Hello again, in today’s blog we would like to invite you into the wacky world of Jan Van Haasteren. Jan started out his career in advertising back in the early ‘60’s, but had become a freelance cartoonist by the end of the decade. Having seen his work used in advertising posters, Jumbo games contacted him to work with them on a puzzle for the Olympics which was released way back in 1983. Jumbo and Jan have collaborated on many puzzles over the years, and we are delighted to announce the release of three brand new Jan Van Haasteren Jigsaw puzzles in store now!
Trouble is brewing down at ‘The Craft Brewery’
Let Jan take you on a tour of the Craft Brewery in this wonderful 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. The beer bottle band is playing a tune, encouraging the staff to work hard filling the crates. Things are starting to get out of hand though, with everyone from an archbishop to the delivery drivers sneaking a taste! The hilarious scene will make you thirsty to collect more Jan Van jigsaw puzzles!
Double the fun with ‘The Music Shop & Holiday Jitters’
Why not visit ‘The Music Shop’ where everyone is trying out the instruments. With the bongo players banging their drums and the brass band tooting their horns, I wonder how long it will be before the shop workers blow a fuse? You’ll make sweet music as you piece this anarchic scene together.
You’ve picked up a new acoustic guitar ready to strum sweet tunes around the campfire and now you’re ready to set off on holiday, but it looks like it’s going to take longer than anticipated to leave town. It’s the first day of summer and Jan has ramped up the carnage in the hilarious ‘Holiday Jitters’ Jigsaw puzzle. This town is overflowing with locals leaving for their summer break and holidaymakers arriving for their getaway in the sun, by the looks of this chaotic scene no one will be getting anywhere soon.
With double the fun of a normal Jan Van Haasteren jigsaw, this wonderful set of two 1000 piece puzzles are the perfect way to while away the hours. These puzzles also have the added bonus of a free poster! What’s not to love?
Fanfare please… It’s the 200th Jan Van Haasteren illustration!!!
Jan has been collaborating with Jumbo games for almost four decades and this year sees the release of his 200th illustration. Jan celebrates this momentous occasion with the sensationally silly The Soapbox Race 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. Everyone has turned out for this big race, with Turbo Turtle and Super Snail as the favourites, I wouldn’t rule out that octopus though, all those extra arms are sure to be an advantage. Roll away the hours with this ridiculously fun jigsaw puzzle.
Which of these wonderful new Jan Van Haasteren jigsaw puzzles is your favourite? I know I can’t choose between them, I might have to get all three!
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