January 2021 Update Preview
Update is Monday, January 25th at 3pm EST (UTC -5)
Due to Brexit restrictions we will no longer ship parcels valued under £135 (approx. $190 USD) to the UK. Clients are welcome to hold their orders until the combined value meets that threshold.
Please note that our previous decision to disallow Marketplace sales to UK residents was an incorrect interpretation of the law. After research, we have determined that UK residents can participate. We will correct our statement and the site policy before the next event begins.
Upcoming Marketplace Event
The next Cubicdissection Marketplace event begins on Sunday, February 7th. Due to site improvements, items are now immediately visible when listed, resulting in better visibility for sellers who post their items early.
Our next update will be Monday, March 1st. Our goals for that update include:
- MultiBall puzzle box by Eric Fuller
- Visitor Q sequential discovery puzzle by Frederic Boucher
- Spy interlocking puzzle by Alexander Magyarics
- Fano Blocks packing puzzle by Brendan Perez
- DDD interlocking burr set (brass) by Darryl Adams / Bryan Turner / Eric Fuller (re-release)
- Tube It In packing puzzle by Wil Strijos
January Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Eduardo Marin for winning our January 2020 giveaway! Eduardo scored a free copy of In Brackets by Sam Cornwell.
Every month we choose a random member of our newsletter to receive a free puzzle. If you'd like to join, just drop your email address in the box on the lower right of any page on the site.
Mark Keulen designed this month's sticker. Mark is a Cubicdissection client who is also a creative graphic artist. His sticker shows the 205 Minutes puzzle in a diminutive future wasteland! More of his work is available on his Instagram page.
Important Note - Care, Storage and Display
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.
Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.
Now, on to the Puzzles....
In Brackets is an interlocking cube with a twist! While moderate in difficulty, the solution is so much fun you'll find yourself solving it over and over.
|MATERIAL:||Ash box, Granadillo and Morado pieces|
|SIZE:||2.65" x 2.65" x 2.65"|
MagneTeam packing puzzle incorporates multiple challenges to keep you busy for some time! The first task is packing the three Grandillo pieces into the box so that all openings are filled, giving the illusion of a solid inner cube. The highest level assembly conforms to this requirement, with the other four falling short. The second task shares the same goal with the fourth piece's addition (made from Morado). This arrangement has three possible assemblies, and again the solution is the most challenging assembly.
Topless Puzzle Box (Second Release)
|MATERIAL:||Striped Quartersawn Sapele, Birdseye Maple, Padauk|
This is the second and final release of this batch of Topless Box. I have many other designs on the drawing board, so this will be the last batch for a while.
Topless Box was my contribution to the legendary Apothecary Puzzle Chest. Topless is an unusual challenge; with two lids and no top, how can it be opened? The solution is tricky and will surprise you. Initially released in 2012, we found strong demand with our re-release last year and decided to make one more batch for newer collectors who have been unable to find a copy.
Reviews: Neil's Blog and Video, Puzzle Pusher, Puzzle Paradox, Jerry's Collection.
|MATERIAL:||Cherry Frame, Mixed Exotic Wood Pieces|
Tenchi is a brilliant anti-gravity packing puzzle named after a Japanese word that translates to both "Sky" and "Land," the goal is to pack the pieces into the frame so that the puzzle can be lifted and rotated without any part falling out.
80 copies are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. Tenchi ships assembled in an unsolved configuration.