Lotus Flower Puzzle
|Object||Free the coin.|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Types||Wil Strijbos, Sequential Discovery, Premium Collectible Puzzles|
|Dimensions||11 cm x 5.5 cm x 1.9 cm / 4.3 in x 2.2 in x 0.75 in|
This puzzle is a wildly popular and sought-after sequential discovery puzzle designed by Wil Strijbos! It is made of an attractive blue anodized aluminum that also bears the designers signature on the front. In order to find the "lotus flower", you need to be able to remove the aluminum circular disc and rod. A very difficult puzzle that keeps captivating as its solution unfolds. Requires no magnets, no banging, no external tools, and no force in any way. As with all of Wil Strijbos designs, this puzzle is extremely high quality, and is a coveted treasure for the puzzle collector!
"Long time ago (probably already 20 years) I created the Yen Puzzle. It is a wooden frame with a nail in it that holds a Yen Coin from Japan. Because my upgraded new creation has some other secrets in it, I thought it will be better to name it the Lotus (it sounds more mysterious:) Probably later on you will understand why. ... " - Wil Strijbos
Please note that there is a small black pin found on one end of the Lotus. This pin must not be removed from the puzzle - (it has nothing to do with the solution) and it is there for your safety. The Lotus is spring loaded.
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I guess this puzzle is ok. There’s a lot of hype around it and I can’t help but be disappointed by it. The discovery elements are pretty cool and I like that [spoilers] there is a “solution” that isn’t the real one and then a more satisfying one. However there is one particular step you have to do for both solutions that is suuuuuper annoying and can’t be done consistently. fir any puzzle I would expect something better but particularly at this price point. Anyway… still an ok puzzle but I would recommend the Egg a lot more if you want something by Strijbos.
What Peter said! Get your hands on this if you can.
I love this puzzle. It's better than I thought it would be. I've completed first box and thought it was ok. The Lotus however, is amazing. I'm a huge fan of sequential discovery style with tools. The Lotus delivers. Every step is super satisfying. The way the rod is machined is kind of mindblowing. Strijbos has an incredibly creative mind. Worth EVERY penny. One piece of advice before playing around with it; Don't solve this thing anywhere near an open hole (like a vent), or on a picnic table. This thing has several very tiny pieces, and you don't want to be picking them out of the grass or losing it in your heating vents.