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Cast Star

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ObjectDisassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
DifficultyLevel 7 - Challenging
TypeHanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions3 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in / 4.6 cm x 7.8 cm x 3.9 cm
PackagingCardboard Box

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Product Info

Shine bright with the Cast Star, a dazzling metal puzzle that will challenge your problem solving skills. This 3D metal mechanical puzzle features a stunning star shaped design that requires you to think outside the box and use your spatial reasoning to solve it.

Your objective is to free the star piece from the snake binding it, and then return the star to the snake. With its sleek construction and challenging solution, the Cast Star is a must have for any puzzle enthusiast. A remake of a puzzle from the 19th century, this puzzle is a good starter challenge for children just learning about metal cast puzzles.

Product Details

  • Material: Metal
  • Category: Metal Puzzles
  • Difficulty level: Tricky, 7/10.

Ideal for

  • Men and women who love metal mechanical puzzles and brain teasers.
  • Adults seeking a fun and intellectual challenge.
  • Brain teaser puzzle lovers looking for a unique and custom gift.
  • Hard to buy for individuals.
  • Birthday or Christmas gifts.
  • Anyone seeking a unique gift for the puzzle enthusiast in their life.
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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3.8 rating

9 Reviews

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    On Tuesday August 26th Shaggy wrote,
A nice puzzle. I could say nothing more. I expected more from it. But it appears to be suitable for a beginner with little experience in such puzzles - not much, but at least having a few puzzles already.
    On Wednesday October 30th Andrey wrote,
It's a Hanayama's version of a classic puzzle. An absolute must have for all puzzle-lovers.
    On Monday September 3rd Whiskymaker wrote,
This puzzle is nice and elegant, but it should be rated at level 5. It never took me more than a minute to disconnect the parts.
    On Saturday June 5th Daniel wrote,
No big surprise at how this works. But it took me awhile to solve, my only excuse is that I'm new to these puzzles. Good puzzle! The 7 rating is about right. (I'm working my way up to solving Cast Enigma). Regarding questions posted about defective puzzles: I'm not sure, but I assume all these Cast puzzles are cast as separate parts, then assembled before shipping (how else would you make the parts?). So, it's unlikely (impossible) to get a puzzle that wont come apart easily if it's solved.
    On Monday November 30th Z wrote,
Another one of my favorites, maybe even the best of those. Looks deceivingly simple, but has the power to "entertain" (some would say torture) most people for a good quarter of an hour before they solve it or give up. It is virtually indestructible (by playing it, industrial tools are of course an exception) and has a nice and smooth operation. The only drawback is that the starting point is not set, and the star can freely rotate. This means it can be quite close to being solved when you pick it up. But luckily, it still takes a few nontrivial steps to solve even from the "best" position.
    On Saturday October 31st mitek wrote,
This one took me some time to solve, then I solved it and put it back. That was a huge mistake. When I tried to solve it again, it was almost as difficult, and I had to spend almost as much time ! But this time, I noticed couple things, so ... now I can do it in under 10 seconds :) By the way, once you know the secret, putting the star back in snake's possession is painless and takes less than 2 seconds. I don't know why some say it's difficult. And guys, please, no belt sander and no screwdrivers ! I understand the anger, but you just don't need those things. It does come apart EASILY, w/o even forcing anything, w/o sanding, or drilling, or prying it open with a crowbar or a screwdriver. Trust me.
    On Friday December 5th DerrickR wrote,
This is a tough puzzle. I would give it an skill level 8. I was begining to beleive Brad had the right solution, but then the star fell out. This is not one you can easily learn and repeat on command, but that just adds to it's replay value. Want to make it harder? Roll the star around randomly before putting back in. Remember, while it seems this one can not be done without force, it actually comes apart smoothly.
    On Tuesday December 2nd George wrote,
I managed to solve my copy after 1 day. Everything has to be aligned just right, the solution is not easy to find even after you have solved it. Can also be difficult to put back together.
    On Friday August 15th Brad Jones wrote,
I love Hanayama puzzles, but this puzzles was terrible, I've solves a few level 10 puzzled without any help in a few minutes. I spent about an hour on this puzzle, then looked up the solution (which is basically 1 step) and still couldn't solve it. I then tried for another hour (with the solution in front of me). I finally "solved" it using a belt sander and a screwdriver. I may have gotten a mismade copy, I may be missing something very simple (though I doubt it because of the simplicity of the solution), or maybe the puzzle is bad, whatever the reason, this puzzle made me very, very angry.
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