Puzzle of the Day- American Sports History

This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day is a gold mine of knowledge; not only related to sports, but also to American history. Assemble its 1000 pieces and in the process you will be able to learn lots of things about the greatest athletes of this great country.

From boxing to football, tennis, baseball or motorsports, without forgetting bowling, everything is there. Everything and everyone is pictured, as not only will you see some great athletes, but you will also learn about sports museums and halls of fame across the country.

There are people you know, like the greatest boxing heavyweight of the world, Muhammad Ali, and people you should at least know about, from non-mainstream sports. They have all contributed to the rise of this great country and some of their performances even changed the course of history.

Made by White Mountain, this 24 x 30 x 0.2 inches jigsaw puzzles, weighing 1.6 pounds is a must have for every true American sports fan out there. You should all have it, assemble it, frame it, and hang it on a special place on the wall. That won’t earn you a spot in one of the halls of fame featured on the image, but it will sure make you proud to be a part of such a great country with such great athletic achievements.

Puzzle of the Day – Toy Story 3 Woody

Pixar fans, time to get excited for today’s jigsaw puzzle of the day. Why? Well, we are proud to present you Toy Story 3 – not the movie, of course, but a 300 pieces poster puzzle picturing the only toy sheriff worthy of the name: Sheriff Woody Pride. There’s no “snake in his boot” this time, but you can make him “reach for the sky” by assembling this 19″ x 26.75″ poster puzzle.

Little puzzlers will enjoy learning about a few of life’s values having by their side this passionate, committed and altruistic character. If we go back in time a little, to Toy Story and Toy Story 2, we cannot deny that although Woody had been put through a lot (he coordinated a reconnaissance mission, had his arm broken and went through very hard times to save his friends), he still manages to keep that charming smile on his face, teaching us how important optimism and friendship really are.

While Buzz Lightyear was the “cool” character of the series, Woody was the smart one. He was the mastermind behind all the plans and all the other toys listened to him. For a toy role model, he is great and he embodies a set of character traits every child should aim for.

Not to mention that, with the likeness of a sheriff like Woody in the room, your child will be delighted. And If you want to make him even happier, you can also get Woody’s faithful companion, Buzz Lightyear to come to the rescue.

Puzzle of the Day – Happy New Year!

Are you tired of the same Happy New Year wishes over and over again? If you think about changing something this year, you could do the wishing with today’s vibrant puzzle of the day. Designed by Jabo for Heye, this 2000 pieces New Year themed jigsaw puzzle will blow you away.

The details on it are beautifully crafted, and the image is full of symbols, from the traditional champagne bottle to the New Year’s Eve fireworks and the social gatherings. This puzzle itself is a motive for celebration and when the lights go out, you will discover that the image glows in the dark, wishing you a shiny Happy New Year.

New Year’s Eve is one of the most social celebrations in the world. While Christmas and other religious holidays are usually celebrated with the family, around a traditional dinner, New Year’s Eve is mostly known as a party holiday. All over the world, people get together, dance, drink and watch fireworks. And while champagne is probably the alcoholic beverage most people associate with the New Year’s Eve, this unusual day has become in certain places a joyful, noisy and bacchic celebration day.

A time for gastronomic abuses, New Year’s Eve is also a time for drawing a line and making resolutions. It marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, the perfect occasion to look back on one’s achievements and set new goals for the future.

The Happy New Year jigsaw puzzle, with its 26.8″ X 37.8″ is there to remind you of all that and to contribute to the celebration of that very special moment.

Puzzle of the Day – Egyptian Pyramid

For those of you who are passionate about history and archeology, this week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day should get your attention. This 3D puzzle measures 8 by 8 inches at the base, and consists of 80 pieces, specially shaped to fit together into a pyramid shape. Each side features images representing four Egyptian Pharaohs, such as King Tut, Khufu, Cleopatra and Nefertiti.

The Egyptian Pyramids were ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures built as tombs for Egypt’s Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest of all Egyptian pyramids and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.

The pyramid builders were not slaves or foreigners as some people might think. Some of the builders were permanent employees of the pharaoh. Others were conscripted for a limited time from local villages. As a reward they were given tax breaks, shelter, food and clothing.

The 3D Egyptian Pyramid puzzle by Master Pieces will not require too much manual labor to complete, and you probably won’t get a tax break for it, but it certainly is a challenge. When it is finished, you may even want to keep it assembled as a desk ornament and a trophy of your puzzle superiority.

Puzzle of the Day – Rosie the Riveter

This week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day features the American WWII icon Rosie the Riveter, by Norman Rockwell. Rosie represents the women who took hard labor jobs during WWII to replace the male workers sent overseas by the draft. She started out as a propaganda figure, motivating women to serve their country on the home front, and has since become an American feminist icon.

Norman Rockwell was an American painter whose knack for capturing the essence of working-class people and their everyday lives has gained him a place in the heart of American history. He is known especially for his illustrations on the covers of the Saturday Evening Post, which he did for 47 years, producing more than 300 covers.

Rockwell’s depiction of Rosie the Riveter on this puzzle shows her on her lunch break, perched in front of a huge American flag with a riveter in her lap and a half-eaten sandwich in hand. Her shoulders are squared and her chin lifted proudly. Her small face and delicate features contrast with a thick neck and muscular arms. The dirt-smudged, girly face on an otherwise manly body illustrates the dual role that women played in that era, of both wife/mother and industrial laborer.