Want to lose your mind while you’re home for the holidays? We’ve found a quick and easy way to do just that – try and put together this Infinite Galaxy Jigsaw Puzzle from Nervous System.
Designed to have no beginning, no end, and no correct way to put it together, it is sure to either be a total horror show or, depending on you and your family’s temperament, a source of unending fun . Each one of these 133 plywood pieces is laser cut in the company’s design studio in Somerville, Mass, and features an image taken from the Hubble telescope. Since it is modeled after a Klein bottle, a three dimensional shape whose inside and outside are indistinguishable, pieces on one side of the puzzle can be flipped and placed on the other. Three of those pieces – called ‘whimsey pieces’ by Nervous Systems’ – are in the shape of an astronaut, space shuttle and satellite and once placed into the overall image are all but lost to the observer. Fitting, we think. Get lost yourself for $100. [Purchase]