Collection: 1000 Piece Puzzles

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1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

A 1000-piece jigsaw is ideal for those who regularly do jigsaws, those who are finding 500-piece jigsaw puzzles a little too easy, or newbies who love a challenge.

Tips on solving 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles

Doing more complex jigsaws is a perfect pastime, as it is an excellent way to challenge your brain. It helps you unwind, does not require much room or equipment, and offers hours of entertainment at a low price.

However, a 1000-piece jigsaw can be intimidating the first time you attempt a puzzle of this size. You need to consider the design before buying because if it has an image that contains a lot of the same colour, such as a seascape or green fields, you could find it more frustrating than fun.

You might also want to avoid very dark puzzle designs, particularly ones with lots of black. These can be tough to complete. If you are new to 1000-piece jigsaws, look for a good contrast of colour and shapes when choosing a jigsaw.

Sticking to a normal rectangular shaped puzzle is a good idea if you are new to larger size puzzles. Shaped or circular puzzles are usually harder to assemble.

Starting 1000 piece jigsaws

Starting a large puzzle is the hardest part. The easiest way to begin is to put all the edge pieces in a separate pile. While you don't have to start with the edges, most experienced puzzlers work this way because it provides a convenient frame to work inside. While separating the edges, remember to look out for the four corners.

You will also have pieces with the same colours, so put similar shades in piles. Alternatively, you can group pieces by shape, i.e., put all the pieces without sticking out tabs and only holes in one pile, those with two tabs in another, etc.

Having the pieces sorted into categories makes it faster for you to find the right piece. You can look through your sorted pieces to find those that match the colour, pattern, or shape.

If you do not want to do this, at least make sure they are all facing the right way up, as it is much simpler to pick the pieces out.

Take time studying the artwork. Knowing where the different patterns, colours, and details are in your jigsaw will help you resolve it. It is worth taking time to examine the design on the box closely.

A 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is challenging and will typically take between 3 to 10 hours to finish.

Fun Facts

The fastest time to put together a previously unknown 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is 1:01:29 minutes at the US National Jigsaw Puzzle Championships of 1986 in Ohio, USA. This record is held by a two-man team.

Jigsaw cutter Dave Evans, from Weymouth, Dorset, holds the world record for the fastest cutting time. Dave cut a 1000-piece wooden jigsaw in 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 45 seconds.