|Object||Take apart and put back together|
|Difficulty||Level 8 - Demanding|
|Types||Oskar van Deventer, Hanayama Metal Puzzles|
|Dimensions||1.2 in x 1.6 in x 1.2 in / 3.1 cm x 4 cm x 3.1 cm|
Note: Our level rating system is different than Hanayama's. Hanayama's level 1 is equivalent to our level 5.... level 6 is equivalent to our level 10.
Using the grooves, slide the protrusions and attempt to complete this very complicated puzzle. The assymmetrical design will mesmerize you and bewilder your memory. The movement is definitely a twist. The theme for this puzzle is tangle. It was designed by Oskar van Deventer from the Netherlands.
Here is a link to the production of the Cast Twist for all those who are interested.
Customer Reviews |Write your own review!
5 out of 5 stars
Like any Hanayama puzzle, this is a excellent piece of engineering. Good weight, tight tolerances, and the solution is not obvious. At first, I thought the pieces could only follow one path - the intended solution, but after a few minutes of going in circles, I realized there must be many different routes with only one solution. After a few weeks, I never did find the solution, so I downloaded the pdf from Puzzlemaster. There are a lot of moves required to solve this! I think that's why it has the difficulty rating that it does. This puzzle reminds me of Cast Key Ring, and if I could only choose one, I'd get the Key Ring, but only because it has its name written as an ambigram on it.
Terrific! One can play all day long with this, without any success in taking it apart. That is because there is one special place where a different move should be done. I think the difficulty is properly set. And I like both the design and the solution.
A lovely little puzzle that, like several other Hanayama puzzles requires "inverting" the pieces at one point during deconstruction/reconstruction. Nice smooth movement and very solid. The difficulty level of eight seems a bit high; I'd probably rate this one as a seven. Overall a very nice puzzle - attractive, solid, with smooth movements (no need for excess force at any point).