|DESIGNER:||Wayne Daniel, Ronald Kint-Bruynseels, & Eric Fuller|
|SIZE:||1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5"|
We first released a wooden version of Slump Cube back in 2010, when Eric had this to say about it:
"This puzzle was inspired by the 3x3x3 dovetailed cube that Wayne produced a few years ago. With permission and a little advice I decided to look into reproducing the design. I quickly realized how many possibilities existed in the 3x3 format, and decided to start with a 2x2. I brought Ronald in because his burrtools kung fu is far superior to mine...lucky for me he was in a design slump, so he picked up my gauntlet and ran with it. The result is this optimized level three beauty. The four pairs of identical pieces come together in a somewhat unexpected way. While not terribly difficult, it's a fun puzzle to solve and manipulate, and it displays very well."
This new edition builds on that heritage and is made of precision-machined aluminum with a nice sandblasted finish. We had to go through a few iterations of prototyping and material tests before we were able to find the sweet spot for tolerance and fit, resulting in pieces that slide so smoothly that you'll be hesitant to put this puzzle down and that will look great sitting on your desk, table, or shelf once you do.
Slump Cube ships in an assembled configuration.
Handling Metal Puzzles
A shining aluminum cube composed of 8 supremely machined, and smoothly interlocking pieces. It took me a few weeks to solve, and during that time the final move always seemed elusive to me. No matter how I tried, the end remained impossible to negotiate, and then... AH HA!!!
I was surprised that a 2x2x2 can be non-trivial, let alone tricky. The design is really nice and has some unique moves for a dovetail based sliding.
The machining is perfect. I can't find a single flaw in it.
Really neat little puzzle. Not hard to disassemble but surprisingly tricky to reassemble. Ask CD to sent it to you disassembled if you want a challenge! Super quality production and fin to fidget with.