Osanori Yamamoto keeps producing designs based on a small cube or cuboid cavity (literally just a 3x3x3 or 3x3x2) within a simple box which has one or more holes at some position and the aim is to insert a small number (usually just 3 or 4) of oddly shaped pieces into the cavity such that the hole(s) are completely obscured – this may completely fill the cavity, but often does not. The premise of these puzzles is incredibly simple, but the sheer challenge and enjoyment that is achieved with such a simple idea cannot be underestimated. Sometimes rotations are required, but mostly it is just a dance of the pieces in a beautiful pattern that is required before they settle into place.
Looking at the pieces of Diamond Hole packing puzzle, you can see that there is going to be a reasonable amount of space left inside the box, but the complexity of the pieces coupled with the restriction to movement caused by the diagonal half filled voxels along the edges of the holes, make for a really fun challenge.
Designed by: Osanori Yamamoto
Made with Wenge / Maple wood.
Ships in an unsolved state.
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