|Object||Form Burr Shapes out of the Wooden Pieces|
|Difficulty||Level 8 - Demanding|
|Brand||Jean Claude Constantin|
|Types||Jean Claude Constantin, European Wood Puzzles|
|Dimensions||6.3 in x 3.15 in x 2.36 in / 16 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm|
This is a set of 14 different puzzle pieces. The pieces can be combined to form 6-piece burr shapes (shaped like a cross - two parallel pieces for each of the three axes). 13 pieces means that many different puzzles are possible.
Made in two different woods by Jean-Claude Constantin. Jean-Claude Constantin lives in Germany, where he designs and manufactures many different wood and metal puzzles, as well as magic tricks.
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A nice compact burr set from which you can construct at least 40 6-piece burrs. . Contains pieces 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, of Coffin's "25 notchable pieces." Two drawbacks - 1. The box is kind of inconvenient - there's no lid and it's narrow and easy to knock over. An odd design choice 2. It doesn't include any instructions as to which combinations make a burr. Hint: Send to PuzzleMaster for the "solution" which lists 40 possible combinations. (as the other reviewer indicates, there are also puzzle books that will list possibilities) Great set for getting serious about burr puzzles
Sturdy wood, similar in size to the old "Charles Ebert Collection" burr puzzles. Thirteen pieces, no two alike, but 3 mirror images. They could have sanded the pieces a little better, which is why I gave it a 4. There are no suggestions or hints for building 6-piece burr puzzles from this collection, so it's up to you to build what you can. The pieces can be seen in Stewart Coffin's book, "The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections," page 59. This "Boite 13" box contains 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, of Coffin's "25 notchable pieces." Using 6 of the pieces, and *not* the unnotched piece, I was able to build Coffin's Burr #305. This box is a lot of fun.