This nice-looking puzzle has a level 8 unique solution, meaning it requires 8 moves to remove the first piece from the assembled shape. The concept of the puzzle is similar to our former products, Stretcy 12 and Staggered 12, consisting of 2 x 2 and 3 x 1 profile pieces.
Juno wanted to make the puzzle solvable without computer aid, so he chose pieces which have the least possible assemblies. The same as the number of solutions, the puzzle has unique assemblies thanks to big rounded corners of the 3 x 1 profile pieces. (It also has only two assemblies without rounding corners.) The puzzle also can be handled and assembled by only two hands not requiring much dexterity work. Although it might sound easier, it is still a challenging puzzle, so if you have trouble assembling the puzzle, please check the images below and these images give you enormous hints.
Bubinga heartwood is used for the 2×2 profile pieces and the 3×1 profile pieces have an outer layer of Satin Sycamore and an inner layer of Bubinga sapwood. The length of the pieces reaches 115 mm and the cubic volume and weight of the puzzle are two to three times larger than our ordinary six-piece burr puzzles. The puzzle will stand out on the shelf when displayed.
The solution to this puzzle will be supplied upon request by Burr Tools file format.
Size: 115 mm x 115 mm x 115 mm
Number of pieces: 12
Material: Satin Sycamore and Bubinga
Designer: Junichi Yananose (Juno)
Origin: Made in Australia