Object: Disassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
Difficulty: Level 9 - Gruelling
Type: Hanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions: 2 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in / 6.3 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm
Packaging: Cardboard and Plastic Box
Note: Our level rating system is different than Hanayama's. Hanayama's goes from 1-6 and ours goes from 5-10.
At the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze. I managed to pick up a number of the puzzles famous during that period in flea markets, despite their rarity. Based on these original puzzles from Britain's famous puzzle period, this is one that we have successfully revived in its new form. The key point of this puzzle is decisively navigating its labyrinth, in which exists one point of weakness for you to break through. For the indecisive part of you.
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On Thursday November 1st Glynn Edward Breuer wrote,
I started trying to solve this one by alternating looks at each side as the pins encountered obstructions. But eventually I focused on one side only, and found the correct procedure, which I always solve on that side. Thinking outside the disc made the solution easier.
On Thursday April 5th Shaggy wrote,
I solved it completely yesterday. I found the right way out the day before, but made a mistake when assembling again. But it deserves to be level 5 from the series (or 9, as rated here).
On Friday March 16th Andrew Parr wrote,
Another fantastic puzzle from Hanayama. I marvel over the thought that went in to making this thing a reality. I haven't even solved this yet, but my family has been puzzling over it for a few days now. My favourite puzzles are the ones I can't solve easily, so this gets a well-earned 5 star rating.
On Tuesday October 4th Jordon wrote,
I love mazes so this was a natural. There is a methode to the madness. Use a dab of nail polish to distinguish the side near the pins. This will break it down to the two side with less trial and error. A bit of force (a little bit) is need to swing the slider over the maze at a couple of points. Took an hour. Putting it back was easy as I had marked the side or I would have had twice the trouble.
On Thursday February 3rd Jonny wrote,
I managed to get it apart after 3 hours and back again in 10 min.
But the next time i tryed i used 4 days before i was able to solve it again. I tryed to use logic but it didnt work. I had to go back to basic and solve it thinking one side at a time. One of the best puzzles i have. And you dont need to use force on it.
On Tuesday February 1st JonnyU wrote,
I have had it for 4 days now, I used the good old trial and error method and managed to take it apart and put it back again the first 3 hours. But now to figure out how I did it, has me struggling again.
But it is a very good puzzle to recommend.
On Monday November 30th Z wrote,
A very fun and intriguing puzzle that requires the solver to see both sides at the same time. And think about the way to move the two pins that are constantly hindering each other's progress. The solution is fairly hard for this one.
It looks like a maze-type puzzle, but the states are not so easily told apart, so it's somewhere between maze-types and free-types.
It is not so tough like other Hanayamas but it does not need to be forced, so physical quality is just okay.
It also has multiple entry and exit points to and from the labyrinth, leaving the choice up to the solver. But many of them are just red herrings.
On Saturday July 25th EasyOne wrote,
Nice puzzle, challenging but not "gruelling", too bad that the small pins are eroding quickly and i saw a person brute forcing his way out...
On Friday July 10th Rob wrote,
Borrowed this one from a friend. I spent a few hours on it and simply decided it wasn't worth trying to figure out. I may be wrong, but it seemed to be a lot like trial and erro.
On Tuesday February 10th Brian wrote,
I didn't think I was going to like this one, but the owner of the puzzle shop I visit recommended it. The solution was satisfying and I enjoyed the process. I think it took me a little over an hour to take apart, and about a minute to put back together, mainly because I paid close attention to what I was doing. It is non-trivial to reassemble if you don't remember how you got it apart.
On Tuesday January 27th craig wrote,
A satisfyingly difficulty puzzle. Unlike the Enigma (realistically, a level 20), this is closer to a 6 in my books, even though it's ranked as 5. For this kind of puzzle, I like to ignore the action on the opposite side while keeping some arbitrary mark always held due north. The advantage is simplification; however, solving it the other way around becomes a new challenge.
On Sunday January 4th MadnessR wrote,
Still playing with this one...a good solid fun puzzle.
On Friday December 26th Pentti wrote,
Nice puzzle, it took 2 hours to disassembe and about 3 minutes to put it back.
On Wednesday December 24th Pentti wrote,
It took about 2 hours to disasseble, and about 3 minutes to put it back.
On Tuesday December 23rd OJ wrote,
It took me about 1 hour to disassemble. I[m still trying to bring it back to it's original form. :)
On Wednesday December 3rd George wrote,
Each face is a trivial maze, how hard could it be? Turns out to be quite difficult. Solving both mazes at once will test your spatial perception to the max. I eventually convinced myself it was impossible to solve, then the trick dawned on me. But a year later I cannot remember the solution!
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