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Cast Laby

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ObjectDisassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
DifficultyLevel 9 - Gruelling
TypeHanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions2 1/2 in x 2 in x 1 in / 6.3 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm
PackagingCardboard Box

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Get ready to navigate through a maze of challenges with the Cast Laby metal puzzle from Hanayama Huzzle. This intricate 3D puzzle is designed to test your problem solving skills and keep you engaged for hours. Made from high quality metal, it's a unique gift for him or gift for her who loves metal puzzles and brain teasers.

At the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze. Based on original puzzles from Britain's famous puzzle period, this is one that has been 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, to separate the two pieces and then reassemble. Whether you're a seasoned puzzle enthusiast or just starting your collection, the Cast Laby puzzle is sure to provide a fun and challenging experience.

Product Details
  • High quality metal construction.
  • 3D puzzle design.
  • Durable and long lasting.
  • Unique and challenging design.
  • Difficulty Level: Gruelling, 9/10.
Ideal for
  • Birthday or Christmas gifts.
  • The hard to buy for person.
  • Gifts for him or her who loves metal mechanical puzzles.
  • Unique gifts for him or her who enjoys custom puzzles.
  • Puzzle gift for adults who enjoy a challenge.
  • Puzzle enthusiasts and adults who enjoy 3D puzzles and brain teasers.
Note: Our level rating system is different than Hanayama's.  Hanayama's level 1 is equivalent to our level 5, their level 6 is equivalent to our level 10.

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4.2 rating

23 Reviews

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    On Wednesday June 28th Glenn C. Rhoads wrote,
The reason I don't rate this as a 5 is that I was able to deduce what trick was going to be about 15 seconds into solving it. Knowing the trick and what position you needed to reach in order to apply the trick, greatly simplified the task making it significantly easier than its indicated difficulty rating. If you don't figure out the trick and instead stumble upon it by accident, then the difficulty rating is probably about right. Still, it is a neat puzzle.
    On Thursday August 29th Robert Razavi wrote,
Very challenging at first, then when you have solved it, it's easy(er) to redo it. The key is to think outside the box (or the disc, in that case!). In some spots, the little pins don't slide as easily in the maze, due to some rough areas in the casting, but it kind of erodes away after some time. It's a pleasure watching our friends and guests sweat and squirm while trying to solve it. How can something so simple be so devilish to solve?!? Very recommended!
    On Friday January 5th Jeff wrote,
AMAZING!!!! Difficult, yet enjoyable. Highly recommend it.
    On Tuesday December 26th Brian wrote,
This is a fun maze puzzle. With a little time and thought it is possible to take it apart. Not easy, but not the hardest out there. The real challenge is to shuffle the pieces, wait awhile and then attempt to reassemble. It may not be as easy as you think.
    On Friday April 1st luxige wrote,
I gave it four stars instead of three just because it is a remake of a classic puzzle, which is a nice idea. But it's pretty basic, just two simple mazes connected together. So there is no question about being able to solve it as long as you're methodical. Kind of a snoozer.
    On Wednesday January 27th Richard Le Blanc wrote,
yup its hard. construction is excellent. no way to cheat. multi-dimensional. try solving a maze while at the same time you are solving a separate maze, but they're connected. ingenious.
    On Sunday December 20th Jordon Berkove wrote,
Mark one side of the slider with a dot from a sharpy. Just a 2 sided maze with a twist
    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. Jonny
    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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