Nostalgia Puzzles: Classic Cars

Feeling nostalgic lately? With spring around the corner and the focus on things being new and fresh maybe now’s as good a time as ever to do a little look back and focus on revivals…revivals of the beautiful look and feel of some classic cars.

If you or someone you know loves tinkering around on engines, especially of the old variety, maybe they’ll also like to build some puzzles that celebrate the sleekness of some classic Chevys. Seeing how things fit and match together to create a seamless new product is an activity for both the car-lover and the puzzle-lover, after all!

American Cars of the Fifties by Eurographics. 300 pieces.

America’s Best by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Summer Time Drive 2Pack by Jumbo (2 puzzles in 1 box!). 500 pieces each.

Doo-Wop by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Going Steady by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

Honest Al’s Used Car Lot by Master Pieces. 1000 Pieces.


Can’t get enough? Not to worry – we have dozens of vintage cars, trucks, boats planes and trains in our Vehicles & Transportation Puzzles section.



Wrebbit’s Return and the Spirit of Puzzle Designer Paul-Émile Gallant

As part of our new inventory this year, we’re happy to now have Wrebbit 3D puzzles back in stock! For any serious 3D puzzle fan, Wrebbit has the best three dimensional puzzles out there. Need some data to back up this claim? Wrebbit offers:

  • Larger models with more pieces
  • Fair prices for high quality materials
  • Sturdier structures with  new technology
  • High-quality illustrations that will knock your socks off

Wrebbit is committed to continuing the spirit of ingenious puzzle designer Paul-Émile Gallant, who created the famous Puzz 3D line in the 1990s. Gallant became a renowned toy designer, making 3D puzzles of famous landmarks that incorporated flexible foam pieces that were “rigid enough to be portable and beautiful enough for display.” In 2008, Gallant was recognized for his contribution to the toy world and was included in the Canadian Toy Industry Hall of Fame.

Sadly, Gallant passed away in September 2011, but his revolutionary visions paved the way for the new beautiful puzzles of Big Ben, the Taj Mahal, and even Hobbiton!

Check out these lovely new additions, perfect for any 3D puzzlers’ dream displays.

big ben wrebbit puzzlesAbove: Big Ben is 890 pieces and measures 18.9″ x 10.63″ x 28.74″ when assembled. Recommended for ages 12 and up. If these seems a bit intimidating, try starting with a smaller Big Ben 3D Puzzle – we have several from other brands, too!

lord of the rings puzzlesAbove: Citadel of Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings The Hobbit is 819 pieces and measures 17.52″ x 16.54″ x 25.98″. Want more of The Hobbit? We also have the Hobbit Collector’s Puzzle, a regular 500 piece jigsaw.

germany puzzles, germanAbove: Neuschwanstein Castle is a whopping 890 pieces and measures 21.95″ x 11.42″ x 15.26″. This castle in Germany is the subject of many jigsaw puzzles – from 550 pieces up to 4000!

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 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!


Puzzles have a feel-good factor—for everyone!

We all know the happy feeling we get from completing a tricky or challenging puzzle—the feeling of success that is in itself a reward for a job well done. But now there’s been a discovery that that same feeling we experience working on jigsaws and brain teasers doesn’t just affect humans—it also affects chimpanzees!

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) found in a study published last month that chimpanzees “get the same feeling of satisfaction from completing tricky puzzles.” A system of pipes was designed with a goal of moving dice through the maze with a stick until the dice fell into an exit chamber. Nuts were exchanged for dice and the exit chamber removed so that the reward was a tasty treat, but the scientists found that the chimps seemed keen on the game regardless of an external reward.

It was a voluntary activity that became part of the chimps’ daily routine, even when it became more challenging. A more intricate version of the maze was created with more pipes that were opaque. The chimps had to look through small holes in order to see the dice. They had no training and seemed to enjoy the cognitive challenge for the sake of the challenge itself.

To learn more about the chimpanzees in the study (named Phil, Grant, and Elvis!) and the findings of this study, just click the picture below of Phil playing with a puzzle at Whipsnade Zoo.

Monkey around with some of our primate and jungle puzzles and enjoy the feel-good effects, too!