Aussie Crystal - interlocking burr puzzle
An interlocking puzzle designed by Junichi Yananose (Juno) in 2013.
The assembled shape of the puzzle is the same as a traditional 9 piece burr puzzle commonly known as Japanese Crystal or Great Pagoda. Juno's version consists of six complex and unusual shaped pieces and it has a level 6 unique solution. Since he designed the puzzle in Australia, he named it the Aussie Crystal.
The puzzle is difficult to solve but is not extremely hard, and it could be solved by people who are not used to playing with a puzzle.
Several small elements were glued together to make the shape of the pieces, so Juno carefully chose the construction to have at least two unit squares of gluing surface. Some of the end parts are also reinforced by bamboo dowels.
The puzzle is sold assembled. The printed solution of the puzzle is enclosed.
Size: 90mm x 90mm x 90mm
Number of pieces: 6
Material: Silver Ash and Queensland Maple
Designer: Junichi Yananose (Juno)
Origin: Made in Australia