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Added: Feb 23, 2018 00:12
Author: Murray Clark
License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives


Jigsaw Puzzle Containers is a set of small, fun but practical containers for small things that look like a jigsaw puzzle and can be assembled in an endless array of configurations. Just work out which parts you need to achieve the desired fun storage look... and you can always add to it in the future.

Each piece is a simple print that have 50mm x 50mm x 30mm (H) external dimensions for the square storage section. Scaling up uniformly will be okay however scaling down will cause them to become increasingly hard to slide together / apart due to the clearances applied between mating pieces.

If your pieces won't slide into each other or lids don't fit try scaling the parts up uniformly by the same percentage. The images show well printed examples that fit together snugly. This requires precisely sliced file printed on accurate / well set up machines.

The lids are optional but recommended for a tidier finish. They look great printed in any colour, including with different coloured bases and lids. Have fun with making them colourful!

The pieces provided are as follows:

Corner - Just one layout with a mail and female joiner

Edge - Just one layout with one male and two female joiners

Centre - The common version to use is the 'Corner - 4' files which link into the inward facing edge female joiners. However three additional centre pieces are provided with 1 / 2 / 3 male joiners to make puzzles more configurable or simply more interesting shapes where just a single piece or a small number of pieces are preferred.

Jigsaw Puzzle Containers make great little gifts and additional pieces can be gifted over time. A fun, novel and unique configurable storage solution!

Please refer to the print settings and instructions for additional information.... and post images of your Jigsaw Puzzle Containers in use for other members to see.

Note: If you like this check out the rest of my fun and practical designs.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:



MakerBot Replicator+


Doesn't Matter




STandrad / 0.20mm


PLA / 2 Shells / 20% infill recommended

Easy prints... just makes sure you have good build plate adhesion so the edges stay nice and square. This helps the puzzle pieces slide together easily.

Requires a precise slicing app and a well set up accurate machine due to the clearances applied between the puzzle pieces that slide together / fir on (lids).


Just complete your Jigsaw Puzzle, add contents to the containers and put the lids on!

Sliding the pieces together / apart is easier if you apply a light lubricant to the mating surfaces. This is a one-off treatment as dry PLA does not slide well against more dry PLA.


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files/piece_centre_1.stl 138.75 KB
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files/piece_centre_2.stl 142.86 KB
files/piece_centre_3.stl 146.96 KB
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