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Product Information

ObjectTake apart and put back together
DifficultyLevel 9 - Gruelling
TypesVesa Timonen, Hanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1/2 in / 4.8 cm x 4.8 cm x 1.3 cm

Product Description

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.

This puzzle consists of 4 pieces that combine to form a square.  Will you be able to take it apart.  What's more, these pieces have a secret: each time their arrangement is changed when recreating the original shape, the solution changes.  Are you up to the challenge of completely solving the riddle of this square?

The theme of this puzzle is "Orientation."  

Created by Finland's Vesa Timonen

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3 out of 5 stars On Thursday September 28th Anonamus :) wrote,
Mediocre. Took it apart almost instantly looked at it and put it back together in less than less than 20 second. fun to see your friends try though. XD
2 out of 5 stars On Friday April 1st luxige wrote,
This is potentially an excellent puzzle. It is nice looking and well made, and the neat thing is that there are three different way to assemble it requiring different solutions. Unfortunately the solution from the starting configuration is very easy to find by accident. (I found a different and more interesting solution from the published one. It's also closer in style to the solution for the alternate configurations, so I wonder if it is actually the one the designer had in mind). Once the puzzle is opened, the inner secret has been given away which makes it a lot easier to figure out the solution to the other configurations. What a shame that Hanayama sends this out in this configuration, because the solution to the alternate configs is pretty clever and not something you could find by accident. (I also found a second solution for the alternate configs which is more reliable but not very interesting). My suggestion: don't work on the puzzle, but pass it to a fellow puzzler and have them solve it and return it to you in an alternate configuration. Then you'll have a five star puzzle on your hands.
1 out of 5 stars On Wednesday January 8th Jeff wrote,
This puzzle is in no way a 10 difficulty, it was way too easy. It will just fall apart in your hands after some fiddling because you won't actually understand how it works until it is solved. Putting it back together is only slightly harder than taking it apart.
3 out of 5 stars On Tuesday September 3rd Shaggy wrote,
This is the last one I got from level 6 (10 on this site) of the Cast puzzles (although, now the ratings are changed by Hanayama). It is a beautiful puzzle. Unique movements and shapes of the pieces. I like its design. But it is solvable by chance, and unlike other puzzles, the chance here is very big. I found the correct solution, though, when the pieces of one kind are opposite on the square. But I still do not know how to solve logically the other solution - when two pieces of one kind are next to each other on the square - I always use the chance to separate the pieces in this case. Nevertheless, the creator of the puzzle did a good job. One of the best ideas for a puzzle.
2 out of 5 stars On Friday August 2nd chris wrote,
mine worked find, and was kinda easy to solve, but after i solved it a few times and put back together, it is now jammed, and i cant solve it. part inside must have got stuck.
5 out of 5 stars On Sunday March 4th robbo wrote,
This puzzle is easy to take apart. But their is a special way to put it back together so you can undo it without relying on shaking it or luck.
4 out of 5 stars On Saturday February 18th jake wrote,
great puzzle, solved it but cant put it back together... can somone please help me?
2 out of 5 stars On Thursday February 9th silke wrote,
very dissapointed.. was too easy to solve, it didn't even take half an hour..
3 out of 5 stars On Sunday December 11th puldis wrote,
Easy to (accidentally) solve, but it does go back together in 2 more ways in addition to the original, which both are more difficult to solve than the original setup.
4 out of 5 stars On Monday February 14th Erik wrote,
I spent 1 hour and could not take it apart, then my friend tried and after 3 minutes it just fell apart in his hands. annoying... (T_T). anyway, COOL puzzle!
5 out of 5 stars On Friday January 21st john acord wrote,
I like this puzzle very much, it is one of my favorite, even though it is not too difficult. Sometimes the ones that are not too difficult, can be be the most fun. The design is very creative, and my favorites are the ones that have personality, like a work of art, it is a little sculpture.
2 out of 5 stars On Friday January 7th Thomas wrote,
This puzzle looks really cool but it's very easy to solve. In fact it'll probably just fall apart in your hands.
2 out of 5 stars On Friday January 7th Thomas wrote,
This puzzle looks really cool but it's very easy to solve. In fact it'll probably just fall apart in your hands.
3 out of 5 stars On Tuesday December 28th MikeB wrote,
I give it 3 because it looks and feels so elegant but as a puzzle it is a fail. It comes apart too easy. Even though there is a trick to it, there are visible cues to the trick almost immediately you get it moving. Not hard to take apart and once apart you can see the trick making reassembly easy.
2 out of 5 stars On Wednesday November 17th Pentti wrote,
Not even close to 6 hanayama stars. 2 could be better rating. Very disappointed with this...
4 out of 5 stars On Thursday November 4th Solarmew wrote,
Very pretty puzzle, nice to fiddle with, but it kinda easy. Took it apart in two minutes, put it back together just as fast (probably because i already knew what to do from similar Hanayama puzzle). Not sure why it says arrangement of the pieces changes, when the solution is really the same every time no matter how you hold it, no matter which piece goes where ... I even checked the solution after solving it and it still solves all the same every which way.
2 out of 5 stars On Saturday May 1st Slartibartfast wrote,
Dissapointingly easy to take apart. Assembly is not mutch harder. It looks great though :)
2 out of 5 stars On Thursday April 22nd thanos wrote,
2 out of 5 stars On Wednesday April 7th Tom wrote,
Nice puzzle, but really easy. A great concept but a bad realization. I took it apart by accident in 2 minutes and assembled in 5. I'm disapointed. Not recommend.
3 out of 5 stars On Saturday March 6th George wrote,
This puzzle is quite easy to take apart by accident. You're not sure what you did that worked, but it is apart. I had more difficulty putting it back together, but then you have the advantage that you can inspect each piece and see how it works. Not 5 starts in difficulty, but a very well made puzzle.
2 out of 5 stars On Wednesday February 24th likepuzzle wrote,
This puzzle is so easy... This solved the puzzle in the mountains 20 minutes. Changing the placement of the piece is a little harder, but that is not very difficult... At the same level much easier than other puzzles. However, a very neat view.

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