Schmidt has been going since 1905 when it launched “Mensch ärgere Dich nicht” or “Man Don’t Get Annoyed” (otherwise know as Ludo). It has gone on to sell 80 million copies! Schmidt jigsaw puzzles are now one of the most popular brands in the UK.
Why are Schmidt jigsaw puzzles so good?
Schmidt produces some the best quality jigsaws available. As a result of using extra thick 2.25mm board and a cutting system which makes the pieces fit very closely together, you can pick up a completed Schmidt jigsaw without it falling apart. It is very impressive to see! In addition a matt, anti-glare covering to the jigsaw ensures you don’t get reflections making them easy on the eye.
What are their designs like?
There is something for everyone with Schmidt’s wide range of jigsaw designs. Designs include artwork from Anne Geddes, Colin Thompson and John Rattenbury. They are particularly well known for scenic, wildlife and fun designs.
The latest Schmidt designs have just arrived in the All Jigsaw Puzzles Store. We are super excited as there are some brilliant designs. See below for a taster of what is new from Schmidt.
Come on, step right this way! Get on board the Hogwarts™ Express for a magical journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Build this 460-piece 3D puzzle of the iconic steam engine and embark on a voyage full of surprises!
A fun image made up from loads of emojis – whether you are feeling happy, sad, confused, scared or unwell there is an emoji for every mood. The brilliant detail in this jigsaw will be great fun as you discover all the little emojis.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching – don’t forget it’s on 26th March this year. There is the annual dilemma of what gift to get your mum for this important day.
In our busy lives it is easy to forget to show your appreciation to the ones you love, so Mother’s Day is a great excuse to make a bit of a fuss of your mum and show her how much you do appreciate all she does for you.
So flowers or chocolates are always a good idea but flowers will wilt after a week or two and the chocolates will be gone pretty quickly too – if your mum is anything like me!
I wanted to let you into a little secret – a jigsaw is a really brilliant idea for a Mother’s Day gift. It is something she can enjoy and appreciate for much longer and it could be something that you could do together or with the grandchildren. A special time that she will never forget.
Photo Jigsaw Perhaps?
A really special idea is a personalised jigsaw. Here at All Jigsaw Puzzles one of our bestselling jigsaws is the Personalised Photo Jigsaw. Turn a special photograph of somewhere she has travelled, a loved one, her pet or the family into a jigsaw. It comes in a personalised box and you can add your own message too.
Special Mother’s Day Shaped Pieces!
My personal favourite for this time of year is our Personalised Mother’s Day Map jigsaw. This very special jigsaw has shaped pieces that spell Happy Mothers Day and a central heart shaped piece. Choose from a Ordnance Survey Landranger Map, Aerial Photo, London Streetmap or GB Streeview centred on the address of your choice. This is a Mother’s Day gift that will always be treasured.
The Funniest Mother’s Day Jigsaw…
Perhaps you are looking for something to make your mother smile – then the Mother’s Day Chaos jigsaw is for you. This fun jigsaw shows the scene from Chaos House where at least one child has remembered it is Mother’s Day and has decided to paint his message to his mum on the wall. This wonderful jigsaw is exclusive to All Jigsaw Puzzles.
Or why not take a look at the All Jigsaw Puzzles store for loads more ideas. For more inspiration CLICK HERE to go straight to our specially created Mother’s Day Gift Collection.
The Jigsaw Puzzler’s Favourite Octogenarian – Jan van Haasteren
Jan van Haasteren has been creating amazing jigsaw puzzles for Jumbo for many decades. They are all highly detailed, very colourful and above all humorous. There are always masses of hidden amusing images waiting for us to discover.
He celebrated his 80th birthday last year, so many happy returns to the jigsaw puzzler’s favourite octogenarian.
To celebrate this wonderful landmark, Jan created a special 80th birthday jigsaw puzzle. Jan’s fans will immediately search for his trademark – the shark’s fin – featured in every puzzle. This is usually extremely well hidden and hard to find so a brilliant challenge. Make sure you also look for other favourite images – Saint Nicholas, The Hands, The Dentures and Jan’s self-portrait which you will find in nearly all of his illustrations. He uses all types of social events as inspiration for his images. These jigsaws are very enjoyable to complete as you never know what you are going to see next!
What is Next for Jan?
Jan says he has always got loads of ideas for new designs, sketching crazy things that pop up in his mind every day. Firstly, he works out the idea in a detailed pencil drawing and then develops his ideas in ink. It is quite a long process to get all the detail in, hence each picture takes about three months to complete.
He has promised to continue to create his wonderful masterpieces for Jumbo so we can look forward to many more Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzles to come.
Jan lives together with his wife Romi in Bergen in Holland. He doesn’t do jigsaw puzzles himself but he sometimes helps his wife if she is struggling to find a piece.
Want to See More?
See below to see our pick of his jigsaw – click on the images to view on the All Jigsaw Puzzles store.
Ambler Cartoon Collection Jigsaw Puzzles by Michael Durkan has become one of the more popular ranges on the All Jigsaw Puzzles shop. These are exclusive to All Jigsaw puzzles so you can’t get these ones anywhere else!
Michael includes the same characters in each design – Legs, Scream, Mole, Platinum blonde girl, Girl with newspaper and Eyes. Michael told us a little bit about each character
“The theory behind Eyes is they possibly are not from this planet. Legs always appears to have taken something and is running away. Scream is just trying to get on with life. Mole just pops up as moles do! Platinum blonde girl always looks aloof while men look on and finally Girl with Newspaper is always reading the news headlines.”
See some of the Ambler Cartoon Collection jigsaw puzzles available below.
Ever wondered what a fashion would like in Ambler world? Well this hilarious jigsaw puzzle design will answer that for you! Featuring a dog on the catwalk and a vulture, this is a puzzle packed with detail.
For Spring 2017 we have quite a selection of brand new designs from our EXCLUSIVE Jigsaw Puzzles 2017 range. There’s a brand new puzzle from the Ambler collection called The Call Centre. There are TWO new designs from the Chaos range! Plus we’ve launched the Artist Collection which has a range of designs originally painted by the Masters!
These are all exclusive jigsaw puzzles to the All Jigsaw Puzzles store. We select, print and make all these puzzles here in our warehouse in Devon.
Another painting from van Gogh’s stay in the asylum at Saint-Remy-de-Provence, this stunning piece of art would make a challenging and satisfying to complete jigsaw puzzle.
One of the perks of the job is working with artists on new jigsaw puzzles. Their creativeness is infectious! We also loved choosing designs to make into jigsaw puzzles and have especially enjoyed picking for the Artist Collection. We’ve learnt a lot!
Is there anything that you would like to see in the All Jigsaw Puzzle range?
We were thinking maybe famous landmarks? Or do you prefer the cartoon nature of Ambler or Chaos? Or would you prefer more traditional images like country gardens and cottages. Are there any fantasy art lovers out there? Do let us know on facebook or in the comments below.
Did you know that Ravensburger is one of the leading puzzle and toy manufacturers in the world? Have you heard of the game Dingbats? That’s one of their most famous board games. The Ravensburger Jigsaw puzzles 2017 have arrived and they are about to launch their biggest ever jigsaw puzzle at over 40,000 pieces! It’s not available yet – but we will let you know as soon as it comes in store and we will see who is brave enough to try it!
Here are some of the highlights from the new Ravensburger Jigsaw puzzles 2017 range.
In this funny jigsaw puzzle by Geoff Tristram, you will puzzle a slightly out of control School Sports Day. The keen youngsters are busily preparing for events later on and the ever-competitive parents are there too.
There are so many more brand new Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzles 2017 to see. Take a look by clicking on the graphic below.
There is so much going on in this puzzle, I don’t quite know where to start! This is a very British take on Autumn featuring the local pub in the foreground. The pub is absolutely packed but it looks like someone has set off some fireworks in the roof! There is a police station across the road, who are supposed to be keeping an eye on things… As you would expect from Mike Jupp puzzles there is so much going on in this highly detailed puzzle with references to fireworks night, halloween and there’s even a drone dropping off a package!
This fun jigsaw puzzle design from Mike Jupp is part of the new range from Gibsons jigsaw puzzles for 2017. Gibsons are a British firm who are known for great quality puzzles. You will find the whole range by clicking on the image below.
Jan van Haasteren puzzles are amongst the most popular designs on the All Jigsaw Puzzles online shop. Manufactured by Jumbo Games, these puzzles are well sought after and highly collectible. There are 4 new designs to choose from and one of them come in 1000 piece and 2000 piece versions!
See below to find out more and you can click on the images to view on the store.
VIDEO: Brand new Jigsaws from Falcon de Luxe for 2017
Watch the video above to learn about the Falcon de Luxe puzzle brand and get a preview of some of the puzzles coming soon!
Some interesting info about Falcon de Luxe
Established in 1976, Falcon de luxe has been a British household jigsaw puzzle brand for over 40 years
Falcon uses only the highest quality cardboard and precision die-cutting techniques, to ensure that the finished puzzle has a poster-like finish
Quality and craftsmanship still remain an obsession with Falcon, so that puzzlers have the best possible experience with all our jigsaws
Falcon has an offering of puzzles that consist of varying piece counts
Including Extra-Large Piece Puzzles, that are great for new puzzlers, or those that may have difficulties handling smaller pieces
Traditional 500, 1,000 and 1,500 piece puzzles
There is even a range of two by 500 and two by 1000 piece puzzle collection box sets
We hope you enjoy this video. Did you see one that you are particularly excited about this year? Let us know in the comments below. Remember to keep checking the All Jigsaw Puzzles store to see the new jigsaw puzzle ranges for 2017.
The Destiny jigsaw puzzles ask you to use your imagination to piece together what the characters and the scene in the image printed on the box will look like in the future. This box image for Wasgij Destiny 17 shows the good old days when petrol was cheap and there were fewer cars on the road. What would that scene look with modern day cars and increased petrol prices?
Imagine jigsaw puzzles are my favourite concept from Wasgij. You have to really use your imagination as the idea is that piece together what the people in the picture would daydream about. What a great idea! This one depicts a lively household at bedtime. Ahhh… we’ve all been there.
Who doesn’t love a Mystery? The Mystery Wasgij jigsaw puzzles are “what happened next?” puzzles. Wasgij Mystery 13 shows Special Agent Wasgij in a spot of bother… this can’t be his final job… can it? Piece together what happens next.
We hope you enjoy these new puzzles from the fabulous Wasgij jigsaw puzzle range. Let me know what you think in the comments below.