If you discovered a puzzle obsession nestled deep inside you, just waiting for a global pandemic-influenced lockdown situation to unleash it, then I have the next challenge for you.
Yep, it’s clear puzzles and it’s borderline psychotic, to me.
Melbourne animation studio Yelldesign has expanded their offerings from simply creating content for brands and agencies — like this trippy animation series, Papermeal — to making and selling clear puzzles to drive you insane.
This business hybrid might have seemed weird last year, but this is 2020 and I’m no longer blinking an eyelid.
The series of quirky clear puzzles are all made from transparent acrylic that have been laser-cut. They may have far less pieces than that 1000-piece doozy you took a crack at, but I’m willing to bet they’re just as hard.
I don’t know about you, but my main tool when putting puzzles together (then promptly giving up and realising wine is better) is matching the colours and picture shapes. You can’t do that when everything is clear.
More designs are on their way, but right now you have four options. Your entry-level option is aptly named The Virus and is a circular, green mucous centred 91-piece fella for $58.
Then you have The Scotch, with a bit more two-tone to help you put together the 106 pieces that form a whiskey glass. There’s also the slightly larger Fish Tank for $78, with 160 pieces, one of which is an orange fish.
Finally, you have the super hectic, all clear, 215-piece puzzle named, The Accident. Probably because it legit looks like someone dropped a pane of glass and it shattered into all different pieces with uneven edges. This bad boi is going for $98.
They actually look really cool and it’s making me wonder if maybe my puzzle desire are just late blooming, but I also know I’d get annoyed and give up about 10 minutes in.
Find out if you can do any better and nab your own from their online shop here.
(Lead Image: Yelldesigns)
Kassia is the Editor of AWOL, and a straight-up travel addict. She was born without a sense of direction, yet an intense desire to explore the world. As such, she's lost 90% of the time but she's learned to roll with it. You can catch her latest adventures on Instagram @probably_kassia.