Best jigsaw puzzles: get your brain working with these brilliant jigsaw puzzles
Keep you mind busy with some of the best jigsaw puzzles around.
The best jigsaw puzzle not only provides you with hours of problem-solving fun but it provides you with an escape from the chaos that is the outside world - something we could all do with more of right now.
Whether you're a car enthusiast or film buff, there's a puzzle to suit you. And, seeing as we're all going to be spending a lot more time indoors in the near future, we could do with something new to do with passing the time.
UPDATE: Puzzles have become a highly prized form of currency during lockdown - who'd have thought it? Which makes the news that Kodak has unleashed the world's biggest puzzle all the more interesting. Comprised of 51,300 pieces, the design is made up of 27 individual mini-puzzles that depict 27 of the world's greatest wonders. Each image itself is also made up of 1,900 pieces, making these bite-sized puzzles that bit more manageable.
Not only do puzzles test your problem-solving skills, they've also been found to improve people's moods, memory and visual-spatial reasoning. Plus, it can even be a family activity.
Here are our selection of the best jigsaw puzzles around right now.
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Best Jigsaw Puzzles
1. Batman Vintage Comicbook 1000pc Jigsaw
Covered in iterations of the Dark Knight, Joker and Robin, this puzzle celebrates the Detective Comics that were first published way back in 1937. You never know, it might even inspire you to pick up some new reading material.
2. Disney Villainous Ursula 1000pc Jigsaw
This Disney puzzle puts Ursula pride of place, though you will find her fellow Little Mermaid characters hanging out in the picture frames around her. There are five other villain-themed puzzles available including Captain Hook, Maleficent and the Queen of Hearts.
3. Porsche 911 108pc 3D Jigsaw
Anyone with a soft spot for a good-looking car won’t be able to resist this 3D Porsche 911 R. Created on a 1:18 scale, this 108-piece puzzle is a great option for those who are looking for their first foray into 3D puzzling. There’s a number on the back of each piece so that you can either put it together by eye (if you’re feeling brave), or simply follow the numbers.
4. Star Wars 1000pc Challenge Jigsaw
Darth Vader has gathered all his Stormtroopers in one place to taunt you with a picture that’s largely black and white. The colour scheme (or lack thereof) naturally makes it quite a challenge so this 1000-piece puzzle is best for those aged 12 and above.
5. World Wonders Panoramic 2000pc Jigsaw
You may be having a quiet weekend at home, but that doesn’t have to stop you exploring the wonders of the world. This humongous 2000-piece puzzle shows you everything from Kangaroos in Australia to the Pyramids of Egypt. It also can’t help to improve your Geography skills.
6. Monika Forsberg Dogs in the Park 1000pc Jigsaw
Illustrated by Monika Forsberg, this puzzle celebrates all breeds of dog, whether they be big, small or somewhere in between. Accompanying the dogs you’ll also find squirrels, butterflies and pigeons, a fantastic option if you just want to escape the chaos of the real world for a while.
7. The Planets XXL 100pc Jigsaw
Looking for one the whole family can do? This is the one. Suitable for children, the pieces are bigger and easier for children to handle, and you can learn a little about our Solar System as you go.
8. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 3D Jigsaw
This puzzle is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan. And while 460 pieces may not sound like a lot, trust us that building a 3D puzzle is much more difficult than its 2D counterparts. Once you’ve honed your skills, try building the Hogwarts Astronomy Tower.
9. World of Shakespeare 1000pc Jigsaw
For the literary folk -you can now piece together the London the Bard would have lived in. Illustrated by Adam Simpson, you’ll spot recognisable landmarks including the Tower of London and, of course, the Globe Theatre where A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being rehearsed.