When Prime Minister Scott Morrison called jigsaw puzzles an ‘essential item’ at a press conference on Monday, another Scott had just launched a new range of puzzles featuring his own photographs.
Forced to shut his physical gallery in Kingston due to the impacts of COVID-19, Canberra photographer and gallery owner Scott Leggo launched the new product through his online store. Designed to help people in home isolation, the new jigsaw puzzle range features a range of his Australian landscape photographs.
Mr Leggo and his team saw a need to bring a little bit of fun as well as creativity into people’s homes during this time.
“Puzzles are perfect for individuals and families at home, wanting to keep busy together and be creative, engaging both their left and right brains,” he said. “It’s also a really nice way for people to spend time together. They’re perfect for those spending hours and days confined to their homes.”
He said since launching the range on Monday, sales of the puzzles have kicked off.
“We’ve been amazed by the community support for our business in getting behind this product. They’re clearly a popular and in-demand product right now. Having had to close the doors on our retail gallery in Kingston temporarily, this provides a way to continue to share my photographs with people in a fun and engaging fashion.”
As a former management consultant and military officer, Mr Leggo is well versed in the need for businesses to be agile and adapt to a rapidly moving environment.
“These are challenging times, and like many businesses we’ve regretfully had to let staff go. But we’re looking for ways to continue to serve our customers and stay afloat as a business. The puzzles are just one of a number of new initiatives we’re launching in response to the challenges of coronavirus.”
The puzzles are available in three sizes (252, 500 and 1000 pieces) with a range of 16 popular Scott Leggo photographs to choose from. They include a photo of gnarly snow gums at Mt Kosciuszko, the Australian War Memorial, Australian Parliament House and more.
The puzzles are made to order and proudly made in Australia.
Scott Leggo’s puzzles are available to order online, with free delivery Australia-wide.
To see the full puzzle collection, visit scottleggo.com