard bird feeders.

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Peacock by Ravensburger. 300 pieces.

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Butterflies and Hummingbirds by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

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Majestic View by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artists: Lionel Dougy and T. Atkinson

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Birds of a Feather by Springbok. 500 pieces.

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Songbirds and Cosmos by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Artist: William Vanderdasson

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Owl Condo by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Mary Thompson

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Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Greg Giordano

 

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Tea for Two by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

 

Hobgoblins by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Terry Doughty

New Shoes by Heye. 1000 pieces. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier

On the Fence by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Sam Timm

The Old Bicycle and Friends by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Nancy Wernersbach

 

Amazing Skyline Jigsaw Puzzles from Piatnik

If the first jigsaw puzzle you see from Piatnik’s new Skyline series is New York, you night not be so intimidated. Skylines are a popular theme for travel jigsaw puzzles, and this one fits in nicely and shows just how much variety there is in building size in the Big Apple.

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New York Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

But the rest of the Skyview series is tough. Vienna, Paris, and Venice are long distance aerial views with teeny, tiny details. Paris and Vienna are even made up of the same color scheme! These puzzles would be a great challenge and are very unique compared to other skyline travel puzzles.

It reminded me of a great artist, Steven Wiltshire, who has been called the Human Camera. He can take a helicopter ride over a city’s skyline and then reproduce the image–by memory–perfectly, down to the smallest details. With no preliminary sketches or preparation minus the helicopter ride, he can proportion the city exactly and remember every building’s relation to other buildings and landmarks. Check out the video proof. It’s stunning and amazing.

New York City Skyline by Steven Wiltshire

So, for the ultimate challenge, channel Wiltshire, and try these extra tough puzzles by studying the image on the box, then refusing to use it as reference for the rest of your puzzling!

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Vienna Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Paris Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

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Venice Skyview by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

 

New Challenging Puzzles

Need a new jigsaw puzzle challenge? All these new puzzle releases should be piquing your interest! All your favorite brands are releasing their 2014 lines. Whether it’s a complicated color scheme or a lot of pieces, these jigsaws will tide you over for a while while you sort, organize, and piece them together!

Which of these puzzles do you think would be most difficult?

Joseph Stella – Battle of Lights, Coney Island by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.

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Bill Martin – Garden of Life by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.

Ritchie & Derrick – To the Thames Valley by Pomegranate. 1000 pieces.

Dora Batty – Whitsuntide in the Countryside by Pomegranate. 500 pieces.

Tuscany by Piatnik.

Chocolate by Piatnik. 1000 pieces.

Hemisphere Map by Heye. 6000 pieces.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Lafayette Puzzle Factory. 1500 pieces.

 

Wolf Family Collage by SunsOut. 500 pieces.

Arctic Glow by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

New Heye Nature Photography Puzzles

We’re slowly but surely stocking up on all of the new release puzzles from your favorite brands. Already we have some in stock from Pomegranate, Springbok, and White Mountain and will be posting regularly to keep you updated on all the latest puzzles from them.

Today we have some stunning photography puzzles from Heye, featuring the vivid colors of nature–from fiery volcanoes to forests lit only by the twilight, from lounging leopards at dawn to cascading waterfalls hidden away in a secret spot.

Heye is one of our six most popular brands (ranking high along with Ravensburger, SunsOut, and Educa). Heye carries some of the best photography puzzles, as well as cartoon and gothic puzzles. They use specialized green-board backing that ensures that your puzzles look new for longer, staying bright and beautiful after many uses.

You’ll fall in love with these high-quality images and be equally impressed by the high-quality feel as you piece together these beauties.

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Eruption by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″.

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Full Moon, Magic Forest by Heye. 500 pieces. 13.5″ x 19″

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Harbour Cone by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

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Milford Sound by Heye. 1000 pieces. 27″ x 19″

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Red Dawn by Heye. 2000 pieces. 53.5″ x 19″

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Thirsty Elephants by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

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Victoria Lily by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

Bald Cypresses by Heye. 1000 pieces. 27″ x 19″

Cascades by Heye. 1000 pieces. 19″ x 27″

 

 

Springbok’s Annual Image Contest

Hey Puzzle Lovers! Think you have what it takes to create a great puzzle, with the keen eye to catch the details that will be fun for everyone to piece together? We’ve got great news for you! Our friends at Springbok hold an annual puzzle image contest that lets your creativity shine – plus you could win a $500 cash prize and get your image turned into a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle!

You can enter for FREE starting on National Puzzle Day (January 29th) and the contest is open all the way until March 31st! That means you have plenty of time to take and submit as many pictures as you want!

Check out the winners from the past three years below, and read all the rules and regulations before you get started. Either way, submit and have fun! There’s nothing to lose!

2013 Winner: Ava Montalvo. Title: Sew Crafty. 500 pieces.

2012 Winner: John Razza. Title: Spicy, Hot! 500 pieces.

 

2011 Winner: Hannah Jones. Title: Colorful Canopy. 500 pieces.