The artisan series is being discontinued; once these puzzles are gone they will not be remade.
Gift Burr has the familiar shape of the traditional six piece star burr. Unlike the traditional burr, this puzzle is anything but simple to assemble. The notches are irregular and create a lovely parity issue where every time you attempt the last piece it simply doesn't line up. Not impossibly challenging for an experienced puzzler, this one is nonetheless trickier than it looks.
Construction of this puzzle is excellent, with angles and dimensions dead on. It's a pleasure to handle a well made star burr since so many are poorly executed.
This puzzle is shipped disassembled.
Amazing puzzle. Beautiful and fun and trickier than you think. But unfortunately because of its form, it is highly subject to breakage. Its easy to drop the piece and when you do, theres a good chance you'll snap a tip. I've snapped 2 already :( the collector in me hurts whenever something breaks. I love the puzzle, I dont like puzzles that are so fragile. But dont let me deter you! If you want an awesome star burr, this one is fantastic as far as puzzle goes!!