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I like doing Jigsaws and find it a relaxing hobby. I always complete the jigsaws on a special jigsaw folder that allows me to transport it around the room and paqck it up tidily when I have not completed it but want to store it away. I always get some form of jigsaw at Christmas or Birthdays and one year I was bought this world map jigsaw. I enjoy travelling and seeing new places so I was looking forward to building the map and seeing where all the interesting places are.
Price and availability
You can buy this 500 piece jigsaw for around 15 pounds. It is available from Amazon or from other shops such as WH Smiths.
The Jigsaw is cut into 500 small but manageable pieces and on the whole they are good quality and have very neat edges. The images on the pieces are lacquered smooth and again it looks good quality. The pieces come in a box that shows how the final image should look. Once made the jigsaw forms an attractive world map that shows all major towns and cities. All the capital cities are clearly marked and the writing is easy to read even if it falls across two pieces of jigsaw. The hills and mountains are shaded giving the image depth and the sea is also shaded.
The map jigsaw is hard! I tried to attempt it without looking at the box so I could test myself with all the obscure names of places. Once completed you can laminate the map or glue it onto a board so that you have a map to put on the wall and save forever. I have not done this as I rather like to do jigsaws again or pass them to members of the family to complete.
This World Map Jigsaw is perfect for ages 8 upwards as the pieces are a little small for younger children. It is probably not the most interesting jigsaw I have done but it was interesting putting the map together. It is quite challenging especially if you do not cheat and look at the finished image and you really have to know/ guess where places could be. Many of the pieces look exactly the same (either land or sea!) so it can be quite monotonous. I’d recommend the jigsaw to anyone who is interested in learning about places and where certain cities are on the map.