It’s only been raining for a few days, but you’ve already played every game, watched all the movies, and read every book in your house. Boredom is at an all-time high, and you’re not sure you can make it through another cloudy day.
Thankfully, the team over at Blue Kazoo has come up with the ultimate way to keep yourself (or even the whole family) entertained for hours: this challenging set of sun, earth, and moon puzzles. Even though these gorgeously vibrant puzzles are totally out of this world (wink wink), you don’t need to be an extraterrestrial to put them together.
As if the fact that they’re absolutely stunning isn’t enough of a draw, they’re also currently available for 25% off. Only limited numbers of prints are available, however, so don’t get lazy — there’s nothing worse than missing a sale because you blinked.
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No matter how awful the weather outside is, you’ll still be able to see all the shimmering nighttime city lights across Europe and Africa as you put together this earth jigsaw puzzle. But that’s not to say North America doesn’t get any love — this puzzle is so detailed that you can see mountain ranges, deserts, and maybe even your house if you look close enough. Maybe.
Oh yes, they can! Unlike other puzzles, these ones were created by a team of scientists and graphic artists by splicing together photos from the Terra space satellite. A satellite, by the way, that has gathered more than 20 years’ worth of pictures — how’s that for being thorough?
And as you can see, they succeeded. Everything from the land, water, to even the clouds has been meticulously pored over to ensure a visually stunning (and precise) depiction of our big blue planet.
It takes sunlight 8 minutes to reach the earth, but it’ll take you at least a few afternoons to make it all the way through the sun jigsaw puzzle — each puzzle is 1,000 pieces, after all.
No other puzzle captures the surface of the sun the way it’s pictured here. Solar flares erupt all across the surface of this jigsaw puzzle, with red and orange hues so vibrant that you might get a little hot just from looking at them — which probably feels rather nice, especially if it’s still raining.
Sure, this puzzle isn’t as big as the actual sun, but it’s still a whopping 26 inches in diameter — that’s huge. Perfect for framing in your office, or even hang all three next to each other to create a stylish accent wall in your home.
If you thought the sun and earth were too easy, the moon might just be the most difficult of the three puzzles. The vast canyons made from volcanic lava rock create a striking contrast against the moon’s craters, however they’re mostly absent from the northern hemisphere, adding a layer of difficulty that the other puzzles were missing.
Since each puzzle is precision-cut to ensure that the pieces fit together snugly, you can take them apart and stick ‘em back together as many times as you want. And if you mash a piece into a spot it doesn’t belong, don’t worry — these puzzles are made from high-quality recycled cardboard that can hold up against any mistakes.
…sometimes you just need an excuse to hang out indoors — and ideally, that excuse will be good enough to keep you inside for multiple afternoons. So no matter whether you’re allergic to fresh air, or simply love that spot you’ve carved out for yourself on the sofa, these earth, moon, and sun puzzles can fill up your days with hours of fun.
Oh, and did I mention they’re currently available for 25% off? If you don’t act now, they might just orbit away — in fact I’m currently looking outside and I don’t see the moon. Sure, it might reappear around 8:00 p.m., but there are no guarantees in life…except for these puzzles, of course.