|MATERIAL:||Aluminum and brass|
|SIZE:||2.91" x 2.91" 0.94"
To solve FastMaze 3, you must navigate the four brass pins through the stacked aluminum mazes until it comes apart into the seven component pieces. Since all elements interact, this is more difficult than it might seem! Making space to allow one move will block others. Finding a solution will take time as you learn the interactions and limitations of each maze piece.
There are three FastMazes, each in increasing difficulty. FastMaze 3 has a level 184.108.40.206.8.9 solution, with 196 moves required for complete disassembly. Rotations are allowed and sometimes necessary, but no guarantee they will help! The brass pins unscrew for an easy reset using the included instructions should you get hopelessly lost. No force is necessary at any time.
FastMaze 3 is precision crafted from machined aluminum and solid brass. The puzzle does not show any laser cutting marks as cheaper metal puzzles often do. Each piece was custom milled, and the attention to detail is apparent. Every maze edge is micro-chamfered for a smooth feel and easy movement. The plates are finished with fine sandblasting, similar to high-end electronic goods, and are clear anodized which makes them scratch and tarnish resistant. The tight tolerances guarantee smooth movement and make it a joy to pick up and play.
Also available are FastMaze 1 and FastMaze 2 which require fewer moves to solve but come with their own challenges to overcome. They are sold separately but can also be purchased as a set of all three.
This puzzle ships assembled. The solution is available upon request.
FastMaze Series Reviews and Blog Posts:
Handling Metal Puzzles
A very difficult puzzle to solve. Took me a long time with countless moves, and I found the reset feature quite nice when I screwed up. The quality of the puzzle is great, really recommend it, a must-have to add to your collection. Very high re-play value too.
The puzzle is of great quality! The puzzle’s idea is kind of cool but it is annoying to play with and more than it is difficult, it is tedious so I removed one star
A stunning piece of metal working! As previously with his wooden puzzles Eric definitely raises the standard on metal puzzles. I was a little hesitant with the 2-in-1 but I’m convinced now! A well-crafted three layer maze with an astonishing 196 move in total to take it completely apart. After a hesitant start I soon realised there was mention of an easy reset so getting lost wasn’t any big issue...I could reset the puzzle any time I wanted! I found my way to a point where I could wiggle one brass pin somewhat down only to discover this probably wasn’t the right way as I got stuck...this puzzle is going to keep me busy a while longer!