The team at Melbourne animation studio Yelldesign has started producing puzzles.
You may recall the studio’s colourful 2016 stop-motion video series Papermeals, which turned home-cooking videos into an origami-esque art form.
Its latest product – a series of tricky puzzles made out of transparent acrylic – is a fun alternative to the traditional 1000-piece ordeal you may have been subjecting yourself to in recent weeks. (Each to their own puzzle, though).
There are three laser-cut jigsaw puzzles, each requiring a different level of skill (or perseverance).
The Virus ($58), a circular 91-piece puzzle with a single, fluro-green puzzle-piece nucleus, is the entry level. (But say goodbye to the anchor of the corner piece.) Then there’s The Fish Tank ($78), a deceptively diabolical 160-piece puzzle with a single orange fish.
The Accident ($98) is the largest, most challenging puzzle, with 215 unique, completely transparent pieces with uneven edges in a range of sizes. When assembled, it looks like a shattered glass window.
More designs are on the way (including smaller puzzles to complete over a cup of tea), but the first three have already been a hit. The studio has shipped more than 500 locally made puzzles across Australia and the US.