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On Tuesday April 16th Shaggy wrote,
I got this puzzle yesterday and I managed to solve it relatively fast. I like its look and the idea, too. But one can solve it just by playing with it, if they get lucky to pass the one special place where a little precision is needed. I was also curios if there is a second way to put it back together, depending on how you place the two plates. But at one point it seems impossible for the second way, so I guess only one is the correct.
On Wednesday December 26th Andrew Parr wrote,
I received the Medallion for Christmas. I already have the L'Oeuf puzzle, and I thought this was somewhat similar. Rather than two plates that are interconnected (L'Oeuf), the Medallion has two plates that are connected to a medallion. The plates rotate independently of each other and the medallion itself is pulled apart or pushed together in order to get the metal studs aligned with the grooves in the plates.
My first attempt to solve the puzzle took over an hour, and in that time I managed only to get it jumbled up and then returned to the starting orientation. At that point, I felt comfortable with the mechanics of the puzzle, and I carefully observed both sides of the puzzle and had it apart in about 10 minutes. Took about the same to get it back to the starting condition.
If you find you need to force the puzzle to move, just ensure the medallion is pulled apart to exactly the correct width and you should find the plates turn smoothly. I expect with time it will get a little more forgiving and bind up less.
Brilliantly designed and precisely manufactured. Pleasant to look at and a decent weight makes this one of my new favourites. A well deserved 5 stars.
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