Daedalus (Final Release)

DESIGNER: Gregory Benedetti
MATERIAL: Jatoba / Chechen / Dark Chechen / Rosewood
RELEASE DATE: 12.16.2020
EDITION: 87 Total Copies Released
SIZE: 3"

Daedalus by Gregory Benedetti is an utterly unique masterpiece of design. Brilliantly creative and brutally tricky, Daedalus hides its secrets well. The beautiful exterior gives no clue to the sheer pandemonium hiding inside. What appears to be a simple cube is an interlocking maze that continually changes its state with rotations, dead ends, and deception. Simple disassembly is a challenge; reassembly is genuinely an accomplishment.

Daedalus is difficult to make. Each puzzle contains pieces from a single plank organized by grain and color and tracked throughout the crafting process, a substantial handling and organization challenge. Select frame cubes are milled 0.003" oversized in only one dimension, an imperceptible value followed throughout the production process. The 27 unique cubes receive 324 bevels, 33 stopped notches, and 18 flat-bottomed holes pressed with pins. All operations are done by hand within 0.003" accuracy. The increased price of this final release is an accurate reflection of our costs. We have no plans to rerelease this puzzle in the future.

87 total copies available in this final release. 29 copies in Jatoba, 27 copies in Chechen, 19 copies in Rosewood, and 13 copies in Dark Chechen. Each puzzle is signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.

Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend an occasional polishing with Rennaisance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

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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