This listing is for the entire set of FastMaze puzzles at a discounted price. With hours of solving, the collection represents an excellent puzzling value!
The FastMaze series is a collaboration between Cubicdissection and designer Dan Fast. To solve any FastMaze, you must navigate the four brass pins through the stacked aluminum mazes until the puzzle disassembles 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. 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.
FastMaze 1 has a level 126.96.36.199.9.14 solution, with 137 moves required for complete disassembly.
FastMaze 2 ups the ante with a level 188.8.131.52.9.13 solution, with 160 moves required for complete disassembly.
FastMaze 3 is the ultimate challenge, clocking in a level 184.108.40.206.8.9 solution, with 196 moves required for complete disassembly.
No force is necessary at any time. Can you solve them all?
FastMazes are precision crafted from machined aluminum and solid brass. The puzzles do not have laser cutting marks as cheaper metal puzzles often do. Each piece is 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 sold individually as FastMaze 1, FastMaze 2, and FastMaze 3.
Each puzzle ships assembled. The solutions are available upon request.
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Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape! The brass pins can be removed and shined with any standard brass polish, but we do not recommend you use polish on the plates as it may damage the finish.