|MATERIAL:||Aluminum and brass|
|SIZE:||2.91" x 2.91" 0.94"
To solve FastMaze 1, 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 1 has a level 22.214.171.124.9.14 solution, with 137 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 1 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 2 and FastMaze 3, each increasing in difficulty, as well as FastMaze 0 which is the smallest and easiest of the four.
This puzzle ships assembled. The solution is available upon request.
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Handling Metal Puzzles
This puzzle is made of high quality material, well designed with nice tolerances. It looks great and functions smoothly while you slide the panels and pins.
One of the best features is that the brass pins can be unscrewed in case you get stuck and need to reset the puzzle.
Even if you solve it, you can complete it multiple times until you figure out the quickest path to the solution. I've found different ways to solve the puzzle so I'm still working on finding the official solution.
This version is smaller than the rest in the series and would do great in your pocket.
I would highly recommend this puzzle, as well as the others in the series.
Great puzzle very fun to play with
Like every single single item made by Cubic Dissection, the build quality of this is utterly fantastic. The feel, movement and even sound of this puzzle is sublime. The design is even more interesting than I expected, with movements in a way I hadn’t expected. I have only just begun to attempt this but I’ll definitely be purchasing the others in the set. I’d highly recommend this to anyone, whether you’re a seasoned puzzler or this is your first purchase.