Previously, the largest jigsaw puzzle in recorded history was made by Educa, called LIFE: The Greatest Puzzle with 24,000 pieces. The puzzle came in four packets, breaking the puzzle art up into four slightly easier to manage sections, which all connect together to create a giant puzzle that is 14 feet long and 5 feet tall. A TRUE puzzle challenge, and certainly not for the faint of heart.
But the folks at Ravensburger wanted to take things up a notch and create a puzzle even larger than LIFE! They have passed up Educa and made Double Retrospect, now the biggest puzzle ever, with 32,256 pieces. This mammoth of a jigsaw puzzle measures an incredible 17 feet x 6 feet!
The art for Ravensburger’s Double Retrospect was created by American Artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Each of the 32 different images show one of Haring’s quirky illustrations, inspired by the cartooning skills he learned from his father, according to Ravensburger’s website. The puzzle is very colorful and vibrant and each scene will make you smile or chuckle. The limited color palate also makes the puzzle even more challenging because it will be harder to separate the pieces that go in one scene from another.
The puzzle pieces arrive in 8 separate bags inside of a box, and a trolley is also supplied so that you can transport the giant puzzle home. When you open the box, each bag will contain 4,032 pieces – each a sure-fire challenge on their own.
Thomas Barbey is a photography artist inspired by travel and everyday life, as well as the surrealism nature of artists such as M.C. Escher and Roger Dean. Barbey creates montages from concept to finish using negative, double exposure and retouching. His entire gallery of work can be seen on his website, Thomas Barbey Gallery.
We are introducing a new line for Puzzle Warehouse, the Barbey Black and White Photo Art Puzzle Series, with much excitement! These beautiful black and white works of art are sure to make an interesting and challenging puzzle experience. See the photos below, or take a look at all the new 1000 piece puzzles in our selection over at our website.
This collection, along with our other new puzzles by Lion Rampant Imports, are sure to be hit for the avid puzzlers.
We have added literally thousands of new items since January, with all of our favorite brands releasing new puzzles and games – so we thought we would collect all of our favorite new items, as well as the ones we have sold the most of since bring them in – so you know what jigsaws are currently hot on the radar!
2. Busy Bee Quilting Club SunsOut, 300 pieces. This one is not new, but it one of our highest sellers, and it has been discontinued by SunsOut – so we have ordered up extra – better grab it while you can!
Last month, we celebrated our 1st anniversary being open to the public, and boy has it been a ride! A year later, we’re facing our second holiday season and are very excited to offer you – our valued customers – more than 12,000 puzzles and games to choose from in our store here in St. Louis and online at PuzzleWarehouse.com. And Something New: we now have an entire Christmas room full of more than 300 holiday-themed jigsaw puzzles from 10 to 1500 pieces. Here are a few of our favorites.
The Celtic Collection of puzzles contains original and vivid artwork created by Dublin born artist Rachel Arbuckle. This is a stunning interpretation of the classic Christmas song. Purrfect Puzzles are made in The Netherlands to the highest quality, using recycled materials, in a compact ‘Eco Box’. The well-fitting pieces are varied, glare-free, durable and thicker than usual pieces.
These 3D puzzles by Ravensburger are a hit every holiday season! Turn this Christmas into a life-long memory by building your very own Puzzleball ornaments! Each Puzzleball has 60 interlocking pieces that come together to form a holiday scene ornament that can be hung on the tree with included nylon string. We have several non-Christmas theme puzzle balls for year-round puzzling fun, too.
A holiday favorite, the poinsettia, comes to life as you put together this vivid jigsaw puzzle. The Puzzles to Remember series by Springbok is a fun way to enjoy puzzling while minimizing the time it takes to piece together. These puzzles are the same finished size as standard 500-piece puzzles, but contain only 12 or 36 large pieces, making it much easier to finish. There are more than 10 puzzles in this series.
As the only carrier in the USA of these unique puzzles, Puzzle Warehouse is excited to bring you a collection of puzzles that feature long-lasting, interlocking plastic pieces. These puzzles do not require glue after assembled (they can be hung right up) and offer greater flexibility and presentability than traditional jigsaw puzzles. Pintoo offers more than 120 images in puzzles ranging from 40 to 1000 pieces, 3D, and Miniatures!
Are you a fan of puzzles? How about those puzzles with hundreds of pieces? What about putting one together that portrays the image of your favorite dog breed? Choose from many varieties of images and breeds online for dog jigsaw puzzles.
If you are an old timer at these types of puzzles, you probably know that you may choose from many different shapes and sizes of puzzles. The best place to be able to choose the shapes you want for particular image is online retailers like PuzzleWarehouse.com.
What is your favorite dog breed? You might like to have a large puzzle of husky in the snow or maybe you would like to find an image of a bloodhound lying on the porch of an old house. You will amazed at just how many dog jigsaw puzzles you will have to choose from when you shop for them online.
Before you choose to put together a very large puzzle, you should make sure to have a table just for that. This is because you may not be able to move it around once you have so many pieces together or you might risk having to start all over again. Putting together puzzles is a great way to spend your spare time. Invite your children or grandchildren to help for a great and fun way to spend time together.
Gluing down the puzzle you spend a couple of months in putting together is good idea. Use a thick and sturdy cardboard for gluing it on. You will then be able to place it into a frame. Hang it up to show off your favorite dog and the work you did in putting the puzzle together.
There are puzzles out there of everything you can think of, whether it is a famous painting, a picturesque landscape, a particular hobby or your favorite animal. Dogs are a popular subject.
Show your support for your favorite type of dog by getting a jigsaw puzzle that you can put together, frame, and hang in your home. It will go wonderfully with all your canine calendars, coffee mugs and t-shirts.
People who can’t have dogs, whether it is because of allergies or a tyrannical landlord, might still enjoy putting together a puzzle of one. Everyone loves a cute puppy, and spending time with a puzzle of one can sometimes lessen the sting of not being able to own and play with a real dog.
Dog jigsaw puzzles make great gifts for your dog lover friends and family, too. Whether they breed a particular type of dog or just own a few, dog lovers can be quite fanatic about their favorite breed. Even if you don’t like their dogs, you can show your love for these people and their hobby by getting a dog jigsaw puzzle for them, and perhaps helping them put it together.
So, as you see, there are many people who might like dog jigsaw puzzles, and there are lots of very cute ones out there to choose from.
We are Puzzlewarehouse, one of the largest online puzzle stores in the US. We’ll be posting about some great things here in the future like updates on great new puzzles we’re adding from companies like Ravensburger, Educa, Jumbo, Planet Zoo, Crocodile Creek and tons more. We’ll also be showing you some behind the scenes and inner workings of what goes on from when you place your order to when we ship it out! Another thing we’ll be sharing is great opportunities to save through exclusive coupons to giveaways and contests!
Speaking of contests, Two Classy Chics has recently reviewed one of our puzzles and we are sponsoring a giveaway on their site. The prize is a $25 PW Gift Certificate and FREE shipping on your next order with us. Be sure to check out the review and sign up for the contest!