TriLox was inspired by Vesa Timonen's excellent "Lox in Box" puzzles, both of which are favorites of Eric. The goal is to pack all pieces entirely flat into the box.
TriLox is delivered in a very close state to the solution, yet one piece does not lay entirely flat. Repacking the pieces to meet the goal is quite tricky. Seven or eight pieces will easily fit, but the ninth will stubbornly resist. Discovering the underlying principle behind the limited tray space and oddly dimensioned brass pieces will provide a clue. TriLox is medium in difficulty while remaining very satisfying and fun to solve.
This puzzle includes a Cubicdissection-crafted walnut tray and nine precision metal pieces (three from solid brass and six from aluminum). All components are exact, with a smooth turned finish and lovely heft of solid metal. Sadly, we experienced a minor issue with the anodizing on the smaller aluminum pieces, resulting in slight discoloration around the end. The price of the puzzle has been adjusted to reflect this anomaly.
TriLox ships with the pieces in the tray in an incorrect, unsolved configuration.
Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.
Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of a Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape!
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