Daedalus (First Release)

DESIGNER: Gregory Benedetti
MATERIAL: Quilted Jatoba, Rosewood, Figured Chechen, Striped Chechen or Granadillo
RELEASE DATE: 8.28.2020
EDITION: 73 Total Copies Released
SIZE: 3"

Daedalus is a masterpiece of design. Brilliantly creative and brutally difficult to both craft and solve, I've wanted to make this puzzle for a while.

According to Allard Walker:
"In its fully closed form, the puzzle hides all of its secrets rather well - there is literally no clue to the sheer pandemonium hiding inside in wait for an unwary puzzler. One of the pics on the Contest website shows the Daedalus with a single piece removed - and it has teeth! From that picture you can surmise that the pieces are constrained by a series of pins and channels, but even that doesn’t really prepare you for the challenge."

Daedalus was extremely difficult to craft. The accuracy necessary due level the of interlock is intimidating. Every pin, route and component piece must be spot on for the puzzle to feel correct. I'm happy to report that the extra care we took during manufacturing paid off, and the result is superlative.

 73 total copies available for sale, each signed and dated. 7 copies in Jatoba, 34 copies in Rosewood, 10 copies in Figured Chechen, 3 copies in Striped Chechen, and 19 copies in Granadillo were made for this release. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
The Daedalus challenge

What can I say but WOW! I absolutely love this puzzle. Exquisite craftsmanship displayed by Cubicdissection (as expected) coupled with a very challenging and intriguing puzzle. I was hesitant initially to purchase this due to the cost, but I’m so glad I did, since this was from the final release batch. Very happy to have this in my growing puzzle collection!

Beast Puzzle

Simple a beast of a puzzle!!! So much fun with it and a must have into your collection! Amazing craftsmanship! Thank you!

Welcome to Daedalus

Surprisingly the most complex, interesting, confusing puzzle I’ve ever attempted is also the most fun!  It’s a complete blast from start to finish.

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